FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Strands

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on November 7 and 8 in Hong Kong. Pick up your tickets today and save your spot.

Strands is the fintech partner for banks and SMEs, providing solutions that empower people to better manage their financial and consumer lifestyle and facilitating the transition into Open Banking.

Features

  • Enables banks to adopt a role as an SME business partner
  • Provides banks with better understanding of SME’s preferences and behaviour patterns
  • Helps accelerate the process into Open Banking

Why it’s great
Offers one point-of-entry, a 360 degree financial picture, more efficient money management, and an engaging, meaningful conversation between SME and bank.

Presenters

Victoria Yasinetskaya, Marketing Director
Yasinetskaya is a senior marketing executive with extensive experience in FS. She is an active participant in the conversation about women’s role in fintech and setting the precedent for female inclusion in financial services.
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Albert Morales, Product Manager
Morales is the Product Manager of digital money management solutions. Since his previous role at Kantox, Morales has been a hands-on witness of the technological revolution within the finance industry.
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Yogesh Desai, Business Development Manager – APAC
Desai has 18+ years of experience in the technology industry. He focuses on assisting banks to add new revenue streams, enhance customer experience and increase wallet share. He works with banks in the APAC region.
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Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Tink Receives $16.5 Million in Funding, Announces Expansion, New Clients.
  • BLUERUSH Raises $1.3 Million in New Funding.

Around the web:

  • Blackhawk Network appoints Charles O. Garner as Chief Financial Officer.
  • Tavant enabling digital mortgage experience for goodmortgage.com.
  • TechCrunch: TransferWise changes fees for GBP transfers, introduces complicated flat transaction fees.
  • Chain.com announces a new service called Sequence, a cloud-based ledger service for managing balances in financial and commerce apps.
  • Fidor partners with Eight to jointly design the customer experience for Fidor’s  financial services marketplace.
  • Temenos and Abu Dhabi Global Market announce fintech collaboration.

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 Alums Earn Spots in European Fintech 100

Powered by collaborative Belgian innovation platform, B-Hive, and Dutch financial consulting firm, Alex van Groningen BV, the European Fintech Awards & Conference recognize fintech innovators working in a variety of areas ranging from the Blockchain/Bitcoin and Financial Inclusion to InsurTech and Payments.

The awards consist of a European Fintech 100 and a Top Three which will be selected from among the top three startups in each of the conference’s nine categories during a pitch contest at the end of September. Here are the Finovate alum finalists who will compete for top honors in their respective categories this fall.

Dorsum (FinovateEurope 2017)

  • Category: Innovative Banking Software
  • Founded in 1996
  • Headquartered in Budapest, Hungary
  • Róbert Kő is CEO and Founder

Meniga (FinovateEurope 2017)

  • Category: PFM / Robo Advisory
  • Founded in 2009
  • Headquartered in London, U.K.
  • Won Finovate Best of Show three times
  • Georg Ludviksson is CEO

Revolut (FinovateEurope 2015)

  • Category: Challenger Banks
  • Founded in 2013
  • Headquartered in London, U.K.
  • Nikolay Storonsky is CEO and founder

TWINO (FinovateEurope 2016)

  • Category: Alternative Finance
  • Founded in 2015
  • Headquartered in Riga, Latvia
  • Jevgenijs Kazanins is CEO

Below are the Finovate alums that have been named to the European Fintech 100.

 

 

 

 

See the full European Fintech 100 list.

Interested in fintech in Europe and the U.K.? Finovate brings its new, expanded format to London in February. With live demos on Days One and Two, and a diverse range of keynotes, panel discussions, and round tables with fintech professionals on Days Three and Four, FinovateEurope 2017 is an event you won’t want to miss. Visit our FinovateEurope page today to learn more and to take advantage of huge early-registration savings.

Huntington National Bank Chooses PFM, BFM Solutions from Barcelona-Based Strands

Columbus, Ohio-based Huntington National Bank will offer personal finance management (PFM) and business financial management (BFM) solutions from Spanish fintech, Strands. “We are pushing the envelope and delivering a product that will align seamlessly to Huntington’s brand and unique digital banking experience,” Strands CEO Erik Brieva said.

