Finovate Alumni News

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  • Daon Inks Deal with South Africa’s Capitec Bank.
  • Lighter Capital Launches Capital Client Perks Program.

Around the web

  • Ping Identity integrates its multi-factor authentication solution, PingID, with Microsoft Azure Active Directory.
  • MoneyTap, DLT-based payment app developed by SBI and Ripple goes live in Japan.
  • OutSystems appoints Tim MacCarrick as new Chief Financial Officer.
  • Baltic International Bank finishes upgrade of its private, corporate, and retail banking offerings courtesy of a partnership with Temenos.
  • Sberbank customers can now add “cash postcards” – automated images with sound – to their money transfers.
  • CNBC features Plaid: the startup you’ve never heard of.
  • Arxan begins a month-long initiative to raise awareness for improved application security and threat intelligence.
  • RightCapital launches white-labeled, native mobile app.

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.

RightCapital Adds Student Loan Functionality to its Advisory Platform

Back to school season is getting started a little early at RightCapital. The company, which demonstrated its financial planning platform for advisors at FinovateFall 2016, announced this week that its platform will now enable advisors to see the impact of different student loan repayment strategies on their client’s finances. This is designed to both provide clients with a more holistic view of their finances, as well as to help them choose the most appropriate way to retire the debt.

The solution helps advisors and clients to work together to determine the best way to repay student loans by leveraging insights into the client’s income, loan timing, and options for loan consolidation. Repayment options ranging from IBR, PAYE, REPAY, and Public Service Loan Forgiveness are among those included.

“With more than 44 million Americans owing close to $1.5 trillion dollars in Student Loan debt, those dealing with Student Loan repayment is currently an underserved market,” RightCapital CEO and co-founder Shuang Chen said. “Our new capabilities will help fill the void in the planning space, allowing advisors to easily assist their clients with their debt issues.”

RightCapital provides financial advisors with an integrated financial and tax planning solution including tax projections and tax-efficient distribution strategies. The technology features tools for social security optimization, sequencing of return risk, stress testing, budgeting, managing cash flows, insurance, and more. With interactive and intuitive modules, the RightCapital platform helps advisors more deeply engage with their clients, providing actionable financial plans that are easy to understand.

“We are extremely excited to be a disrupter in the financial planning industry,” Chen said. “Our goal is to help financial advisors do more planning in less time with our innovative features, which means we will continue to develop technology that meets the evolving needs of our advisors while looking for new ways to improve the financial planning process.”

Founded in 2014 and headquartered in New York City, RightCapital has raised $2.6 million in funding, and includes Camellia Venture Capital among  its investors. MorningStar featured RightCapital in its list of the Best Advisor Technology Tools for 2018. The company had a successful and busy 2017, forging partnerships with Shareholders Service Group in December, Envestnet Tamarac in November, Trust Company of America in July, and Interactive Brokers in March.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Wonga Raises $13 Million in New Funding.
  • TransUnion Teams Up with EXL for CECL Compliance.
  • RightCapital Adds Student Loan Functionality to its Platform.

Around the web

  • PasswordPing wins Startup of the Year at 13th Annual 2018 IT World Awards. See PasswordPing at FinovateFall in New York next month.
  • Zopa to finance loans for CommuterClub season tickets, courtesy of a new partnership.
  • Xero announces integration with GoCardless.
  • PYMNTS.com profiles payroll, benefits, and HR platform, Gusto.
  • MicroStrategy appoints Marge Breya as Chief Marketing Officer.

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

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  • AutoGravity Introduces Sheng Wang as New Chief Technology Officer.
  • nanopay Launches B2B Platform for International Commerce.

Around the web

  • Fiserv announces agreements with five credit unions to deploy its core account processing platform, DNA.
  • PNC goes live on real-time payments network via Finastra’s payment services hub.
  • Fifth Third Bank picks FIS to provide real-time payments for customers.
  • The San Diego Union-Tribune recognizes Jack Henry & Associates as a Top Workplace
  • RightCapital ends its second year reporting $20billion total assets linked to platform.
  • Wired names Meniga one of five Reykjavik startups to watch.
  • NYMBUS completes SOC 2 Type 1 Certification.
  • Avoka named in Deloitte Technology Fast 50 and joins CRN Fast50.

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.

RightCapital Announces Integration with Envestnet | Tamarac

Thanks to a new partnership between RightCapital and Envestnet | Tamarac, financial advisors on RightCapital’s platform will be able to use Tamarac’s API to directly access account and holdings information from their clients, enabling real-time financial and tax planning advisory.

“We are very excited about our integration with Tamarac, an industry leading performance reporting and portfolio management system,” RightCapital CEO and co-founder Shuang Chen said. “We’re pleased that this integration will allow advisors to seamlessly connect our two platforms and get the most up-to-date information they need to create comprehensive financial plans for their clients.”

RightCapital’s technology leverages advanced Monte Carlo simulations to enable financial advisors to build personalized retirement plans, optimize Social Security, as well as manage tax liability, budgets, and debt retirement. The solution provides both cash flow and goal based planning, stress testing, and exploration of what-if financial events. RightCapital also helps advisors and clients manage their annuity products, and see how the value of these investments would be affected by changes in market volatility.

(left to right) Song Chen (CTO) and Shuang Chen (CEO) demonstrating the RightCapital platform at FinovateFall 2016.

