Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Europe Bets on Bug Bounties, HackerOne to Fight Fraud.

Around the web

  • The Fintech Times reviews identity verification innovator Onfido in the wake of its “strongest year to date.”
  • Infosys Finacle to partner with Santander U.K., facilitating the integration of cash management solutions into existing ERP systems.
  • Diebold Nixdorf names Jeffrey Rutherford as its new permanent Chief Financial Officer, Julian Sparkes as SVP and Chief Digital Officer, and Hermann Wimmer as SVP, Global Retail.
  • Cloud Wars with Bob Evans interviews Q2 CIO Lou Senko.
  • Chesapeake Bank’s alternative lending division, Cash Flow, adds the Commercial Lending Center Suite from Jack Henry & Associates‘ ProfitStars division.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Expensify Celebrates Profitability, Cash Flow Positivity at Year’s End.
  • Quantum-Safe Security Specialist ISARA Raises $10 Million.

Around the web

  • Tradeshift acquires cloud integration technology innovator, Babelway.
  • Myanmar’s biggest privately-owned bank, Kanbawza (KBZ) Bank picks Finastra’s treasury management solution, Fusion Treasury.
  • Temenos secures core banking deal with Israel’s largest credit card company, Isracard.
  • Onfido reports sales growth of 342% in 2018.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Check out a sneak peek of Topicus.Finance’s upcoming demo at FinovateAfrica.
  • Launchfire Launches StepDemo to Enhance Employee Training.
  • Poland’s Braintri Merges with iCompass.

Around the web

  • Xero teams up with Absa Bank to improve access to financing for South African SMEs.
  • TransferWise opens its API.
  • Fenergo introduces new Client Lifecycle Management: Front to Middle Office Transformation app on Salesforce AppExchange.
  • Mortgage Cadence adds to its Enterprise Lending Center loan origination platform courtesy of a partnership with MGIC.
  • Tinkoff Bank enables its iOS-using customers to buy concert and theatre tickets via its mobile app.
  • ThetaRay CEO Mark Gazit appointed to the International Technology Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
  • Klarna forges partnership with weighted blanket developer, Gravity Blanket.
  • Temenos announces Technology Partner Agreement with distributed SQL database provider, NuoDB.
  • Aqubix, Behaviosec, CustomerXPS, ElectronicID, GreenKey, IdentityMind, Jumio, NICE, Onfido, Payfone, SecuredTouch, Sedicii, Trulioo, and Trunomi honored on RegTech 100 list.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Five Degrees Teams Up with ieDigital to Launch Digital Banking Portfolio.
  • Sezzle’s $100 Million Line of Credit to Fuel Delayed Payment Tool.

Around the web

  • LoanScorecard unveils SimpleCECL, its solution for loan-level analyses for Current Expected Credit Loss (CECL).
  • Onfido wins 7th place in Deloitte’s 11 fastest growing tech companies in the U.K. roster.
  • OutSystems earns recognition in two categories of the 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers Choice reviews: Mobile App Development Platforms and Enterprise High-Productivity Application Platform as a Service (HPaPaaS).
  • Payment Ninja introduces new invoice management feature of its platform.
  • Diebold Nixdorf inks Memorandum of Understanding with Europol to boost cybersecurity knowledge sharing.
  • Entersekt announces plans to expand to Nordic region.
  • RightCapital partners with Commonwealth.
  • Onfido, Azimo, TransferWise, and Kantox earn spots on Deloitte U.K.’s Fast 50.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • CardFlight Launches SwipeSimple Customers to Support Card Data Management.
  • Roostify Teams Up with Ellie Mae to Boost Efficiency in Mortgage Lending.

