“Where is the closest ATM?” or “Please cancel my card” examples of new digital capabilities using Finn AI technology and Visa Developer Platform APIs
Finn AI plans to enable new capabilities in conversation banking chatbots and artificial intelligence, powered by the Visa Developer Platform.
This collaboration will see the Vancouver-based fintech use Visa Developer Platform APIs to enhance their conversational AI technology to provide a more personalized experience for banks to interact with their customers, including re-imagining the travel experience for cardholders. For example, a customer could chat with a virtual assistant and follow an easy, intuitive process to ensure their cards are optimized while they are travelling; from turning on travel notifications before departing, retrieving foreign exchange rates while at the airport, and locating the nearest ATM at their destination. A customer could even disable a misplaced card to ensure protection against fraudulent transactions through a simple, natural conversation.
"We are very excited to team up with Visa Canada to leverage the Visa Developer APIs," stated Jake Tyler, CEO at Finn AI. "This will help banks meet consumers' needs on their terms, allowing them to set travel notifications, flag fraudulent transactions, manage subscriptions and more – as easily as chatting to their friends – 24/7 in the channels of their choice. This simple digital access delivers strong value to banks, reducing in-bound calls and helping them stay top of wallet."
Finn.AI says they have been working to enable Visa Controls API to allow people to temporarily freeze or put their card on hold when they are in a lost scenario. Visa Transaction Controls provide a powerful and convenient way for cardholders to track and manage all payment activity on enrolled accounts and tokens.
VTC control-types let cardholders place their own rules on a payment card's use and when to be notified of different financial events. Independent alert and decline settings can be tailored to different transaction and merchant types (e.g. ATM, Ecom, Gasoline, Gambling...) or can be applied to all payment account activity.
Explore VTC and start testing the APIs by viewing the documentation here.
About Finn AI
Finn AI is an award-winning, AI-powered virtual assistant built for personal banking and finance. We put a personal banker in every bank customer's pocket, helping them to manage their money wherever they are, whatever they need - via a simple, natural conversation.
The Finn AI team of data scientists, engineers, and financial industry experts helps banks and credit unions transform customer engagement and increase financial literacy, while delivering the convenience and savings of a digital-first experience.
Today we have successful public deployments in three languages with a growing global customer base that includes ATB Financial, Bank of Montreal (BMO), Banpro Grupo Promerica, and Commonwealth Bank.
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Based on feedback we’ve received from you, we have launched new features and a step-by-step guide to help you through the process of going live.
It all starts in your project dashboard, by selecting ‘Going Live’. The new dashboard now walks you through the detailed steps and processes to complete the application for the credentials for your project.
Keep in mind, based on your profile and your project’s use case, you will be asked to provide specific details that will help Visa evaluate your request and provide you with terms and pricing for the Visa capabilities that you identified for your project.
Here's information you will be expected to provide to us (get more details in our guide here 😞
Register Your Company
Provide Project Information (i.e. specific use case details)
Client Onboarding Form
Certificate Signing Request
Once you’ve submitted all the required information you will receive an email with your credentials which you will need to use to chain your certificate into the key store. The new going live guide also has more details on:
Using Java Keytool
Using Open SSL
If you’ve reached this step in the process, signed all necessary contracts and your credentials are integrated into your project, you are ready to start testing in production!
Make sure to take a moment to read through the Going Live guide which has all the details and steps you need to know. As always, reach out with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Imagine hosting some friends over to watch a game and you realize you’re all out of pizza. You want to order more but not sure if there are any offers happening in your area. OsmosisAI has come up with a solution by pulling from the Offers Data API, part of the Visa Merchant Offers Resource Center.
This Visual Coupon demo app is for enterprises to market to consumers. It uses Computer Vision AI on an iOS device, powered by OsmosisAI, to visually identify products and objects that a brand can then immediately send a coupon or offer for either that product or a similar product that they want to market to that user. Coupons and offers are pulled from the Offers Data API on the Visa Developer Platform.
The Visa Merchant Offers Resource Center is a central offer repository that provides developers an easy way to promote merchant offers to their cardholders. VMORC is a multilingual application used by various teams worldwide to store offers as they are procured. All functions supported by the VMORC APIs are READ-ONLY. All responses are returned in a JSON format. Read through the docs here.
“Using an image of a product taken on a mobile device to instantly tell you offers about that product or similar products is a frictionless and natural way for consumers to learn about brands and acquire their products anywhere, anytime," said Ryan VanAlstine. "OsmosisAI powers the underlying intelligence for the brand by allowing them to empower their customer to recognize the object using AI and connecting them to the offer.”
