Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Featurespace Partners with Elavon to Fight Payment Fraud
  • Fueling the Fire: How Venture Capital Empowers Fintech Today
  • Plaid Adds Credit Card Details to Liabilities Offering

Around the web

  • Enrichment Federal Credit Union selects Jack Henry’s ProfitStars Commercial Lending Center Suite create efficiencies in commercial lending.
  • PYMNTS: BlueVine hires PayPal exec as CCO.
  • Wisconsin’s First National Bank and Trust Company to deploy core and digital banking technology from Finastra.
  • Revolut announces new CEOs for its businesses in Lithuania and Ireland.
  • Global Payments completes its merger with TSYS.
  • FICO and risk investigation solutions provider Arachnys partner to help FIs improve their client onboarding and record management processes.
  • Bill.com celebrates grand opening of new Houston office.
  • Finicity ships new Verification of Income and Employment (VOIE) solution using TXVerify technology.
  • SecureKey collaborates with Digital Bazaar to streamline organizational identity proofing.

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.

TSYS Unveils New Authentication Solution

The new TSYS Authentication Platform, launched late last week, is the product of a collaboration between TSYS and four other companies – Featurespace, Emailage, InAuth, and Payfone – three of them Finovate alums. The solution leverages consumer experience data culled directly from cardholder touchpoints to deliver real-time verification on all kinds of remote customer interactions ranging from account origination and purchases to profile and password updating.

The platform, which integrates into TSYS client’s existing authentication systems, is available in Europe and will be launched in North America next year.

“At TSYS, we understand how various transactions are connected because we work with a global network of card issuers representing millions of individual accounts,” explained TSYS Issuer Solutions SVP of Product Strategy and Commercialization Justin Griggs. “If a device has been compromised in Ireland, for example, we can use that information to flag a remote login attempt in North America. We have real-time knowledge of potential fraud issues, and now we’re using that information to help our clients authenticate their customers and transactions across any use case.”

Although the partnership that helped bring the TSYS Authentication Platform to life brought in some new partners for TSYS, the company has a history with at least one of its collaborators: Featurespace. Two years ago, the two firms teamed up to launch TSYS Foresight Score with Featurespace, a fraud prevention solution that leverages machine learning to improve its effectiveness and accuracy over time without requiring human reprogramming.

“Our ARIC platform was specifically designed to help manage complex problems like transactional card fraud,” Featurespace CEO Martina King said when the partnership was announced. “Combined with TSYS’ industry experience, and robust client base, this product has tremendous potential in the fight against fraud.”

TSYS demonstrated its Authorization Controls solution at FinovateAsia 2013. The technology enables users to set default spending limits, category permissions, and other authorization rules and parameters on their accounts. The technology also supports user defined authorizations such as Alert, Decline, and Pre-Authorize, to provide increased visibility into and control over what happens during a transaction attempt.

Founded in 1983 and based in Columbus, Georgia, TSYS announced a mega merger earlier this year. The company agreed to be purchased by merchant acquirer Global Payments in a deal valued at $21.5 billion. Combined, the new entity will provide payment technology solutions to more than 3.5 million SMEs and 1,300+ financial institutions around the world.

TSYS and Global Payments Announce Mega Merger

Merchant acquirer Global Payments has agreed to buy issuer processor firm Total System Services (TSYS) in a $21.5 billion deal, reports Jane Connolly of Fintech Futures (Finovate’s sister publication).

The two companies confirmed the deal today (May 28) in what will be the payment industry’s third “mega-merger” of 2019. The all-stock deal values TSYS at $119.86 per share, a rise of 20% since before news of the talks started to emerge.

Global Payments shareholders will own 52% of the combined company, while TSYS investors own 48%. TSYS CEO Troy Woods will become the chairman.

The combined entity will provide payment technology and software to more than 3.5 million small to medium-sized merchants and over 1,300 financial institutions worldwide.

It is expected that the deal, anticipated to close in the fourth quarter, will generate around $8.6 billion in adjusted net revenue annually plus network fees and make cost savings of $300 million.

The deal follows Fiserv’s $22 billion takeover of First Data and FIS’s acquisition of Worldpay for $34 billion earlier this year.

TSYS was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Columbus, Georgia. The company demonstrated its Authorization Controls solution at FinovateAsia 2013, showing how the technology enabled users to set their own default account parameters and authorization rules.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Finovate Global: Brazil-Mexico Fintech Bromance Continues; Iran to Build Blockchain Network

Around the web

  • TSYS agrees to merge with Global Payments in all-stock deal valued at more than $21.5 billion.
  • Onfido to provide ID document verification and facial biometric technology for new background check solution from Checkr, Connect IDV.
  • Vents Magazine highlights Trustly’s Pay’N Play technology.
  • The 2019 Aspire Leaderboard recognizes Quadient as overall leader for CCM for the second year in a row.
  • Star Tribute profiles Sezzle and its plans to go public in Australia later this year.

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

  • CrowdFlower Rebrands as Figure Eight to Take Advantage of Booming Interest in AI.
  • Market EarlyBird Unveils Mobile App.
  • Plaid Goes International.
  • Personal Capital Exceeds $7 Billion AUM, Lands $15 Million Credit Extension.