“Financial advisors have delivered holistic financial planning in the past, but mostly for their high net worth clients,” RightCapital CEO Shuang Chen explained from the Finovate stage last fall. “Not so much for the mass affluent client.” Chen cited complexity, cost, and the time-consuming nature of the financial planning process as the main challenges, and pointed to RightCapital’s approach of digitization and simplification as the solution.

“Our vision at RightCapital is to create a cutting-edge technology that digitizes and streamlines the financial planning process, making it easy for a financial advisors to create a financial plan and intuitive for a client to understand their plan,” he said. “This enables financial advisors to profitably and efficiently create financial plans and serve their mass affluent clients.”

RightCapital was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in New York City. The company demonstrated financial and tax planning solution for financial advisors at FinovateFall 2016. The company has enjoyed a very busy 2017. RightCapital began the year announcing partnerships with Garrett Planning Network, Parsonex Advisory Services, and Wells Fargo clearing service, First Clearing. Integrations with Albridge, Interactive Brokers, and XY Planning Network followed in the spring. RightCapital has raised $2.6 million in total funding, including a seed round of $1.6 million raised in June.

Finovate Alumni News

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  • RightCapital Announces Integration with Envestnet | Tamarac.
  • Plug and Play Plans New Middle East Innovation Platform in Partnership with Abu Dhabi Global Market.

Around the web

  • FIS introduces FIS Code Connect to facilitate access to its APIs.
  • Ixaris launches its Open Payments Cloud initiative.
  • Auto Finance News interviews AutoGravity EVP of Business Development, Stuart Holmes.

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.

Top Business-to-Business Wealth Tech Players

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If you’ve been following our series on wealth tech, you’ve seen our analysis of the industry as a whole, a review of the top trends, and an examination of B2C wealth tech players.

Our wealth tech coverage continues this week with a review of business-to-business (B2B) players in the wealth tech space. These are companies that cater directly to banks, advisors, or brokerages, instead of offering products or services directly to consumers. B2B wealth tech is a large category, so I’ve sub-divided it into four digestible groups and listed my top picks for each category. Since category sizes vary, the number of selections also varies.

Alternative investment services
These are platforms that help advisors connect clients with unconventional investment types, such as private equity, hedge funds, futures, real estate, etc.

Screen Shot 2017-01-19 at 11.44.57 AMEquityZen’s EZ Institutional lets advisors give clients access to a diverse asset class

Technology for advisors and brokerages
These are tools available via API, SDK, or web interface to help advisors compete with robo advisors by allowing them to invest with less bias, increase client communication, scale operations, find new clients, and more.

Screen Shot 2017-01-19 at 11.40.41 AMTrizic offers advisors their own digital tools to compete with robo advisors

Non-U.S. B2B investment and advisor technology
Similar to the above category, these companies offer tools for advisors outside of the U.S.

Screen Shot 2017-01-19 at 11.30.52 AMmeetInvest helps advisors invest like world-renowned market experts

News and Information Companies
These are online platforms, APIs, or SaaS offerings that provide advisors market information, show them trending news, or connect businesses with market data to power their own products.

Screen-Shot-2016-10-31-at-3.22.22-PMForwardLane’s dashboard acts like a private research analyst for advisors advisors, helping them stay current on new trends and funds

Finovate Alumni News

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  • Technology from Modo Payments supports new loyalty point POS payment partnership between FIS and Verifone.
  • CurrencyFair unveils new SMS/push notifications feature for deposits and auto transactions.
  • RightCapital enhances platform to make compliance with DOL fiduciary rule easier.
  • FIS earns top honors in Bank Director’s Core Provider and Asia Risk Technology rankings.
  • Marc Thompson joins PaySimple as Chief Financial Officer.
  • Token partners with VirtusaPolaris, information technology consulting and outsourcing company.
  • M1 Finance rolls out retirement account functionality.
  • CUNA Strategic Services partners with Kasasa to provide credit unions with products and services to stay competitive.

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

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  • Finovate Debuts: AutoGravity Unveils the Future of Auto Financing

Around the web

  • Q2 Holdings launches new targeting and messaging platform, Q2 SMART.
  • Hyperwallet announces new office in London.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems wins patents for a pair of decryption-as-a-service technology.
  • Axis Bank reports plan to be the first Indian bank to use Ripple technology for cross-border payments.
  • Garrett Planning Network partners with RightCapital to offer advisors access to financial planning software.
  • nCino ends 2016 with 130+ financial institutions in its portfolio. Come see them at FinovateEurope next month.
  • NIIT Technologies deploys BankingEasy, its Core Banking Solution on Microsoft’s Azure platform.
  • Larky shows strong growth into 2017.

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

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  • Financeit Recruits CFO from Capital One Canada
  • Wave Mechanics: FT Partners Report Highlights Trends Driving Rise of Insurtech

Around the web

  • Fiserv inks deal with FCTI to provide transaction processing for 8,000 ATMs in 7-Eleven convenience stores in U.S. Video of Fiserv’s recent live demo from FinovateFall is now available.
  • NCR launches cloud-based developer portal.
  • ACI Worldwide and Vocalink partner to provide real-time payments solution.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews Tom Burgess, Linkable Networks founder and CEO.
  • Visions FCU signs with MX for money-management app.
  • Zopa releases its first-ever rating of a batch of securitized Zopa loans.
  • Sezzle Wins $10,000 from Securian in Minnesota Cup Startup Competition.
  • Aurionpro joins Temenos MarketPlace.
  • OnDeck launches marketing campaign featuring Shark Tank judge Barbara Corcoran.
  • RightCapital launches Leads, a tool to help financial advisers turn leads into clients.

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.