OsmosisAI is a platform that enables enterprises to use Vision AI and embedded business logic to achieve business outcomes. Using intuitive tools designed for business users (with an optional API for developers and data scientists), OsmosisAI empowers organizations to orchestrate the end-to-end process of “training” any camera-enabled device to “see” an object or business condition through AI techniques and then trigger an action plan to achieve an outcome based on what is “seen.” OsmosisAI enables enterprises to keep their training data private in their own private instance in the OsmosisAI Cloud or in their datacenter via an on-premise version of OsmosisAI.
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The Visa Developer team helped teams at the #SmallBusinessWeek Hackathon, which was co-sponsored by Visa and the US Small Business Administration. This was the first hackathon held during National Small Business Week.
The challenge: build a game-changing tool to help small business owners focus more on their true passion by reimagining small business financial management.
And that’s exactly what 65 developers, idea generators, designers and small business owners did in Washington, D.C., kicking off the U first ever hackathon during National Small Business Week.
Developers made their way to the Ronald Regan Building Friday afternoon in hopes of landing one of the hackathon cash prizes: $10K for the grand prize, $7K for first runner up and $5K for second runner up.
Visa also offered a Visa Challenge, a $2K prize for the team that best used Visa Data and Analytic APIs in their hackathon solution.
Friday evening gave hackathon attendees an opportunity to form teams, get to know the Visa Dev and U.S. SBA support on-site, plus ask any questions about Visa Developer Platform APIs available for integration with their solutions.
Victor Zhiltsov, Sr. Director of the Visa Developer Center helped lead a workshop Saturday morning, giving developers a chance to ask any technical or product questions they had about our APIs. Victor introduced the small business filter for VDP APIs, a part of our
recent platform release that was provided to help developers easily navigate to APIs meant for small business solutions.
Victor was also one of the Visa judges and noted that the particular backgrounds of and interplay between the attendees helped produce demo solutions for business owners:
“It is always impressive and inspiring to see the level of talent of the developers at the hackathons. What was unique about this hackathon though is that several teams were organized by the actual small business owners, solving the actual day-to-day issues that the small businesses have. Hearing these small business owners tell their stories and present their solutions was very exciting,” he said.
By the end of the weekend, 13 teams pitched their hackathon demos. We saw some very cool, creative and innovative solutions, including:
An app for small businesses who are looking for lenders. This could help small business owners find a lender, based off scored business profiles, generated through data from SBA and Visa transactions. They used Visa’s Digital Card and Account Services.
A social gifting platform for small to large businesses that utilizes Visa APIs like Visa Direct and Visa B2B Virtual Account Payments to authenticate users and merchants while facilitating payments from users and payments to both users and merchants.
While it was very hard to narrow it down to one, the winner of the #SmallBusinessWeek Hackathon was:
Hermyz, a bot that enables small businesses to manage and pay invoices using the Visa Direct API, which could eliminate the need for inefficient paper-based processes. Team members were Christopher Phillips, Mike Nabil, Sandro Guraspasvili, Zach Bauer and Mohamed Elkarim.
The winner of the Visa Challenge prize was:
DataBridge, a solution that simplifies business intelligence for small businesses and gathers customer information based on geo-location allowing businesses to target marketing campaigns specific to demographic and geographic segments. The team was led by a DC small business owner who used Visa APIs including:
Visa Merchant Locator
Merchant Measurement and
DataBridge team members included Yingquan Li, William Lemus, Tekle Ayele, Andrew Kim, Hua Wang.
The hackathon represented the kickoff of Visa’s role as the Presenting Sponsor of National Small Business Week. “This event was a great extension of the strong partnership we’ve had with the U.S. Small Business Administration over the past decade”, said Justin King, VP of Visa Small Business Product. “The foundation of our partnership is based on a common goal of enabling small businesses to thrive, and that was the outcome this weekend.”, he continued.
Congrats, to all developers and stay tuned as we catch-up with winners to learn more about their projects. Watch the full recap below!
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The new Small Businesses filter is part of our latest release, in time for the Small Business Hackathon on April 27 th
Small Businesses can now easily identify APIs on the Visa Developer Platform that are relevant to them. As part of our latest release, we have added a filter on the API page, just for Small Businesses. This change will help third party developers and financial institutions navigate to small business APIs and use-cases so they can create solutions for these passionate entrepreneurs.
