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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:

  • OakNorth, “The First Cloud-Based Bank in the U.K.” is Powered by Mambu.
  • Mobeam Barcode Beaming Technology Gains Broader Integration with Samsung Pay.
  • Up from Down Under: VIX Verify Chooses Atlanta’s Transaction Alley for Americas Headquarters.
  • Speed of Lightning, Roar of Thunder: Blockchain Unveils Off-Chain Bitcoin Payments Network.

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2016 presenters:

  • Version 6.0 of PayPal app discontinues support for Amazon Fire, Windows, and Blackberry phones.

Alumni updates:

  • Twilio Readies for $100 Million IPO.
  • Let’s Talk Payments takes a look at the post-acquisition relationship between Envestnet and Yodlee.
  • Neyber selects Cloud Lending Solutions for loan automation.

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

Up from Down Under: VIX Verify Chooses Atlanta’s Transaction Alley for Americas Headquarters

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Australian identity verification specialist VIX Verify is making Atlanta, Georgia the site of its headquarters in the Americas. Vix Verify will join more than 75 other fintech firms in Atlanta’s Transaction Alley, home of fellow Finovate and FinDEVr alums like ProfitStars, Idology, TSYS, Kabbage, Q2, FIS, Fiserv, Acculynk, Cardlytics, and Bluefin Payments.

VIX Verify General Manager Marco Piovesan had this in mind in explaining how Atlanta became the company’s choice. In addition to crediting Transaction Alley’s “concentration of successful payment processing, credit bureau and data companies,” themselves, Piovesan also praised the “collaborative community, talent, economic vibrancy and ‘let’s do it’ attitude.” This last point is interesting insofar as Atlanta’s booming fintech industry (more than 30,000 workers in more than 90 fintechs generating $30 billion in revenue) is increasingly a mix of traditional payment processors and fintech newcomers, including companies like VIX Verify.

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Pictured: Product Manager Samantha Gilbert during her presentation “Global Identity Verification: Made Easy with greenID” at FinDEVr New York 2016.

VIX Verify provides financial institutions, payment processors and other companies with a multi-channel identify verification platform, greenID. The platform leverages biometrics, data, and device location to give businesses the ability to onboard new customers in a compliant, transparent, and accountable way. The flexibility of the platform allows users in different regulatory environments to customize the identity verification solutions they deploy. “Our solution will help billions of people around the world to economically benefit by participating in financial ecosystems as easily as possible, while reducing the risks for financial institutions,” Piovesan explained.

During the company’s FinDEVr New York 2016 presentation earlier this year, Product Manager Samantha Gilbert discussed how global identity verification is becoming a more integral part of doing business for many companies, yet remains a very complicated area. The difficulty of accessing government data sources – or of even knowing which data may need to be collected in a given area – can be major challenges, to say nothing of regulatory regimes that require fairly explicit consent. “When you start moving our of your home entry, the number of data sources and things you add can very quickly become an integration and maintenance overhead nightmare,” she said.

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Pictured: Jennifer Hughes (Business Development, North America) demonstrating greenID at FinovateSpring 2016.

Speaking in San Jose a few months later, the company’s Business Development specialist elaborated on this theme. “In many part of Asia, the requirements for KYC verification requires face to face interaction,” she said. “That means that a consumer cannot completely sign up for a new financial product or service through a digital channel without at some point having going into that institution to show their face.” The result, in cooperation with local officials in Asian countries, was VIX Verify’s model onboarding prototype, which was demoed at FinovateSpring this May.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Sydney, Australia, VIX Verify has more than 300 clients around the world, reaching more than three billion consumers in more than 50 countries. The company demoed its technology at FinDEVr New York 2016 in a presentation, “Global Identity Verification, Made Easy with greenID.” VIX Verify made its Finovate debut in May, demoing its identity verification platform at FinovateSpring.


Before your weekend gets underway, be sure to pick up your ticket to FinDEVr Silicon Valley 2016, October 18 & 19.  Take advantage of big pre-sales savings and reserve your spot by Friday, May 27 to save $400 off the ticket price.

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

On FinDEVr.com:

  • Envestnet | Yodlee Unveils its Risk Insight API.
  • Google’s Guide: New Book Explains How Google Manages its Cloud Infrastructure.

The latest from FinDEVr New York 2015 presenters:

  • OutsideIQ joins fintech accelerator, Bank Innovation INV, as an API partner. See OutsideIQ at FinovateSpring in San Jose next month.
  • Vix Verify opens new offices in Atlanta, Georgia’s Transaction Alley as part of American expansion.
  • Chase launches OnDeck-powered SMB Loan platform.
  • Praesidio ranks Top 10 Most Promising Cloud Banking Solution Providers of 2015.
  • API report covers Streamdata.io.
  • CryptoCoinNews takes a look at the recent funding for blockchain development platform, Stratumn.

Alumni updates:

  • CardFlight and Miura Systems Partner to Offer EMV and NFC Mobile POS Solution to the U.S Market.
  • PayNearMe facilitates users to pay for their taxes in cash.
  • BehavioSec, Nationwide, Unisys Team Up on Biometrics.
  • Crowdfund Insider interviews Cloud Lending CEO  Snehal Fulzele.

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

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FinDEVrNY16-V2(wdate)Our FinDEVr New York developer showcase is next week on March 29 & 30. Register today and we’ll see you in New York!

Developer news:

  • TechCrunch reports: Almost everyone is doing the API economy wrong.

On FinDEVr.com:

  • Financial Information Services Provider Markit Merges with IHS.
  • Symbiont and Ipreo Team Up to Accelerate the Loan Settlement Process.

The latest from upcoming FinDEVr New York 2015 presenters:

  • Xignite to provide free market data for FinTech Sandbox demo participants. Join Xignite in New York for FinDEVr next week.
  • Markit to supply FinTech Sandbox with fixed income pricing and reference data.
  • PayPal to enable money transfers to Cuba via its Xoom acquisition.
  • 3dcart merchants gain access to end-to-end payment processing courtesy of Braintree.
  • OnDeck partners with Innovate Finance to debut Transatlantic Policy Working Group.
  • Markit unveils new tax utility service.
  • Intuit Developer Group Drops Financial Data APIs; Partners with Finicity to Ease Transition.

Alumni updates:

  • Let’s Talk Payments lists SnoopWall and Entrust in its round-up of the hottest mobile security companies.
  • Avalara teams up with WooCommerce to help online merchants manage sales taxes.

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

FinDEVr New York Preview: VIX Verify

FinDEVr2016NY_stackdateA look at the companies presenting new developer tools, platforms, and integrations at FinDEVr New York, March 29 & 30.

VIX Verify will be presenting greenID: its innovative, award-winning SAAS platform for digital consumer onboarding and AML/KYC/CTF compliance.

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Why it’s a must-see:
GreenID is the only true global, integrated platform that combines document image capture, document verification, OCR, and facial recognition technologies to verify and authenticate consumer identities and documents in real-time.


Check out the rest of today’s FinDEVr New York Previews: