In Other News: TSYS (Alerts); YAPSTONE (award); BLUEPOINT (paper); and FLOK (LoyalBlocks).
TSYS – TSYS will provide the payment providers its services across Europe with TSYS Alerts, a solution that helps cardholders monitor their accounts and prevent fraudulent activity with real-time, on-demand information using cardholder-driven communication preferences that include push notifications, SMS text messaging, voice messages and email.
YAPSTONE – YapStone has won the first annual Fintech Money Madness tournament. YapStone is a global provider of full-stack payment solutions for global marketplaces and large vertical markets.
Modeled after the NCAA March Madness tournament, the 2016 Fintech Money Madness tournament pitted 64 fintech firms, each selected by CSTMR’s team of fintech experts, against one another in head-to-head competition for votes. The tournament was divided into 4 categories, with 16 companies in each category: Lending, Payments, Personal Finance, and “Too Cool to Categorize.”
BLUEPOINT – Bluepoint Solutions released a new white paper aimed at helping financial institutions boost new account openings by evaluating and implementing integrated, omni-channel account opening technologies. Like speed dating, new account opening relies on a great first impression and a quick sale. This white paper discusses the myriad ways institutions can meet their next accountholders, how to assess the end-to-end new account process, and how to integrate this process with existing systems and trusted providers. The result can be new accounts, opened, funded and ready for use, all without compromising security or regulatory compliance.
FLOK – flok, formerly LoyalBlocks, officially announced its new name and unveiled its expanded marketing solution for SMBs. Building on its original loyalty app, flok’s new technology offers automated engagement and communication tools such as 1-1 push message campaigns, real-time chat with customers, intelligent engagement flows through push, chat and email as well as mobile payment and purchasing options.