This new update comes just in time for developers to use at the upcoming Small Business Week Hackathon in Washington, DC, April 27 th -29 th
Visa is teaming up with the U.S. Small Business Administration to kick-off the first National #SmallBusinessWeek Hackathon, with a $24,000 prize pool for winning submissions.
The hackathon challenges developers to build a game changing new tool that help business owners focus more on their true passion by reimagining small business financial management. Attendees will need to use open datasets and APIs from the U.S. Government as well as Visa APIS to build these solutions.
Learn more about the hackathon and get the official rules, register here.
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Visa VP of Platform Strategy
Matt D. Smith is the Vice President of Platform Strategy at Visa. In his role, Matt is responsible for leading product strategy for the Visa Developer Platform, opening the use of Visa capabilities as the industry’s premier commerce and payments enabling platform. The Visa Developer Platform provides clients and partners simplified access to many of Visa’s most in-demand products and services through an open network of Visa APIs. Matt oversees the Platform Strategy team who works to define and evangelize the platform to enable clients and partners to transform great ideas into payments innovation.
You’ll be hearing from Matt Smith, about Visa's takeaways from a user experience study by Forrester Consulting*—and how partnering with companies can help remove user friction with actionable insights from advanced analytics.
You want to develop amazing experiences for your users. But according to the Forrester study, less than 50% of companies feel they are applying data insights to improve their businesses in a very effective way. Watch this webinar to hear more as Matt covers:
Results from Forrester’s latest study on data analytics and customer experience
The commerce applications for data insights, predictive engines, and machine learning
How leveraging partners can accelerate data intelligence impact
*Deliver the Commerce Experiences Of Tomorrow, a January 2018 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Visa.
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Visa SVP of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships
Shiv Singh leads global innovation go-to-market strategies and Visa's Everywhere Initiative, which enables startups around the globe to compete for a chance to partner with Visa.
During the Visa Innovation Series webinar, Shiv will walk you through the Innovations for a Cashless World report, created in partnership with GfK across 16 countries. Download the report.
Join Shiv as he covers the findings of the report and gives his unique perspectives on:
5 global commerce trends you need to know for 2018
7 consumer research findings about internationally changing attitudes
5 of his ideas to bring innovative products to market
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The new Visa Developer Partner Showcase highlights how our partners are using Visa APIs in market
This last February marks two years since we opened up the Visa network with the launch of the Visa Developer Platform. Since then, we have had the honor to work with many clients and developers from around the world to build solutions that meet the demands of consumers and merchants who are looking to delight their customers with more innovative, secure and easier ways to pay.
In two years, we’ve dramatically enhanced the developer portal to create a better experience by adding solution pages, more documentation for developers and easier ways to connect with us.
In two years, we’ve added more APIs to the portal, nearly reaching 100 Visa APIs for you to explore and test.
In two years, we’ve seen key clients and partners go-to-market with commerce solutions that help create seamless and secure payment experiences for their users…enabled by Visa Developer Platform.
“We live in a time where digital and physical worlds are constantly colliding, offering endless ways for you to evolve how you operate and delight your customers,” said Paul Walsh, Senior Vice President, Visa Platform Strategy and Innovation. ”Our growing platform of APIs is helping clients and partners around the world transform great ideas into exciting digital commerce experiences.”
What have our Partners Built?
Glad you asked. We are excited to introduce a new feature called the Visa Developer Partner Showcase. The Partner Showcase highlights how some of our partners from all around the world are using Visa Developer Platform APIs to build commerce experiences for their end users.
Experiences like using Foreign Exchange Rate APIs to simplify currency for traveling cardholders, or using Visa Direct to let customers make digital payments by scanning a QR code at POS or using Mobile Location Confirmation to give users added fraud protection on their Visa cards.
Each Partner Page is Unique
Our partners come from different parts of the world, working to meet the needs of their customers. We invite you to explore each individual partner page, and learn the approach that worked for them; some needed one Visa API for their solution mixed with other APIs and others required a mash-up of APIs. No matter the route taken, we are excited to have enabled all of these experiences and to now be able to share more about their paths to success with you.
