Des Moines fintech startup Denim is now Denim Social after merging with St. Louis-based fintech Gremlin Social, which offers a social media content creation and management platform for financial service firms. As Denim Social, the company is combining Gremlin Social’s media content creation and Denim’s advertising and marketing automation platform to target regulated financial services companies. Denim […]
Financial Plus Credit Union joined Ascentra Credit Union, Collins Community Credit Union and Serve Credit Union in a Series B funding round as Des Moines startup LenderClose is raising $10 million. The LenderClose platform, which recently added remote online notarization for customers, is now used by more than 200 credit unions and community banks nationally, […]
VizyPay, a West Des Moines-based payment processing company, has acquired Nevada-based competitor Echo Daily, the company announced last week. VizyPay will open a second office location in Lake Tahoe, Nev., and is gaining proprietary technology for a point-of-service loyalty program to expand existing service offerings to small business owners, the company said in a statement.
Brady Harris is hitting the ground running as the newly named CEO of Des Moines fintech payments platform Dwolla — but before he could load up the moving van, Harris talked with the Business Record about what made him look to the Midwest for his next step in the payments processing industry. Harris, who is […]
Des Moines payments fintech Dwolla appointed Brady Harris as the company’s CEO, just over a month after founder Ben Milne announced he would be seeking a new person to take on the role. Harris formerly was president of Payscape, a payment processing fintech platform in Atlanta. Milne will remain with the company as a member […]
Dwolla CEO/founder Ben Milne cuts the ribbon as the company unveils new headquarters in February 2019 at 909 Locust. Photo provided Dwolla is searching for a new CEO after founder Ben Milne announced he was going to step away from the role in a blog post published this afternoon. Milne and other company leaders came […]
Kansas City-based Commerce Bank announced it has launched a real-time payments system aimed at enabling property-casualty insurers to provide faster, more convenient claims payments. The new product, CommercePayments PreferPay, provides customers, claimants and service providers with multiple claims payment options including ACH, check or direct-to-debit card via Visa Direct. Commerce Bank partnered with Progressive Casualty […]
The Global Insurance Accelerator’s sixth cohort will welcome eight insurtech companies to Des Moines for the 100-day term beginning Jan. 14, the accelerator announced this week. The cohort features Caregiven (Oregon), Denscore (Michigan), Gerald Tech (New York), InsureVite (Singapore), Kiwi (New York), Summary Medical (Wisconsin), TCARE (Missouri) and UDoTest (Massachusetts). More information about the startups […]
Registration is open for the 2020 Global Insurance Symposium scheduled for April 21-23 in Des Moines, organizers announced. The annual symposium provides a venue for the insurance industry to address issues affecting the marketplace, with a focus on technology, policy and innovation. Registration is available online.
Des Moines-based Dwolla was awarded the ‘Excellence in Finance – Companies’ award at the 2019 FiNext Conference in Florida for the startup’s “significant contribution towards the financial sector,” FiNext announced last week. Dwolla builds an API platform that connects to the ACH Network to easily move money for businesses.