European Operations Update
- 12 merchants migrated to live on ISXPay Tier 1 since 29th January 2019
- Client Funds being settled by ISXPay as independent Principal of Visa, Mastercard & JCB
- Approved EMA IBAN accounts now exceed 50
The Company's wholly owned European neobank subsidiary, iSignthis eMoney Ltd ("ISXPay"), is now processing, clearing and settling in multiple currencies under its own Bank Institution Number (BIN) as a Principal member of the foregoing card schemes.
ISXPay now has more than 12 merchants 'live' on its own BIN, which it has onboarded commencing late January, with more of our contracted 30+ merchants going live over coming days and weeks. ISXPay now also has more than 50 approved EMA's and has or is in the process of issuing International Bank Account Numbers (IBAN's) to them under our Bank Institution Code (BIC) ISEMCY22XXX.
Client fund EMA inflow and processing volumes are growing as expected, with volumes expected to rise significantly Mid-March once our international SWIFT network is fully connected.
Merchant Onboarding Process
The Company has received queries from investors as to how the application process is commenced by merchants and managed by the Company. The European process is very similar to the Australian process described last week.
The underwriting process requires that the Company receives a completed Merchant Application Form (available from our website isignthis.com/documents), together with financial, incorporation and ownership details of the applicant. Underwriting may take as little as five days, or in some cases more than 30 days, depending upon complexity of the applicant's ownership structure and information submission quality.
The Company verifies the Merchant's incorporation, operating licenses (if applicable, e.g. with CySEC, FCA etc), directors, ownership structure, and ultimate beneficial owners in order to satisfy EC Directives including Anti Money Laundering Regulation requirements. A financial assessment, including past processing performance is also conducted, with terms extended to the applicant usually in parallel with the underwiring process.
Once underwriting is satisfied, and an agreement is executed with security deposit received (if applicable), the merchant is granted credentials to the Paydentity(TM), ISXPay(R) and Probanx(R) API's and dashboard. Merchants have been known to complete integration in less than 3 business days, with around a month being the usual timeframe for integration to be completed.
Upon completion of integration, it is usual for merchants to take up to 2-6 weeks to cycle between their current card processing and ISX facilities, with a gradual ramp up thereafter taking a further 6-8 weeks.
About iSignthis Ltd
Australian Securities and Frankfurt Stock Exchange listed iSignthis Ltd (ASX:ISX) (FRA:TA8) is the global RegTech leader in remote identity verification, payment authentication with deposit taking, transactional banking and payment processing capability. iSignthis provides an end-to-end on-boarding service for merchants, with a unified payment and identity service via our Paydentity(TM) and ISXPay(R) solutions.
By converging payments and identity, iSignthis delivers regulatory compliance to an enhanced customer due diligence standard, offering global reach to any of the world's 4.2Bn 'bank verified' card or account holders, that can be remotely on-boarded to meet the Customer Due Diligence requirements of AML regulated merchants in as little as 3 to 5 minutes. Paydentity(TM) has now onboarded and verified more than 1.5m persons to an AML KYC standard.
iSignthis Paydentity(TM) service is the trusted back office solution for regulated entities, allowing merchants to stay ahead of the regulatory curve, and focus on growing their core business. iSignthis' subsidiary, iSignthis eMoney Ltd, trades as ISXPay(R), and is an EEA authorised eMoney Monetary Financial Institution, offering card acquiring in the EEA, and Australia.
ISXPay(R) is a principal member of Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc, Diners, Discover, (China) Union Pay International and JCB International, an American Express aggregator, and provides merchants with access to payments via alternative methods including SEPA, Poli Payments, Sofort, Trustly, WeChat, AliPay and others.
UAB Baltic Banking Service, a wholly owned subsidiary of iSignthis Ltd, provides API based access to SEPA Core, SEPA Instant and SEPA business scheme, for neobanks, banks, credit unions and emoney institutions, and provides a bridge to the Central Bank of Lithuania's CENTROLink service.
Probanx Information Systems Ltd (Probanx(R)), a wholly owned subsidiary of iSignthis Ltd, is an international banking software company which has been serving the banking industry since the year 2000 by developing comprehensive banking software solutions to financial institutions around the globe. Probanx offers web-based banking solutions using the latest technology and international standard business rules. Our customers are located on five continents and supported from our technical centres in Europe and Australia.
iSignthis' Probanx delivers core banking software, including a fully comprehensive and versatile banking solution for retail, corporate and private banks, emoney and payment institutions, offering capabilities that up until now were affordable only by large commercial banks.
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