Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate

  • Holvi Expands to Five New European Markets.
  • Artivest Inks Deal with Institutional Investment Manager LaSalle.
  • BioCatch Brings on New Chief Revenue Officer.
  • Yseop Pairs Up with Larsen & Toubro Infotech.

Around the web

  • Inc. names Blend, Kabbage, Lendio, Plaid, Pendo, Signifyd, and Ripple among the best places to work.
  • Alt Coin Magazine interviews Steven Parker, Crypterium CEO.
  • Interactions‘ IVA was named the top virtual assistant in Speech Technology Magazine’s 2019 People’s Choice Awards.
  • Salt Edge Open Banking API now supports eIDAS PSD2 certificates.
  • NIIT Technologies launches Cognitive Service Desk Audit, a tool to help applications understand and interpret user needs through natural communication.

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

  • Feedzai and North American Bancard Partner to Fight Fraud.
  • FinovateSpring’s Friday Finale Tackles Fintech’s Toughest Topics.

Around the web

  • Aite Group’s 2019 report on fraud and AML machine learning platform vendors recognizes Featurespace as Best-in-Class.
  • Salt Edge releases 60+ PSD2 API sandboxes.
  • ACI Worldwide to help Indonesia interbank network ALTO to expand its payment capabilities.
  • Jack Henry & Associates unveils its digital account opening solution, JHA OpenAnywhere.
  • Worldpay to release FraudSight machine learning-powered fraud solution.
  • PAUL UK selects Yoyo to introduce a combined mobile payments and personalized loyalty app to its customers.
  • Mint rolls out a new app experience for Android users

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.

Salt Edge Earns Account Information Service Provider License from FCA

Open banking enabler Salt Edge announced it has received the green light from the U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Salt Edge’s registration as an Account Information Service Provider (AISP) will allow the company to access financial data in compliance with PSD2 across Europe.

“Receiving an AISP license will help us take better advantage of the Open Banking opportunities on the European landscape as we strive for excellence in everything we do. This process required some serious investment and preparation, but it was worth implementing,” commented Dmitrii Barbasura, Salt Edge CEO.

Salt Edge’s Open Banking API was updated at the beginning of this month to version five. Lenders using the recently updated API will be able to leverage Salt Edge’s AISP license to access consumers’ financial account data (with their consent) to enhance the underwriting process for credit decisioning.

Dmitry Tsap, Head of Infrastructure and Security Department at Salt Edge, said the company underwent “a very strict evaluation process” that assessed the company’s security and data protection measures. “Being approved by the FCA is proof of quality and recognition of our efforts in this direction,” Tsap added.

Salt Edge recently showcased its Open Banking platform at FinovateEurope 2019 in February. Early last month, the Canada-based company teamed up with money management app Emma for account aggregation. Salt Edge was founded in 2013 and connects to 3,100+ banks in 61 countries.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Onfido Raises $50 Million in New Capital.
  • Salt Edge Earns Account Information Service Provider License from FCA.

Around the web

  • Tinkoff Group of Russia builds supercomputer dubbed the most powerful in financial sector.
  • PayPal joins Series A round for Cambridge Blockchain.
  • EVRY partners with ACI Worldwide to enhance its mobile payment service in the Nordics and Europe.
  • ProfitStars wins 2019 FinTech Breakthrough Award for Best Business Lending Platform
  • Capsilon expands executive team, forms new product organization to drive mortgage innovation. Check out Capsilon’s newest tech at FinovateSpring in May.
  • SocietyOne launches new investor trust.
  • Portland Business Journal: Tyfone brings credit unions the digital tools members want.
  • Insuritas partners with Nymeo FCU to launch digital insurance agency.
  • NestReady to power integrated homebuying experience for Resource Financial Services.

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

  • Finn AI Brings Conversational Banking to South Africa’s TymeBank.

Around the web

  • Salt Edge unveils new version of API with a consent management system and UX enhancements.
  • MOXY bank selects NYMBUSSmartCore platform.
  • InComm and WH Smith launch in-store and online hubs for game cards in the U.K.
  • STOblock interviews Bitbond Founder and CEO Radoslav Albrecht.
  • India’s Federal Bank turns to Ripple to power cross-border remittances.
  • Khaleeji Commercial Bank of Bahrain partners with Token.io.
  • Finastra hires Sharon Doherty as its new Chief People Officer.
  • Equifax collaborates with Wolters Kluwer to offer Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL) solution.
  • Raiffeisen Bank Serbia picks Asseco SEE as its strategic vendor.
  • NF Innova to power “Customer-First” experience for APS Bank.

