TSYS Enhances Real-Time Fraud Capabilities with Machine Learning Technology

19th May 2016

Collaboration with Featurespace to provide next-generation fraud detection

COLUMBUS, Ga., May 19, 2016 — TSYS® (NYSE: TSS), today announced an agreement with Featurespace™, a global leader in adaptive behavioral analytics, that will reduce fraud for its clients with a revolutionary machine learning software platform — the ARIC engine — that monitors every individual — one customer at a time — to deliver real-time decision capabilities.

“TSYS’ collaboration with Featurespace aligns with our overall strategy of integrating with advanced, innovative technology partners to help our clients grow their business, reduce costs, and deliver an exceptional customer experience,” said Andrew Mathieson, group executive, issuer product group, TSYS. “We will incorporate these capabilities across the credit risk lifecycle, enabling our issuers to catch more fraudulent transactions while dramatically reducing false-positive alerts for genuine transactions — a sharp contrast to the industry paradigm of blocking more valid transactions in order to detect actual fraudulent activity.”

The new agreement allows TSYS to strengthen its position in faster payments by leveraging machine learning to provide clients with actionable insights in real time, using adaptive behavioral analytics that result in operational efficiencies.

“TSYS has a long-standing leadership position in authorization processing and fraud management and we are excited to integrate our ARIC engine for TSYS’ clients,” said Martina King, chief executive officer, Featurespace. “We are proud to be working with TSYS to deliver world-leading machine learning fraud protection and exceptional customer management to their clients.”

The collaboration with Featurespace is yet another example of TSYS’ partner-centric approach with new, innovative technology partners, particularly in the fraud- and risk-management space. Earlier this year, TSYS announced the TSYS Transaction Recovery Network, powered by Ethoca, to enable card issuers and e-commerce merchants to stop online fraud, recover lost revenue, and eliminate chargebacks by providing merchants with immediate notification of confirmed fraud.


About TSYS

TSYS® (NYSE: TSS) unlocks opportunities in payments for payment providers, businesses and consumers. Our headquarters are in Columbus, Georgia, USA, and we operate in more than 80 countries with local offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

We provide seamless, secure and innovative solutions across the payments spectrum — from issuer processing and merchant acquiring to prepaid program management — delivered through partnership and expertise. We succeed because we put people, and their needs, at the heart of every decision. It’s an approach we call ‘People-Centered Payments®’.

Our industry is changing every day — and we’re leading the way toward the payments of tomorrow. We routinely post all important information on our website. For more, visit us at tsys.com.

About Featurespace – www.featurespace.com

Featurespace™ is the world leader in enterprise financial crime prevention for fraud and Anti-Money Laundering. Featurespace invented Adaptive Behavioral Analytics and created the ARIC™ platform, a real-time machine learning software that risk scores events in more than 180 countries to prevent fraud and financial crime.

ARIC™ Risk Hub uses advanced, explainable anomaly detection to enable financial institutions to automatically identify risk, catch new fraud attacks and identify suspicious activity in real-time. More than 30 major global financial institutions are using ARIC to protect their business and their customers, including 4 of the 5 largest banks in the UK. Publicly announced customers include HSBC, TSYS, Worldpay, RBS NatWest Group, Contis, Danske Bank, ClearBank, Permanent TSB and Betfair.

 

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Featurespace:
Michael Touchton, U.S. Marketing Manager
michael.touchton@featurespace.com
+1 (423) 364-5491