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FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateAre you building new financial technology? Be sure to register soon for the only event exclusive for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, Oct 6-7 (fewer than 2 weeks away!) in San Francisco.

Developer news:

  • Fusion, Switzerland’s first fintech accelerator, selects 10 start-ups for its 12-month acceleration program that starts on October 5.

The latest from upcoming FinDEVr 2015 presenters:

  • PayPal explains its recently launched API Transactions Dashboard.
  • BehavioSec joins PwC’s Accelerator Programme.
  • Personal Capital appoints Mark Goines as CMO.
  • Business Insider ranks Currency Cloud among top fintech companies in Britain.
  • Let’s Talk Payments lists 25 top alternative lending startups including OnDeck.
  • Kanto X Hits Over $2 Billion in Currency Exchange Transactions.
  • 7-Eleven and PayNearMe launch PayNearMe Bill Pay app, a full-service bill payment center.
  • OnDeck and Intuit join forces to launch $100 million lending fund for small businesses.

Alumni updates:

  • Dynamic Trend integrates with Tradier Brokerage API.
  • Xero previews two new features – Billable Expenses and Invoice Reminders – for small business users of its platform.

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FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateAre you building new financial technology? Be sure to register soon for the only event exclusively for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, Oct 6-7 in San Francisco.

Developer news:

  • CIO of UBS asserts the blockchain will heavily impact financial services.
  • Inc: Why Fintech Is One of the Most Promising Industries of 2015.
  • Accenture and Leading Banks Invite Applications for Fourth Annual FinTech Innovation Lab London.
  • Tool of the week: SplitMetrics allows A/B testing of App Store promotional pages

The latest from upcoming FinDEVr 2015 presenters:

  • PayPal acquires mobile commerce platform Modest, its first acquisition as a standalone, public company.
  • Inc. Magazine ranks Kabbage the 36th fastest growing U.S. private companies.
  • Silicon Republic recommends following OnDeck on Twitter.
  • FinDEVr alums make Let’s Talk Payments’ list of payment companies raising money in 2015.
  • Fidor Bank CEO Matthias Kroner calls bitcoin as a “natural part of the digital lifestyle.”
  • PayPal ranks in the top 5 of payments companies based on market cap.
  • Blackberry selects PayPal for its P2P Payments provider.

Alumni updates:

  • TradeSharp integrates with Tradier to offer brokerage services and enhanced trading strategies.
  • InComm to expand offerings in Asda, the United Kingdom-based subsidiary of Walmart.
  • Blockchain achieves 4 million bitcoin wallets.
  • Xero announces plan to help SMEs get bank loans.
  • Cloud Lending Solutions unveils CL Originate, its next generation, cloud-based loan origination platform.
  • CardFlight’s SwipeSimple to power Integrity Mobile’s mPOS tech.

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.

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FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateAre you building new financial technology? Be sure to register soon for the only event exclusively for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, Oct 6-7 in San Francisco.

Developer news:

  • Mobile Monday: APIs to Power Thousands of Banking Apps.
  • UBS Launches Future of Finance Challenge with Fintech Startups.

The latest from upcoming FinDEVr 2015 presenters:

  • In Gartner’s latest report, Backbase scores twice in the top 5 for the B2C Informational and B2C Transactional use cases.
  • Inc. ranks Kabbage as 36 in list of 5000 fastest-growing private companies in America.
  • Envestnet acquires Yodlee for its Aggregation API and Instant Account Verification API for $590 million.
  • Coinalytics and Token Earn Finalist Spots in BBVA Open Talent Competition.
  • CIO magazine features Wallaby Financial in a look at the end of passwords.
  • Yodlee adds four companies to its International Acceleration Program.

Alumni updates:

  • Bluefin Payment Systems partners with EchoSat to protect point-of-sale systems from security breaches.
  • WatersTechnology interviews CEO of Avoka Technologies, Derek Corcoran.
  • nymi teams up with TD Bank and MasterCard to develop heartbeat-based, biometric authentication for contactless payments.
  • Xero Launches its New Android Touch App.
  • LendUp deploys TaskRouter from Twilio to improve its call center customer service.

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.

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FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateAre you building new financial technology? Be sure to register soon for the only event exclusively for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, Oct 6-7 in San Francisco.