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.

Salt Edge Teams Up with UK-Based PFM App Emma

London-based money management app Emma is the latest company to partner with global data aggregator Salt Edge. The integration will enable Emma users to securely connect their accounts – whether for debit, credit, e-wallet, savings, mortgage, cryptocurrency, or insurance – from banks throughout the U.K.

“We started Emma on a mission to help millions of people improve and fix their finances, once (and) for all,” company CEO Edoardo Moreni said. Emma earned its AISP (account information services provider) approval from the FCA a little over a year ago, and its new relationship with Salt Edge is part of the company’s strategy to “expand to new countries, with them, as partners.”

Praising Emma for its rapid growth and development, Salt Edge CEO Dmitrii Barbasura said his company’s familiarity with the money management space was a significant advantage for the integration.

“Having great experience with PFMs, and being very familiar with the nuances, we believe our solution to be a great fit for Emma,” Barbasura said. “We truly believe that working together towards improving the way people manage their financials will bring fruitful results in our collaboration.”

Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Salt Edge demonstrated its Open Banking Platform at FinovateEurope 2019 earlier this year. With more than 3,100 connected banks representing 250,000+ daily active end users, Salt Edge’s technology brings thousands of bank APIs into a single gateway. The company adds value during the payment flow by providing data enrichment, financial categorization, financial health check and payee verification, and other services.

The first global data aggregator to join the Temenos Marketplace, Salt Edge announced a partnership with smart money app Yolt last fall. The company was founded in 2013.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Jack Henry & Associates Inks Deal with First State Community Bank.
  • Salt Edge Teams Up with UK-Based PFM App Emma.

Around the web

  • Fintech solution provider Ninth Wave announces full support for FDX API within its Ninth Wave Platform.
  • Global investment platform OurCrowd marks $1 billion raised milestone.
  • Optimove launches Optimove Streams to give markets insight into campaign performance testing.
  • Former Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers joins Averon’s advisory board.

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.

FinovateEurope Sneak Peek: Salt Edge

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateEurope on February 12 through 14, 2019 in London, U.K. Register today and save your spot.

Salt Edge is a leading financial API platform that offers a range of PSD2 and Open Banking solutions. By having a global vision and EU focus, it securely connects to 3,100+ banks in over 60 countries.

Features

  • Verification of payee before the confirmation of payment
  • Built-in payment templates for all instant payment schemes
  • Notifications about banks’ PISP/AISP channels availability

Why it’s great
Salt Edge enables your company to experience the full power of Open Banking. With a single integration, you get access to thousands of banks and dozens of unique services.

Presenters

Lisa Terziman-Gutu, Head of Business Development
Terziman-Gutu has five years working experience in the fintech industry developing Open Banking products. She leads Salt Edge’s business expansion around the world.
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Andrei Scutari, Senior Sales Manager
Scutari is a fintech and Open Banking industry expert. He has international experience in product management, sales, and corporate business.
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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Ephesoft Helps Businesses Leverage the Cloud to Meet Demand.
  • Now a Temenos Company, Avoka Unveils Workspaces for Retail Banking.

Around the web

  • Onfido forges partnership with PensionBee.
  • Portugal’s Banco CTT to leverage technology from Fiserv to fight money laundering.
  • Lendio announces providing more than 5,000 Kiva loans to support women-owned businesses.
  • NCR unveils its EMV-integrated Equinox Luxe devices for NCR Connected Payments, giving a secure payment route for retailers.
  • Hooyu to provide online verification for mobile egaming operator, Small Screen Casinos.

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

  • Braintri Drives Insurtech Innovation in Europe.
  • Plaid Acquires Quovo in $200 Million Deal.

Around the web

  • Salt Edge joins Temenos Marketplace as the community’s first data aggregator.
  • BBVA leads $12 million Series A round for payments startup Grabango.
  • Cardlytics CEO Scott Grimes appointed board chair of FinTech Atlanta.
  • FICO awarded five new patents for fraud, AI, and advanced analytics technologies.
  • PYMNTS.com interviews Ondot CEO Bharghavan Vaduvur.
  • Akamai Technologies reveals plans to acquire customer identity access management firm, Janrain.

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.