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07.14.17

EML Goes Global with Next-Gen Mall Cards, Gaming Payouts

More than a year into the merger with Australia-based EMerchants Limited, former Store Financial CEO Eric Mettemeyer, who now leads EML’s North America division, spoke with Paybefore about the company’s global efforts to expand beyond single-load gift and the greenfield in payout cards, gaming and more.

07.14.17

Vote for the Best Challenger Banks

Vote for the challenger banks (licensed or not) that should make Paybefore’s top 5 Best Challenger Banks list. Share your opinions through July 31. The top 5 vote-getters will be profiled on Paybefore.com. 

05.02.17

Innovators’ Spotlight: Varo Money

As many U.S. consumers struggle with financial health, established banks often don’t provide the personal tools and guidance needed to help customers improve their financial situations. Filling that unmet demand was the impetus for mobile banking app Varo Money.

04.25.17

Innovators’ Spotlight: SOLE Financial

Many prepaid companies offer cardholder education elements as part of their platforms, but for Portland, Ore.-based payroll card provider SOLE Financial, ensuring cardholders know how to use their cards wisely and avoid fees isn’t just good PR—it’s good business.

04.24.17

Innovators’ Spotlight: Currencycloud

The London-based company offers banks and businesses the ability to transfer money across borders more easily and efficiently using a suite of APIs that automate payments via the cloud.

02.21.17

Q&A with Walt Granville, Cachet Financial Solutions

No more “one and done.” That’s central to Cachet Financial Solutions’ mission for its prepaid clients and was the impetus for platform upgrades that were nearly a year in the making. Paybefore spoke with Walt Granville, senior vice president of mobile innovation, about what’s resonating with clients and how Cachet is using optimized mobile apps to help them fight churn.

02.21.17

Innovators’ Spotlight: Raise

The Chicago-based startup enables consumers to easily purchase and redeem e-gift cards right from their smartphones, essentially turning unwanted e-gifts into a convenient and useful form of digital currency.

01.24.17

Innovators’ Spotlight: ClassWallet

As companies fight for wallet share, ClassWallet’s focus on bringing efficiency to K-12 education expense management has helped the startup launch a successful digital wallet, prepaid card and online marketplace that could be a springboard to other niche markets.

06.30.16

Innovators’ Spotlight: AuthenticID

Social media has made it simple for criminals to get their hands on everything from your pet’s name to the model of your first car. Add to that what seem like daily data breaches of sensitive information, and it’s not all that difficult for fraudsters to pretend to be legit customers. Enter AuthenticID, an Atlanta-based authentication specialist that combines government-issued ID information with facial recognition.

02.11.16

Innovators’ Spotlight: PaySwag

Retailers have long recognized the importance of customer engagement to drive sales and retain customers. But Reno, Nev.-based PaySwag is proving the power of engagement to improve results in a somewhat unexpected sector—bill payments.