Visa to Acquire CardinalCommerce to Secure and Accelerate Digital Commerce
Next-generation fraud solutions will help secure transactions made by browser, mobile app, or connected devices
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“This strategic acquisition combines Visa’s industry expertise and
Cardinal’s critical role in payment authentication to bring added
security to online transactions, reduce fraud, and support digital
commerce which is the fastest growing commerce segment today,” said
As shoppers increasingly make their purchases through digital channels, Visa is committed to equipping merchants, acquirers, and issuers with intelligent, data-driven tools to keep e-commerce fraud in check, while minimizing disruption to consumers at checkout. The payments industry has worked together to recently launch the 3-D Secure 2.0 standard, which will greatly expand the scope and quality of real-time predictive risk scoring for both merchants and issuers, provide more seamless online payment experiences for consumers, and accommodate new devices and ways to pay. More user-friendly authentication experiences can translate to higher conversion rates and increased sales for merchants. Issuers will also be able to better assess risk and make more informed transaction decisions in an increasingly digital world.
“We are excited to embark on this next chapter of Cardinal’s growth with
Visa already provides Cardinal’s services to merchants and acquirers through its CyberSource merchant and acquirer enablement platform. Additionally, Visa will draw upon its global relationships and presence to drive international expansion of Cardinal’s products and services. As Visa plans to integrate tokenization into Visa Checkout over the next 18 months, the addition of Cardinal will allow more seamless integration of 3-D Secure and delivery of these new fraud mitigation capabilities to merchants.
Cardinal will continue to operate and serve all of its clients as a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Visa, and its authentication platform will
continue to support a broad range of payment brands and partners across
the industry. Co-founders
Financial terms of the transaction are not disclosed. The transaction, which is subject to the customary closing conditions, is expected to close in Visa’s second fiscal quarter 2017.
About CardinalCommerce. CardinalCommerce is the pioneer and global leader in enabling authenticated payment transactions in the card-not-present payments industry, and the largest authentication network in the world. Through One Connection to the proprietary Cardinal SafeCloudTM, we enable friction-free, technology-neutral authentication and alternative payment services (including digital wallets and mobile commerce services). Cardinal services, partners with and complements most providers in the marketplace to deliver their One Connection solution to secure transactions. In accommodating this growing number of payment brands and methods, Cardinal's platforms serve as universal switches, supporting virtually all merchant platforms, wallets, legacy processing systems and authentication methodologies. For more information, visit www.cardinalcommerce.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are identified by words such as “will,” "is expected," and other similar expressions. Examples of forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements we make about the likelihood and timing of the closing of the acquisition or the benefits to Visa arising from the completion of the transaction.
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variety of factors, including the risk that the transaction may not be
consummated; the closing conditions relating to the transaction; and
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