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FinDEVr New York is just over one month away. Visit our registration page today and save your spot as our developer’s conference returns to New York City, March 21 & 22, for two days of APIs, SDKs, case studies, coding examples, and more.

On FinDEVr.com

  • Braintree Hires John MacIlwaine as New CTO.

The latest from FinDEVr New York presenters. Catch them at FinDEVr New York next month!

  • ChartIQ to provide Fidessa with HTML5 charting options.

  • Clutch recognizes Softjourn as one of the top web and software developers in the Ukraine.

  • Fiserv wins inaugural Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) Fintech ADVANCE Award for its Verifast palm authentication technology.

  • Vantiv to provide debit, credit, and ATM processing services for Financial Technology Solutions International.

  • Massachusetts-based bank, Salem Five ($4.2 billion in assets) picks Fiserv as its new technology partner.

  • Vantiv partners with CardFlight to Offer EMV Mobile POS Solution.

Alumni updates

  • Intuit deploys VersaPay ARC for its SME customers and accountant clients.

  • Wave to offer OnDeck business loans and lines of credit courtesy of new partnership.

  • IBM leverages Hyperledger Fabric to support a trade finance-oriented blockchain project in Dubai.

  • Entersekt CIO Gerhard Oosthuizen shares advice on passwords and protecting personal data in Moneyweb.

  • ACI Worldwide teams up with Chargebacks911 to help merchants handle fraudulent chargebacks.

  • MoneyGram using Mobile Verify from Mitek to meet AML requirements.

  • Envestnet | Yodlee partners with mobile-only banking startup, Varo Money.

  • Xero partners with Sasfin Bank to offer next generation financial management to small businesses.

  • Betterment unveils new multi-plan offering with access to human advisors.

  • Fidor partners with EPAM Systems to gain access to additional product development and software engineering talent.

  • Avoka names former KPMG executive Matt Lewis as new CFO.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

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On FinDEVr.com:

The latest from FinDEVr Silicon Valley presenters

  • BBVA chooses Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud infrastructure services provider.
  • Extended partnership makes Yodlee’s data aggregation available via Backbase’s Open Banking Marketplace.
  • Hyperwallet announces support for real-time, push-to-card payments solution,Visa Direct.
  • Full Envestnet | Yodlee Integration Give Advisors Big Picture View of Client Finances.
  • Modo to give the Bank of America access to its COIN Operated Digital Payments Hub.
  • Expensify launches direct integration with Zenefits.

Alumni updates

  • InComm launches new brand of solutions for cash-based consumers, VanillaDirect.
  • Temenos launches Digital Engagement modules to offer real-time customer marketing and engagement.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems launches cloud-based hosting option for its DecryptxPCI-validated P2PE product through Amazon Web Services.
  • Intuit expands partnership with PayPal to provide QuickBooks Online customers with a new way of accepting payments via PayPal.
  • Chain launches open source edition of its distributed ledger, Chain Core Developer Edition.
  • Avoka earns a pair of “XCelent Awards” for service and breadth of functionality from Celent.
  • Trulioo announced that its GlobalGateway platform now reaches 60 countries.
  • On Deck Capital and Kabbage agree to disclose SMB loan pricing

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

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FinDEVrSV16-withdateOur FinDEVr New York developer showcase was a success! FinDEVr Silicon Valley will be held 18/19 October in Santa Clara. Early bird tickets expire soon so register today to save your spot!

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters

  • Fintech Trending: Look Who’s Chasing Venmo, Student Loan Servicing Falls Short.

Alumni updates

  • Currency Cloud partners with Arkea Banking Services to provide faster payments and better reconciliation. Join Currency Cloud in New York next week for FinovateFall 2016.
  • Uber and Visa team up on local offers.
  • Bluefin Payment Systems unveils PAX devices for PCI-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE).
  • Backbase Partners with Entersekt to Deliver Authentication Technology.
  • Intuit unveils personalized app recommendations for QuickBooks Online.
  • Quisk rolls out mobile money platform at National Commercial Bank Jamaica Limited.
  • Entersekt brings its Transakt technology to the Middle East in collaboration with IST Networks.
  • Temenos to provide core banking solutions for international microfinance specialist, Microcred.
  • Crowdfund Insider interviews Kabbage CEO & Co-Founder Rob Frohwein.
  • Xero named most-loved accounting software for second year in a row.

