Pageonce Rebrands as Check

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The company formerly known as Pageonce has changed its name to Check. See for yourself at their new online home, check.me.

Why Check? According to COO Steve Schultz, the name change long had been a work in progress for the company, and includes at least three elements they believe will help consumers and potential partners better understand the brand and the business.

On its face “Check” reminds consumers that the service still represents an alternative to paper checks, arguably part of the original mission of Pageonce. Beyond this, the company appreciates how the name “Check” also reflects the idea of “checking off” tasks that have been accomplished, as well as the importance of keeping one’s finances simple and “in check.”

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The evolution of Pageonce to Check is a testament to the evolution of a company that began with an innovative data aggregation tool. Said Schultz in a phone conversation last week, “The company is very different now and has grown to be one of the few companies to provide a digital wallet that includes personal finance management, bill pay, and mobile.”

All of this is geared toward helping the company take better advantage of the $4 trillion bill payment market. “We will continue to focus on innovation in payments,” he added, noting that their peer-to-peer payment feature, PayAnyone, continues to grow since its launch three months ago. The company is especially pleased at the high collection rates (i.e., the rate at which people pick up the money sent to them). Said Schultz, “it is one thing to send people money. People have to actually go and get it.”

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“Fortunately, because our average ticket is $400-500, most people have enough incentive to collect the money.”

What else is coming from Check in 2013? Expedited bill pay is one of the features many customers have been longing for. Here, Schultz says that the feature is a “natural fit for us” and is something consumers can expect from Check later this year.

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Check is also working more directly with billers. Although formal announcements are still at least a month away, Check will be serving as the mobile payment channel for a number of billers in the near future.

“We found that some billers have no mobile channel, or have tried to build their own,” said Schultz. “Others have tried to develop a specific payment app.”

“What we found is that customers want a simple solution. This will allow bill payment without the traditional PFM linking. Give Check your account number and they’ll be able to do the rest.”

As Pageonce, the company demoed its technology as part of FinovateSpring 2010. See them in action here.

Finovate Alumni News– May 3, 2013

  • Newfination hosts Coverhound CEO Basil Enan who talks about its online insurance service.
  • ProgrammableWeb interviews Michael Sconfield, Developer Evangelist of Dwolla API.
  • Caribbean360 reports that the Inter-American Development Bank is testing Entrepreneurial Finance Lab’s psychometric method of testing creditworthiness.
  • Fort Mill Times takes a look at TipRanks. See them demo at FinovateSpring in San Francisco.
  • Bazaarvoice appoints former Convio Inc. CEO Gene Austin as president.
  • PayMobl reviews Pageonce mobile bill payment app.
  • Innovation Agency launches new features for Innovation Café to make it easier to manage and keep users up to date
  • Realty Mogul wins top honors at Founder Showcase pitch competition.
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– April 19, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgArvest Bank to deploy IntelliResponse Virtual Agent technology. See them demo at FinovateSpring in May.
  • GMC Software Technology founder Rene Muller wins Lifetime Achievement award.
  • PrivatBank to provide service to customers wearing Google Glass.
  • American Banker interviews Pageonce COO Steve Schultz on the company’s goal to be the “go-to financial app on the phone”.
  • Mountain America CU launches MoneyDesktop’s My Money Manager PFM.
  • Blackhawk Network prices of its IPO of 10,000,000 shares of Class A common stock at $23 per share.
  • American Banker reports: Planwise Courts Bank Partners.
  • Black Enterprise features Bolstr as Tech Startup of the Week.
  • American Banker reports BillGuard has flagged $50M in suspect charges.
  • The Globe and Mail considers how eToro can benefit investors.
  • TechCrunch reports: SMB Inventory Management Startup TradeGecko Partners With Xero Accounting.
  • Rebirth Financial unveils white-label crowdfunding platform.
  • Trustly has now processed 10 billion SEK in payments since it began in 2008, has fully rolled out Direktbetalning in Sweden 
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– April 18, 2013

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgSilicon Republic takes a look at TipRanks. Join TipRanks in San Francisco for FinovateSpring in May.
  • QuantConnect adds crowd sentiment data courtesy of Estimize.com.
  • DeviceFidelity’s patent portfolio grows with new NFC-based mobile wallet technology.
  • The Valley Girl Show interviews Pageonce founder and CEO Guy Goldstein.
  • Palo Alto Software launches LivePlan Scoreboard. Check out the demo at FinovateSpring.
  • Newfination features Bethy Hardeman, Credit Karma Communications Director, who explains its different services.
  • Concur App Center to offer cloud-based single sign-on from Ping Identity.
  • Quantopian integrates data sets from Canadian financial search engine startup, Quandl. See Quantopian’s technology at work at FinovateSpring in May.
  • Nomis Solutions partners with Recombo, integrates Discretion Manager with Agreement Express.
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– April 12, 2013

