PNC | September 27, 2022
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. today announced it has acquired Linga, a point of sale (POS) and payments solutions firm providing an industry-leading, cloud-based restaurant operating system. The acquisition of Linga and its technology will further expand PNC's digital resources and enhance the bank's capabilities to better serve its hospitality and restaurant industry clients.
"This acquisition reflects our continued commitment to expanding our corporate payments capabilities, as well as investing in the solutions and tools our clients need to run their businesses more effectively, Leveraging Linga's proprietary solutions and PNC's competitive treasury management platform, we will be able to provide our restaurant and retail clients with the tools they need to keep up with ever-changing consumer expectations."
- Emma Loftus, executive vice president and head of PNC Treasury Management
Founded in 2004, Linga developed its restaurant operating system, Linga rOS®, which was the first all-in-one, cloud-based operating system introduced to the marketplace. Today, Linga remains an industry-leading provider across the hospitality industry, offering restaurateurs, retailers and others a way to leverage technology to streamline their operations, increase revenue and improve customer experiences. Over the years, Linga has added new functionalities to its operating system to support the needs of today's business owner, including online ordering, payments, QR code-based menus, and virtual kiosks, among others. The company currently serves clients in 48 countries and as of today, will be seamlessly integrated into PNC's existing digital solutions ecosystem.
We believe this is an exciting opportunity to continue to grow our business and support our existing channel partners and clients, and to do so with a company that shares our vision of delivering innovative and high-quality solutions, As we've worked with PNC over the last several years, we've had incredible success with our combined payments capabilities and we look forward to continuing this strategic collaboration as we move forward together,said Onur Haytac, founder and CEO of Linga.
Linga will retain its founder and CEO, Onur Haytac, its existing management team, and U.S. and Canada-based employees, and will continue to operate out of Naples, Fla., and Toronto. Linga will continue to manage its portfolio of channel partners and clients.
Linga is an industry-leading point of sale (POS) and payments solutions company offering a cloud-based, platform-as-a-service solution for the hospitality industry, specifically restaurants. Founded in 2004, Linga was the first processor agnostic, cloud-based POS system designed specifically for the hospitality industry, and remains one of the most sophisticated restaurant operating systems on the market. The Linga cloud-based platform is completely customizable and includes user-friendly functionalities such as online ordering, payments, QR code-based menus and virtual kiosks, among others.
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management.
Trovata and Banco Santander | September 05, 2022
Trovata, the leading fintech in automating cash workflows through multi-bank API data aggregation for corporate finance and treasury teams, announced today a global distribution agreement with Santander. Through the partnership, Santander will market & refer Trovata’s cash management platform to its corporate & investment banking clients to modernize treasury workflows through data-driven automation.
With Trovata’s next-gen platform, Santander offers its clients a way to digitally transform its cash operating workflows automated cash reporting, deeper insights into analyzing historical cash flows, and a contemporary labeling mechanism that uses artificial intelligence to model out future cash flows in seconds. The companies plan to collaborate in ways to continuously improve cash visibility and cash flow insights to help its large corporate clients make better and faster business decisions.
“Santander's commitment to innovation meets our clients' need to evolve tools and adapt their processes to a changing environment. We are really thrilled to bring to our clients the most advanced technology on the market for cash forecasting and liquidity management. Our purpose at Santander is to help our customers grow with the best solutions available. Trovata aggregates and transforms corporate banking data at scale and that automates much of the cash forecasting process, which will allow our clients to gain efficiency.”
-Eva Bueno, managing director & global head of cash management for Banco Santander
Since February 2018 and coined as open banking, the world’s largest financial institutions have been releasing APIs for direct access. In this way, as opposed to static files, balances and transactions are transmitted much more dynamically, in real time and richer in metadata. Trovata has been there every step of the journey to help the bank’s clients connect. As a result, it has become the world’s largest API-based aggregation hub for corporate bank data with its next-gen Treasury Cloud™ platform.
We’re excited to partner with Santander to expand outside the U.S. and deploy Trovata for the bank’s clients in key markets within Europe and Latin America, Cash forecasting with greater visibility, agility, speed, and precision is not only critical, but universal. With data-driven automation, we not only want to make this possible, but available and accessible for every business throughout the world,said Brett Turner, Founder & CEO for Trovata.
Trovata makes it easy for businesses to automate cash reporting, forecasting, analysis, and money movement. By bridging the gap between banks and accounting systems, Trovata helps companies gain powerful insights into their cash flows and facilitate better and quicker business decisions. As a next-gen technology platform, Trovata is helping many of the world’s largest financial institutions digitally transform commercial and corporate banking with its growing network of direct API integrations. Trovata is based in San Diego, CA.
About Banco Santander
Banco Santander is a leading commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful presence in 10 core markets in the Europe, North America and South America regions, and is one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalization. Santander aims to be the best open financial services platform providing services to individuals, SMEs, corporates, financial institutions and governments. The bank’s purpose is to help people and businesses prosper in a simple, personal and fair way. Santander is building a more responsible bank and has made a number of commitments to support this objective, including raising over €120 billion in green financing between 2019 and 2025, as well as financially empowering more than 10 million people over the same period. At the end of the first quarter of 2022, Banco Santander had €1.2 trillion in total funds, 155 million customers, of which 26 million are loyal and 49 million are digital, 9,900 branches and 198,000 employees.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, FINTECH
Finastra | November 14, 2022
Finastra, a global provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, and Modefin, a global fintech solution provider helping banks to thrive in the digital age, today announced their partnership to offer Finastra's Fusion Trade Innovation and Fusion Essence solutions to banks in Africa and several Indian subcontinent markets. With Finastra's solutions, Modefin will help its customers embrace open finance today and future-proof their banking and global trade operations.
