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Fintech focus: Invesco to launch blockchain ETF; Stash Financial raises $65M

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Pursuant to a partnership between Finexio, a business-to-business payment network, and Mastercard Inc., the former's clients will be able to pay suppliers via Mastercard branded virtual cards.


Jack Henry & Associates Inc. is integrating the Zelle Network to launch JHA PayCenter, a proprietary payments hub that provides financial institutions with a single integration point to faster payment networks, including Zelle and the RTP network from The Clearing House.


Following the adoption of Fiserv Inc.'s CorPoint cash supply chain management software, NationalLink Inc.'s cash management platform will be able to support all smart safes, regardless of manufacturer or location, and consolidate input from different smart safes to provide a centralized view of all cash transactions.


Comdata, a FleetCor Technologies Inc. company, introduced a new Mastercard portfolio that supports FleetCor's Beyond Fuel initiative that addresses businesses' payment needs by controlling purchasing categories, including maintenance and construction supplies. In addition, Comdata's partnership with P97 Networks Inc. also resulted in its first mobile fuel customer transaction through the Mastercard network.

Banking and lending

Gateway Mortgage Group LLC, a privately held mortgage origination and servicing company, selected Fidelity National Information Services Inc. to provide a modern core banking platform for its new digital bank, Gateway First Bank.


Vienna, Va.-based Navy FCU adopted Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc.'s fixed-income mortgage-backed securities expert software-as-a-service platform, which integrates with a client's existing electronic trading platform and front and back office infrastructure to reduce client startup costs.


Digital financial services company Stash Financial Inc. raised $65 million in a series E funding round to boost product growth and drive brand awareness. The company also teamed up with Green Dot Corp. and unit Green Dot Bank to launch its mobile-first banking services.

Insurance and healthcare

A partnership between Aon PLC and insurance technology startup will enable insurers to evaluate their portfolio risk through's wildfire risk model, Z-FIRE, and obtain property insights for underwriting both catastrophic and attritional risk.


Donegal Insurance Group deployed Guidewire Software Inc.'s Guidewire PolicyCenter, Guidewire Client Data Management, Guidewire Product Content Management, Guidewire Rating Management and Guidewire Reinsurance Management as its new underwriting, policy administration, client data, product content, rating and reinsurance management systems.


NetCents Technology Inc. agreed to allow processing of cryptocurrency payments for ILO Crypto, a platform that raises non-equity capital for companies via the sale of initial license offerings.

Trading and investing

Axioma Inc. and State Street Corp. unit Charles River Development joined hands to integrate Axioma's risk and portfolio analytics into Charles River Investment Management Solution, a front and middle office platform used by more than 300 investment managers, asset owners and hedge funds across the globe.


Full-stack cryptocurrency ecosystem Bcause LLC's markets will operate on Nasdaq Inc.'s matching engine, clearing and market surveillance technology via the Nasdaq Financial Framework platform. The technology is set to go live in the first half with the launch of Bcause's spot cryptocurrency market.


Invesco Ltd. partnered with London-based Elwood Asset Management, an investment company specializing in digital assets, to launch blockchain exchange-traded fund Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain UCITS ETF, which targets companies with the potential to generate real earnings from blockchain technology.

Data and information management

Pursuant to a partnership between Dow Jones Risk & Compliance and Dun & Bradstreet Corp., Dow Jones will make Dun & Bradstreet's beneficial ownership data available through its web-based platform, RiskCenter, or via an application programming interface.