Euronet Worldwide’s epay division to launch Skylight™, a financial transaction monitoring platform that shines a light on illicit consumer behavior
epay’s new cloud platform streamlines and automates the traditionally manual financial transactions compliance investigation process to reduce regulatory and reputational risk for money services businesses.
LEAWOOD, Kansas. June 15, 2022 – epay, a business segment of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ: EEFT), announced today the launch of Skylight, a financial transaction monitoring platform that brings much needed innovation to the complex and tedious manual work compliance analysts face when maintaining compliance programs for regulated financial transactions at money services businesses such as retailers, digital banks, and fintechs.
Skylight is a cloud-based platform designed to greatly enhance compliance analysts’ productivity levels through analytics to identify the highest priority compliance issues while reducing the “false positives” that consume time and resources unnecessarily. When suspicious transactions are identified, Skylight triggers alerts for compliance analysts and then streamlines follow-up tasks such as one-click Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) submissions to FinCEN, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the United States Department of the Treasury.
Skylight provides users with unmatched flexibility through its customizable compliance rules wizard. Using intuitive, open form, and dynamic user interfaces, the wizard enables compliance analysts to define their rules simply and without assistance from internal IT or other departments. Additionally, to facilitate the rule tuning process, Skylight allows compliance analysts to run rules in trial mode, where the platform uses real production data to measure each rule’s productivity without creating unnecessary alerts, providing a new level of efficiency for any compliance program.
Skylight provides a modern compliance solution for the evolving payments landscape
Compliance analysts need Skylight to address the ever-increasing volume and variety of transactions from consumers in the modern payments landscape.
Incumbent market solutions are outdated by the standards of modern business users, expensive, and lack the ability to fully adapt to many of the changes introduced by mobile and digital payments, exposing businesses to issues with Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter Terrorism Financing (CTF), and fraud risks. With Skylight, compliance analysts finally have everything they need to monitor transaction activity confidently and efficiently, exposing potential criminal activity early in the compliance investigation process.
While transaction monitoring is a primary focus for Skylight, it also offers a holistic approach to compliance program management and risk mitigation. With front end integration options, the platform offers real-time fraud mitigation capabilities, and a dynamic analytics overlay that gives compliance professionals the ability to better understand their risks and interpret their data and insights with ease.
“Financial regulatory compliance is vitally important to every organization, but modern tools have fallen short in addressing the needs of compliance departments in terms of automation and increasing accuracy,” said Kevin Caponecchi, Executive VP and CEO, epay, Software and EFT Asia Pacific Division at Euronet. “With Skylight, we are leveraging years of experience in compliance management across our parent company, Euronet, as well as epay’s work with key customers who use the tool to manage their compliance obligations.”
Initial release of Skylight to be available on AWS
Skylight will be available on all cloud platforms, starting with AWS later this year. AWS and epay will collaborate on the promotion of the platform to both companies’ customer bases. Initially available for transaction monitoring in the United States, Skylight’s monitoring capabilities will be expanded worldwide, offering global businesses the ability to monitor all transactions across borders with one platform.
Learn more about Skylight and contact an epay sales representative for more information at www.epayskylight.com.
epay, a segment of Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT), is a leading global provider of payment processing and prepaid solutions that processed 3.12 billion transactions in 2021. The company has built an extensive network of retailer touchpoints with 760,000 point-of-sale terminals in 63 countries that connects brands with consumers all over the world. The company offers a diverse ecosystem of services, products and solutions supporting the distribution of Payment and Branded Payments for more than 1,000 brand partners via Commerce, eCommerce and mCommerce solutions. For more information visit www.epayworldwide.com.
About Euronet Worldwide, Inc.
Euronet Worldwide is an industry leader in processing secure electronic financial transactions. The Company offers payment and transaction processing solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. These services include comprehensive ATM, POS and card outsourcing services, card issuing and merchant acquiring services, software solutions, cash-based and online-initiated consumer-to-consumer and business-to-business money transfer services, and electronic distribution of digital media and prepaid mobile phone time.
Euronet’s global payment network is extensive – including 49,521 ATMs, approximately 491,000 EFT POS terminals and a growing portfolio of outsourced debit and credit card services which are under management in 62 countries; card software solutions; a prepaid processing network of approximately 760,000 POS terminals at approximately 335,000 retailer locations in 63 countries; and a global money transfer network of approximately 495,000 locations serving 164 countries. With corporate headquarters in Leawood, Kansas, USA, and 66 worldwide offices, Euronet serves clients in approximately 175 countries. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.euronetworldwide.com.