Fintech startup Payrailz is positioning itself firmly in the "invisible" payments market that's taking shape in the e-commerce and mobile app business. Only in Payrailz's case, it's making a direct appeal to smaller banks that may have the greatest need to update their tech.
The spread of Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant and Samsung's Bixby is changing the way consumers interact with technology. Behind the scenes, artificial intelligence is doing more than ever to handle and protect payments.
Without the constant innovation that artificial intelligence empowers, legacy companies will quickly lose their edge as competitors whisk away consumers with new offerings and customized products, writes Ajay Vij, senior vice president and head of financial services for Infosys.
For much of the last decade, credit card companies and issuers have fine-tuned security to the point where if any suspicious activity occurs on a cardholder account, that cardholder will receive an alert. That same sort of transaction and behavioral analytics is starting to come into other business sectors and walks of life.
For most retailers heading into this year’s holiday-season sales crunch, the epic Equifax data breach was only the latest in a series of escalating threats that are having a profound effect on the way they handle payments.
Neural network systems — which try to emulate the human brain — will become increasingly important as the stolen identities from the recent Equifax breach and others start surfacing in the coming years on fraudulent payment card or loan applications.
Facebook Messenger now supports person-to-person payments and customer service for PayPal, expanding the funding choices for repaying friends and family and the channels available to PayPal users sending P-to-P payments.
With the high-performance and capabilities AI provides, this technology will serve as one of the most valued assets in the future, writes Arushi Srivastava, senior director of public sector for NTT Data Services.