Around the web

  • DeepTarget and Segmint collaborate, combining Segmint’s Data Insights and DeepTarget’s cross-selling platform.
  • NYMBUS wraps up 4-month conversion process for Surety Bank.
  • E-Z Parking & Valet launches Passport’s PassportParking app in Greenville.
  • Allied Irish Bank extends agreement with TSYS to continue processing the bank’s credit and debit card portfolios.
  • Lleida.net granted 4th U.S. patent.

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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  • Neener Analytics completes a Proof-of-Concept with one of the largest credit card issuers in Mexico
  • NetGuardians partners with valantic to take on the German market
  • Study Loans leverages Cloud Lending Solutions for Student Lending Offering.
  • Celent recognizes Fidor for its customer experience as a pioneer in the use of open APIs in banking.
  • Jack Henry & Associates partners with Autobooks to deliver enhanced small business banking functionality.
  • OnDeck delivers 8% sequential loan growth, announces Q1 gross revenue of $90 million.
  • PaySimple announces real-time data integration with QuickBooks Online.

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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  • Nordic Capital Fund Acquires Majority Share of Trustly.

Around the web

  • Coinbase granted e-money license by U.K’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA); joins Faster Payments Scheme courtesy of partnership with Barclays Bank.
  • ACI Worldwide announces contract extension with DBS.
  • Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade for Vietnam (Vietcombank) picks trade finance platform from Finastra.
  • nCino and Enforce partner to accelerate cloud adoption for financial institutions.
  • Tradeshift partners with Canon Business Process Services.
  • Pindrop partners with Aeriandi to detect fraudulent calls through cloud platforms.
  • GMO’s Z.com Trade adds Trustly as payment option.
  • Kabbage teams with New Media to advertise to more than five million small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) that do business in New Media’s markets.
  • OnDeck appoints Kenneth Brause as CFO.
  • Sandia Area Credit Union hires Insuritas to launch member-owned, digitally-powered insurance agency.
  • Oregon Community CU selects Alkami Technology’s digital banking platform to provide its more than 150,000 members with a modern digital banking offering.
  • Bankjoy selected to compete in Google Demo Day in March.
  • TSYS implements new payment solution, Advanced AuthControl, with Walmart and Sam’s Club locations around the U.S.

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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  • Signifyd Partners with Corra to Provide Guaranteed Fraud Protection for E-Commerce Merchants.

Around the web

  • Estonian financial group LHV to leverage technology from FICO to fight money laundering.
  • Klarna announces double-digit sales growth thanks to more retailers using the company’s solutions.
  • CNBC quotes MaxMyInterest head of business development and partnerships Michael Halloran on cash strategies for investors during times of market volatility.
  • Dynamics unveils enhanced functionality for its connected Wallet Card. See its latest demo at FinovateEurope next week.
  • TSYS Extends Existing Agreement with Capital One UK.
  • Mastercard to use Facebook Messenger to help small businesses in Africa and Asia drive mobile and electronic payments acceptance.
  • Worldline teams with Total to launch TOTAL eWallet.
  • FutureTech Podcast hosts Capitalise CEO Shahar Rabin on using natural language to automate trading strategies.
  • NopSec Awarded Most Innovative Cybersecurity Company 2018.

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.

TSYS Tech Backs J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Virtual Card Issuance

Global payments provider TSYS announced this week that J.P. Morgan will leverage the fintech’s Virtual Payment Precept (VPP) to broaden its virtual card solution.

TSYS’ VPP is a commercial card solution that enables issuers to generate secure, virtual, single-use account information in real-time, offering a more flexible and faster card issuance program that gives more control over account and transaction parameters. J.P. Morgan will use VPP to issue cards on both Visa and Mastercard networks.

“Virtual cards are a vital component of our clients’ payments strategy and business operations and this will continue to power our clients’ and suppliers’ growth,” said Naney Pandit, Head of Commercial Card Product at J.P. Morgan.

VPP technology allows businesses to set limits on what each account can be used for. And virtual cards replace static account numbers on physical cards that are vulnerable of being compromised. These two factors help reduce risk and improve operational efficiency.

TSYS demoed its Spend Controls feature at FinovateEurope 2013 in London. Last December, the company extended its agreement with Capital One to continue providing processing services for the bank’s North American clients. That same month, TSYS closed its acquisition of payment technology company Cayan for $1.05 billion.

TSYS was founded in 1983 and has 11,500 employees across offices in 13 countries. In 2016, the company processed 25.5 billion transactions, generating $4.2 billion in revenue. TSYS is a publicly traded company (NYSE: TSS).

Finovate Alumni News

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  • TSYS Tech Backs J.P. Morgan’s Commercial Virtual Card Issuance.
  • Finovate Alums Larsen, Garlinghouse, Armstrong Among Crypto’s Richest.
  • NCR Overhauls Self Service Network for Oman’s Bank Dhofar; Expands ATM Access in India.

Around the web

  • Revolut partners with Visa to issue prepaid cards to new customers.
  • Call Centre Helper interviews Mike Iacobucci, Interactions CEO.
  • SMArtX (formerly HedgeCoVest) expands Direct Indexing Platform.
  • doxo surpasses 3 million users and 45,000 payable billers.
  • Army Aviation Center FCU ($1.2 billion in assets) launches member owned full service insurance agency courtesy of Insuritas.

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.