Competition Heating Up Soon for Vendors of Card Fraud Detection Software


Mercator Advisory Group releases research on recent trends and product developments in software for card fraud detection

Boston, MA – March 05, 2014 –Recent data breaches at major U.S. retailers have reinvigorated the discussion of how the payments industry can improve the way stakeholders protect card data. Issuers are completely rethinking how they handle fraud incident resolution while simultaneously managing an ever-expanding array of payment channels and a long-awaited shift to the EMV standard.

These changes are having a noticeable impact on the vendors that provide financial institutions with fraud detection software. Mercator Advisory Group’s most recent report Card Fraud Detection Software: Enterprise and Transaction Solutions Converge examines how changing market dynamics are reflected in vendors’ fraud detection offerings. It reviews leading solutions from around the world and provides an assessment of the future state of U.S. issuers’ fraud detection efforts.

“Competition in the U.S. market for card fraud detection solutions is about to ramp up, comments Michael Misasi, senior analyst at Mercator Advisory Group and author of the report. “Vendors that have traditionally served international markets or that have expertise in adjacent capabilities are taking aim at the mainstay solutions in the U.S.

Highlights of the report include:

  • Overviews of 7 leading vendors of fraud detection software solutions and their products

  • Mercator Advisory Group’s most recent estimates for total credit U.S. card fraud 

  • An analysis of how EMV changes the way issuers need to approach transaction scoring

  • A prognosis for best-of-breed solutions in a market that is moving toward enterprise-level fraud management

  • An outlook for how the payments industry can move forward from the recent data breaches at major U.S. retailers.


One of the 10 exhibits included in this report:

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This report contains 22 pages and 10 exhibits.

Companies mentioned in this report include: ACI WorldWide, Alaric, CompassPlus, FICO, NICE Actimize, ReD, SAS

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