PayActiv Awarded Best of Show at FinovateSpring 2016



Mike Giles @ FinTech Business

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Philip Ryan @ Bank Innovation

The dissonance between what you have earned and when it is delivered is painful for employees, and built on an antiquated system — the slow and expensive paycheck. PayActiv users can get the money in their accounts in realtime. Read the full article

Mike Lawson @ CU Broadcast

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Mike Giles @ Ignition Wealth

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David Penn @ Finnovate
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San Jose, Calif. – May 13, 2016 – PayActiv, a provider of turnkey, employer-sponsored financial wellness solutions, was among the six companies selected as Best of Show, out of 72 companies demoing at FinovateSpring 2016.

PayActiv presented its new “Save by Time” service at FinovateSpring. This addition to the financial app allows employees to begin proactively saving in a unique way by focusing on the time needed to save at different levels. Unlike other savings tool models that initiate savings after completing a transaction, PayActiv enables employees to save in a time-based, intuitive way by allocating funds they’ve already earned – save at the source.

“We strive to provide a solution for millions of hardworking people that does not increase their financial distress,” said Safwan Shah, CEO and Founder of PayActiv. “Being awarded Best of Show, inspires us to continue our innovations in offering services to stop the debt trap and promote financial wellness.”

EndFinStressFinovateSpring presents an opportunity for both established companies and startups within the financial technology industry to demo their latest solutions. In addition, those attending are provided insight on banking solutions of the future.

PayActiv’s groundbreaking solutions promote financial wellness to assist the 90 million U.S. workers living paycheck-to-paycheck. With the PayActiv service, employers are presented an opportunity to invest in their most valuable asset – their employees. Not only are employees able to access their earned but currently unpaid income with zero interest rate, they are also able to pay bills, access cash and start saving. With PayActiv employers are able to address turnover, accidents and productivity by easing some of the financial stress of their employees.

About FinovateSpring
FinovateSpring is a demo-based conference for innovative startups and established companies in the fields of banking and financial technology. Held in San Jose, the event offers an insight-packed glimpse into the future of money via a fast-paced, intimate and unique format. FinovateSpring is organized by The Finovate Group. For more information on the event or to view videos of previous demos, please visit

About PayActiv
Headquartered in Silicon Valley, PayActiv is a financial technology company that offers a comprehensive suite of turnkey, employment-based financial wellness offerings. As a certified B Corp., the company’s mission is to bring viable alternatives to conventional small dollar and expensive lending products that lead individuals into a downward spiral of indebtedness.

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