Mobile card control tech vendor Ondot expands to Asia
Ondot Systems‘ Mobile Card Services solution, a white-label product that gives cardholders control over their payment cards and provides issuers with opportunities to create personalised journeys for their customers, is coming to Asia.
David Penn at Finovate reports.
“The payment landscape is evolving rapidly in emerging markets like ASEAN. Banks can provide a holistic experience to consumers and deliver new products and services over legacy systems in a cost-effective and timely manner using new micro-service platforms,” says Ian Guy Gillard, CIO of Bangkok Bank, the largest commercial bank in Thailand. “Partners like Ondot enable banks to stay as innovation leaders while bringing in the best of fintech into banking,” Gillard adds.
Millions of users at 3,000 banks and credit unions around the world rely on Ondot’s card controls technology to manage when, where and how their cards are used, Ondot says. Banks typically have seen increased card usage by 23%, fraud costs reduced by 25%, and false declines lowered by 16% within a year of integrating its technology, it claims.
In addition to Card Control, Ondot’s consumer facing product line includes Card Connect, guided self-service for card management including transaction and fraud alerts and dispute initiation; Card Assist, which provides contextual advice and messaging based on location, preferences, and purchase history, and Fone Pay, which provides instant digital card issuance and provisioning cards into phone wallets.
Administrators get access to data insights from the platform including enhanced merchant and transaction information that leverages both crowdsourced data enrichment and user activity, as well as a consumer services platform to support rapid development and deployment of services on legacy systems.
“We use our own personal experiences and needs as cardholders to drive the product innovation,” EVP for Ondot Systems Rachna Ahlawat says. “I travel a lot – I want a solution that knows where I am so my card works around me, prompts me to customize my preferences, detects when I am back home, and helps me categorise transactions – a personal assistant that anticipates my actions and solves a need.”
For example, “if I get a transaction alert for a purchase I did not attempt, I want to initiate a dispute instantly. This action usually shuts off the card in the bank systems, but I don’t want to be left without a payment card to use till I reach home. With Ondot’s safe mode card controls, we can enable this capability – converting an unpleasant event into a positive experience for the cardholder by combining security and convenience.”
Ondot was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Jose, California, US.