Game Developer – Helix helps Mana deliver integrated banking solutions tailored to gamers

Mana offers digital banking services through its online gaming application.

Helix by Q2 (NYSE: QTWO), a cloud-native core lens designed for integrated finance, today announced that Mana Interactive Inc., an online gaming app founded in 2021, launched its new banking service through Helix’s integrated finance solution. This service includes Visa debit cards and checking accounts in its online gaming application, and are offered in partnership with MVB Bank. Through Mana’s unique Quest rewards program, users will have access to personalized incentives for playing their favorite games and making responsible purchases in the real world with their Mana brand. Visa debit card.

Helix serves more than 12 million users nationwide and processes more than $20 billion transactions per year. Helix offers the building blocks of banking – accounts, cards, payments, data and controls, administrative tools and monetization solutions – all in one place, making it easier for innovative businesses to integrate personalized financial experiences into the context of the applications that people use in their daily lives.

Helix is ​​the integrated financial platform behind Mana’s banking services and gave Mana the product flexibility it needed to design the Mana Quest system, which has three facets: banking quest, game quest, and quest. of shopping. Each quest brings personalized rewards and suggestions where if completed the user earns additional rewards and unlocks a new step in their “quest”. Popular mobile games like Clash of Clans are already supported by Mana to provide mana quests for their users.

“We have grown exponentially since launching our waitlist on March, 31st, and we hope to continue this growth. Over the next three to five years, we want Mana to be a household name in the gaming world, as a “neo-banking solution for gamers”*, said Mana’s CEO. Joe Zhou. “By partnering with Helix, we are opening up our capabilities to more than integrated finance, including conversions and even sending points and cash through our system, and all of this at scale, which only Helix can give us. provide.”

Helix helped Mana create its current account and debit card offering specifically with the player in mind. Unlike other financial products on the market, Mana provides a solution that fits seamlessly into a player’s lifestyle and gives them points that they will actually use. Mana provides them with meaningful rewards, perks, and benefits for how players live their daily lives by integrating time spent in-game into this one-of-a-kind financial rewards system.

“We are excited to work with Mana to bring the principles and experiences that people have loved in-game to the world of finance. By bringing gamification to the bank, for example, connecting users’ gaming lives to their real lives and allowing them to earn points by completing mana quests in the games they play the most, Mana is transforming the way which people think about finance,” Ahon said. Sarkar, CEO of Helix. “Gaming is such an important vertical for Helix. By empowering Mana’s unique Quest system with our integrated finance platform, we will unlock new paths and finance options for players while adding a whole new dimension to the immersion of Mana-supported games.

Mana offers users two types of checking accounts: the Mana Account and the subscription-based Mana Pro Account. ManaPro requires an annual subscription of $119.95 and offers boosted rewards and exclusive perks in addition to a Damascus Steel metal card. Mana PRO is currently available at a discounted price of $69.95 during its waitlist phase leading up to launch this summer.

For more information on Mana, visit mana.app. For more information on Helix, please visit helix.q2.com.

*Mana Interactive Inc. offers financial services to its members through a partnership with MVB Bank Inc.FDIC member.

About Helix

Helix gives fintechs and innovative brands the building blocks of banking — accounts, cards, payments, data and controls, admin tools, and monetization solutions — to make it easy to onboard personalized financial experiences that integrate and evolve easily. For more information about Helix, visit helix.q2.com.

On Mana Interactive Inc.

Mana Interactive Inc. is a Bostonfinancial solutions provider based on providing a new rewards platform designed specifically for gamers. Founded in 2021, Mana Interactive is a team of passionate gamers striving to evolve the fintech space and change the way people see rewards, payments and technology working together. Mana got more than $7 million in seed funding to help power its boundary-pushing fintech into the spotlight of gamers around the world.

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