In today’s CardFlash News Que: CHECKALT (FinTech); ThreatMetrix (expansion); and NCR (Billa).
CHECKALT – CheckAlt announced it has made strategic investments in three FinTech startups. These companies join Zipmark, a company in which CheckAlt invested previously, under the CheckAlt brand. All four are referred to as the CheckAlt Portfolio Companies. Bankjoy delivers a banking API and a branded, modern mobile banking app to credit unions and community banks. Fundomate is a revolutionary online loan engine for business owners to get the funding they need — fast. Street Invoice empowers freelance professionals and small businesses with an enterprise quality mobile invoicing app so they can easily take payments, create quotes, generate invoices and track receivables on the go.
THREATMETRIX – ThreatMetrix announced the company’s continued strategic investment in global data center capacity to fuel rapid growth across Asia and to further penetrate the mobile, financial services and e-commerce markets. These investments will bolster the company’s expansion into China while supporting strict country and regional data residency requirements.
NCR – NCR Corporation announced food retailer BILLA is the latest Austrian supermarket to deploy NCR FastLane SelfServ Checkout hardware and software. Following the positive experience of its sister company MERKUR, BILLA is also offering customers the opportunity to check out at their own pace. The first stores to use the new technology are located in Singer Street in Vienna and in Stiftingtal Street in Graz. There are plans for deployment in additional supermarkets in the coming months.
FINGERPRINT – According to preliminary estimates the revenues for Fingerprint Cards (FPC) during third quarter 2015 amounted to around 960 MSEK. This exceeds the earlier communicated revenue guidance of around 860 MSEK that was communicated 20 August 2015. Considering a further strengthened delivery capacity and a continued growing demand for the company’s products, the revenues for the fourth quarter 2015 is estimated to be higher than during the third quarter. The revenue guidance for 2015 is therefore raised from around 2500 MSEK to more than 2500 MSEK.