Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • SWITCH Lands $400,000 Angel Investment.

On FinDEVr.com

Around the web

  • Customers can now host Actiance Vantage on Microsoft Azure
  • Handpoint launches EMV Tip Adjustment feature for MPOS.
  • Financial Times reports: Starling Bank strikes money transfer deal with TransferWise
  • ShopKeep expands into online ordering and delivery with ChowBOT acquisition.
  • Narrative Science launches Narratives for Business Intelligence API.
  • Strands to power PFM for Kenya’s largest bank, Commercial Bank of Africa.
  • Citi introduces new mobile passcode solution for its Treasury and Trade clients. See Citi at FinDEVr New York next week.
  • BBVA to focus on identity, AI, and “fintech for companies” in ninth installment of its Open Talent innovation competition.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions aims to raise more than $9 million in initial public offering this week.
  • Following its platform limit announced in December, Zopa has set up a waiting list for new prospective investors.
  • Capital One Financial Corporation appoints Amy Lenander as UK CEO.
  • Putnam-Greene Financial Corporation to deploy core banking technology from Fiserv. Join Fiserv in New York next week for FinDEVr New York.
  • PaySwag to power mobile loyalty and instant rewards to the underbanked for Sionic Mobile.

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

  • Zopa launches three new loan products: Classic, Access, and Plus, expanding ability to lend to higher risk borrowers.
  • Envestnet | Yodlee teams up with South African API marketplace, Limitless.
  • “PayActiv raises $9 million in Series A”
  • “Modo Payments closes $2 Million in Funding”

Around the web

  • BioCatch announces real time detection of Remote Access and RAT-in-the-Mobile (RitM) malware.
  • PayPal unveils redesign of its Android and iOS mobile apps.
  • eToro partners with Sberbank to bring its social trading network to Russian investors.
  • News America Marketing and Linkable Networks announce partnership deal.
  • Nasscom Product Community blog features Bridgei2i.
  • InforcePRO adopts DTCC’s IR&S Solution to link with Carrier Partners.

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

PaySwag Helps Cloud Lending Solutions Go Mobile

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Debt repayment app PaySwag will integrate its mobile technology with Cloud Lending’s lending platform courtesy of a partnership announced today. The white-label solution enables Cloud Lending customers to view, pay, and refinance their loans by mobile device. Customers also will have access to the full suite of PaySwag rewards, credit education and gamification features.

“We are thrilled to introduce PaySwag with Cloud Lending,” PaySwag CTO Mark Miller said. “When progressive companies come together, we can disrupt traditional business models.”

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PaySwag’s white-label mobile app combines rewards, education, and feedback engines to make the debt repayment process easier for both borrowers and creditors. By rewarding on-time repayments and providing education, PaySwag helps the underbanked and those with poor credit histories overcome common hurdles to improving their credit standing.

PaySwagThe relationship between the companies goes back to 2014. PaySwag was developed by auto lender and servicer Car Loans Inc., which saw a way to provide credit services—mobile access, flexible repayment plans and cash payment alternatives—to subprime borrowers. The company, which had been using the Cloud Lending Solutions platform to manage loans, saw a 50% decrease in “seriously delinquent loans” when the two platforms were integrated.

“Through the synergy between our companies, we’ve greatly reduced our default rates,” Car Loans Director of Operations Barbara Mearse said. “(We) are confident other Cloud Lending clients will leverage this technology to do the same.”

cloudlending-vectorFounded in November 2012 and headquartered in San Mateo, California, Cloud Lending Solutions provides SaaS applications to help financial services companies manage loan portfolios. Native to Salesforce, the company provides solutions for microfinance, traditional, equipment, and online lending, as well as commercial and consumer finance. Cloud Lending Solutions demoed CL Exchange at FinovateSpring 2015, and raised $8 million in funding in September, taking its total capital to more than $10 million. Snehal Fulzele is CEO.

Customer Engagement Technologies introduced PaySwag at FinovateFall 2015. The company is based in Reno, Nevada, and was founded in October 2014. Max Haynes is CEO.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Mark Shifke Named Green Dot CFO After Interim Term”
  • “PaySwag Helps Cloud Lending Solutions Go Mobile”
  • “Finovate Debuts: DAVO Automates Sales Tax”

Around the web

  • Utah Community Credit Union chooses DNA(R) account platform from Fiserv.
  • TechEU interviews Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Klarna CEO.
  • Tactile Finance CEO Nicole Hamilton earns spot in The Inman Group’s Top 101 innovators.
  • VentureBeat names Twilio as 1 of 36 tech companies that could go public in 2016.
  • Bankless Times: Pindrop can tell you who is really on the phone.

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

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Roostify Garners $500,000 in Funding from Wells Fargo Accelerator”
  • “Dream Payments Launches its EMV mPOS System in Canada”

Around the web

  • Digital Insight and CUneXus team up to bring digital lending technology to Digital Insight’s financial institution clients.
  • Thomson Reuters unveils its new desktop platform, grouping all FX transaction venues into one single point of access.
  • NBT Bank to deploy Sales Enablement from Fiserv, a mobile messaging solution for wealth managers.
  • PaySwag and PayPal are among the companies highlighted in Inc.’s look back at Money20/20.
  • Entrepreneur.com features Vouch, a social network for credit.
  • StartupSmart profiles document-capture specialist, Shoeboxed.
  • Persistent Systems designs and implements online communities for cloud-managed wi-fi solution provider, AirTight Networks.
  • Trulioo Selected as Runner-up for Startup Canada Award for Innovation.
  • Orasi Software signs partnership agreement with Kony Solutions.

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

Finovate Alumni News

Around the web

  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Max Haynes, CEO of PaySwag, on banking for the underbanked.
  • Tradier teams up with Equities Lab to bring real-world trading experience to college students.
  • ACI Worldwide adds Janet Estep, NACHA president and CEO, to its board of directors.
  • Jumio partners with Tutorfair to help parents find and identify the right tutor for their school-age children.
  • Bank Innovation looks at mBank and its embrace of biometrics.
  • Think Big Data mentions Praesidio as a startup using machine learning in its cyber-security solution.
  • Google appoints Entersekt CTO Christiaan Brand as product manager for security and identity teams.
  • Pymnts looks at how SimplyTapp is addressing host card emulation.
  • Money-transfer service innovator Azimo goes live in Romania.

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

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • “Munich-Based Fidor Bank Launches in the UK” —Check out Fidor Bank at FinDEVr, 6/7 October, in San Francisco.

Around the web

  • New P2P lending app, Ledge, leverages Venmo technology.
  • CNET features Wealthfront, Betterment, FutureAdvisor, SigFig, and Personal Capital in a look at investment in robo-advisers.
  • American Banker profiles PaySwag and its strategy to put a gamified face on debt collection.
  • Kashoo unveils version 4.4 of its iOS app.
  • American Legion magazine interviews Mark Rockefeller, StreetShares CEO and co-founder.
  • itBit announces new higher withdrawal limits.
  • Digital Retail Apps CEO and founder Wendy MacKinnon Keith wins 2015 Women in Payments Innovation Award.
  • InvestorJunkie lists its top 15 robo-advisers, featuring eight Finovate alums.
  • Braintree and PayPal reflect on their two-year anniversary. See Braintree show off its APIs at FinDEVr in San Francisco, 6/7 October.
  • EQ features DAVO’s sales-tax solution.
  • Bank Innovation highlights Ldger’s demo at FinovateFall last week.
  • Forbes features Aerospike. See Aerospike’s presentation at FinDEVr San Francisco on 6/7 October.

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.

PaySwag Launches Payment Collection App for the Underbanked

This post is part of our live coverage of FinovateFall 2015.

PaySwagLogoPaySwag will tell us about the launch of its simple payment-collection app:

PaySwags payment, rewards, education, and feedback engine offers a gamified mobile experience for improving the financial lives of the underbanked. The mobile app simplifies the collection of payments, fees, and fines with cash or cards. Customers are rewarded for paying on time, completing financial and life skills education, and maintaining communication.

Never before has this demographic been incentivized with Amazon gift cards, Redbox rentals, or Starbucks lattes just for keeping a payment plan. The robust administrative back-end also provides advanced workflow, security, integration, and analytics capabilities.

Presenters: PaySwag’s CEO Max Haynes and CTO Mark Miller

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Product launch: September 2015
Metrics: $500,000 privately funded to date; 8 employees
Product distribution strategy: Direct to business (B2B); through financial institutions; through other fintech companies and platforms; licensed

HQ: Reno, Nevada
Founded: October 2014
Website: payswag.com

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: PaySwag

 

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The Sneak Peek series looks at the innovators demoing live on stage at FinovateFall 2015. Pick up your tickets to our annual autumn conference here, and we’ll see you in New York!

PaySwag_logoPaySwag is the white-labeled mobile app that brings a playful approach to the collections process through its cash or card payment, reward, education, and feedback engines.

Features:

  • Includes educational videos, games, and payment reminders
  • Users are rewarded for paying on time and communicating
  • Users can pay by cash at more than 17,000 locations

Why it’s great

PaySwag provides the tools for timely payments through mobile access and cash options. Using gamification to transform collections, payments become more accessible, rewarding, and likely.

Presenters

PaySwag_MHaynesMax Haynes, Founder and CEO
Haynes has spent more than two decades disrupting traditional financial models to accelerate opportunities in the lending, real estate, banking and private finance sectors.
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PaySwag_MMillerMark Miller, Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Miller oversees the platform’s global development team and translates the corporate vision into a product that delivers on the promise of empowering underbanked customers.
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