ThetaRay AI Tech to Monitor African Payments for ARCA
Nigerian fintech selects SONAR SaaS solution for AML and sanctions screening to create new revenue opportunities and boost customer service
ThetaRay, a leading provider of AI-powered transaction monitoring technology, today announced that ARCA, a premier African payment services provider, will implement ThetaRay’s advanced SONAR SaaS anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions list screening solution for transactions on its open AI-based platform.
ARCA is the first Nigerian fintech to adopt ThetaRay’s advanced SONAR solution, industry renowned for its ability to detect the very first signs of sophisticated financial crime. ARCA provides advanced digital payments for an open banking ecosystem, helping expand innovative and inclusive financial services throughout Africa.
“Our mission is to provide feature-rich financial solutions delivered through an open and flexible digital platform, through the use of cutting-edge technologies,” said Alex Umeh, Chief Information Security Officer at ARCA. “ThetaRay’s SONAR is a perfect fit. Its advanced machine learning and algorithms can instantly spot any attempts to launder money or circumvent sanctions, no matter how sophisticated. This will help us to create new lines of revenue, better serve our customers, and continue to remain compliant with regulatory requirements.”
“Instant payments have become the new norm in the digital ecosystem, and ARCA is a leader in driving this revolution in the African financial system,” said Mark Gazit, CEO of ThetaRay. “ARCA prioritizes trust, confidence, and quality. We are thrilled to build this partnership and help facilitate both the growth of their business and expansion of the world economy by enabling financial inclusion.”
SONAR is based on an advanced form of AI that makes better decisions with no bias or thresholds. It enables fintechs and banks to implement a risk-based approach to effectively identify truly suspicious activity and create a full picture of customer identities, including across complex, cross-border transaction paths. This enables the rapid discovery of both known and unknown money laundering threats, with a 99% reduction in false positives compared to rules-based solutions.
ARCA was founded in 2016 with a clear vision to become Africa’s premier payment services platform, fostering financial inclusion and innovation, and actively shaping the future of financial services throughout the region. The ARCA system empowers banks, financial institutions, developers & SMEs to seamlessly connect and create solutions for their customers.
ThetaRay’s AI-powered SONAR transaction monitoring solution, based on “artificial intelligence intuition,” allows banks and fintechs to expand their business opportunities and grow revenues through trusted and reliable cross-border payments. The groundbreaking solution also improves customer satisfaction, reduces compliance costs, and increases risk coverage. ThetaRay’s technology is the only SaaS offering that analyzes SWIFT traffic, risk indicators and client/payer/payee data to detect anomalies indicating money laundering activity across complex, cross-border transaction paths in a single unified platform. Financial organizations that rely on highly heterogeneous and complex ecosystems benefit greatly from ThetaRay’s unmatchable low false positive and high detection rates.