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  • RIA Biz takes a look at BrightScope’s plan to make advisory fees public.
  • DietBet.com crowdfunds more than $300,000 via SeedInvest. Join SeedInvest in San Francisco for FinovateSpring in May.
  • Finovate alumni make a strong showing in GoodApril co-founder’s list of tax preparation innovation. Meet GoodApril at FinovateSpring.
  • VentureBeat features Ripple developer OpenCoin. See OpenCoin in action at FinovateSpring in May.
  • DroidBeans reviews Pageonce for Android.
  • Puget Sound Business Journal highlights the role of Realty Mogul in a local real estate deal. Join Realty Mogul at FinovateSpring.
  • PayPal buys Iron Pearl, a startup that helps companies make their products more attractive to customers.
  • Reuters looks at a case study of how FutureAdvisor is used to save for retirement.
  • PYMNTS looks at Kabbage’s “secret weapon”
  • New York Times Business Day interviews Sabrina Parsons, Palo Alto Software CEO. Come to FinovateSpring to watch it demo LivePlan.
  • Channelnomics reports: Check Point Launch Makes Small Branch Foray.
  • Dwolla takes top honors at Prometheus Awards in Des Moines.
  • Massolution’s Crowdfunding Industry Report places Lending Club and Prosper as leaders in the industry.
  • American Banker considers On Deck Capital’s growth.
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– April 5, 2013

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  • VentureBeat looks at how PayPal’s new credit alternative for merchants simplifies financing.
  • TechCrunch reviews Braintree’s Venmo Touch. Come see its live demo at FinovateSpring.
  • Yandex announces redesign of homepage that’s 50% faster than the previous one. Check out Yandex and FinovateSpring.
  • Prosper works with the Securities Division of WA’s Dept of Finance to allow Washington residents to lend once again.
  • Life360 deploys Locaid to provide customers with free location lookups via smartphone.
  • Dignity Folklorist reviews Pageonce for iPhone.
  • Business2Community features Wallaby 2.0 for Android.
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– April 3, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgTech Dirt looks at Narrative Science’s role in algorithmically-generated journalism. Come See Narrative Science at FinovateSpring.
  • Bdaily talks with Monitise EVP, Lisa Stanton, about mobile banking.
  • Numerica Credit Union adopts BBC Easy’s C&I Lending program.
  • CU Times reports Fiserv’s Spot Pay offers CUs a co-branded mobile payment platform and dongle.
  • Forbes looks at the growth of edo, Cardlytics, and Cartera Commerce and how card-linked offers are better than daily deals.
  • TechCruch reports OpenCoin has acquired SimpleHoney. See OpenCoin demo at FinovateSpring in May.
  • ProfitStars launches BillSimple from iPaySolutions.
  • TSYS to present at annual card forum and expo in April.
  • IntelliResponse adds 155th customer, the company’s first credit union.
  • Convenience Store Decisions notes the growing role of mobile payment options such as PayPal and Flint Mobile.
  • FIS, Open Solutions veteran Gary Daniel to join Allied Payment Network. Join them in San Francisco for FinovateSpring.
  • Banking Technology looks at eWise, Pageonce, Mint.com, Kiboo, Holvi, & Moven as PFM resurgence examples.
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– April 1, 2013

  • Finovate-F-Logo.jpgExpensify makes Reconciliation and Central Administration features available for American Express corporate cardholders.
  • Micronotes providing series of marketing campaigns for USAlliance FCU to help cross-selling efforts.
  • Palo Alto Software announces launch of EntrepreWorld, a virtual environment to test business plans in a virtual world of avatars. Come see Palo Alto demo its latest technology at FinovateSpring.
  • Consumers CU chooses Andera’s oFlows platform for online account opening and lending.
  • Lighter Capital appoints Molly Gregg Otter as Vice President.
  • Bloomberg looks at how Jemstep, SigFig, and FutureAdvisor help manage your portfolio online. See Jemstep’s new tech at FinovateSpring.
  • Forbes takes a close up look at London’s FinTech Innovation Lab, including participants BehavioSec, Kiboo, and Open Bank Project.
  • Huff Post blog considers Lighter Capital’s Revenue Loans as alternative to VC funding.
  • GCN looks at Dwolla’s use in government.
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  • MyBankTracker reviews Tuition.io.
  • Y C Universe profiles Trust Egg. See them demo at FinovateSpring in May.
  • MicroStrategy signs technology alliance agreement with MapR.
  • Berry Review takes a look at Pageonce Money and Bills on Blackberry 10.
  • Times of India highlights Klarna’s growth in Europe.
  • Incentive Mag previews the launch of CashStar’s table gifting solution.
  • Eye Verify announces results from biometric standard, performance and assurance lab survey. Join them in San Francisco for FinovateSpring.
  • IntelliResponse selected by KMWorld as one of “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” for 2013. Come see them in action at FinovateSpring in May.
  • New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially ‘opened the doors‘ to On Deck Capital’s new NYC HQ.
  • Global Payments and edo Interactive launch pilot for card-linked offers network.
  • Boston Business Journal interviews Leaf CEO Aron Schwarzkopf. See Leaf’s demo at FinovateSpring in San Francisco.
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– March 22, 2013

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  • Fathead launches Virtual Piggy youth friendly payment system.
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  • CNN Money lists Personal Capital as 1 of 5 best apps to invest smarter.
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  • VoiceTrust brings voice biometrics technology to USoft.
  • TSYS executive wins award at CPI Global Awards for Excellence in Commercial Cards and Payments.
  • Crackberry.com highlights Pageonce for BlackBerry 10.
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.

Pageonce Update Provides for Card-to-Card Payments

Thumbnail image for Pageonce Logo.jpgPaying bills with Pageonce just got easier, courtesy of a March update that allows customers to pay their credit card bills with their debit card.

The new capabilities do come with a price (i.e., a transaction fee). The upgrade was released on March 7 for Android, and March 10 for iOS.
Pageonce announced that it had reached the $1 million a day milestone in January.  The company was last on the Finovate stage in the spring of 2010. See their demo here.