Around the web

  • Experian and Close Brothers Retail Finance pilot Mobile for Credit service for U.K. gamers.
  • New Penn Financial goes live with Portfolio Underwriter from Loan Scorecard.
  • PasswordPing earns finalist spot in 2018 “Innovation Quotient” IQ Awards.
  • Ukraine’s Akhmetov Bank leverages Corezoid’s cloud-based operating system.
  • ebankIT and Enterprise Engineering forge strategic partnership for the North American market.
  • Bambu, Eltropy, Moxtra, and Onfido are among the startups selected for Plug and Play Singapore’s inaugural fintech and insurtech program.
  • TECHdotMN profiles Sezzle founder and CEO, Charlie Youakim.
  • Forbes Middle East highlights Ayasdi and ThetaRay in look at how AI is helping solve financial crime.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Gro Solutions Helps Vermont FCU Deliver Better Banking Experiences.
  • Bringing Legacy Banks into the 21st Century.

Around the web

  • Forbes features SMRTSVR from Vaultz and Best of Show winner Golden in its look at PFM apps for people over 50.
  • Blockchain technology pioneer, Dr. Stuart Haber, joins Endor’s scientific advisory board.
  • Bpm’online adds enhancements to accelerate sales, marketing, operations, service, and citizen development in its latest update.
  • IDC Financial Insights includes CREALOGIX in its top 100 fintech ranking.
  • Dorsum launches its MyWealth wealth management app at Dubai banking conference.
  • Betterment introduces new Trust Account Opening feature for its Betterment for Advisors platform.
  • Onfido announces partnership with international remittance platform, Remitly.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

 

Onfido to Help Crowdfunding Platform Indiegogo Fight Fraud 

Indiegogo has turned to identity verification specialist Onfido to help keep its crowdfunding platform fraud-free. Onfido’s technology leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to verify new users when they sign up, making it easy for Indiegogo to quickly onboard new campaigners to its platform.

“Building trust in our community is a top priority at Indiegogo, and Onfido helps us achieve that,” Head of Trust and Safety at Indiegogo Kerry Baker said. “By ensuring we keep fraudsters off our platform, not only can we avoid hefty non-compliance fines, but our users also have more faith that their money is going to the causes and innovations they really believe in.”

Fortunately, adding these fraud protections will not increase friction for users of the Indiegogo platform. Campaigners currently use a selfie and a photo of their identity document as part of the onboarding process. With this newly-announced partnership,  Onfido will check those identity documents for authenticity and match the image on the document to the user’s face.

The growth in crowdfunding has been dramatic, with $4 billion pledged via crowdfunding in 2018 and millions of international users accessing the Indiegogo platform every month. This – and the fear of repetitional risk from fraudulent activity – helped drive the company’s decision to make significant enhancements to secure the platform and keep fraud at a minimum.

“In an online world where we no longer meet face to face, it’s difficult for businesses to know if customers are who they claim to be – and how to create a secure community for their users,” Onfido co-founder and CEO Husayn Kassai said. He added that identity verification is instrumental in helping businesses meet this challenge and that Onfido was “proud to be working with Indiegogo as they build towards fraud-free crowdfunding.”

Onfido demonstrated the Facial Check with Video feature of its identity verification SDK at FinovateEurope 2018. Earlier this month, the company announced that it was working with Volopa to help the international payment solution provider improve the security of its customer onboarding process. This summer alone, Onfido partnered with international remittance firm, TransferGo, teamed up with Claim Technology, and announced that it would help provide identity verification for Zoomcar, India’s largest ride sharing company.

Founded in 2012 and headquartered in London, U.K., Onfido has raised more than $60 million in funding. See the company’s latest technology at FinovateFall in New York next week.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Onfido to Help Crowdfunding Platform Indiegogo Fight Fraud.

Around the web

  • The Technology Transformation Service of the U.S. General Services Administration awards $2 million bug bounty contract to HackerOne.
  • Mortgage Cadence integrates LoanBean’s income calculation solution into its end-to-end loan origination platform.
  • Minnesota-based Glenwood State Bank ($289 million in assets) to deploy Jack Henry SilverLake core banking platform.
  • Avaloq taps former Credit Suisse executive Michael Pahlke as Chief Service Delivery Officer (CSDO).
  • ID.me founder and CEO Blake Hall earns spot on Washingtonian’s Tech Titans 2018: Washington’s Top Tech Leaders.
  • Infosys announces plans to open tech hub in Arizona and hire 1,000 Americans by 2023.
  • PromonTech integrates its POS platform, Borrower Wallet, with GSF Mortgage.
  • Forbes features Tina Hsiao is COO at WePay.
  • Fenergo doubles revenue for 2nd year & expands into new market segments.
  • ISARA partners with DigiCert and Gemalto to develop digital certificates and secure key management for connected devices.
  • Flywire partners with Allianz Global Assistance to enable families to purchase Allianz’s GradGuard Tuition Protection Plan.
  • Trustly’s Pay N Play solution to power Gaming Innovation Group fast-registration and withdrawal feature.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.

