Play Digital Selects Featurespace to Defend Against Payments Fraud on Newly Launched Platform

ATLANTA & BUENOS AIRES, Argentina–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Featurespace™, the leading provider of Enterprise Financial Crime prevention software, announced that Play Digital, the new fintech created by Santander, Galicia and BBVA, has chosen its ARIC™ Risk Hub to protect its new payments platform MODO from fraud. This is a new digital payment solution endorsed by more than 30 public, private and cooperative banks that marks an unprecedented milestone in Argentina.

The platform is free to use and facilitates QR code payments and transfers between customers via smartphone, without requesting the bank identification number. Following a thorough evaluation of fraud solutions, MODO selected the ARIC Risk Hub for its fraud detection and prevention capabilities and flexibility, as well as Featurespace’s reputation, references and responsiveness.

Rafael Soto, CEO of MODO, said: “Cash is no longer king, and we want to give banking customers the freedom and convenience to make payments more easily. Keeping these customers safe from fraudsters is a vital part of the transition to online payments and Featurespace’s solution proved the best in class for preventing such activity.”

Powered by Adaptive Behavioral Analytics, a Featurespace invention, ARIC Risk Hub is an award-winning fraud detection and financial crime prevention platform with fully adaptive machine learning models that deliver real-time transaction monitoring for fraud and financial crime. This allows banks and payment providers to spot more fraud and suspicious activity as it happens, while also reducing the number of genuine transactions declined.

Martina King, CEO of Featurespace, added: “The adoption of instant payments across Latin America is growing considerably and the pandemic has accelerated this. We have seen various initiatives from central banks across Latin America, such as PIX in Brazil and CoDi in Mexico, which are catering for this demand. MODO and its participating banks are at the forefront of instant payments innovation, while also demonstrating that fraud prevention and customer protection is a top priority.”

With MODO and the technology put at the service of people, Argentina consolidates the digital transformation of the financial industry.

Partnering with MODO represents Featurespace’s latest foray into the Latin American market, following previous collaborations with the likes of Circulo de Credito and MIT.

Download MODO here and here. And find more about the new app here.

About Featurespace –

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. Publicly announced customers include HSBC, TSYS, Worldpay, NatWest Group, Contis, Danske Bank, ClearBank and Permanent TSB.

About MODO –

MODO is a product of Play Digital S.A., an independent company whose shareholders are the vast majority of public and private banks in Argentina. It offers three services: money transfer, money request, and QR code payment. Paying with MODO is more secure, practical and convenient. The new WAY to send, order and pay.


Michael Touchton, Featurespace

PR and Communications Manager
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