Wells Fargo will pay $35m to settle ETF investigation

Wells Fargo agreed to pay $35m to settle regulatory claims that its financial advisers recommended exchange-traded funds that were too risky for some clients. The Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation targeted Wells Fargo’s sale of inverse ETFs, a type of fund that moves in the opposite direction of an index it tracks. Inverse ETFs can be used to hedge other positions or bet on a falling market, but the products are complex enough that regulators have warned for years they are unsuitable for many individual investors.

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Wealth Management

CapIntel Introduces OMNI, a Comprehensive Digital Wealth Solution

CapIntel | September 07, 2023

CapIntel has introduced a comprehensive digital wealth management platform called OMNI. This platform's capacity to provide a complete, all-encompassing perspective on their investments makes it easier for financial advisors to offer comprehensive guidance to their clients. OMNI has been created to empower financial advisors, augmenting their client rapport. It is an interactive, user-friendly presentation generation tool that seamlessly incorporates compliance measures and secure sharing protocols. This integration facilitates the simplification of financial discussions, thereby fostering improved decision-making processes for advisors and investors. James Rockwood, Founder and CEO of CapIntel, said, With an ongoing commitment to advancing technology in the financial industry, OMNI sets the stage for a transformational shift in advisor-client and advisor-asset manager conversations. By providing advisors with a comprehensive and interactive presentation tool, OMNI aims to elevate the value proposition of advisors and create an impeccable digital experience for clients. [Source: Cision PR Newswire] He believes the introduction of OMNI would further strengthen the bond between advisors and their clients, ultimately improving their financial outcomes. He emphasized that this release marked a significant milestone in CapIntel's vision to reshape the financial industry and assist advisors in their digital transformation endeavors. The CapIntel platform is centered around creating contemporary, easily accessible, trustworthy, enlightening, and personalized financial presentations. These presentations serve a dual purpose - enabling advisors to demonstrate the significance of human relationships and expertise while enhancing their comprehension of financial objectives and their attainability for retail investors. The forthcoming launch of OMNI represents an occasion for North American advisors to encounter this pioneering platform's capabilities and possibilities directly. About CapIntel CapIntel enhances the overall experience of wealth management professionals and investors through its user-friendly, web-based applications. At the core of the company's mission is elevating personal finance, with a significant focus on nurturing wealth growth through strategic investments while fostering meaningful dialogues between advisors and their clients. CapIntel's platform empowers financial experts to provide transparent, data-driven, and personalized information to their clients, enabling them to gain a deeper understanding of their investment portfolios and find reassurance in the security of their financial futures.

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Payments

Central Payments Introduces PayCP, a Game-Changing Disbursement Portal

Central Payments | September 11, 2023

Central Payments has announced the introduction of an inventive disbursement platform known as PayCP. The portal, which Central Payments has developed in less than 30 days, aims to empower partners to initiate and oversee payouts and access historical and analytical information while delivering a fully-branded and user-friendly experience for customers to select their preferred method of fund reception. The initial stage of PayCP introduces a range of payment options, including virtual Discover Prepaid Cards, physical Discover Prepaid Cards, real-time push-to-debit card transfers via Mastercard Send, and ACH bank transfers. Central Payments has an extensive plan in place throughout the rest of this year and into 2024, encompassing the enhancement of payment choices and the diversification of payout scenarios. PayCP will act as a white-label, turnkey solution that enables businesses to offer their customers various options for receiving payments, according to Nikkee Rhody, Executive Vice President and Chief of Strategy at Central Payments. She further pointed out that with the launch of PayCP, the platform can readily support various use cases, such as assisting companies in swiftly and digitally disbursing rebates, loyalty, incentive, or reward funds to their customers. This enables partners to transition from traditional paper check mailings and opt for secure, cost-effective digital methods. PayCP will set itself apart with its cost-efficient and swift payout capabilities, presenting two noteworthy benefits - simplifying the prompt transfer of funds to a company's customer base and optimizing the payment procedure. About Central Payments Central Payments is a US-based financial services firm established by banking professionals to enhance financial experiences globally. The company specializes in creating, delivering, and maintaining payment solutions through its renowned proprietary OpenCP API Marketplace. This marketplace provides partners with a consolidated gateway to the full spectrum of payment services.

