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09.13.17

FinovateFall 2017: Best of Show Winners Unveiled

FinovateFall attendees have made their picks for seven fintech companies walking away with the Best of Show awards, reports David Penn at Finovate (Paybefore’s sister company).

With more than 70 companies demonstrating their technologies live on stage over the course of two days, some diversity in theme and topic is to be expected.

What’s especially interesting about the Best of Show winners this time around is that, while numbering only seven, these innovators still reflect a wide variety of approaches toward solving some of the most vexing challenges in our financial lives.

These are the technologies that we increasingly turn to for help when it comes to saving and investing for the future, working better and more efficiently with our banks and credit unions, and safeguarding our property, our financial transactions, and even our identities against fraudsters, hackers and other malevolent actors.

So hats off to the Best of Show winners of FinovateFall 2017. From Finovate veterans that have been honored by our attendees with Best of Show trophies in the past to newcomers who made huge, positive impressions in their Finovate debuts this week, these are the companies that help define our industry and show us the direction of fintech innovation to come.

Envestnet | Yodlee for its Financial Health Check that leverages account and transaction-level data to measure and score overall financial health across multiple dimensions including spending, savings, borrowing and planning.

 

Finn.ai for its Virtual Banking Assistant, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and available via channels ranging from Facebook Messenger to Amazon Alexa, which makes everyday banking simple and easy for customers.

 

Jiffee for its tap-and-pay mobile technology that turns any device into a payment terminal, enabling consumers to pay anywhere and everywhere without relying on plastic credit and debit cards.

 

Sensibill for its +Pulse solution that helps spot revenue opportunities from on- and off-card purchase data, providing a targeted prospect list for personalised, in-app campaigns.

 

SpyCloud for its monitoring and alert service that helps organisations better understand their employee and customer digital footprints by giving them visibility into their exposed credentials actively being traded in the underground.

 

Sustainably for its social good platform for consumers and businesses that turns the spare change from shopping into micro-donations to philanthropic causes.

 

Voleo for its social trading app that makes it easy for people to invest together, saving time and money, while simultaneously leveraging the collective wisdom of networked investors to pursue market-beating returns.

From AI, blockchain, and chatbot technology to mortgagetech, payments and voice-enabled banking, the breadth of solutions and services shown over the past two days of the conference bodes well for the future of fintech.

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