MX and Orum Partner for Instant Money Movement
  • Open banking company MX and real-time payments player Orum have formed a partnership.
  • The agreement integrates Orum’s money movement API with MX’s instant account verification and balance check capabilities.
  • Combining these technologies will enable fintechs to embed real-time payment capabilities into their own offerings.

Open banking company MX announced a partnership with real-time payments player Orum this week that will enable it to provide real-time payments and money movement capabilities for fintechs.

The agreement integrates Momentum, Orum’s money movement API, with MX’s instant account verification (IAV) and balance check capabilities. This combination will enable fintechs to embed instant payments capabilities for transactions in any direction, at any time.

“More than ever, fintechs and verticalized payments companies are looking for innovative solutions that automate and simplify money movement, from unlocking instant and risk-mitigated on and off ramps, to optimizing the customer experience through instant availability of funds and payouts,” said Orum Chief Revenue Officer Rouzbeh Rotabi. “By partnering with MX, Orum is further enhancing the ability to offer the best experience for developers who value simplicity and security, and end-customers who want instant funds availability.”

Orum offers a unified money movement API that uses in-house payments intelligence to manage risk and orchestrate complex, multi-rail transfers. The company offers settlement in as little as 60 seconds. This is the first partnership announcement I’ve seen from Orum, which offers use cases for crypto exchanges, brokerage firms, gig platforms, insurance companies, consumer lenders, and banks. Founded by Stephany Kirkpatrick, the company entered the market with its flagship product, Foresight, in 2020. To date, Orum has raised $82.2 million in funding from the likes of Inspired Capital, Bain Capital, Accel, Canapi Ventures, and others.

Founded in 2010, MX has positioned itself in the open finance space, offering account aggregation and data access products alongside its mobile banking and money management tools. When used in conjunction with Orum’s instant payment technology, MX’s IAV and balance check capabilities will help fintechs verify and aggregate consumers’ financial information quickly and securely.

“Orum offers fintech and financial institutions access to smarter, simpler, and faster payments,” said MX Executive Vice President, Channel Partnerships Raymond den Hond. “MX and Orum’s shared commitment to enabling best-in-class financial experiences and outcomes through cutting-edge platforms makes this a natural partnership. We are excited to grow and expand our capabilities together to meet the most pressing needs of fintechs and payments companies.”

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