Identity verification leader unveils first-of-its-kind solution to help sponsor banks fight fraud, assess risk and meet compliance requirements for fintech partners
INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev., Nov. 30, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Socure, the leading provider of artificial intelligence for digital identity verification, sanction screening and fraud prevention, today launched the first-ever solution to ensure sponsor banks have access to critical insights and controls required for fintech partnerships.
Most fintechs don't have a bank charter, and instead partner with sponsor banks to provide back-end support for regulated activities like lending and deposits, which allows them to focus on creating innovative and personalized services. Sponsor banks are seeing rapid growth with one in four bankers agreeing that Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) solutions are a crucial opportunity to grow revenue and innovate. However, they've traditionally lacked demonstrable controls and can face hefty fines for lack of partner oversight and failure to comply with regulations.
Drawing on deep, hands-on knowledge from partnering with more than 80% of all sponsor banks and more than 400 fintechs, Socure launched Control Center to help sponsor banks responsibly seize this surging opportunity. The solution enables sponsor banks to easily manage data across a vast array of rapidly growing and increasingly complex fintech providers, de-risking support and making it easy to stay compliant and be prepared for changing regulations.
"BaaS is poised to reshape the financial services industry by fostering innovation, expanding financial inclusion and enabling more companies to provide banking and financial services, but success hinges on managing risk at the pace of digital innovation," said Debra Geister, VP of Compliance and Regulatory Products at Socure. "Regulators are requiring stronger oversight and controls for BaaS. Our Control Center ensures sponsor banks can scale fast, while still maintaining demonstrable controls."
When creating BaaS programs, most sponsor banks work with multiple fintech and duplicate vendors. This fragmented approach creates huge visibility gaps such as:
"As a fintech sponsor bank, the product support and expertise provided by Socure has been invaluable," said Matthew Work, VP, Fraud and Identity Policy and Strategy at MVB Financial Corp. "Not only are we getting a market leading identity verification product, but we have a team that provides fast feedback, timely updates and direct support for existing and new clients."
Socure's Control Center gives sponsor banks an all-in-one dashboard providing real-time visibility into all programs' compliance KPIs, including fraud rates, CIP approvals, lagging watchlist screening case closures and more. Additional benefits include:
Socure is the leading platform for digital identity verification and trust. Its predictive analytics platform applies artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques with trusted online/offline data intelligence from physical government-issued documents as well as email, phone, address, IP, device, velocity, date of birth, SSN, and the broader internet to verify identities in real-time. The company has more than 1,900 customers across the financial services, government, gaming, healthcare, telecom, and e-commerce industries, including four of the top five banks, 13 of the top 15 card issuers, the top three MSBs, the top payroll provider, the top credit bureau, the top online gaming operator, the top Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) providers, and over 400 of the largest fintechs. Marquee customers include Chime, SoFi, Robinhood, Gusto, Public, Poshmark, Stash, DraftKings, the State of California, and Florida's Homeowner Assistance Fund. Socure customers have become investors in the company, including Citi Ventures, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, Capital One Ventures, and MVB Bank. Additional investors include Accel, T. Rowe Price, Commerce Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, Sorenson, Flint Capital, Two Sigma Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, and others. Learn more at socure.com.
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