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Digital Banking

Bankjoy Partners with Panacea Financial for Digital Banking Services

Bankjoy | September 13, 2023

Bankjoy, a prominent provider of digital banking services, has officially announced its collaboration with Panacea Financial, a specialized digital financial services firm tailored to medical professionals' banking requirements. With this collaboration, Panacea Financial will enhance the capabilities of its growing clientele, which includes dentists, physicians, and veterinarians, by integrating Bankjoy's advanced digital banking solutions. Tyler Stafford, CFA, CEO and Co-Founder of Panacea Financial, expressed that physicians, whether during their education, training, or active practice, contend with unique financial challenges. The core mission of Panacea Financial is to alleviate the financial stress experienced by doctors, dentists, and veterinarians while managing their finances, and their partnership with Bankjoy is a pivotal component in achieving this goal. Bankjoy's digital platform will enable Panacea's clients to easily manage their personal and practice finances anytime, anywhere. This partnership offers tailored financial support throughout their careers, from education to professional practice. Bankjoy's integration with Panacea's core system via Fiserv Communicator's open, user-friendly interface and ability to integrate with various banking platforms make it an excellent fit for neobanks like Panacea. Michael Duncan, CEO of Bankjoy, highlighted the robust growth in the neobank sector, with transactions expected to hit $4.74 trillion in 2023 and a projected customer base of nearly 377 million by 2027. Panacea Financial is focused on a critical market sector, serving the unique financial needs of healthcare professionals. Bankjoy is proud to partner with them, offering digital banking technology to empower clients to manage their finances and focus on their vital patient care responsibilities. Panacea operates on a national scale as a digital neobank, offering specialized banking services tailored to the distinct requirements of healthcare practitioners. It functions as a subsidiary of Primis, a publicly traded financial institution chartered by the state and affiliated with the FDIC, ranking among the largest banks in Virginia. About Bankjoy Bankjoy, headquartered in Detroit, is a FinTech firm that specializes in providing state-of-the-art banking technology, encompassing mobile banking, online banking, and a banking API, catering to financial institutions of varying sizes, from central banks to credit unions. The company prioritizes crafting aesthetically pleasing products with advanced functionalities, intuitive navigation, a contemporary aesthetic, and world-class user experiences, all meticulously designed through extensive user feedback and interaction. About Panacea Financial Panacea Financial, a subsidiary of Primis Financial Corp., operates as a comprehensive financial services firm serving clients in every U.S. state, including Washington, D.C. Panacea specializes in delivering an extensive range of banking solutions designed to cater exclusively to the unique financial needs of medical professionals, an initiative conceived and developed by individuals with medical expertise themselves.

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Digital Banking

Dragonfly Financial Technologies Adds FedNow Payments to Digital Composable Banking Solution

PR Newswire | October 25, 2023

Dragonfly Financial Technologies Corp., a digital banking and treasury management FinTech, today launched FedNow Payments, which gives banks the ability to use the recently deployed FedNowÒ Service. Launched in late July 2023, the FedNow Service is a new instant payment infrastructure developed by the Federal Reserve that allows financial institutions of every size across the U.S. to provide safe and efficient instant payment services. Dragonfly's FedNow Payments is a standalone solution that can be added to any bank's digital offering. Dragonfly's FedNow Payments enables instant, 24/7/365 payments, which permits faster payroll processing, more intuitive bill payments, improved cash flow improving reconciliation, cash forecasting and liquidity management and enhanced overall transaction efficiency. The solution will be interoperable with existing payment systems, enabling seamless integration with various digital banking platforms and financial service providers. Real-time payments are forecasted to facilitate additional economic output to the tune of $173 billion in formal GDP, as well as forecasted to drive $184 billion in aggregated net savings for consumers and businesses. The FedNow Service is set to transform the current payment ecosystem. As we continue to expand our digital composable banking platform, we know it's of critical importance to have the latest payment solutions available for our customers. said Jim Gillespie, Chief Product Officer at Dragonfly Financial Technologies Corp. Our FedNow Payments enables banks to provide their customers with real-time, flexible payments that are secure and scalable, and we're excited to offer this new payment option to banks that are making the jump to the FedNow Service. Dragonfly's FedNow Payments will also be added to its industry-leading Universal Online Banking platform - the only composable banking platform on the market purpose-built for today's digital and embedded business banking needs. Because the Dragonfly platform is designed for ultimate flexibility, agility and ease of use, customers can choose the implementation option best suited for the needs and size of the bank and their corporate clients. FedNow Payments is a payments option available in each composable banking deployment: Dragonfly Digital, Dragonfly as a Service and Dragonfly Embedded Banking. About Dragonfly Financial Technologies Corp. Dragonfly Financial Technologies is a banking-as-a-service FinTech powering innovative digital customer experiences for commercial banking institutions. Dragonfly Commercial Banking Platform unites internal banking systems and unlocks their collective value, enabling banks to provide a superior customer experience and introduce new services with speed and ease. And with the industry's largest portfolio of APIs, the Dragonfly platform connects seamlessly to the world's most popular FinTech applications. Commercial banking customers worldwide – including top-10 banks in the US and Asia – rely on Dragonfly to initiate and collect payments and manage daily financial operations for their corporate clients. For more information, visit www.dragonflyft.com.

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