Trust Payments and Feedzai Team Up to Enhance Their Risk Management Offering

Feedzai | June 09, 2022

On June 7th, disruptive fintech platform focusing on frictionless transactions and value-added solutions, announced that it is signing a multi-year partnership with Feedzai, the world’s very first RiskOps platform for risk management. The announcement was made at Money20/20 Europe. The partnership will enable Trust Payment customers to leverage Feedzai’s cutting-edge cloud financial risk management platform, enabled by AI and machine learning.

We’re delighted to be partnering with Feedzai to ensure our vision for Converged Commerce™ can be backed by their robust risk management offering, covering device authentication, malware defense, behavioral biometrics, and a full suite of integrated fraud and anti-money laundering solutions. This partnership will reinforce our commitment to a gold-standard risk framework to help deliver trusted commerce solutions to our customers around the world.”

Daniel Holden, Group CEO of Trust Payments

Feedzai’s RiskOps platform meets key industry challenges that address real-time data, identity, and seamless interaction throughout the customer lifecycle. It also enables financial services to boost productivity and deliver impressive business outcomes.

We are delighted that Trust Payments has selected Feedzai as a trusted partner and is implementing our unique RiskOps solution to ensure that their teams have a single platform to handle everything fraud and financial crime-related and to ensure financial security for themselves and their customers.”

Nuno Sebastião, CEO at Feedzai.


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