“The Visa Developer Platform was very simple to use, it was rich with documentation on how to go about the integration process and it was very well organized in general. It greatly enhanced our efficiency.” – Thomas Matthew, Software Architect, Interswitch
“Pulse iD has been rapidly scaling across APAC, our partnership with Visa has helped us navigate a very complex landscape.” – Alex Topaloski, CEO, Pulse iD
“Having access to defined APIs, all the documentation and sample code was perfect to help us scope out how they would fit into our existing platform—saving us time in getting a working solution up and running. Throughout the entire process the experience was brilliant and it’s great to see Visa providing an area where technology companies can access APIs readily to help ensure great solutions can be delivered to market at speed.” – Andrew Will, Product Owner, Fraedom
Most of all, we want you to get inspired and see the possibilities. We are showcasing these partners because we want others to create similar results. For example:
UWCU: With a 3-month goal of 15,000 unique enrollments out of 175,000 qualified cardholders, UWCU realized 15,000 enrollments in seven days and almost 50,000 enrollments after just four months following the launch of its app.
Combine: The Global ATM Map was one of the fastest to deliver features and one of the most popular amongst their users
Check out the Visa Developer Partner Showcase today and get inspired to build with Visa APIs.
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You want to understand payments to build tomorrow’s commerce experiences; we want to deliver developer resources to enable innovation.
Cue the Payments 101 for Developers Meetup in San Francisco.
The event’s goal was to give developers a “cheat sheet” style introduction to the payments ecosystem.
Guest speakers Ahmed Siddiqui (Marqeta) and Carl Perry (Square) joined the Visa Developer team to highlight opportunities for innovation in commerce and payments.
Visa’s VP of Product Strategy Matt Smith began the first session, Deliver the Commerce Experiences of Tomorrow. Matt touched on how leveraging partners can accelerate data intelligence impact. “Partnering on experience not just technology is the future of commerce,” Matt said.
Ahmed Siddiqui, VP of Product Management at Marqeta was up next with The Anatomy of a Swipe, Dip and Tap. Ahmed walked developers through what happens during a payment Authorization, with engaging hand-drawn sketches to animate and simplify what happens when a payment goes through the ecosystem.
“For developers we are taking something that is very complicated and distilling it down to be very simple, so that developers can focus on innovating rather than thinking about, ‘oh my god, there is all this complex stuff that I need to think about,” said Ahmed.
Ahmed’s session also walked through opportunities in issuing and processing. He talked about creating virtual cards, which is a capability available through Marqeta’s Open APIs.
“What is really surprising is there are so many APIs out there which developers can build on top of and it’s actually really easy to innovate now, versus let’s say a few years ago,” he said.
Carl Perry, Developer Platform Lead at Square, spoke on the important aspects that platforms need to focus on to make developers successful. He called it “5 Minutes to Wow”.
“In commerce and payments, it is super important for people to talk to each other and to companies, who are working together trying to solve similar problems. What we do not want to do is throw a ton of information to developers, which might confuse them and look disconnected. This is a way for all of us to get together and talk about the same things and hopefully make developers lives significantly easier.”
Carl said successful platforms check-off 6 points: simplicity, innovation, stability, availability, cost and commerce.
“It’s about commerce. Facilitating commerce across any channel. Facilitate that customer journey- this is what a commerce platform should model,” he said.
Watch the recap video below:
Not able to make the Meetup? You are in luck. The topic of Payments 101 for Developers is so popular, we are turning it into a webinar.
Join Ahmed and Carl as they cover off on the same content in the Payments 101 for Developers Webinar. Stay tuned for registration details so you can ask the questions you want answered on the payments ecosystem.
(Stay up to date on when the next Meetup is happening and join our newsletter and email communications. Click here to sign-up)
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By Ahmed Siddiqui, VP of Product Management at Marqeta
(If you want to learn more about the payments ecosystem or ask any questions you may have in real time, Ahmed will be covering this and more in the Payments 101 for Developers Webinar 4/3 at 11am. Tune in and ask the questions you want answered on the payments ecosystem. Registration details here)
The payments ecosystem always starts with people who want to buy things from other people. Historically these people would use cash, but now more and more people are moving to pay with cards - be it credit, debit, or prepaid cards. These cards are typically issued by an Issuer or Issuing Bank. However, these cards are useless unless Merchants are willing to accept them. In order to accept cards, you need a terminal. Terminals are provided by Acquirers or Gateways. Behind an Acquirer is always a Merchant Bank that receives funds. The transmission protocol or “rails” is managed by Networks such as Visa.
When a consumer swipes, dips or taps their method of payment at the Merchant terminal, this starts the authorization process. This usually takes less than three seconds, but a lot happens in that time. After a card is swiped at the terminal, the Acquirer takes information off of the card and determines it is a Visa card. The Acquirer then calls Visa and sends data over via an ISO 8583 message (the International Organization for Standardization’s standard for systems that exchange electronic transactions initiated by cardholders using payment cards), asking the Network if the customer is actually allowed to transact.
