Calling all fintech startups — today marks the opening of the application period for the second class of INV Fintech, a global accelerator operated by Bank Innovation and Fiserv. Interested startups can apply here. The application period will close Friday, September 9. INV, which launched in January, is the firstRead More
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The mobile payments app Spare wants to kill the ATM. More specifically, Spare wants to give customers access to cash from merchants for less than the cost of an ATM fee, and more security. To use Spare, customers open their Spare app and locate a nearby merchant with cash onRead More
In what is believed to be a first, Dyme has developed a prototype of a Facebook Messenger bot for financial services. Dyme, the text banking startup, gave Bank Innovation a sneak peek at the savings chatbot, which mirrors Dyme’s text application. Dyme is one of six startups in the springRead More
Bank Innovation INV, this blog’s fintech accelerator, is pleased today to announce the six extraordinary startups that have been admitted to its inaugural class. The companies selected from applications received from startups around the world are: CrossCues Dyme GoldBean Hermetic Security Spare We Are Briqs The companies, chosen after a comprehensiveRead More
Toronto-based OutsideIQ, which uses artificial intelligence and big data to help companies analyze risk, has joined Bank Innovation INV as an API partner. Bank Innovation INV is a new fintech startup accelerator run by Bank Innovation and Fiserv, and includes five banks and a host of API partners. OutsideIQ demoedRead More
It is just more than a year since Visa introduced its Mobile Location Confirmation service. And Visa has managed to nail down but two clients. MLC, as Visa refers to the offering, is a mobile service that uses geo-location information to predict whether it is the account holder or an unauthorized user making aRead More
Long live the fintech accelerator. With all due respect to American Banker‘s BankThink portal and Forrester Research, the future could not be brighter for fintech accelerators, and I write that not just because Bank Innovation has launched an, er, fintech accelerator with Fiserv, U.S. Bank, and Cross River Bank. Last week,Read More
Bank Innovation and Fiserv today announce the launch of Bank Innovation INV, a revolutionary fintech accelerator that will cultivate financial services startups around the world. INV is now accepting applications for its first accelerator class, which will commence this quarter.
In 2009, as the financial services sector boiled, Bank Innovation was launched for one simple reason: it was (or would be at the time) an imperative that banking institutions innovate. Today, that imperative is as sure as rain. Digital banking is no longer a backwater at banks. “Chief Innovation Officer”Read More