Credit Card Processor Zeta, Featurespace to Offer Fraud Detection Solutions to Credit Card Issuers

Zeta, a credit card processor, and Featurespace, a firm focused on addressing enterprise fraud and financial crime prevention, announced their partnership “to bring to market a solution that combines best-in-class credit card processing and fraud detection for Issuers in the US.”

Featurespace offers what it claims is “the leading fraud detection engine available today, utilizing a combination of artificial intelligence, behavioral networks, and rules-based decisioning to identify fraud without disrupting the customer experience.”

Featurespace’s ARIC Risk Hub solution is trusted “to keep over 50 billion transactions safe per year across 500 million consumers with a geographical footprint in 180 countries.”

Zeta’s credit card processing stack – Zeta Tachyon – “allows Issuers to go to market more quickly than legacy processors, launch transformative credit card products, hyper-personalize their credit card programs across millions of credit card holders, and develop unique IP to differentiate their products from other Issuers.”

The stack is “built with no legacy code and is 100% cloud-native, API-first, and uses modern micro-services architecture and zero-trust security principles.”

Bhavin Turakhia, CEO and Co-founder of Zeta, said:

“We recognized the power of Featurespace’s solution very quickly. It’s built using technology that is truly cutting-edge, combining the latest in machine learning and behavioral analytics into a blazingly fast decision engine. Our Issuer clients are demanding, and we are delivering to them capabilities to iterate on their credit card products faster than ever before to test and launch features in days. With this solution available out-of-the-box to our clients, their credit card holders will be protected against existing and future fraud attempts seamlessly while reducing the number of genuine transactions declined.”

Carolyn Homberger, President of Americas at Featurespace, said:

“The partnership between Zeta and Featurespace brings together two of the most capable solutions across the industry in each’s segments. We are very impressed with the way Zeta is rethinking the issuer processing stack from the ground up, utilizing modern and flexible architecture to provide outstanding new capabilities to Issuers. We’re extremely excited to bring our joint solution to market in the US.”

Zeta and Featurespace’s partnership will “enable a range of capabilities for credit card Issuers – all delivered on a modern, cloud-native, and API-first system” that is blazing fast and drives high transaction approval rates:

  • Pre-bundled and available out-of-box with Zeta Tachyon – no additional integration needed
  • Built on a proprietary Adaptive Behavioral Analytics and Machine Learning engine
  • Capable of being daisy-chained with Issuer proprietary risk engines and models
  • Provides pre-built workflows and rich interfaces for fraud case management
  • Powered by Zeta’s transaction switch that supports real-time co-operative authorization
  • Enables configuration of custom decision rules and actions based on risk scores
  • 100% event-driven architecture with real-time access to all transaction & fraud events

As noted in the update, Zeta empowers issuers “to launch next-gen credit card programs with its cloud-native and fully API-enabled stack that includes processing, issuing, lending, core banking, fraud, loyalty, and many other capabilities.”

Zeta has 1700+ employees & contractors “with over 70% in technology roles across locations in the US, UK, Middle East, and Asia.”

Globally, 35+ customers “have issued 15M+ cards on Zeta’s platform. Zeta has raised $280 million from Softbank Vision Fund 2, Mastercard, and other investors at a $1.5 billion valuation.”


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