Finovate Alumni News– June 1, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgGoogle Director, Russ Laraway, named SVP of Merchant Sales at FreeMonee.
  • American Banker describes the effect of Plastyc’s Kindle Fire app on underbanked consumers.
  • Business Insider points out how SimpleTution & Cartera Commerce are hacking the financial system.
  • IP Commerce launches app development challenge for next-gen POS app.
  • Bank Technology News compares how Plastyc and Mitek use tech to serve the underbanked.
  • American Banker takes an in-depth look at SimpleTuition’s SmarterBank.
  • Dwolla builds payment fees comparison tool.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions and eDOC Innovations partner to provide mobile deposit to Credit Unions.
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– May 15, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgFinancial services and Big-Data executive Mary Anne Keegan joins rapidly growing BillGuard as CMO.
  • CBS News recommends BillShrink for recent college grads.
  • Cachet Financial Solutions expanding, relocates to new facility.
  • Cartera Commerce links Offers to US Airways Dividend Miles members.
  • The Miami Herald reports Kony Solutions to Power Aetna’s Mobile Application Platform.
  • Ping Identity named a winner of the Midsize Enterprise Summit East 2012 XCellence Awards.
  • Plastyc launches Kindle Fire app for UPside Visa.
  • TradeKing ranked top in customer service for 3 consecutive year in SmartMoney Magazine’s annual broker survey.
  • YuuPay and Virtual Piggy partner to provide secure online and mobile payments for under-18 users.
  • Xconomy reports Yodlee secures $8,309,780 new financing.
  • Farmington Bank selects Q2ebanking’s online banking platform.
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 17, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgQ2ebanking partners with cybercrime prevention company, Trusteer.
  • Kasasa’s Tunes program pulls in Gen-Y checking customers.
  • DR Power Equipment, partners with Bazaarvoice to manage consumer ratings and reviews. Come see Bazaarvoice at FinovateSpring.
  • Check Point Software announces Check Point ThreatCloud, a collaborative network to fight cybercrime.
  • Plastyc announces you can now add minutes to friends’ & family members’ phones abroad in 85 countries.
  • Holtmeyer & Monson partners with ProfitStars.
  • Bank Technology News reports Fiserv names Ally financial executive as CIO.
  • ABC 7 San Fran covers BillGuard. Come see its live demo at Finovate Spring in San Fran May 8 & 9.
  • GigaOM looks at how Braintree powers payments for hot startups.
  • OpenCuro’s payment module now available for Zen Cart.
  • Balance Financial launches Portfolio Reporting, adds 2 board members.
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 29, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgCartera Commerce launches OfferLink rewards solution for local businesses.
  • MyBankTracker features PayNearMe and shares how to pay your utility bill at 7-Eleven.
  • American Banker shares how Plastyc is 1 of 3 prepaid card providers to adopt or test a disclosure box to inform consumers of fees.
  • ReadyForZero launches its Facebook timeline.
  • LearnVest launches a tool to help decide if you should outsource a task or do it yourself.
  • Forbes describes how Lending Club and Prosper have opened up the consumer debt market.
  • VentureBeat shares how Outright can assist during tax season.
  • Striata partners with IHS Telekom to bring eBilling to Turkey.
  • David Marcus named President of PayPal.
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.

Plastyc Launches More Robust Mobile App to Empower Users Who Own a Smartphone

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With the rise in smartphone ownership and low PC-usage rates of the underbanked, Plastyc built up a robust mobile app to help users manage their iBankUP and UPside accounts.

The iPhone and Android apps were rolled out March 13 to the 75% of Plastyc’s users who own smartphones.

Some of the new capabilities include:

    • Manage Rainy Day Reserve
    • Receive deal notifications
    • Mail paper checks to people in your phone’s address list
    • Deposit physical checks by taking a picture with your smartphone (coming end of 2012)

Here are some screenshots of the Android app, taken from Plastyc’s website on March 19, 2012:

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To learn more about Plastyc, watch its FinovateFall2011 demo.

Finovate Alumni News– March 19, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgThe Independent recommends using Zopa to boost your pension.
  • Creditnet examines how BillGuard can fight unwanted credit card charges.
  • TechCocktail interviews Ben Milne, Dwolla CEO, at SXSW 2012.
  • All Things D looks at SecondMarket CEO’s answer to why it wasn’t part of the SEC’s secondary market ruling.
  • Forbes looks at MasterCard’s partnership with BOKU.
  • Channel Partners turns to Expensify to lower expense-reporting costs.
  • SecureKey Technologies and INSIDE Secure bring POS convenience to online merchants.
  • Plastyc launches more robust mobile app to empower users who own a smartphone.
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 15, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgAmerican Banker reports LifeLock buys ID Analytics to boost its appeal to banks.
  • Practical Ecommerce profiles Kabbage, highlights future endeavors.
  • CNN Money discusses how SecondMarket escaped clashes with the new SEC ruling.
  • Convenient Cards, Rapid Financial, & Plastyc partner with Arroweye Solutions to get prepaid cards to market faster.
  • Silver Tail Systems introduces profile analyzer to protect websites from cyber attacks & fraud.
  • Check Point wins 2012 SC Magazine Readers Choice Award for best intrusion prevention solution.
  • Syphr and CarLoans.com launch ad platform pilot for CUs.
  • American Banker reports Bancorp Bank announces NetSpend, InComm prepaid card deals.
  • PayPal introduces PayPal Here to compete with Square.
  • Finextra discusses ebilling adoption rates, reviews Striata’s strategy.
  • H&R Block Canada and Yodlee partner to deliver tax applications to financial institutions.
  • Clairmail and VocaLink partner to combine real-time payments with mobile solutions.
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.

Plastyc Partners with IDology to Make Authentication More Consumer Friendly

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Underbanked money-management company

Plastyc announced today a partnership with IDology, an identity verification company:

“IDology’s ExpectID solutions are being used to verify consumers enrolling for Plastyc’s services at upsidecard.com and ibankup.com. In addition, if a discrepancy exists in the initial CIP verification, IDology automatically escalates transactions to a higher level of verification.”

IDology will help Plastyc provide a consumer-friendly approach to authentication.

To learn more about Plastyc, watch its FinovateFall 2011 demo.

Finovate Alumni News– March 12, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgGov Info Security interviews Authentify CEO Peter Tapling about authentication.
  • Ping Identity partners with Winvale, a gov’t tech solutions provider.
  • Fox Business News looks at how to get more money from Kabbage.
  • Bill.com unveils revamped user support.
  • TechCrunch reports PayPal to unveil small business payments platform.
  • Kabbage & Outright announce partnership.
  • cbanc Network launches Backstage Pass to open its platform to vendors.
  • How Kasasa helps community banks give megabanks a run for their money.
  • Plastyc partners with IDology to make authentication more consumer friendly.
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– February 1, 2012

  • Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Finovate-F-Logo.jpgPlastyc’s UPside Visa named winner in sixth annual Paybefore Awards.
  • TechCrunch reports IBM buys WorkLight for $70 million.
  • StockTwits partners with Q4 Web Systems.
  • Actiance announces Socialite Engage to help advisors strengthen client relationships and drive new business. See its live demo at FinovateEurope next week.
  • Luup wins the Financial-i Leaders in Innovation Award for Most Innovative New Mobile Corporate Banking. See its live demo at FinovateEurope next week.
  • eToro releases Chinese version of OpenBook.
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.