NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL EMPOWERS LATINO PROFESSIONALS BY INVESTING IN THEIR FUTURES

Northwestern Mutual | August 04, 2016

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This August, Northwestern Mutual is a platinum sponsor of the annual ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) Convention in Dallas, an event to help build the confidence of young Latino professionals and empower the next generation of Latino leaders.

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Aliaswire DirectBiller Modernizes Billing and Payment for Utilities

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 Bill Payment 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®.

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CORE BANKING

GravyStack Recognized As Most Fundable Company

GravyStack | October 18, 2022

GravyStack, a startup that has developed a gamified financial literacy banking app for kids, has won a coveted spot on the Pepperdine Graziadio Business School's annual Most Fundable Companies list. GravyStack competed against more than 4,000 early-stage U.S. companies spanning all 50 states and was one of 16 companies to be selected to present at the showcase event in Malibu. The Most Fundable Companies program is designed to recognize forward-thinking entrepreneurs who are solving today's problems with innovative solutions. With GravyStack's high-performance banking and gamified educational app, kids and teens can learn to make and manage money through age-appropriate levels of real-life, skill-building challenges. Through their Game, Learn, Earn™ methodology, GravyStack harnesses the power of play to intrinsically motivate kids to master levels that teach everything from Saving to Earning to Sharing to Investing. Parents can supervise their kids' account activity and set flexible controls, making GravyStack a comprehensive solution for the whole family. Like many parents, Co-founder Scott Donnell saw the need for his kids to manage money virtually in a cashless world, but all the options he saw in the virtual banking world only encouraged spending. He saw the need for an app that teaches millions of kids to earn, invest, and share all in one place. "GravyStack has created a movement to accelerate financial literacy in young people, and this award only adds fuel to the fire, We are honored to share our mission with more people as a Most Fundable Company." -Co-founder Scott Donnell As part of the rigorous application process, several variables were evaluated, including financial projections, market opportunity, intellectual property, and the strength of the management team, all of which were used to produce a fundability score. The Pepperdine Most Fundable Companies were evaluated and selected based on their ability to attract private investment. The Most Fundable Companies initiative is backed by The Venture Alliance.

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, FINTECH

Intrinio, a Leading Provider of Fintech Analytics, Has Now Added ETF Data to Its Platform

Intrinio | September 16, 2022

Intrinio is proud to announce their partnership with CFRA, a leading provider of independent research and analysis. Intrinio is pleased to undergo a new partnership with CFRA, an independent research firm that provides financial analysis and data for the global investment community. The partnership will allow Intrinio users to access CFRA’s rigorous standardization methodology, which has been used to provide industry-leading ETF expertise since 2002. The new condensed version of their ETF endpoints will afford startups and individuals the opportunity to provide their users with increased insights and awareness of thousands of ETFs. A deep understanding of ETF structures and underlying methodologies ensures the robustness and integrity of the hundreds of ETF data points that power all of Intrinio’s ETF endpoints. Intrinio is a top data provider that specializes in high-quality information and customer service. The company provides modern tools for financial technology platforms (companies whose business relies on the use of electronic transactions) as well as businesses who need real-time access to market data. One of Their most popular offerings is the extensive ETF data package the company provides. To ensure that all of their users have access to the critical ETF data points they need Intrinio is also releasing a condensed version of their ETF endpoints. This version will afford startups and individuals the opportunity to provide their users with increased insights and awareness of thousands of ETFs. About the Company: Intrinio is a full-service financial data provider with a focus on serving the B2B market from startups to enterprise-level customers. Intrinio offers introductory price points and data subscription packages that scale, making it still affordable and accessible for developers and quants. If a customer visits the website, they can sign up, chat with the team, and get an account, API keys, and trial data within minutes. Intrinio offers trials, monthly and annual pricing, full customer support, and co-marketing.

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FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, FINTECH

SUNRATE announces strategic partnership with Agoda

SUNRATE | November 28, 2022

FinTech company SUNRATE, the global payment and treasury management platform announced that it has entered into a partnership with Agoda. SUNRATE will be integrating its online travel solution with the global digital travel platform. Beyond virtual cards issuance The partnership is announced one month after ITB Asia 2022, where SUNRATE shared with travel stakeholders on how its holistic online travel solution, comprising of virtual cards issuance is revolutionising travel payments. For example, any online travel agency can easily set spend limits, define usage, and choose the vendor using a virtual card. This gives its travel partners entire control over how spending are allocated and tracked. One major feature of virtual cards is security. Technology, such as application programming interfaces (APIs) has eliminated the possibility of card information being abused when given, by providing a limited window of use for a single card. SUNRATE is certified to the international financial data security standard: Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1. "At SUNRATE, we are committed to constantly innovate our offerings, so that ultimately, we can be the one-stop B2B partner for the travel industry, by solving different business needs for our travel partners and customers. We look forward to working with even more partners from the travel industry and beyond," - Shawn Qin, Head of Card Business, SUNRATE About SUNRATE SUNRATE is the intelligent global payment and treasury management platform for businesses worldwide. Since its inception in 2016, we are recognised as the leading provider of cutting-edge payment and treasury management solutions. We have enabled companies in 130+ countries with our proprietary platform, extensive network, comprehensive product suits, and robust APIs to scale local and global growth. With offices in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Singapore, Jakarta, and London, SUNRATE partners with the top global financial institutions, such as Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, Visa, and Mastercard. We are licensed and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority of the UK, the Bank Indonesia, the Hong Kong Customs as a Money Service Operator, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore as a Major Payment Institution.

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Go through the below Infographic showing Comparison between Fixed Deposit and Mutual Funds. Ddecide which one is better investment for you. Select the one that suits your Financial portfolio based on your risk profile and financial goals. Important details on Fixed deposits and mutual funds have been highlighted through this useful infographic. Don’t miss to grab useful insights through this FD vs Mutual Funds Infographic.

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