October 2010

This week I’ve been in Amsterdam for Sibos – the annual international banking conference sponsored by SWIFT. (For those of you who aren’t familiar with SWIFT it is a consortium of worldwide banks that runs a global secure network connecting banks in over 200 countries. Interbank messages to support payments and brokerage trades all travel […]

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Glenbrook’s Russ Jones is attending the PayPal X Platform developers conference in San Francisco. His post from Day 1 is here. The second day of payments conferences usually give me a chance to step back, reflect on what was announced on the first day, and catch up with some people to better understand how things […]

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Glenbrook’s Russ Jones is attending the PayPal X Platform developers conference in San Francisco. His post from Day 2 is here. The PayPal news feed was running full blast today given all the various products, initiatives, and alliances that were announced on the first day of the PayPal Developer Conference. This was PayPal’s second developer […]

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Companies of all sizes have adopted accounts payable (AP) automation solutions, yet recent IAPP-TAWPI and Glenbrook research reveals that e-invoicing benefits remain elusive. Semantics Electronic invoicing, or e-invoicing, means different things to different people, and much depends on the context. There are solutions that cater to accounts receivable, focused on enabling efficient creation and delivery […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. First, a quick congratulations to the seven Best-in-Show winners (out of 56 presenters) from this year’s event: Betterment BillShrink Bundle Dynamics oFlows PayNearMe SecureKey Having listened attentively to all the demos, I […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Last session — hang with me! MoneyStrands: Nicely designed PFM system that uses aggregation It let’s you set goals and track them It’s not easy being the last PFM company in a […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Capital Access Network: They use a “daily remittance” model for SMB lending Their underwriting product can be used for a variety of loan products — revolving/term loans, credit cards, merchant cash advances […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Seeking Alpha: Site has 3.5 MM unique monthly visitors — investors, bankers, high net worth individuals — accessing the filtered content on investments Now adding investment tools to the content — the […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Day Two starting up — several interesting companies on the agenda today… Thwakk: Online 3D virtual world/game designed to facilitate customer acquisition Your Avatar makes a variety of financial decisions and […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Okay, gang — we’re in the homestretch (for day one).  Eight more presenters and then the bar is open. Standard Chartered: “Breeze” is their new approach to online and mobile banking […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Betterment: Dashboard for investment geared to simple review of portfolio value, overall return and asset allocation Money is automatically invested in simple set of ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds) based on the […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is one of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. BillFloat: Bill payment website that provides an instant, short-term loan to fund the bill payment Payor inputs key personal details that facilitates the loan underwriting Can be integrated with banks, prepaid card […]

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Glenbrook’s Bryan Derman is live blogging from FinovateFall 2010. This is the first of several posts; you can find an index to his coverage here. Credit Sesame: Consumers can create a free account and Credit Sesame will attempt to “optimize” their credit position based on lenders’ pre-qualified credit offers Provides a free credit score and […]

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Getting ready to start covering the long, two-day list of financial technology demos at FinovateFall 2010 in NYC. Wish me luck keeping up. I hope this is helpful for those who couldn’t be here. This is the fourth annual fall financial technology showcase in New York hosted by Jim Bruene and Eric Mattson of Online Financial […]

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