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FinDEVrSV16-LogoV2(wdate)Our FinDEVr New York developer showcase was a success! FinDEVr Silicon Valley will be held October 18 & 19 in Santa Clara. Register today and save.

On FinDEVr.com

  • Quovo Teams Up with Totum Wealth to Improve Client Account Aggregation for Wealth Managers.

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters

  • Markit chooses corporate events data from Wall Street Horizon for its research, analysis, and news interface, Markit Hub.

Alumni updates

  • PYMNTS talks to Token CEO Steve Kirsh about how Token helps banks comply with the EU’s PSD2.
  • Forbes looks at how Intuit QuickBooks is hiring app developers to help it improve the user experience.
  • Temenos to Power Wealth Management Solution for Standard Chartered.

Stay current on daily news from the fintech developer community! Follow FinDEVr on Twitter.

FinDEVr Live: A New API from Intuit Developer Group Gives Builders Access to End-User Authenticated Financial Data

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IntuitDeveloper_FinDEVr2015_logoIntuit Developer offers you a vast, ready-to-tap opportunity to generate app revenues and grow your business. Our goal is to help you get your app built, published, and adopted as quickly as possible using best-in-class tools, high-quality APIs, industry leading security practices and dedicated support.

Intuit’s Financial Data APIs
Intuit’s Financial Data APIs provides developers with access to end-user authenticated financial data:

Transactions API provides access to financial account information from 20,000 financial institutions

Identification API provides bank account and routing numbers and personal information on the bank owner to verify identity and reduce friction in setting up an ACH.

Key takeaways:

  • Forget your checkbook or micro-deposits, get the information you need to set up an ACH in seconds with your bank account user name and password
  • Access end-user authenticated data from more than 20,000 financial institutions
  • Leverage the same technology that fuels Mint, QuickBooks, and Quicken, and join the thousands of developers who are part of the Intuit Developer community.

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Presenters:

Emily Silberstein, Head of Financial Data APIs (CAD)
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Silberstein manages Intuit’s Financial Data Services business for third party developers. Prior to Intuit, Silberstein was a fintech entrepreneur, launching and running the Asia business for an alternative data credit scoring startup. Silberstein has an MBA from Harvard and is originally from Iowa.

Jarred Keneally (not pictured), Head of Developer Relations Engineering
LinkedIn | @JarredKeneally

Keneally is a Developer Relations leader and has been with Intuit for 15 years. He has a background in software engineering and a degree in Computer Engineering from Northeastern University. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area with his wife and children.

Chase Ellsworth, Software Engineer, Earnest

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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.

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

FinDEVr Preview: Intuit Developer Group

FinDEVr2015LogoV2DateFinDEVr Previews highlight companies presenting new developer tools, platforms & integrations at the second annual FinDEVr — Oct 6 & 7.

Intuit Developer Group’s Financial Data APIs (CAD) provide access to user-authenticated financial data through:

  • Transactions API: Provides financial account information from 20,000 financial institutions
  • Identification API: Provides bank account, routing numbers and bank owner information to verify identity and frictionlessly set up ACH

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Why it’s a must-see:

Intuit Developer Group’s Financial Data APIs (CAD) leverage the same technology that power Mint.com, Quicken, and QuickBooks to enable developers to access data from the largest number of financial institutions among aggregation providers. The technology provides a self-service app development platform with transparent pricing and a sandbox with no time limits.


Check out more of today’s FinDEVr Previews:

What the Hack to do With All those APIs?

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We’re in Vegas this week, catching up with several Finovate and FinDEVr alums. Before the week even started, however, we took a gamble and spent the weekend at the Money20/20 Hackathon.

Many Finovate and FinDEVr alums have powerful APIs to enable the creation of solutions to solve all types of problems. At the hackathon, the crowd of 450 developers, engineers, and entrepreneurs developed a myriad of solutions over the course of 25 hours.

Here are the winners for each company:

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Bionym winners

  • OffBank, which uses Bionym’s Nymi band to authenticate bank customers before initiating a wire transfer
  • I Heart Pay, which uses Bionym’s Nymi band, combined with an app, to enable merchants to verify a customer’s identity to charge them for a transaction

Check out Bionym’s demo from FinDEVr 2014, San Francisco

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Blockchain winner:

Samaritus, which uses barcode scanners inside of recycling bins that read bar codes on recyclable materials to reward people for recycling. The app pays them in bitcoin, while simultaneously collecting data on what and where users recycle.

