Strands and Mastercard to demo together at Finovate Spring 2019

Strands and Mastercard to demo together at Finovate Spring 2019

Finovate just announced their first wave of demoing companies, where Strands and Mastercard will be on stage together to showcase our latest innovation: SME Cash Flow Manager. Mark your calendar for Wednesday, May 8th at 9:30am.

Strands and Mastercard’s solution is a tailor-made digitalization tool for SME banking, using cutting-edge business financial management technology.


“A competitive application process means only truly innovative companies will be on stage.”   — Finovate


Strands and Mastercard have been working together globally to provide issuing banks with an integrated platform of digital cash management and commercial payment tools specifically designed to benefit their small-to-medium enterprise customer base with forwarding looking actionable insights.

Commenting on both companies’ collaboration, American Banker highlighted that this partnership sees the Strands Business Financial Management solution leveraging Mastercard’s digital payment technology on a platform designed to:

  • Help businesses to better understand their finances
  • Project their short-term cash flow
  • See personalized recommendations for customized solutions.

If you are coming to San Francisco in May, don’t miss our demo and ping Cesar J. Richardson, Victoria Yasinetskaya and Carlos Atehortua from Strands, and Jay Singer from Mastercard for some good conversation.

Get 20% off your tickets using our discount code: FKV2353PFNT.

Looking forward to seeing you all there!



Driving Digital Banking Innovation at Efma’s Bank + FinTech Conference

Driving Digital Banking Innovation at Efma’s Bank + FinTech Conference

The Strands team shared insights on how to boost customer engagement in digital banking at the European Financial Management Association (Efma) event in Barcelona.

Carlos Gomez, Business Development Manager EMEA, and Alex Mutiso, Solution Advisor EMEA, shared their knowledge on how banks and financial institutions can stay ahead of the technology curve and, more importantly, the ever-increasing expectations of their customers.

Boosting banks’ bottom line is Strands’ top priority and that’s why our white-label solutions for retail banking, SME banking and Open Banking will help them achieve:

  • An edge over the competition
  • Faster internal processes
  • A more-engaged relationship with their users

Interested in how Strands can take your digital banking to the next level?

Request a demo today


About Efma

Efma —the global and largest network of banks in the world (more than 3000 financial institutions are members, chaired by Citi)— facilitates connections among decision-makers in the financial services ecosystem (bankers, insurers, fintech, regtech…), providing quality insights and market intelligence to help financial institutions make the right decisions to foster innovation and drive transformation.

Albert Morales takes part in the World Savings Banks Institute event in São Paulo

Albert Morales takes part in the World Savings Banks Institute event in São Paulo

Strands’ VP Product Management, Albert Morales, led the “Customer Engagement” roundtable at the World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI) GRULAC Innovation Workshop in São Paulo, home of a highly active financial sector and the biggest in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Attendees of the session were split into workgroups and were given a specific FinTech business area to discuss in depth, such as:

  • How can banks create a genuine customer-centricity approach?
  • How is the finance sector going to develop better customer engagement?
  • Which trends are affecting banking?
  • What are the challenges that financial institutions need to overcome in order to innovate and thrive?
  • What are the steps they need to take to provide customers with value-added offers?

Together with Albert, a delegation of banking and technology experts from all around the world gathered in São Paulo to tackle how to get the most out of new technologies and take Customer Engagement, Data, and Partnerships to the next level.

Strands at Digital Bank Latam in Mexico City

Strands at Digital Bank Latam in Mexico City

Strands’ CMO, Victoria Yasinetskaya; LATAM Sales Director, Pablo Gutierrez; and Open Banking Advisor, Mario Bricio, participated in ‘Digital Bank Latam’ —a leading banking conference hosted in Mexico City this week. The theme of the event was the future of retail and SME banking.

During their presentation, Victoria talked about how Strands accelerates the banks’, and how financial institutions can stay competitive through innovation.

She explained how the market landscape in banking is transforming with both tech giants and neo-banks disrupting the market, and offered the top 10 recommendations from Strands:

  1. Engage and empower your customers
  2. Appeal to millennials and digital natives
  3. Improve the omni-channel experience
  4. Provide a holistic view of the finances
  5. Help people manage their finances
  6. Leverage big data
  7. Create personalised experiences
  8. Generate new revenue streams
  9. Accelerate product innovation
  10. Partner with a FinTech provider

Bank’s bottom line is Strands’ top priority. As the FinTech partner for financial institutions, Strands technology gives banks an edge over the competition, speeds up internal processes and helps them reap the benefits of a more engaged relationship with their customers.

Pablo also shared insights on Strands’ Financial Suite products, a set of white-label solutions that help banks empower people in life (Retail Banking) and business (SME Banking). He emphasised that Strands has a proven track record in AI & personalization, and that the company has carried out more than 600 implementations to date.

Digital Bank Latam is an organization dedicated to promote and raise awareness about programs, knowledge and activities that accelerate digital banking experiences of excellence and innovation.

Luis Rodríguez joins the Board of Directors at Mobey Forum

Luis Rodríguez joins the Board of Directors at Mobey Forum

Chairman of the Board at Mobey Forum, Jordi Guaus, announced today that Chief Product & Innovation Officer at Strands, Luis Rodriguez, has been welcomed to the Board of Directors 2019.

Luis also co-chairs Mobey Forum’s Open Banking Expert Group, helping banks to understand the opportunities behind PSD2, of other similar regulations such as OFX, and how to take advantage of these regulations to enable a new relationship model with their customers.

Mobey Forum is a global association empowering financial institutions to shape the future of digital financial services.


Strands & Mobey Forum celebrate their 3rd anniversary


Strands joined Mobey Forum as members in 2016, drawing on their years of expertise in business strategies and technologies to create innovative, interoperable and competitive digital financial services.

“Strands has been an invaluable Advisory Member of Mobey Forum for the past 3 years. They have led our Open Banking Expert Group, contributing to the discussion and analysis with their expertise and insights. Strands has also been a valued member of Mobey Forum’s Board of Directors since 2018, helping to define Mobey’s strategy and direction in an era of disruption. We value Strand’s participation in Mobey Forum and look forward to continued collaboration in shaping the future of financial services.” — Elina Mattila, Executive Director at Mobey Forum

Mobey Forum creates a unique quality of interaction and insight for its members, helping them stay ahead of the curve.