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Higher One Named to Connecticut Technology Council’s 2014 Marcum Tech Top 40 List Eighth Year in a Row

 New Haven, CT –  August 11, 2014 –Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and universities nationally, has been named to the Marcum Tech Top 40, an annual assemblage of the 40 fastest growing technology companies in Connecticut. Higher One's outstanding revenue growth over a period of four years resulted in its inclusion in the software category of this year’s Tech Top 40. This is the eighth consecutive year since 2007 that Higher One has been named to the list.

“We are honored to be recognized by the Connecticut Technology Council again this year,” said Marc Sheinbaum, chief executive officer of Higher One. “It’s validating to know that as the company matures, we remain among our home state’s fastest growing innovators. Although we have certainly evolved since we were first named to this list, we still maintain that pioneering spirit which aids our growth, year after year.”

Higher One Announces Appointment of New Chief Information Officer

Cozzell Wilson brings more than 25 years experience in Information Technology to Higher One

New Haven, CT –  August 6, 2014 –Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and universities nationally, announces the appointment of Cozzell “Cozz” Wilson as chief information officer.

Wilson joined Higher One in 2011 as vice president of software engineering and recently served as interim CIO. In his new role, Wilson will serve as Higher One’s technology leader to help guide the organization’s strategic initiatives and grow its current systems, resources and infrastructure. He will direct the planning and implementation of enterprise IT systems in support of business operations in order to improve cost effectiveness, service quality and business development.

Higher One Adds Chinese Currency to International Payments Service

Acceptance of Yuan Allows Higher One to Now Aid More Than 50% of International Students in the United States

Oakland, CT – June 26, 2014 – Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and universities nationally, announces the addition of the Chinese yuan to its international payments service, which is powered by Higher One’s partnership with Western Union Business Solutions.

The yuan follows the recent additions of Korean won, added earlier this year and the Indian rupee, added last year. According to Open Doors® 2013 “Fast Facts,” students using the yuan, the won and the rupee represent more than 50% of international students in the U.S. —a constituency Higher One now serves through its international payments services. Higher One and Western Union Business Solutions are providing a streamlined solution to more international students than ever and at an exchange rate that is more competitive than what traditional banks offer.

The yuan will be offered through Western Union Business Solutions’ partnership with Geoswift, a group that specializes in the efficient movement of money between China and the rest of the world. This addition allows international students not only to make bank transfer payments, but UnionPay credit and debit card payments toward tuition and any other type of charges and fees owed to the education institution of their choice.

Higher One Announces Chief Compliance Officer

New Haven, CT – June 17, 2014 – Higher One, a leader in providing financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 college and university campuses across the U.S., today announced that Richard J. Howells has joined Higher One as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer. Howells will focus on directing Higher One’s compliance management program in relation to both the banking and higher education industries and will report directly to the audit committee of the Higher One Board of Directors.

Prior to joining Higher One, Howells served as Chief Compliance Officer at multiple regional banks. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and BSA/ CRA Officer at Putnam County Savings Bank in New York. Prior to this, he served as Chief Compliance Officer at Farmington Bank and Union Savings Bank in Connecticut. His extensive banking experience coupled with years of specialization in compliance, federal regulations and risk management affords him the unique skill set to further grow and oversee Higher One’s compliance and regulatory management practices.


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