Welcome to The Fintech Times Bi-Weekly News Roundup on Tuesday 11 April.
Detroit-based fintech Bankjoy has integrated with Fiserv Portico, an account processing system. Credit unions using Fiserv Portico will have greater flexibility to deploy Bankjoy’s digital banking tools for their members. In addition to the integration with Fiserv Portico, Bankjoy also supports out-of-the-box integrations with several third-party partners, including Allied Payments, Vertifi, UrbanFT and Savvy Money.
Finastra has forged a partnership with Alygne, a sustainability technology platform that provides tailored ESG alternative data, to help asset managers globally make more informed ESG investments. A new connector seamlessly integrates Alygne’s data into Fusion, allowing users to leverage the portfolio management capabilities of the solution to ensure portfolios support their ESG-related values.
Appian Capital Advisory, an investment advisor, has entered into a joint venture with Osisko Metals to fund, develop and operate the Pine Point zinc-lead project. Appian has purchased share capital of Pine Point Mining Limited (PPML), which holds a 100 per cent interest in the Pine Point Project, from Osisko Metals.
Lyfeguard, a life planning assistant and document management platform, has appointed Jack Smith to its advisory board. Smith previously lead the growth of British Airways’ direct-to-consumer channels and the development of its digital experience. Smith will help shape the consumer focus at Lyfeguard, supporting across retail and travel activities.
Riskalyze, the growth platform for wealth management firms, names Stephen Brandes as chief revenue officer. Brandes joins from Wunderkind, a digital growth solution for retail e-commerce companies. His mission is to drive industry adoption of the company’s “category-defining growth platform”.
1835i Ventures, the external innovation and venture capital partner of ANZ Bank, appoints Nicole Anderson as its new venture partner based out of London. Anderson is the first international appointment for the firm which is headquartered in Melbourne Australia. She will be focused on driving conversations and connections across the UK, EMEA and Israel.
Injazat, a G42 company, has appointed Ali Nimer as chief commercial officer. His appointment is to to boost digital transformation and smart city offerings. Nimer has set out his immediate priorities that form part of the next phase of “ambitious growth strategy” for Injazat.
More job moves
Very Good Security (VGS), a provider of payment security and compliance solutions for merchants, fintechs, and banks, has appointed Chuck Yu as its CEO. His previous leadership roles include at Visa Inc., Point Digital Finance and TrialPay. As CEO, Yu will focus on key strategic areas such as go-to-market, product roadmap innovation, and deepening customer relationships.
FV Bank, the US licensed global digital bank, unveils Frank J. Serra as its new chief financial officer. Serra joins the FV Bank executive team and oversees the financial operations of the bank, including reporting, budgeting, forecasting and strategic planning.
International law firm gunnercooke has strengthened and expanded its cryptocurrency expertise with the hire of partners Will Foulkes and Gareth Malna. The firm has built up the biggest fintech, crypto and blockchain full-service practice in the UK. Last year, it also became the first law firm to accept payments in