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Feedzai winner:
Bacon, which places a multi-layer authentication platform that layers more security data on top of Feedzai’s algorithm to authenticate customers before a transaction. 

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Intuit winner:
In Reach, which uses the QuickBooks Online API to determine the availability of a retailer’s inventory, then enables customers to purchase goods via a native app, and pick up the item in the store.
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MasterCard winner:

Enterchange, which uses MasterCard’s API to enable customers to order food and pay at sit-down restaurants.
Modo Payments winners:
    • ShopperPal (for FIS), an app that incents consumers to enter a physical retail store by giving them points for entering a 
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      store, liking the company on Facebook, and making purchases in the store. The points are added to the consumer’s Modo Payments app.

    • KidFit (for Alliance Data), an app that syncs with wearable devices, such as a smartwatch, to enable parents to reward their children for elevating their heart rate for a set amount of time. The rewards are given in the form of points in the Modo Payments app. 
    • Nike Modo, a system that uses the Nike Fuel band to track a consumer’s geolocation and add reward points to their Modo Wallet when they enter a store and make a purchase.
Swift, a solution for retail stores that uses an RFID sensor to track each product that is placed into shopping carts. The data syncs to the consumer’s PayPal app to enable a quick and mobile checkout experience.

FinDEVr Preview: Eshtapay, EVO Snap*, Intuit Partner Platform, and Xignite

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In the weeks ahead of FinDEVr San Francisco, we’re taking a closer look at the companies that will share their technology through presentations and workshops on September 30 and October 1.

Today, we have two installments. In the first, we looked a Avoka, Financial App, Incomm, and Xero. In part two, we’re featuring:

There’s still time to pick up your ticket to join in on the first event for fintech developers.


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Eshta develops and operates Eshtapay as a financial platform that can act as online payment system, e-wallet, escrow system, and self-service payment terminal back-end. Eshtapay (due to its very flexible architecture) is a Swiss-Army knife for the online banked and unbanked alike.

Keynote: Eshtapay: The Financial Swiss-Army Knife
Eshtapay is directly operated in Ukraine and Egypt and also used online from Dubai to France to power self-service payment kiosks, service vending machines, service marketplaces, and ATMs. With less than 6 months time to market for deployment, Eshtapay exhibits remarkable versatility and efficiency.
Workshop: Eshtapay: 80M People Market Case Study
Eshta CEO Catalin Braescu is offering a detailed break down of the customization and deployment of Eshtapay for the 80-million-person Egyptian market. Expect a colorful presentation, Indiana Jones situations, breakneck deadlines, and a Hollywood happy ending!
Why it’s great for developers:
    • Suspiciously easy to integrate
    • Dangerously fast to deploy
    • Tempting pricing

Your company + Eshtapay = fast access to billions of developing world consumers.



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EVO Snap* is a one-stop shop for application integration, merchant underwriting and international payment processing. Our developer platform provides single-integration access to omni-channel payment processing and value-added services through one API – making it easy for developers to support merchants.

Keynote: DIY Offers and Rewards – Closing the Digital Loyalty Loop

Description: Activate and deepen relationships with customers by linking consumer data with payment and marketing services to create customized loyalty programs, card-linked offers and real-time rewards at point-of-sale.

Workshop: DIY Offers and Rewards API – A Look Under the Hood

Get up close and personal with the EVO Snap* Connect offers and rewards API and discover how to integrate offer publishing and card-linked redemption services into your loyalty app. Learn how to leverage pre-built service modules and explore options for making your bank/app portal more valuable to merchants by offering detailed retail analytics. We’ll crack open the API, review available data, and offer up sample code.

Why it’s great for developers:

  • Simple, fast & easy-to-use payment APIs & integration tools
  • Simplify merchant activation & approval
  • Expand your global footprint and EMV readiness

Acquirer, Processor & Technology Partner – All-in-One. EVO Snap* is a one-stop shop for application integration, merchant underwriting and international payment processing.


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Intuit Partner Platform (IPP) is an open platform that enables developers to integrate with rich financial and transactional data through REST-based APIs and offers unparalleled reach to millions of small businesses through Intuit Apps.com.