"We are excited to partner with Finastra and bring its proven solutions to our current and future customers, We have a longstanding relationship, having partnered previously to bring our own solution to market via its FusionFabric.cloud platform. It's a pleasure to continue strengthening our relationship, and I look forward to bringing together Finastra's solutions and expertise with our knowledge of the regional market and strong customer base."
-Amit Darda, Co-Founder and Director at Modefin
Finastra supports banks as they continue to adapt to changing market requirements and customer expectations – while futureproofing for tomorrow. Fusion Essence, the cloud-enabled next-generation core banking solution, combines sophisticated functionality and advanced technology to increase enterprise agility and operational efficiency, while using AI to unlock data for smarter business decisions. The SaaS offering covers every stage of the user journey, enabling financial institutions to deliver end-to-end experiences for differentiation.
Fusion Trade Innovation is Finastra's end-to-end solution with industry-leading capabilities for frictionless trade and supply chain finance. It uses straight-through processing, digitalization, and data analytics to enable intelligent trade for growth, with the ability to evolve with evolving compliance, customer and competitive demands.
At Finastra, we believe that finance is already open, Our open ecosystem and best-of-breed solutions enable banks to leverage advanced technology and value-added services for ongoing innovation and growth. Our partners play an integral role in helping us to deliver this. With its strong team, track record, on-the-ground presence and shared passion for open finance, we are pleased to partner with Modefin to help propel banks forward in the region,said Wissam Khoury, EVP, Partner Ecosystem and Treasury & Capital Markets at Finastra.
Finastra is a global provider of financial software applications and marketplaces, and launched the leading open platform for innovation, FusionFabric.cloud, in 2017. It serves institutions of all sizes, providing award-winning solutions and services across Lending, Payments, Treasury & Capital Markets, and Retail & Digital Banking for banks to support direct banking relationships and grow through indirect channels, such as embedded finance and Banking as a Service. Its pioneering approach and commitment to open finance and collaboration is why it is trusted by ~8,600 institutions, including 90 of the world's top 100 banks.
Modefin is a global fintech solution provider that empowers banks and financial institutions with state-of-the-art digital banking solutions that help them to thrive in the digital age. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Bangalore, India, we currently serve 60+ banks in more than 20 countries worldwide. With our technical expertise and domain knowledge, Modefin provides inﬁnite banking possibilities for banks of any size to accelerate their digital transformation & stay ahead of the competition. We aim to deliver quality products and services that are reliable, built on long-standing values and relationships, winning conﬁdence of customers, and enhancing their lives.
Aliaswire, Inc. | September 02, 2022
Aliaswire, a provider of bill payment and credit solutions for businesses and banks, today announced new capabilities for utility clients in its DirectBiller platform and reported impressive growth in the number of payments being processed by utilities. The new features address the growing need for utilities to meet customer expectations for more modern and convenient payment methods, while also reducing their operating costs.
The company saw a 337% increase in the number of payments processed by utility companies on its DirectBiller platform over the last 12 months, with one natural gas provider processing over one million payments per month and continuing to grow volume at 12% month-over-month.
“When you have recurring billing relationships like utilities, the billing and payment experience becomes a critical touchpoint. In many cases, it may be the only one a utility has with a customer each month, Not only does that experience have a huge impact on customer satisfaction, but it can also create big operational inefficiencies without proficient systems and processes in place, as finance teams are then forced to manually handle payment receipt and reconciliation.”
-Jed, Rice, CEO of Aliaswire
DirectBiller optimizes the billing and payment experience for residential, commercial and non-consumption utility customers. The platform manages the entire end-to-end process from billing through payment reconciliation and encourages on-time payments by providing easy and secure ways for customers to receive and pay their utility bills. DirectBiller enables utilities to consolidate all payment channels on a single platform and integrates seamlessly with utilities’ ERP systems and their banks’ treasury management systems to streamline payment reconciliation.
Key features in DirectBiller for Utilities
Members of the same household can log in separately to make payments against their shared account
Multiple payment options (web, mobile, text, CSR, IVR, kiosk)
One-time payment and auto pay
Automated payment reminders
Multilingual IVR service that follows the same payment flows as web and mobile experiences
CSRs can provide one-time payment links via text or email to unenrolled customers
Customers can pay directly on DirectBiller’s hosted payer portal, or the payment experience can be embedded within a utility’s existing payment site via single sign-on or API
Real-time posting lets the utility and customer know immediately when payments have posted to better manage service levels and terminations
Support for Multiple Divisions
For utilities with multiple lines of business, DirectBiller can support separate payment flows and websites. Reporting can be provided at the division level as well as a single consolidated view at the corporate level.
Flexible Card Processing and Fee Management
Support for different fee models for residential, commercial and non-consumption lines of business
Patented technology streamlines daily net settlement of surcharges, convenience fees.
Competitive “cost plus” interchange pricing, including Level 2/3 processing
Support for Non-Consumption Business
Full PDF presentment of complex and multi-page invoices
Multiple invoices can be grouped into a single payment transaction or processed individually
Payers can apply credit memos to invoices and pay net balance due
About Aliaswire, Inc.
Aliaswire is a fintech company based in Boston with a history of innovation in payments. The company supports leading financial institutions and merchant services providers with bill pay through DirectBiller® and small business credit solutions through Payvus®.