Monoova and TrueLayer to launch data-enabled payments in Australia using the Consumer Data Right

  • Monoova and TrueLayer will work together to launch data-enabled payments using the Consumer Data Right (CDR) to access open banking data in Australia 
  • TrueLayer will facilitate the local open banking connectivity of Monoova’s payments platform to use CDR for consented financial and identity insights to create smarter payments that offer a better customer experience 
  • The confluence of consented CDR data with payments is powerful as it reduces the instance of failed payments and will save businesses the time and cost of rectifying payment exceptions ● With CDR now at a tipping point as it approaches its second anniversary, and with the imminent launch of the New Payments Platform’s PayTo capability, Monoova and TrueLayer – two local and global fintech industry leaders – are excited to work together on new innovation horizons for data and payments combined 

Monoova, a leading B2B payments solutions provider, and TrueLayer, a global leader in open banking, are partnering to harness financial and identity insights using Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) for smarter, faster, data-enabled payments in the Australian market. 

The benefits of the combination of CDR data with payments start when onboarding customers and continue through the procure-to-pay process at the time of invoicing, and are especially powerful when setting up recurring payments for regular periodical subscriptions or an ongoing commercial supply arrangement. 

“Conventional payments processes typically involve possible human error when entering BSB and account number details, the inconvenience of waiting three days just to find out that a payment was dishonoured, and a risk of fraud,” says Christian Westerlind Wigstrom, Co-Founder and CEO of Monoova. “Most of this goes away with the new real-time PayTo transaction type. For instance, you are immediately notified if a transaction fails. That’s a huge advantage over direct debits,” he continues. “But the real game-changer here is using CDR data to reduce the risk of failed payments altogether. That saves businesses time and money.” 

“We are excited to work with TrueLayer because we already have customers in common who could benefit from us working together to solve problems for them. We’re breaking new ground here in Australia by using CDR to improve payments. TrueLayer has proven credentials in open banking and payments from overseas markets, and that experience is hugely valuable for Monoova,” added Mr Westerlind Wigstrom. 

Facilitated by TrueLayer, an Accredited Data Recipient authorised by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Monoova’s clients will benefit from customer-permissioned bank data obtained in accordance with the CDR Rules to empower one of the biggest use cases for open banking data in Australia – namely, payments. 

“The benefits of combining data with payments extend to all kinds of payments, whether one-off or recurring,” says Brenton Charnley, CEO Australia & New Zealand of TrueLayer. “Some of the biggest benefits will be for higher value and higher risk transactions such as buying a car or a boat, investing in shares or crypto, and cross border remittances.” 

“Payments is the newest and biggest use case for CDR, so we’re hugely excited to be working with a paytech leader like Monoova,” continued Mr Charnley. “The better the information you have about your customer, the better you can serve them. In the case of payments, this means knowing the identity of the payer and payee, having the correct bank account information, checking the balance is sufficient, and understanding insights into financial behaviour. Put simply, CDR is the best way to get all this information – it’s real-time, secure and permissioned, with strict privacy controls in place.” 

The parties look forward to a long and successful collaboration empowering innovative use cases for data plus payments including faster customer onboarding, account verification, balance checks, and verified instant payouts and withdrawals for e-commerce, wealth and gaming apps. 

About Monoova 

Monoova is a leading Australian B2B payments solutions provider. We make it possible for organisations to accelerate and automate how they receive, manage and pay funds across multiple payment methods. This means significant cost reduction, increased efficiency and enhanced ability to scale. Our proprietary payments platform has processed approximately $50bn since our launch in 2017.

Contact: Christian Westerlind Wigstrom, CEO, 0407 178 005 

About TrueLayer 

TrueLayer is a global open banking platform that makes it easy for anyone to build better financial experiences. Businesses of every size use TrueLayer to power their payments, access financial data, and onboard customers across the UK, Europe and Australia. Founded in 2016, TrueLayer is trusted by millions of consumers and businesses around the world. Our vision is to create a financial system that works for everyone. 

Contact: Brenton Charnley, CEO Australia & New Zealand, 0419 178 552

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