Mastercard’s Mobile Payments Service Pay by Bank Teams up with Yoyo

A new partnership between U.K.-based payment and loyalty marketing platform Yoyo and Mastercard’s mobile payment service, Pay by Bank (PbBa), will bring a new, secure and fast payment option – and merchant-specific, personalized rewards – to high street retail.

The new offering is expected for later in the year for both retail and bank customers. It will enable users to make transactions using Pay by Bank in physical stores, and earn retail specific loyalty, rewards, and other personalized offers.

“We are delighted to be working with Mastercard and Pay by Bank app,” Yoyo CEO Michael Rolph said. “We’ve always believed that adding both security and value to the payments process is crucial for the future of bricks and mortar retail, and this partnership is going to significantly enhance the customer experience for PbBa users.”

Pay by Bank was developed by Mastercard’s Vocalink division and enables consumers to make payments from their bank account via their mobile banking app without requiring additional password verification. Launched in 2016, the app offers bank grade security which, combined with Yoyo’s double tokenization technology, keeps payment data and user identity protected.

“The combined Yoyo and Pay by Bank app proposition will provide both customers and retailers with added speed and security at the point of sale,” Rolph said, “as well as an omnichannel payment and loyalty experience that is unrivaled in the market.”

With more than 1.5 million users – including 750,000+ active monthly users – and processing three million transactions a month, Yoyo demonstrated its retailer-specific bank card loyalty offering at FinovateEurope earlier this year. Just a few weeks ago the company announced that former Mastercard executive David Yates would join Yoyo as chairman.

In April, the company partnered with PAUL UK to help the French bakery launch its first mobile payments and loyalty app. Yoyo began 2019 teaming up with SOHO Coffee to build a payments and loyalty solution for the artisan coffee chain.

Founded in 2013, Yoyo has raised $60.3 million in funding. SOSV and Hard Yaka are among the company’s investors.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Mastercard’s Mobile Payment Service Pay by Bank Teams Up with Yoyo.
  • Trulioo Teams with Refinitiv for Financial Inclusion.
  • Workfusion Brings Robotic Process Automation Global with New Partnership.
  • OneSpan Unveils its Secure Agreement Automation Solution.

Around the web

  • Splitit (formerly PayItSimple) announces partnership with Hong Kong-based EFTPay.
  • bpm’online launches its new tool for collaborative process design, bpm’online Studio Free.
  • Wipro to acquire digital engineering and manufacturing solutions firm, International TechneGroup Inc. (ITI).
  • Business Cloud UK interviews Andrew Bud, CEO and founder of Best of Show winner, iProov.
  • Four Finovate alums – Digital Onboarding, Gremlin Social, Voleo, and Neener Analyticsearn spots in the fourth Venture Center FinTech Accelerator program sponsored by Fidelity Information Services.
  • Inside Secure ships Whitebox Designer, a new software security tool.
  • Featurespace to power transaction monitoring for Permanent TSB.
  • Jumio wins the 2019 Fortress Cyber Security Award for Authentication and Identity from the Business Intelligence Group.

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

  • BeSmartee Unveils New Mortgage TPO Platform.

Around the web

  • Identitii is now a ‘Co-Sell Ready’ partner for Microsoft.
  • Feedzai launches tools to help banks offer account opening solutions with fraud prevention.
  • Bankingblocks leverages Five Degrees’ Matrix solution as its digital core banking platform.
  • Eurobank Group selects TemenosT24 Transact for its subsidiaries.
  • Insuritas Launches Tucson Federal Insurance Agency for Tucson FCU.
  • Former Mastercard executive David Yates joins Yoyo as chairman.
  • AlphaPoint names co-founder Igor Telyatnikov as its new CEO.

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.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • New Funding Helps Featurespace Fight Fraud in Financial Services.

Around the web

  • WeInvest announces North Asia expansion with appointment of new Head of Sales, Thomas Tse.
  • Yoyo Wallet partners with artisan coffee chain, SOHO Coffee.
  • TAG includes DefenseStorm and FeatureSpace in its list of the top 40 most innovative companies in Georgia.
  • ACI Worldwide brings its real-time payments solution to 17 Hungarian banks courtesy of partnership with T-Systems and Takarékinfo.
  • Dwolla powers AutoInvest, a new automatic investing feature from OneGold.
  • MaxMyInterest boosts top rate available on its platform to 2.46%, the highest rate in the country.

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

Around the web

  • Xero announces API integration partnerships with OCBC and NETS.
  • Exate Technology named “One to Watch” for data privacy technology at the Regulation Asia Awards for Excellence 2018.
  • Yoyo Wallet inks deal with coffee chain, easyCoffee.
  • Experian launches a pair of new advanced Open Banking services: Affordability Check and Tennant Vetting Service.
  • New biometric capabilities powered by iProov enable secure enrollment onto U.K. Home Office services via smartphone 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.

Yoyo Lands $30 Million Partnership Agreement

U.K. payment and loyalty app startup Yoyo Wallet entered into a major partnership agreement this week. The deal, worth $30 million, is with Greg Kidd’s investment firm Hard Yaka. Well-known in the fintech industry, Kidd was an early investor in Ripple, Square, Twitter, and Coinbase.

For its end of the deal, Yoyo will integrate its commerce API with Hard Yaka’s Global ID, a global user identification platform. Global ID helps users prove their identity via their electronic footprint. The tool’s identity token is a key feature to help users make purchases online and in-store; this commerce element is where Global ID will leverage Yoyo’s loyalty and purchasing app.

“Yoyo is the cornerstone to the global delivery of the Hard Yaka vision. We know about data – and our collaboration together will generate a boost to the Global ID movement that will shape the future of the global consumer market and disrupt the status quo,” said Yoyo chairman Alain Falys.

In praise of Yoyo’s secure and scalable platform, Hard Yaka founder and CEO Greg Kidd said, “Yoyo has a very sophisticated technology that includes a nimble application programming interface that makes it easy to integrate into the Yoyo Platform. This will enable users to pay for goods and services and receive loyalty rewards and other benefits through a mobile device – without compromising the security of the consumer or giving up more private details than necessary.”

Yoyo was founded in 2013 and processes more than two million transactions per month for its more than 800,000 users. The company recently demoed retailer-specific bank card loyalty solution at FinovateEurope 2018. Yoyo has raised $30.3 million from Metro Group, Touchstone Innovations, Woodford, and Firestarter. This summer, the company launched a new feature that allows users to order ahead. Weeks later, Yoyo announced it exceeded one million users on its platform.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • OnDeck Partners with PNC Bank to Streamline SME Financing.
  • Yoyo Lands $30 Million Partnership Agreement.

Around the web

  • Ping Identity makes YubiKey experience packs available for PingID customers
  • Emailage launches RapidRisk Score fraud detection solution for risk analysis.
  • Tinkoff Bank launches Tinkoff Mortgage mobile application for its mortgage customers and partners.

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.

Yoyo Tops One Million User Milestone

Congratulations to Yoyo! The U.K.-based mobile payments and loyalty marketing platform topped its one million user mark this week. Surpassing this milestone comes less than a month after the company announced a new strategic partnership with Visa to enable consumers to earn their loyalty program benefits when using their Visa card with Yoyo-partnered merchants.

Yoyo commemorated the occasion in part with an interview with  its one millionth customer – a Londoner who downloaded the app “a couple of weeks ago” – at the company’s blog. Asked what she has purchased most frequently with her Yoyo app so far, Gloria responded “Definitely coffee!”

Simon Moran (Chief Commercial Officer) and Dave Nicholson (Co-Founder and VP Strategic Partnerships) demonstrating Yoyo’s platform at FinovateEurope 2018.

“Crossing the 1 million user hurdle is something we at Yoyo are immensely proud of,” said Michael Rolph, who was promoted to company CEO in December. “What makes our user metrics even more impressive is the fact we have done it completely organically, whilst building a sustainable and scalable business model.”

Founded in 2013, Yoyo demonstrated its retailer-specific bank card loyalty solution at FinovateEurope 2018. The company’s technology matches card transactions with retailer’s till transactions in real time, linking the customer’s cart with their card payment. Yoyo then applies its loyalty engine to the customer’s cart and seamlessly applies any relevant rewards as if the consumer had used the Yoyo app.

Saying that Yoyo is “truly unlocking the power of payment data,” Rolph put the company’s innovations into an even broader perspective. “We believe the future is about bank enablement, rather than disruption and have some big announcements to come.” Rolph underscored the company’s partnership with Starling Bank and Visa, calling it “proof that the banking sector is beginning to see the need to deliver a Yoyo-powered experience to their customers – watch this space.”

Last month, Yoyo announced a partnership with Preoday, a digital ordering and pre-payment technology company. Through the agreement, consumers can use their Yoyo wallet to pre-order food and beverages at participating retailers. Also in June, the company earned a finalist spot in the TechCrunch Europas Awards in June, and unveiled a quarterly tracker to monitor customer purchasing trends in closed catering environments like workplace cafeterias. Named Best Mobile Payment Solution at the MPE Awards this spring, Yoyo has raised more than $30 million in funding, and includes SOSV among its investors.

Finovate Alumni News

On Finovate.com

  • Flywire Raises $100 Million for Global Expansion.
  • Five Degrees Acquires Icelandic IT Software Company Libra.
  • Yoyo Tops One Million User Milestone.
  • Coinbase Enables European Customers to Buy Virtual Gift Cards with Crypto.

Around the web

  • The Motley Fool interviews Q2 Holdings CEO Matt Flake.
  • AlphaPoint hires Kristin Boggiano as Chief Legal Officer.
  • Entrust Datacard unveils TruCredential 7.5 software that enables tablet and mobile-based capture and issuance of ID cards.
  • America’s Credit Union partners with Insuritas to launch member owned insurance agency.

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.