On Earth Day (and Every Day) Paperless is the Way to Be

Today is Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate than to take a look at fintechs helping out the environment by promoting eco-friendly habits. Here we feature companies with technology that saves trees by reducing the amount of paper used in the industry.

We’ve rounded up a handful of environmentally friendly fintechs in three categories: digital invoicing, paper-free mortgages, digital receipt printing, and paperless onboarding.

Digital invoicing

By taking the invoicing process digital, small businesses not only save paper, they can also save time and potentially receive payment faster, freeing up working capital they can put back into their operations.

  • Paper.id provides SMEs with invoicing tools and payment integration. The company offers tools to help businesses issue their invoices digitally and receive payment via electronic payment methods. Paper.id demoed at FinovateFall 2018
  • Charlie-India’s Invoicing Hub is a white label e-invoicing platform for banks and service providers. The tools allow SME bank clients to send, view, process, and pay their invoices within the bank’s online interface. Charlie-India demoed at FinovateEurope 2018.
  • Tradeshift offers an e-invoicing service that connects companies with suppliers, customers and partners. Among the applications available on the platform are e-invoicing, electronic purchase orders, and automated document validation. Tradeshift demoed at FinovateEurope 2012.

Paper-free mortgages

Mortgage technology is one of the last frontiers in fintech. Regulation and oversight have made the home-buying process somewhat resistant to disruption. In the past few years, however, we’ve seen a handful of startups working to digitize the mortgage process, removing the need for hundreds of sheets of paper required to close a home loan.

  • Namaste Credit is an India-based startup that serves as an online marketplace for mortgage loans. The service connects borrowers with relevant lenders to help them find the loan that best suits their circumstance. Namaste Credit demoed at FinovateFall 2018.
  • Tavant Technologies offers VELOX, a suite of digital products ranging from searching for a home to closing on the loan. VELOX completely automates the process, making compliance more efficient and reducing the need for paper. Tavant Technologies demoed at FinovateSpring 2017.
  • Roostify seeks to give consumers a better way to find and purchase a home. The company’s digital platform offers everything from digital customer onboarding to transparent, digital fulfillment to help lenders offer their clients a more efficient mortgage borrowing experience. Roostify demoed at FinovateSpring 2018.h

Digital receipt printing

Many retailers ask customers if they want to keep their receipt, but even if the answer is “no” the cashier still prints the receipt and throws it in the trash behind the counter. Digital receipt printing eliminates both the paper– and the awkward line of questioning– all together by sending the customer an email receipt.

  • Dream Payments’ cloud-based platform offers a mobile POS device that not only accepts debit and credit cards, but also provides analytics, reports, and gives customers digital receipts. Dream Payments demoed at FinovateSpring 2015.
  • CardFlight offers an API that allows merchants to accept online and offline payments within their own app. The company’s encrypted mobile magstripe reader, combined with its API, offer flexibility while keeping payments– and receipts– digital. CardFlight demoed at FinovateSpring 2013.
  • ShopKeep’s POS technology takes a merchant’s cash register to an iPad. The register accepts a range of payments, from magstripe, to EMV, to Apple Pay; plus provides inventory management tools and purchase reporting analytics. The company’s mobile checkout flow also offers a paper-free, email receipt option. ShopKeep demoed at FinovateFall 2012.

Paperless onboarding

Considered a must for millennials, paperless onboarding not only speeds up the application process, it also reduces errors, eases compliance, and eliminates the need for in-person bank visits.

  • Five Degrees specializes in core banking technology. The company’s Matrix offering helps banks provide SMEs a fully automated, paperless loan onboarding experience. The paperless process lowers cost for both parties while expediting funds. Five Degrees demoed at FinovateAsia 2017.
  • Quadient, formerly GMC Software, helps organizations create a better customer experience. The company’s Mobile Advantage solution is an omni-channel tool that offers digital statements and billing, paperless onboarding, and client e-signature. In addition to improving the customer experience, this combination speeds up workflows and reduces error. Quadient demoed at FinovateFall 2017.
  • Mitek combines digital onboarding with identity verification tools. The company helps banks authenticate an applicant’s ID document and combines this with additional identifying paperwork. The supplemental documents not only verify the customer’s identity, but also provide additional information that can be used in loan underwriting to create a more complete picture of the applicant’s financial state. Mitek demoed at FinovateFall 2017.


Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Temenos Acquires Avoka in $245 Million Deal.
  • More Than $400 Million Raised by 19 Alums in Q3 2018.
  • ShopKeep Closes $65 Million to Boost Small Business Financing Tool.

Around the web

  • The Open Bank Project wins Best Technology Provider for Open API Standards at Global Open Banking Awards.
  • InComm partners with Revolut to offer their prepaid cards at U.K. retail chain wilko.
  • U.K.’s Experian to buy Africa’s Compuscan.
  • First Data and China CITIC Bank International to join forces with launch of new merchant acquiring solutions.
  • PayPal launches Xoom International money transfer in Canada.
  • Docutech and Tavant integrate for digitally-focused loan origination process.

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.

Tavant Technologies Powers New Personalized Mortgage POS System from Ditech

Technology from Tavant is playing a role in the comeback of mortgage lender Ditech.

Having completed a financial restructuring that helped bring it out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February, Ditech has unveiled a mortgage point of sale solution geared toward Millennial and Generation Z borrowers. The new technology was developed as part of a joint effort between Ditech’s own in-house team and Tavant Technologies, with its digital lending platform, VELOX.

“Tavant is excited to partner with Ditech in an effort to provide a game-changing experience to customers and partners,” Tavant Chief Revenue Officer Hassan Rashid said. “The collaboration brought to life a system that is powered by VELOX and customized for Ditech’s needs based on customer journeys and workflows created by its Innovation Lab.”

Founded in 1958, Ditech Holdings is a Fort Washington, Pennsylvania-based independent servicer and originator of mortgage loans, as well as a reverse mortgage loan servicer. With 3,700 employees, the company trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “DHCP” and has a market capitalization of $27 million.

“We have been extremely focused on transforming our organization’s customer experience through the adaption of digital solutions that entice the next generation of borrowers, including Millennials and Generation Z.” Ditech Chief Operating Officer Ritesh Chaturbedi said. “Our new system, built on the Tavant VELO platform, is expected to allow for a harmonious, omni-channel experience that will drive trust with customers.”

Tavant’s partnership news comes just days after the company announced another collaboration, this time working with ComplianceEase, an automated compliance solutions provider. The company will integrate with Tavant’s VELOX technology to improve the digital experience for borrowers and make it easier for lenders to close loans. Tavant teamed up with Freddie Mac in May to enable one-click submission of loan data to Freddie Mac’s automated underwriting system. That same month, Factual Data, a major U.S. credit and data validation services provider to the mortgage industry, announced credit integration with Tavant’s VELOX solution.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, Tavant Technologies demonstrated its VELOX at FinovateSpring 2017. The VELOX product suite consists of four elements: FinXperience, a suite of portals and companion mobile apps; FinCapture, an autonomous document ingestion platform; FinConnect, a modern mortgage data and services hub; and FinSight, an analytics engine for predictive insights.

Tavant Technologies was founded in 2000. Sarvesh Mahesh is CEO.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Microsoft, Nationwide Invest $12 Million in SME Lender BlueVine.
  • Gusto Brings in $140 Million, Doubling Valuation to $2 Billion.
  • Tavant Technologies Powers New Personalized Mortgage POS System from Ditech.

Around the web

  • Coinbase taps Jeff Horowitz as its next Chief Compliance Officer.
  • Thomson Reuters announces strategic partnership with global cryptocurrency market data aggregator, CryptoCompare.
  • FIS and blockchain platform Billon sign letter of intent to pursue joint product development.
  • Prosper surpasses 1 million loans have been originated, totaling about $13 billion.
  • Kofax enters sales agreement with JIEC to deliver RPA and digital transformation solutions.
  • CurrencyFair surpasses milestone: €7 billion traded.

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.

Tavant Teams with Freddie Mac

A new partnership between digital mortgagetech solutions company Tavant and Freddie Mac is aiming to simplify loan data submission.

This week, the two are collaborating on the launch of a one-click submission for Freddie Mac’s automated underwriting system, Loan Product Advisor. The new tool leverages machine learning to enable lenders to submit loan data to both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in a single click and quickly receive a list of borrower options.

“We are enabling mortgage lenders to thrive in the digital era. Our partnership with Freddie Mac will increase productivity, improve accuracy in the loan decisioning and underwriting process and reduce the overall origination cycle time. It provides intelligent support throughout the loan lifecycle and reduces the overall cost of loan origination,” said Hassan Rashid, CRO of Tavant.

To kick off the partnership, California-based Tavant will pilot the new tool with four unnamed lenders. The company demoed VELOX, an AI-powered digital lending product that offers an omnichannel, end-to-end experience for mortgages, at FinovateSpring 2017. Founded in 2000, Tavant employs more than 2,500 people who serve customers across North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Splitit expands payment options with debit card installments.

Around the web

  • Exela launches Zuma, a new invoice financing platform.
  • Tavant receives HousingWire Tech 100 Award.
  • Horicon Bank teams up with Finastra and Malauzai to launch new digital banking platform.
  • RISK IDENT wins top spot for anti-fraud transaction security at the 2018 FinTech Breakthrough Awards.

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

  • 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 Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Avoka Reports Record Growth for Second Consecutive Year.
  • Blackhawk Network Acquires CashStar in $175 Million Deal.
  • Temenos to Power Cloud-Based Lifecycle Management Suite for Baxter Credit Union

Around the web

  • Jumio partners with Plynk to bring instant verification to Europe’s first money messaging app.
  • Alaska USA FCU chooses Ignite platform from banking solutions provider Jwaala.
  • Ondot Systems joins Symitar Vendor Integration Program (VIP).
  • Tavant Selected by Newfi Lending To Provide Next-Generation Digital Platform.
  • Plaid delivers bank account integration to enterprise developers.
  • Personal Capital Reaches $5 Billion in Assets Under Management.
  • PayPal launches Mastercard– it’s first cashback credit card offering.

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

  • Aire Pulls in $5 Million, Lands Partnerships with Zopa and Toyota Financial Services.
  • New Investment Boosts Betterment Valuation to $800 Million.
  • Klarna Announces Strategic Investment from Permira.

Around the web

  • PayPal extends partnership with JP Morgan Chase, providing greater payment options for consumers.
  • Taulia joins European E-invoicing Service Providers Association.
  • Persistent Systems agrees to acquires Swiss firm Parx Werk in deal valued at $16 million.
  • ID Analytics partners with Acxiom to strengthen risk assessment and combat fraud.
  • Dwolla adds Multi-User Feature to the Access API Dashboard.
  • Neener Analytics joins Plug&Play fintech accelerator.
  • Tavant selected by Fairway Independent Mortgage To Transform Its Digital Lending Experience.

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.

FinovateSpring Sneak Peek: Tavant Technologies

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FS2017-Logo(rev)V1Tavant VELOX is a digital product suite offering a fluid omni-channel experience and high velocity execution: from home delivery to loan funding.

Features

  • Reduces loan origination costs by 40%
  • Routes loan efficiently through path of least resistance
  • Eliminates paper with digital loan file

Why it’s great
Tavant VELOX enables hyperconnected lending, turning every element digital.

Tavant_AbhinayAsthana_2Presenters

Abhinav Asthana, Director of Products
Asthana heads product innovation and strategy for Tavant’s consumer lending product suite, VELOX. Previously, he ran product strategy and headed the innovation roadmap for a leading LOS (NetOxygen).
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Tavant_MohammadRashid_2Mohammad Rashid, Vice President, Consumer Lending
Rashid heads consumer lending and capital markets at Tavant Technologies. He provides strategy and thought leadership to enable growth and comes with more than 25 years of expertise in the lending space.
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