Visa receives the ISO 8583 message from the Acquirer, and takes note of the card number. Based on the card number, Visa routes a message to the Issuer Processor of the card. The Issuer Processor receives the message, parses the ISO 8583 message and evaluates the message based on pre-set rules in the system typically determined by the Terms of Service with the Issuing Bank. These rules can include:
Does the cardholder have available funds?
Is this Merchant or Merchant type allowed or not?
Are there daily spend limits?
Depending on what comes back the Issuer Processor then makes a decision to approve or deny the transaction. This decision is then sent back to the Network. The Network relays this back to the Acquirer, and the Acquirer renders the response on the terminal.
Assuming a cardholder’s transaction goes through, Merchants will initiate the settlement process (if required) at the end of the day, to move their daily transactions to the Network. The Network will then request money from the Issuing bank, and the Merchant could receive their money as soon as the next business day. A small piece of the money that is moved to the Merchant bank is distributed to all parties in the Payment Ecosystem (the Acquirer, Issuer and the Network). Called Interchange, this is done in order to cover the cost of convenience to customers wishing to pay with cards.
In the event that Marqeta issued the card being used, Marqeta can generate a clean JSON out of the ISO 8583 message that can be easily read by developers during the transaction. The developers can also take action based on the data received -- all within the three second authorization time window. Some of the things Marqeta knows about a transaction include:
Who is the cardholder?
What is the card number?
What Network is this card on?
When did the transaction occur?
Where did the transaction occur?
Which Merchant is this cardholder trying to buy from?
How much is the cardholder trying to spend?
What type of Merchant is this cardholder trying to buy from?
There are other opportunities in Issuing Processing that developers can take advantage of by using Marqeta’s modern open API payment card issuing platform.
Marqeta gives you the ability to create your own physical, virtual or tokenized cards. In addition to enabling card creation, Marqeta gives companies the opportunity to authorize their own transactions. Some parameters are pre-set, such as spend limits, company restrictions, and Merchant type restrictions. Through Just-in-Time “JIT” Funding (real-time funding of user accounts at time of purchase, enabling customers to maintain cards at $0 balance), Marqeta is able to pass data over to the company so that they can make real-time decisions on just about anything like time of spend, geolocation, total spend amount, etc. This enables companies to control where card users are spending money and helps reduce fraud to near zero.
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To help devs make the most of 2018, the Samsung Developer team is posting informative Q&A’s with industry experts throughout the month of January called The 2018 Source Code: A Dev’s Guide.
In their latest post, Visa's VP of Platform Strategy Matt Smith shared his insights, tips and predictions for the mobile payments space.
Matt touches on how devs can ensure information shared across apps stay secure:
“The goal of a mobile developer in the payment space in regards to security should be to answer the question following question: “How do I gain and maintain my customer’s trust?” Security is, and will continue to be, paramount in the mobile payments industry. SSL, TLS, encryption and biometrics are all technologies that every mobile developer wanting to deliver payment apps should be using. Proper vetting of resources that you want to consume will help to ensure that your customer’s data is kept secure. Today’s customers are willing to make commerce a daily part of their mobile routine; your app’s security should always reinforce that decision.”
Make sure to check out the post where to read more on Matt’s thoughts on:
How does he think the rise of mobile commerce changes the way devs design apps
Mobile payments are a space where devs need to collaborate with big financial players/institutions. What’s your advice to devs on strategic partnerships?
Doubts about security can get in the way of consumer adoption regarding mobile payments. How can devs ensure that the information shared across apps is secure?
The future of mobile payments is rapidly changing. What is the one big bet that developers should be making in 2018 when it comes to developing mobile app payment solutions?
Thanks to the Samsung Developer team for sharing these insights to developers.
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Goodbye, passwords. Hello, biometrics.
Forgetting a password, it’s happened to so many people and it can be very annoying. But this could all soon become a thing of the past as people become more comfortable with new forms of biometrics authentication.
A new Visa survey of 1,000 Americans exploring awareness and perceptions of biometric authentication confirms that consumers continue to have a strong interest in new biometric technologies that make their lives easier.
Among 1,000 Americans surveyed, the findings revealed:
More than the 65 percent of consumers are already familiar with biometrics1
86 percent of consumers are interested in using biometrics to verify identity or to make payments
70 percent of consumers believe that biometrics are easier and 46 percent think they are more secure than using passwords or PINs
Get the full survey details here.
Curious on how Biometrics works? The Visa Security team takes us behind the scene in the video below.
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