FICO and EVERTEC Team Up to Combat Fraud Threat in Puerto Rico and the
Puerto Rico's leading ATM network to use FICO Falcon Fraud Manager and FICO
Card Alert Service to detect and reduce payment card fraud
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 11, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --FICO (NYSE: FICO), the leading
provider of predictive analytics and decision management technology, today
announced a new agreement with EVERTEC Group, LLC to use the FICO^® Card Alert
Service to protect and defend against counterfeit card and skimming fraud in
Puerto Rico. A longstanding FICO client, EVERTEC is also upgrading to FICO^®
Falcon^® Fraud Manager 6.3, the latest version of the world's leading payment
EVERTEC operates the ATH^® Network, the leading debit payment and automated
teller machine (ATM) network in Puerto Rico. EVERTEC executes more than 1.2
billion transactions annually, and operates networks of more than 4,900 ATMs
and more than 107,000 point-of-sale payment terminals in Puerto Rico and the
Caribbean. EVERTEC will use the FICO Card Alert Service for early
identification and reporting of suspected counterfeit card and skimming fraud
for its ATH^® Network. The FICO Card Alert Service combines powerful
predictive analytic software with investigative techniques to help
organizations fight ATM fraud that originates from counterfeit card and PIN
skimming. It protects 11,000 U.S. financial institutions against counterfeit
fraud, including the top 25 banks and seven payment processing networks.
"EVERTEC is upgrading its fraud offering for our ATH Network members with
strong tools to defend against payment card fraud including counterfeit cards
and skimming fraud," said Jorge Hernandez, senior vice president at EVERTEC.
"Falcon Fraud Manager and FICO Card Alert Service are the most up-to-date
solutions for protecting our clients and their customers from fraud losses."
"Payment card fraud remains a significant problem worldwide, especially with
increases of counterfeit and skimming fraud," said Doug Clare, vice president
of product management at FICO. "For 20 years FICO has helped issuers stay
ahead of criminals. By partnering with FICO, EVERTEC will be able to protect
and defend the financial institutions participating in its ATH Network from
EVERTEC is upgrading to FICO® Falcon® Fraud Manager 6.3 to improve fraud
prevention, detection, investigation, recovery and remediation to its card
processing customers. EVERTEC uses Falcon's real-time fraud capabilities to
score debit and credit card transactions as they occur. This approach has been
demonstrated to be a powerful deterrent to criminals, who can literally be
stopped at the point of sale.
The FICO® Card Alert Service identifies and reports counterfeit payment cards
to issuers before the majority of them incur fraud losses. Operating in a
cloud environment, the service analyzes daily transactions across multiple
financial institutions via EFT Network feeds. This data is used to pinpoint
compromised ATMs and other devices, and alert card issuers about their cards
that may have been affected. In doing so, large inventories of counterfeit
cards are isolated and reported to appropriate issuers prior to suffering
fraudulent authorization attempts.
About EVERTEC Group, LLC
EVERTEC is the leading, full-service transaction processing business in Latin
America and the Caribbean. Based in Puerto Rico, EVERTEC provides a broad
range of merchant acquiring, payment processing and business process
management services across 19 countries in the region. EVERTEC processes over
1.2 billion transactions annually, and manages the electronic payment network
for over 4,900 automated teller machines ("ATM") and over 107,000
point-of-sale payment terminals. EVERTEC is the largest merchant acquirer in
the Caribbean and Central America and the sixth largest in Latin America.
EVERTEC owns and operates the ATH network, one of the leading ATM and personal
identification number debit networks and financial services brands in Latin
America. In addition, EVERTEC provides a comprehensive suite of software and
services for core bank processing, cash processing and technology outsourcing.
EVERTEC serves a broad and diversified customer base of leading financial
institutions, merchants, corporations and government agencies with mission
critical technology solutions.
EVERTEC is 51% owned by an affiliate of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a
leading private equity investor, and 49% owned by Popular, Inc., the largest
financial institution in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. For more information
about EVERTEC, please visit www.evertecinc.com.
FICO (NYSE:FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics solutions that drive
smarter decisions. The company's groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict
consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way
risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO's innovative solutions include
the FICO^® Score — the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United
States — along with industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts,
identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer
offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world's top banks, as well as
leading insurers, retailers, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies,
rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits and
meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of
individuals manage their personal credit health through www.myFICO.com. Learn
more at www.fico.com. FICO: Make every decision count^™.
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personnel, competition, regulatory changes applicable to the use of consumer
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acquisitions, continuing material adverse developments in global economic
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