Verrency, the global payments innovation company, today announced the release of its latest technology for Asian financial institutions.
The company’s patented API platform allows customers to more easily begin saving by ‘rounding-up’ their payments in real-time, with the overage going to a digital wallet of the consumer’s choice.
“Our platform enables digital wallets to link to investment accounts that can be opened with very small, incremental amounts,” said David Link, CEO of Verrency. “Now the unbanked can not only have a bank account, but they can also begin saving.”
The company also announced that it recently added The Strategy Data Exchange (SDX), the region’s largest security portfolio manager model library, to its partnership ecosystem. Verrency has a non-exclusive partnership ecosystem with over 30 partners around the world, whose services can be accessed by financial institutions, outsourced processors, and ‘superapp’ digital wallets.
The SDX-Verrency partnership will focus specifically on the ASEAN nations, increasing consumer access to a broad array of financial products. Combined with any of Verrency’s fractionalized investment providers, including partners such as DriveWealth, Verrency now enables investment at any level.
“With Verrency, our client strategies will become ubiquitous in APAC. Now with small, incremental round-ups from purchases or taxi rides, anyone can begin saving for their futures,” said Frank T. Troise, founder of SDX. “Consumers of different institutions will now have a full suite of investment products to choose from, at fair fees, with no account minimums.”
Digital wallets have gained enormous popularity in APAC with digital and private banks, telcos, and the rapid adoption of the ‘super-apps’ offered through regional ride-share platforms. Rideshare platforms have announced their intent to add a full suite of financial services to their apps, which will likely have exceptionally low client acquisition costs. Verrency’s unique ability to service and connect these ‘super-apps’ to industry financial players such as SDX are a key element in its market differentiation.
“The key to inclusion has been, and will always be, through payments,” said Verrency’s Link. “Our technology covers the 95% of the market that have legacy payment systems with existing customer portfolios, and ‘round-up fractionalization’ provides any financial institution the opportunity to rapidly garner a whole new segment of customers.”