Ipswich, Suffolk, UK, Sept 2022 — PCI Pal(R) (LON: PCIP), the global SaaS provider of secure payment solutions for business communications, has announced the launch of its Pay By Bank open banking solution for contact centres. It is a series of new agent-assisted, digital payment products that enable merchants to minimise the cost of transactions, and provide instant refunds – all while reducing fraud risk and chargeback costs. The iteration of the service gives consumers the option to pay from any bank in the UK, with further global regions to be launched shortly.
With analysts IDC predicting that almost three-quarters of digital consumer payments globally will be conducted via platforms owned by non-financial institutions by 2030*, PCI Pal’s new Pay by Bank makes highly secure omnichannel, bank-to-bank payments possible across all contact centre channels, including voice (phone), chat, and social. It eliminates card and interchange fees, while fraud risk and chargebacks will be reduced as consumers directly authenticate with their bank, creating further cost savings for merchants while improving the payment experience for consumers.
Pay by Bank from PCI Pal uses bank-grade security from our technology partner TrueLayer and is seamlessly integrated to PCI Pal’s existing agent-assisted contact centre solutions. Agents benefit from being able to follow the customer payment journey in real-time, without being exposed to sensitive data yet aiding where needed, to maintain a great customer and agent experience. As a result, PCI Pal’s integrated partners will have immediate and straightforward access to these new capabilities, allowing them to benefit from an improved value proposition to their own customers.
Mufti Monim, Chief Technology Officer for PCI Pal said: "This Pay by Bank capability, powered by open banking technology, is the new series of product innovations from PCI Pal which will provide enhanced digital payment journeys for merchants. This innovation makes payments – and instant refunds – quicker, easier, and highly secure. The omnichannel experience means customers simply choose how they wish to pay by clicking a link shared by the merchant via live chat, push notification, SMS, or email. They don’t have to key in their card details or trust a website to store them; they instead select their bank from the list and securely approve the purchase with a fingerprint or face ID or other authentication method provided by their bank.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
PCI-PAL is simple, easy to use and highly secure. It has been developed by contact centre specialists for the contact centre market and allows your agents to take payments without ever hearing, seeing or touching sensitive payment card data. When it comes to PCI DSS compliance, PCI-PAL were pioneers in the contact centre space and are in our third year of level 1 compliance to the standard. Our business has been contact centre payments for many years, with a long history in payments for business through both contact centre and fully automated. From experience we know how hard and expensive this is, so our aim is to make it as easy as possible for you to become compliant for all of your telephone transactions.
Published: Thursday, September 22, 2022
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