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Feedzai and North American Bancard Partner to Fight Fraud

A new partnership between North American Bancard (NAB) and Feedzai will put machine learning to work to help merchants better manage risk and fight fraud. The two companies have collaborated to build a set of customized fraud prevention tools that leverage real-time data insights to identify suspicious patterns and transaction anomalies that often are the tell-tale signs of criminal activity online.

Saurabh Bajaj, Feedzai Head of Product, emphasized the importance of real-time technology in the fight against emergent fraud threats. He pointed out that while consumers and merchants alike have benefitted from the rise of digital technologies in e-commerce, these gains have come at a cost.

“Digital transformation across industries has been great for consumers, but also for increasingly sophisticated fraudsters looking for new ways to commit fraud,” Bajaj said. “That’s why we need a real-time AI engine that can secure transactions, using intelligence across all business channels.”

NAB Chief Risk Officer Jay Nadarajah highlighted the importance of maintaining a quality customer experience while improving the security of that experience. “Facilitating safe, secure, and fast transactions while eliminating friction in the underwriting and risk processes through technological advancements is at the core of what we’re trying to offer to merchants,” Nadarajah said. “These technological advancements drive efficiencies and speed in identifying fraudulent activity.”

Founded in 1992, North American Bancard is a payments technology company with more than 350,000 business customers in the U.S. and Canada. The Troy, Michigan-based firm offers payment processing and acceptance solutions including free EMV and NFC hardware, no long-term contracts, and acceptance of most major credit cards and PayPal at rates starting at 0.29%.

Feedzai demonstrated its Fraud Prevention platform at FinovateEurope 2014. Earlier this month, the company announced a partnership with Raiffeisen Bank International to use advanced machine learning to help the European bank fight fraud. In March, Aite Group named Feedzai Best in Class in the vendor market for fraud and anti-money laundering solutions.

With more than $76 million in funding, Feedzai includes Data Collective (DCVC), Sapphire Ventures, Citi Ventures, and Oak HC/FT among its investors. Nuno Sebastiao is CEO of the company, which is headquartered in San Mateo, California, and was founded in 2011.