How they describe themselves: Since 2004, Strands has been leveraging extensive expertise in Big Data and Machine Learning to develop AI-based, highly-customizable digital money management software. By working with top-tier financial institutions worldwide and serving more than 600 bank implementations, Strands empowers people to better manage their life, and make decisions in a smarter and independent way. Seamlessly integrated with the bank’s existing systems, Strands Finance Suite is relationship banking and smarter banking all rolled into one. Products include Personal Financial Management (PFM), Business Financial Management (BFM), Insights-Driven Solutions (Engager), Open Banking Solution (API Hub) and Customer-Linked Offers (CLO).
Mastercard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. Our global payments processing network connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. Mastercard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MastercardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.
How they describe their product/innovation: Strands and Mastercard will be on stage together to showcase their latest innovation: Strands SME Cash Flow Manager enhanced by Mastercard Technology. This solution is a tailor-made digitalization tool for SME banking, using cutting-edge business financial management technology. Strands and Mastercard have been working together globally to provide issuing banks with an integrated platform of digital cash management and commercial payment tools technology specifically designed to benefit their small-to-medium enterprise customer base with forwarding looking, actionable insights.
Product distribution strategy: Direct to Business (B2B), through financial institutions, through other fintech companies and platforms, licensed
Bus. Dev.: Strands: Carlos Atehortua, VP Sales, North America, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mastercard: Aidan Hayes, Dir. Global Small Bus., email@example.com
Press: Strands: Miriam Ballesteros, Head of Comms, firstname.lastname@example.org, +34 667 74 91 45
Mastercard: Alyssa Rosenblatt, Dir., email@example.com, +1-914-249-1564