Tony Zerucha

Galileo Expands Access to Payment Risk Platform

SoFi-owned Galileo Financial Technologies now offers its Payment Risk Platform to the entire financial services ecosystem. This holistic fraud engine delivers real-time payment risk mitigation controls that allow any fintech or financial brand to reduce fraud losses and minimize payment risks proactively. The Galileo Payment… Read More

B2B Payments Firm TreviPay Launches Financial Partner Gateway API Suite

Global B2B payments and invoicing network TreviPay this week announced the launch of the Financial Partner Gateway, a new suite of APIs for financial institutions looking to expand commercial offerings. TreviPay’s composable technology platform now enables banks around the world to deliver automated accounts receivable, underwriting and trade… Read More

United Nations, Secure Identity Alliance to Help Developing Countries with Digital Identity Systems

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Secure Identity Alliance (SIA) this week announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist developing countries in implementing, strengthening or expanding their digital identity systems. The agencies said they are committed to promoting open… Read More

EWA Report Blasted by American Fintech Council CEO

The CEO of the American Fintech Council blasted the Centre for Responsible Lending (CRL) for a report on earned wage access (EWA), calling it a ‘complete misunderstanding and mischaracterization of the industry” that, among other things, takes information out of context and uses ‘improper interpretations… Read More

FinMkt Welcomed by American Fintech Council

The American Fintech Council (AFC), an industry association representing fintech companies and banks creating access to safe and affordable financial services, has announced that FinMkt has become its newest member. Woman-founded and owned, the AFC said the company adds an important voice to the fast-growing… Read More

MineralTree Report Parses AP Trends

MineralTree’s eighth-annual State of AP Report chronicles the effect of automation, headwinds, inflation and hybrid workplaces on AP teams. “As businesses continue to face a number of challenges and pressures, finance teams are being tasked with finding new ways to drive operating efficiencies and get… Read More

UK Regulators Prudential Regulation Authority, Financial Conduct Authority Proposes Fiserv Inclusivity Measures

United Kingdom regulators, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), have proposed measures to boost diversity and inclusion in financial services. In consultation papers published this month, the financial regulators have proposed to “boost diversity and inclusion to support healthy work cultures, reduce… Read More

Identity Theft Plaguing Business – Trulioo Report

This week, Trulioo, a global identity verification platform, announced new research revealing that 79% of responding organizations have experienced business identity theft, which involves defrauding, extorting or stealing money from a company. The findings stem from the Trulioo September 2023 Global Know Your Business (KYB)… Read More

Retail Welcomed: Apex to Debut Fixed-Income Investing Platform in 2023

Apex Fintech Solutions’ new fixed-income investing platform promises everyday retail investors the ability to directly invest in fixed-income via fractional corporate bonds and treasuries, the company said this week. The solution meets investor demand for portfolio diversification and yield that fixed-income can offer. However, Apex… Read More

American Fintech Council Welcomes New Members

This week, the American Fintech Council announced that they have added several financial institutions as new members. Coastal Community Bank, Customers Bank, Thread Bank, Portage Bank, Evolve Bank and Trust, Five Star Bank, Lineage Bank and The Atlantic Federal Credit Union are among those joining… Read More

SmartMetric Announces Biometric Card With Inbuilt, Rechargeable Battery

SmartMetric announced this week that it has received clearance to ship its biometric card with its inbuilt rechargeable hybrid battery. “We are very excited to have now overcome this last remaining hurdle to bring our advanced biometric fingerprint-activated card to market,” said SmartMetric’s president and… Read More

Payments Association Presents Report to UK Parliament

The Payments Association, a United Kingdom-based payments organization, presented its report, Navigating the rising cost of living: Payments innovation as a game-changer at Parliament last week. The report identifies three groups of people newly at risk of financial exclusion and provides recommendations for building a… Read More

Arta Finance Welcomes Tomas Arlia as CIO

Fintech firm Arta Finance this week named Tomas Arlia its chief investment officer and head of alternative investments. A former CIO of GE Asset Management, Arlia brings more than 25 years of experience to further the company’s offerings in alternative assets, including private equity, private credit, venture capital,… Read More

Equifax Fraud Report Shows Rises in Canadian Credit Card, Mortgage Fraud Rates

New data suggests an increase in fraudulent activities within the automotive, credit card, and mortgage sectors, according to the latest Equifax Canada Fraud Trends Report. The report also suggests the uptick in fraud is being driven by financial pressures faced by consumers and by bold… Read More

Crypto Analytics Firm CoinScan Emerges From Stealth With $6.3M Nest Egg

CoinScan, a crypto analytics platform built to give traders an edge in the market with free in-depth charting and safety features, this week emerged from stealth with $6.3 million in funding to fuel product development and expansion. CoinScan is the first product from CryptoHub, a Web3 company focused on… Read More

Greenlight Celebrates Launch of Web-Based Financial Literacy Library

Greenlight, a Fintech company aiming to help parents raise financially savvy kids, this week announced the launch of Greenlight for Classrooms, a free, web-based personal finance library of interactive K-12 lessons and teaching materials mapped to state and national standards. As of Sept. 21, teachers… Read More

Clear Street Names Pair to Leadership Roles

Clear Street, a New York-based independent prime broker, this week appointed Jonathan “Jon” Daplyn as chief information officer and Hari Godbole as managing director and vice president of engineering. The moves are effective immediately. Daplyn leads Clear Street’s 150 technologists and reports to Chris Pento, Clear Street’s co-founder and chief executive officer…. Read More

FV Bank Welcomes Jennifer Yaris Rodriguez as Senior Trust Officer

FV Bank, the U.S. licensed global digital bank that offers a vertically integrated suite of traditional and digital asset banking and custody services, this week appointed Jennifer Yaris Rodríguez as its senior trust officer. The move is effective immediately. As senior trust officer, Rodriguez will… Read More

IBM Survey Reveals Differences Between Bank and Customer Priorities

The IBM Institute for Business Value, in collaboration with the Banking Industry Architecture Network and Red Hat, this week released findings from a new global study that reveals significant gaps between the stated priorities of surveyed banking executives and the customers they serve. The research… Read More

1 in 6 Americans Financially Vulnerable: Financial Health Network

One out of every six Americans is financially vulnerable, the highest percentage since before the pandemic. That is one finding in the Financial Health Pulse 2023 U.S. Trends Report, released this week by the Financial Health Network. Financially vulnerable consumers typically struggle to meet expenses,… Read More

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