Industry news:

  • Expensify launches new fintech investment fund.
  • Yodlee hosts webinar on how to build financial apps to meet evolving customer expectations.
  • The Full FinDEVr: A Look at the Final Line-Up for FinDEVr 2015 San Francisco.

The latest from upcoming FinDEVr 2015 presenters:

  • Wallaby Upgrades Credit Card Optimization Solution with Spend Monitor.
  • Backbase-powered Touch Bank goes live in Russia.
  • PayPal hires former United Airlines executive, John Rainey, as new CFO.
  • EVO Snap* to fast track EMV migration for Software Vendors and retailers; partners with Handpoint.
  • NerdWallet looks at Personal Capital in feature on how automation is disrupting investing.
  • BehavioSec mentioned as one “wild invention of the future” that the Pentagon is behind.
  • OnDeck rolls out mobile app for account management on-the-go.
  • PYMNTS looks at how PayPal’s Paydiant is powering Subway’s mobile payments app.

Alumni updates:

  • Market Visual integrates with Tradier’s API to enable investors to manage stock portfolios and trade on a single platform.
  • Tradier announces 75+ investor platforms and advisors now integrate with its API.
  • Let’s Talk Payments interviews PayStand CEO, Jeremy Almond.
  • In its latest podcast, Payments Views talks with HCE inventor and CEO of SimplyTapp, Doug Yeager.
  • Mobile Payments Today looks at InComm’s drive to bring open-loop prepaid to mobile wallets.
  • PayNearMe partners with The California Department of Child Support Services to offer a new payment option for cash-paying customers.

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.

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Are you building new financial technology? Be sure to register soon for the only event exclusively for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, October 6-7 in San Francisco.

Industry news:

  • SETL uses blockchain to help facilitate settlement of market transactions.
  • PaymentsViews interviews Doug Yeager, inventor of Host Card Emulation (HCE)
  • Let’s Talk Payments looks at how the financial services industry is learning to love the blockchain.

The latest from upcoming FinDEVr 2015 presenters:

  • Worldpay and Paymetric team up to launch integrated payments solution for international commerce.
  • Marketing Mag interviews new VP of marketing for Thinking Capital, Roshni Wijayashinha.
  • ScriptRock updates its DevOps platform with new data visualization, search.
  • Coin Telegraph talks with Fidor Bank AG Product Manager for Cryptocurrencies and Assets, Vladimir Tomic (in German).

Alumni updates:

  • Giftbit earns spot in Techstars Seattle 2015 accelerator.
  • Google Cloud Platform’s customer-supplied encryption keys now available in beta.
  • Bitcoin.com ranks Blockchain.info as the most visited website in the bitcoin ecosystem.
  • Pich Technologies launches new website.
  • SimplyTapp president Ted Fifelski quoted in Mobile Commerce Daily feature on mobile payments.
  • CopSonic wins two prizes at Innocherche Awards, is named “Favorite of the Public.”

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateAre you building new financial technology? Be sure to register soon for the only event exclusively for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, Oct 6-7 in San Francisco.

Industry news:

  • Let’s Talk Payments highlights 29 APIs to consider before building any fintech product; many are FinDEVr alums.
  • New Y Combinator program for “very, very early stage startups,” YC Fellowship, announced with deadline of July 27.

The latest from upcoming FinDEVr 2015 presenters:

  • Lend Academy podcast features Kathryn Petralia, Kabbage co-founder.
  • Irish Tech News interviews BehavioSec CEO, Neil Costigan.
  • PYMNTS looks at OnDeck’s record-breaking quarter.
  • Red Herring names Kabbage a Top 100 Private Company.
  • Spreedly surpasses $1 billion in annual payment volume.
  • The Mifos Initiative joins The Open Source Initiative, a global non-profit that promotes and protects open source software, development and communities.
  • Personal Capital featured in a Bloomberg Business column on options for new investors.
  • Business Insider looks at “transformative” fintech leadership at companies like Braintree, Coinbase, PayPal, SamsungPay (with Loop), and Venmo.
  • GROWMARK selects Avalara AvaTax Excise & Returns Excise Enterprise.

Alumni updates:

  • InComm partners with Gemalto to offer a secure prepaid mobile NFC payment option.
  • Trulioo appoints former Experian GM as president.
  • Bankless Times features Cloud Lending Solutions.