Onfido to Enhance New Customer Onboarding for Volopa

Identity verification specialist Onfido will help FX and international payments solutions provider Volopa enhance its customer onboarding process with secure and scalable KYC functionality. Volopa sought out Onfido’s machine learning-based technology in order to help it meet growing demand for its multi-currency prepaid card business.

“A key strength of Volopa is our ability to deliver client-branded cards which presents a unique advantage for Volopa in the marketplace where we are seeing strong demand for this proposition,” Jay Wissema, Director at Volopa said. He called the partnership, “another step forward in the company’s focus to maximize customer delight and deliver exceptional products at lower cost for our customers.”

An operator of consumer and corporate multi-currency prepaid card programs, Volopa enables businesses to offer their own Volopa-powered, branded cards. Cardholders can store value and transact in as many as 14 different local currencies without additional conversion or FX charges and fees, and can use accompanying mobile and web apps to manage and control their card use. These apps can be used to transfer funds between cards, top up cards instantly, view transactions in real time, and more.

Onfido will enable Volopa to onboard new customers in less than five minutes. To use the technology, Volopa customers simply take a selfie and a photo of their physical ID. Onfido verifies the authenticity of the identity document, compares the selfie with the photograph in the identity document, and cross references the customer’s identity against international watchlists.

“We are proud to be supporting Volopa as they grow,” Onfido CEO Husayn Kassai said. “Balancing security against scale is a challenge for many businesses, but our machine learning technology means we’re able to help Volopa deliver both. We’re excited by their vision of putting people in control of their transactions and look forward to developing our partnership with Volopa.”

Founded in 2012 and based in London, U.K., Onfido demonstrated the Facial Check with Video feature of its identity verification SDK at FinovateEurope 2018 earlier this year. Facial Check with Video provides additional security during the onboarding process, leveraging liveness detection to defend against spoofing attempts.

Last month, Onfido announced that it was partnering with TransferGo, helping the international remittance firm speed its onboarding process. Also in August, the company teamed up with Claim Technology to support claims handlers and their customers. Onfido will provide identify verification for India’s largest ride sharing company, Zoomcar, courtesy of a deal announced in July, the same month the company reported that it would provide identity verification technology for LendInvest’s Buy-to-Let digital applications.

Onfido has raised more than $60 million in funding, and includes Idinvest Partners, Wellington Partners, and Crane Venture Partners among its investors. See the company’s latest technology later this month at FinovateFall in New York.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Onfido to Enhance New Customer Onboarding for Volopa. See Onfido at FinovateFall in New York, September 24-26.

Around the web

  • bpm’online recognized by CRM Magazine Market Awards 2018 in three categories: Midmarket CRM Suite, Sales Force Automation, and Enterprise CRM Suite.
  • Australian challenger bank Judo Capital to deploy Temenos’ T24 core banking system.
  • Fintech Futures interviews Serena Smith, international payments executive at FIS.
  • PayPal tops 250 million active account milestone.
  • Sai Sundaram, former COO of UBS ODC India, joins FixNix’s advisory board.
  • Smart Valor officially accepted as a financial intermediary.
  • PayPal’s Xoom partners with OXXO to add more than 17,000 new cash pickup locations in Mexico.
  • Kasasa‘s Free Kasasa Cash Rewards Checking offering goes live with Chief Financial Credit Union.

This post will be updated throughout the day as news and developments emerge. You can also follow all the alumni news headlines on the Finovate Twitter account.