FinovateEurope 2013 Archives

New Issue Published: The Finovate Quarterly from Online Banking Report

By Jim Bruene on April 2, 2013 6:33 PM | Comments

image For the past year, we've been publishing a wrap-up of each Finovate event. Since there is now a Finovate every quarter, we are rolling event coverage into a quarterly publication and expanding it to include other significant fintech developments.

The Finovate Quarterly is complimentary for Online Banking Report subscribers and is imageautomatically delivered to them via mail. Anyone else can purchase here.

The report focuses primarily on the highlights from FinovateEurope, including profiles of the Best of Show winners:

  • Credit-Agricole for its app store where it is wooing outside developers
  • ETRONIKA for its BANKTRON e-channel management platform
  • mBank with Efigence for their Facebook & social platform 
  • Meniga for its PFM platform, including "buy" vs "not buy" feature
  • Moven (Movenbank) for the worldwide launch of its mobile-optimized bank
  • Pockets United for its group purchasing mobile solution
  • SumUp for its mobile point-of-sale system
  • Virtual Piggy for its kids' payment system with parental controls

The report also contains a run-down of the quarterly highlights and milestones at Finovate alums and other fintech companies. 


About the report

Finovate Quarterly  (link)
Highlights of Q1 2013, including a look at the best new products from FinovateEurope

Author: Julie Schicktanz & David Penn, Finovate Group Research Analysts
Editor: Jim Bruene, Finovate Group Founder

Published: 31 March 2013

Length: 64 pages; 10,000 words

Cost: No extra charge to OBR subscribers, US$150 for others here
The printed version will be mailed to subscribers next week.


1. See Best of Show methodology here.


Movenbank Provides a Peek at its User Interface

By Jim Bruene on January 29, 2013 10:11 PM | Comments

imageTech startups help define the future in many traditional industries. Amazon in books, Expedia in travel, Tesla in automobiles.

But there's been less disruption in retail banking than most industries, especially in the U.S. We saw ING Direct take some share in savings accounts, but not enough to really shake up the status quo. 

But we have some new players looking to change that and Movenbank is one of the most interesting. The Brett King-founded startup, armed with $2.4 mil in seed funding, is beginning to release more details as it prepares for its launch at our FinovateEurope event in two weeks.

In an email to customers today, the startup provided a few peeks at its Geezeo-powered PFM interface (screenshot below):

  • MoneyPulse: A snapshot of the your current financial situation with green/yellow/red dial so you know in a glance if there are problems.
  • Movenbank MasterCard PayPass sticker MoneyPath: More of a typical budgeting piece.  
  • Account aggregation: Beta users can already add accounts from several-hundred banks and credit unions; so unlike Simple, it appears Movenbank is supporting account aggregation out of the box
  • Spend | Save | Live: Primary navigation across the top of the dashboard

In addition, the "how it works" section shows a MasterCard PayPass sticker used for contactless payments (inset).


Movenbank interface (from customer email, 28 Jan 2013)
Note: "Spend | Save | Live" navigation across top.
This appears to be a PC user interface, but it could be a tablet UI.

Movenbank user interface w PFM features


Come see the future of global financial technology debut live at FinovateAsia and FinovateEurope!

By Eric Mattson on October 18, 2012 12:36 PM | Comments

Over the next few months, we're very excited to be organizing not just one, but two showcases of the best new global financial and banking technology innovations.

First, on November 6 (that's less than 3 weeks away!), we're holding our first FinovateAsia in Singapore. Thanks to the help of our awesome sponsors & partners, we have a top-quality audience gathering to watch 36 cutting-edge companies debut their latest innovations. Tickets are still available but going fast so please register today to lock in your seat! 

btn1_ov.pngAfter FinovateAsia, our focus will shift to London in February 2013 where we are running our 3rd annual FinovateEurope to showcase the best new fintech innovations from and for the European market.

This year, we've expanded the conference to two days to be able to put even more interesting ideas and companies on stage. Judging from the early flood of high-quality applications and ticket sales, it promises to be our biggest and best European event ever.

If you're interested in doing a demo in London, please email us at If you're interested in attending, super-early bird tickets are on sale through this Friday at a significant discount.

We hope you'll consider joining us at one of these international events to watch the best new global fintech innovations debut live!


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