For Strands the partnership is both an opportunity to expand in the North American market as well as a chance to further demonstrate its technology’s difference from traditional PFMs. Strands’ technology combines machine learning, Big Data, and a streamlined UI to provide a personalized, data-driven banking experience used by more than 600 banks including BBVA, Deutsche Bank, and Bank of Montreal. Payments and Channels Director for Huntington Mark Sheehan, called Strands a ‘leader” in the industry and said the partnership would enable the bank to bring “new, customer-centric, digital banking solutions” to its customers and further separate its offerings from those of its competitors. Huntington National Bank has $101 billion in assets, a network of nearly 1,000 branches, and more than 1,800 ATMs in eight states in the midwest.

Founded in 2004 and based in Barcelona, Spain, Strands demonstrated its Business Financial Management solution at FinovateFall 2016. The company has more than 600 product implementations, with 100 million users in 36 countries. Strands has raised $55 million in funding, and includes Debaeque, Dalbergia, Indigo Investment Corporation, and Sequel Venture Partners among its investors. This spring, Strands announced it would provide the PFM technology for the digital banking service launched by Commercial Bank of Africa, the largest bank in Kenya. In December, the company inked a PFM implementation deal with major Colombian bank, Davivienda.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Kabbage Collects $250 Million Investment from SoftBank.
  • Huntington National Bank Chooses PFM, BFM Solutions from Barcelona-based Strands.

Around the web

  • Mastercard and Paypal deepen Asia Pacific partnership.
  • GlobalOnePay teams up with InvoiceASAP to improve electronic invoicing for SMEs.
  • Fidor Bank launches fintech education program in Singapore.

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

  • 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

  • Top Trends in Wealth Tech: From API-ization to Virtual Engagement

Around the web

  • Full Profile’s AgriDigital successfully executes its first settlement of an agricultural commodity on a blockchain, enabling real-time payment on title transfer for Aussie grain growers.
  • Strands to power PFM for Davivienda, a major Colombian bank.
  • OnDeck announces new $200 million revolving credit facility with Credit Suisse.
  • Georgia Heritage FCU and Wepawaug-Flagg FCU select Bankjoy to power their digital banking platforms.

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

  • North Carolina Data Management Innovator Cognitect is Alum 1,000. Join Cognitect at FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016 next week.

Around the web

  • Strands hires former CaixaBank veteran Oscar Sala as head of product strategy.
  • Misys earns top spot in Asia Risk Technology Rankings 2016 for overall trading systems.
  • Thomson Reuters unveils new AML solution, TRAC, specifically targeting trade-based money laundering.
  • PYMNTS.com looks at the launch of Wipro’s new cloud-based, analytics platform for corporate treasurers, Treasury DNA.

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

  • Yoyo Wallet is Prepared for Liftoff (But Not in a SpaceX Explosion Sort of Way)

Around the web

  • American Banker features Moven’s partnership with TD Bank. Come see Moven at FinovateFall this week in NYC.
  • FST Media interviews Phil Copeland, co-founder and chief executive officer of Avoka. Come see Avoka’s FinovateFall demo.
  • MoneyStrands launches new app to help users create good spending habits. Check out Strands at FinovateFall.

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.

FinovateFall Sneak Peek: Strands

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FF2016-Logo-wdate-largeA look at the companies demoing live to 1,500+ fintech professionals on 8/9 September 2016. Register today.

Strands is the fintech partner for banks, leveraging 10+ years of expertise in big data and machine learning. The company will be presenting Strands BFM, a comprehensive white-label solution designed for SME Banking.

Features:

  • Smarter business decision-making based on contextual and personalized insights
  • Real-time access to all financial accounts powered by Strands Meta-Aggregation engine
  • Flexibility for all SMEs

Why it’s great
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Presenters

Cesar Richardson, VP Sales, Strands Americas
Richardson has 15+ years of experience identifying business opportunities, building companies and generating revenue growth in investment banking (Bloomberg LP), online travel, and educational tech companies.
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Sharif Penniman, Director of Sales, North America
With a background in enterprise mobile development and strategy, and having lived abroad in Europe 15 years, Penniman has a passion for everything mobile, specifically for financial institutions.
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