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Businesses and consumers in Australia are increasingly preferring payment ecosystems which allow the electronic exchange of money instantly and irrevocably, enabling settlement 24/7 instead of necessitating a few business days.
While innovative transaction services offer convenience and speed, sadly, bad actors can also use these to facilitate abuse and to perpetrate crime. Australia has also experienced rapid growth in both the volume and variety of fraud. The increase in the sophistication of fraud schemes combined with a vast volume of transactions, often means banks’ existing protective strategies are not up to the task. For new players, it represents a significant risk to their portfolio from day one of their operations, particularly as fraudsters often target new entrants, assuming their strategies will be weaker.Download the Shaype Hero Story
Fraud and financial crime prevention are often deemed necessary to support compliance in this heavily regulated financial services industry, however Shaype identified that financial crime prevention equated to a clear competitive advantage.
In common with many other global markets Australia has a healthy fintech ecosystem where start-ups and scale-ups are harnessing best-in-class technology to deliver innovative transaction services. This is exactly what Shaype did to create a powerful and flexible embedded finance platform offering single-API access to a full suite of microservices with a core capability in payments – including bank transfers, VISA card, digital wallets, and tokenization.
Sydney-based global fintech, Shaype (a rebrand from Hay as a Service) launched in August 2020, redefining what is possible in financial innovation, fintech and embedded financial experiences.
Shaype sells its platform to financial and non-financial businesses who wish to access the core payments functionality and fulfill their customers’ demands for more choice and seamless user experiences. With the rise in fraud and scams, and increasing regulatory focus and compliance challenges, Shaype prioritized solving for financial crime compliance as a continuous differentiator for its service, to ensure the completeness of its platform and to protect these innovative new services on behalf of their customers.Download the Shaype Hero Story
A processor partner offered Shaype the fraud and financial crime functionality included within its own system, but Shaype’s extensive market research concluded that a more sophisticated, flexible, cloud-based solution was needed to prevent both current and new fraud typologies, to integrate within its own platform, and match its performance. Shaype wanted a system that would support (not hinder) their ability to rapidly evolve and iterate – designed in a manner that allows them to change, update, and test, and deliver new features, processes, or capabilities in hours, not weeks.
Powered by Adaptive Behavioral Analytics, ARIC™ Risk Hub is an award-winning fraud detection and financial crime prevention platform with fully adaptive self-learning machine learning models that delivers real–time transaction monitoring.
Featurespace’s ARIC Risk Hub enables Shaype to offer Fraud-and-Financial-Crime-Prevention-as-a Service, alongside wallets, on-boarding services, plastic, and non-plastic rails to their customers, as part of the Shaype embedded finance platform: