- Orum launched Verify, a new product to determine the validity of a bank account before initiating payments.
- Verify is built on top of FedNow and is able to authenticate 100% of all consumer and business bank accounts held in the U.S.
- Verify leverages the FedNow payment rail to provide businesses with account information in real time.
Real-time payments innovator Orum has launched a new product called Verify to determine whether a bank account is open and valid before initiating payments. Verify is built on top of FedNow and is able to authenticate 100% of all consumer and business bank accounts held in the U.S.– all within 15 seconds.
Orum’s Verify seeks to help businesses reduce fraud resulting from invalid credentials and mitigate the friction that consumers with valid bank accounts face when making a transaction. Regardless of the reason for the transaction failures, they are costly. A survey conducted in 2020 showed that 60% of business respondents reported losing customers as a result of failed payments and that failed payments lost the global economy more than $118 billion in fees, labor, and lost business in 2020.
“Lost time verifying accounts equals lost revenue and ultimately lost customers,” said Orum Founder and CEO Stephany Kirkpatrick. “This is especially true for business bank accounts, which are notoriously difficult to verify. Businesses need confidence they are debiting or crediting a real account to ensure the payment lands safely in the bank account, but most solutions today are slow or don’t include coverage for all B2B use cases. Verify – built on top of FedNow – has changed this equation, making it now possible to verify any type of bank account instantly.”
Today’s launch hinges on FedNow. Orum leverages the payment rail to provide real-time account information to businesses. The company uses a webhook to automatically send the data back to the business in real-time. This eliminates the need for the customer to get involved by confirming microdeposits or entering their bank login credentials.
Orum was founded in 2019 to serve as a single solution for accessing RTP, FedNow, Same Day ACH, ACH, and Wires. The company’s payment API orchestrates instant payouts, using AI to predict the availability of funds within an account and pre-authorize transactions.
Founded by Stephany Kirkpatrick, Orum has raised over $82 million from investors including Accel, Canapi, Bain Capital Ventures, Inspired Capital, American Express Ventures, and others.
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