Keynote: The Small Business Opportunity
The importance of small business to the global economy can’t be denied. With 600 million small businesses worldwide, the opportunity to drive their success is huge. Reach millions of small businesses by developing for Intuit QuickBooks Online, an open platform for developers that taps into the power of QuickBooks and the cloud. With partners from Square to American Express to Vend, QuickBooks Online allows Intuit and its ecosystem to simplify the business of life for millions of small businesses.
Workshop: Intuit’s Financial Data APIs: Getting Started With the Best Platform to Connect to Small Business and Consumer Financial Data
QuickBooks Online (QBO) has the largest small businesses audience in the world and the QBO API opens up this valuable market to partners and developers like you. The Customer Account Data (CAD) API is the same API that powers Mint.com giving you access to transaction data from over 19,000 financial institutions. In this session we will review the QBO and CAD APIs.
This session is best for developers looking to serve small businesses and accountants.
Key Takeaways:
  • What the QBO Platform offers to you as a partner and developer
  • How to start integrating with the CAD API so you can get started quickly
Why it’s great for developers:

    • QB Apps.com reaches millions of qualified SMB customers & accountants
    • You can easily connect your SaaS app to SMBs
    • Extend the power of QB to handle multiple jobs
Through IPP, developers can extend the power of QuickBooks, join Intuit’
s ecosystem of applications, and tap into millions of existing SMB customers.

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Xignite is the pioneer of cloud-based market data APIs & the provider for leading Fintech innovators Wealthfront, StockTwits, Robinhood & Yodlee. Our APIs cover every asset class, market & data type available & are ideal for integrating data into FinTech mobile apps, websites, and platforms.

Keynote: Kick-Start Your FinTech Business with Xignite Market Data APIs
Xignite powers hundreds of breakthrough FinTech apps and platforms – touching millions of investors & finance professionals each day. Learn how Xignite can help you kick-start your FinTech business, fuel your growth, and power your success with our easy-to-integrate financial data APIs.
Workshop: Power Your FinTech Apps with Xignite Market Data Cloud APIs
Come see how easy Xignite makes it to add virtually any type of financial market data into your app and why the top FinTech start-ups are Xignite customers. Get first-hand experience calling Xignite REST APIs for pricing, reference, and historical market data. Novices and experts are welcome; Xignite experts will be on hand to answer any questions and explain basic concepts (i.e. how to call a REST API) and share best practices (i.e. using our open-source SDKs).

Why it’s great for developers:
• Get going now with our special startup pricing 
• Get to market first – thanks to our easy APIs 
• Huge catalog of market data to fuel your growth
The flagship FinTech companies are winning with Xignite. Shouldn’t you be too?


If you missed any of the previous FinDEVr Preview posts, check them out below:

Coinbase Integration Brings Bitcoin Payments to Shopify Merchants

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If you’re a merchant on the Shopify e-commerce platform with a hankering to join the cryptocurrency revolution, then Coinbase has some very good news for you.

Thanks to a new integration of Coinbase’s technology, the more than 100,000 merchants that rely on Shopify to do business online will be able to start accepting payment in bitcoin as early as Tuesday.

The process involves setting up a Coinbase account, initiating the integration on Shopify, providing account credentials, and that’s it. Already on board are merchants such as Leap Motion, Soylent, and iOgrapher.
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Coinbase is a bitcoin payment processing and digital wallet platform that makes bitcoin transactions easier and safer. The company holds more than one million consumer wallets, and enables more than 28,000 merchants to accept payment in bitcoin. There are no fees charged for the first $1,000,000 in transactions, with merchants paying a 1% exchange fee beyond that amount. Coinbase’s most recent innovation, demoed at FinovateSpring in San Jose this year, is called Instant Exchange and helps remove exchange rate risk from bitcoin transactions.
Coinbase has had a busy first half of 2014. The company’s technology was integrated with Intuit’s PayByCoin in June. And Coinbase earned a spot on CNBC’s Disruptor 50 list shortly after announcing its acquisition of Kippt in May.
Founded in 2012 and headquartered in San Francisco, Coinbase was co-founded by Brian Armstrong (CEO) and Fred Ehrsam (President).

Developers! Curious how Coinbase makes it easy for merchants to add bitcoin payment functionality to their businesses and apps? Learn more about Coinbase’s Bitcoin API here. And be sure to check out our FinDEVr page for updates on the first event for fintech developers.