Mastercard And Network International Launch New Artificial I…

Mastercard And Network International Launch New Artificial I…

(MENAFN- Mid-East.Info) Partnership addresses increasing fraud, declines and chargebacks

Beirut, Lebanon – Mastercard today announced that it is partnering with Network International, the leading intermediary of digital commerce across the Middle East and Africa, to address fraud, declines and chargebacks to reduce cost and risk for acquirers. Through the partnership, Network will deploy Mastercard’s Brighterion Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology across the region, providing transaction fraud screening and merchant monitoring to acquirers and businesses.

According to the Nilson report, payment card fraud losses are expected to reach $49 billion by 2030. Furthermore, 68% of card fraud losses in 2020 were related to transactions where cards were not physically present. mckin sey estimates that AI technology could potentially deliver up to $1 trillion in added value each year. With its sophisticated artificial intelligence, Brighterion learns the warning signs of fraud and alerts acquirers and merchants in real time to prevent the completion of fraudulent transactions and costly chargebacks.

In 2019, Mastercard made a strategic investment of $300 million as a cornerstone investor in Network, followed by an additional commitment to the development of innovative payment solutions. As part of this partnership, Mastercard supports Network via Brighterion’s AI technology, which combats the risk of fraud, reducing the operational overhead on acquirers and merchants, while improving the experience for customers.

Khalid Elgibali, Division President, Middle East and North Africa, Mastercard, said: “At Mastercard, we provide capabilities and services beyond card payments, using the latest cutting-edge technology to stay ahead of fraudsters while securing the full payments ecosystem. Brighterion Artificial Intelligence capabilities help reduce fraud and merchant risk, resulting in safer transactions and a better consumer experience.”

Nandan Mer, Group Chief Executive Officer, Network International, said: “We are delighted to strengthen our partnership with Mastercard and look forward to launching this revolutionary new AI technology across the region early this year. By adding Brighterion to Network’s suite of solutions, we can enhance our ability to provide financial institutions, merchants and their customers with safe, secure and seamless processing.

About Mastercard (NYSE: MA):

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and drive an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere, by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

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