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateAre you building new financial technology? Be sure to register now for the only event exclusively for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, Oct 6-7 in San Francisco.

The latest from FinDEVr 2015 presenters:

  • Business Insider names Braintree, PayPal, Coinbase, and Venmo executives as 5 of 10 execs who are transforming the fintech industry.
  • Swiss Re partners with Backbase to develop a new platform for selling and servicing life and health products online.
  • Avalara Integrates Automated Sales Tax Solution with Stripe.
  • PayPal’s Braintree supports Apple Pay in the UK with its v.zero SDK.

Alumni updates:

  • InComm adds new brands to its Incentives e-commerce site, including vacation brands.
  • MetaBank partners with InComm to become an issuing bank for InComm’s prepaid card programs.
  • Xero updates Tracked Inventory feature.

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

Are you building new financial technology? Be sure to register now for the only event exclusively for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, Oct 6-7 in San Francisco. Super Early-Bird tickets are on sale through this Friday, July 10.

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Before diving into company news, check out American Banker’s thoughts on why U.S. banks are opening up APIs to outsiders. It’s worth the read.

The latest from FinDEVr 2015 presenters:

  • PayPal’s Early Valuation Tops $44 Billion.
  • PYMNTS.com takes a look at PayPal CEO Dan Schulman’s conversation with the Financial Times.
  • My Bank Tracker reviews and compares offerings from Credit Karma, Credit Sesame, and BillGuard.
  • Rise in tech investment in the UK credited to companies such as Currency Cloud in London’s fintech sector.

Alumni updates:

  • Xero releases payroll availability for Nevada and Illinois.
  • Dwolla’s Jordan Lampe pens American Banker article that focuses on Open Bank Project’s use of open sourced APIs.
  • Monitise to emphasize API, on-site solutions in recent strategy shift.
  • Xero to offer foreign invoice payments via new partnership with Midpoint Holdings.

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.

FinDEVr APIntelligence

Are you building new financial technology? Be sure to register now for the only event exclusively for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, Oct 6-7 in San Francisco.

FinDEVr2015-SF-Logo-StackedwdateThe latest from FinDEVr 2015 presenters:

  • Money Under 30 features personal finance apps from Personal Capital and Credit Karma.
  • Bank Investment Consultant mentions Personal Capital in its look at how traditional advisors can compete against robo-advisors.
  • Backbase adds Geezeo’s PFM to its Open Banking Marketplace.
  • Yodlee Brings “Sense” to Forward-Looking Bank Balances.

Alumni updates:

  • PayPal and Uber extend their partnership to additional 9 countries, now in 19 total.

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Are you building new financial technology? Be sure to register now for the only event exclusively for fintech developers, FinDEVr 2015, Oct 6-7 in San Francisco. 

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The latest from FinDEVr 2015 presenters:

  • Pinterest turns to  Braintree to power PayPal payment option for browsing consumers.
  • FinDEVr 2015: First Round of Presenting Companies Revealed.
  • Backbase set to launch its first hackathon 19 and 20 of June.
  • Spreedly now supports third party tokens to help merchants continue to process transactions using their existing gateway-specific tokens from within Spreedly.
  • Thinking Capital  announces new name, visual identity and tagline.
  • SandHill mentions  SnoopWall as 1 of 5 Cool Pre-VC Cybersecurity Startups.
  • Avalara  acquires Belgium-based VAT Applications.
  • UPS Capital Partners integrates with Kabbage to offer more SMBs access to a loan through UPS.

Alumni updates:

  • Xero  developing business apps that Apple is using to help market the iPad’s use in business.
  • Tech.co looks at how Trulioo’s API defends startups against credit card fraud.
  • Xero  reaches 500,000 customers for its cloud accounting service, sets sights on 1 million customer milestone.
  • Verizon Ventures welcomes  SimplyTapp to its portfolio of investments.
  • Dunkin’ Donuts, Fandango, Sundance Catalog and Williams-Sonoma have all integrated Visa Checkout into their apps.
  • NerdWallet turns to  Trulioo CEO Stepehn Ufford CEO offers 5 steps to protect against cyberthreats.

Stay up to date on daily developments by following FinDEVr on Twitter.