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Online lending: How to build a powerful process to eliminate fraud

During the last two years, we’ve been actively discussing this crucial subject with our clients operating in online lending and microcredit spaces. Our objective was to understand how we could help them reduce drastically the number of default rates they encounter on their websites. The main keyword here? Process. And no, this is not a scary word – it’s just the most efficient way of dealing with user verification in your company.

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KYC / AML: What do lending companies need to ask their users to be compliant in Mexico?

If we’ve learned something in the last few months, it’s that the industry of lending and microcredits is booming in Mexico, with companies like Konfio receiving more than USD $100 million in recent weeks. And all these companies have something in common: they need to be compliant with Mexican financial sector laws and regulations, which is easier said than done – especially for those who are just launching here.

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FinCEN on Crypto, and How It Affects You

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued several rules which must be followed by anyone dealing with currency (“real” or virtual), in any way. The FinCEN has defined what it deems as a user, an administrator, and an exchanger of virtual currency, on the understanding that “virtual currency” is regarded as a medium of exchange accepted like currency in some environments, but lacking the legal tender status.

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Rental Industry & How To Fight Fraud

The Vacation Rental industry has, in recent years, become very targeted by fraudsters because of its high-ticket items (the average price of a fraudulent booking ranges from $238-$588, according to Sift Science) and intangible goods – which means there is nothing to collect. In addition, with instant booking capabilities, it becomes increasingly difficult for small teams to investigate every transaction and quickly detect fraudulent activity.

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