Orbiscom has reported that consumer enrollment and usage of its patented Controlled Payment Number technology continues to grow at rates that far exceed that for online spending. This growth mirrors survey results from many in the financial services payments industry, illustrating that consumers have significant concern about revealing credit card details while shopping online and that this online security concern is a large inhibitor to maximizing growth in the e-commerce sector.
Growth in consumer online spending has risen approximately 24% annually in the past two years, exceeding $100 Billion in the US for 2006 from preliminary estimates. During this same period, Orbiscom has seen growth rates of 60%+ and 90%+ in cardmember spending using CPNs. This more than tripling of business over the 2004-2006 period comes from a combined look at results across the Company’s clients which include three of the top five credit card issuers in the US.
Orbiscom’s Controlled Payment Number (CPN) product permits cardholders to shop online or on the telephone without revealing their real credit or debit card details. A substitute card number, expiration date and security code is generated at the point of online checkout to protect real credit card details. And because the substitute card number is the one that resides in the online merchant’s data base, the consumer’s true card details are not exposed. In the six years that Orbiscom has been in the market, clients and their customers have never had an incident of fraud or misuse of credit card details when using the CPN product. Controlled Payment Numbers are offered for free in the US for credit cards under the various brand-names of Orbiscom clients: “VAN” (Virtual Account Numbers) at Citibank, “ShopSafe” at MBNA and Bank of America, and “Secure online account numbers” at Discover Card. PayPal has recently introduced a version of this product, marketed under the name “Virtual Debit Card”. In Europe, CPN is offered to both debit and credit card customers.
Research studies conducted by several clients reveal that cardmembers are looking for a service like this (i.e. “I want this”) and that once they use it, they really like it and use it consistently when shopping online (i.e., “It works!”) This is important since fear of revealing personal credit and debit card details is the #1 inhibitor to shopping online.
About Orbiscom: Orbiscom is a leading provider of enhanced payment solutions to the global payments industry. The Company was founded in 1999 to address the issue of cardholders not wanting to put their credit card details onto the Internet. Today Orbiscom is the worldwide leader in Controlled Payment(TM) Solutions delivering a suite of products that include Controlled Payment Numbers (CPN), 3-D Secure and a dynamic product portfolio based on CPN technology including authorized user products, multi-card accounts, instant credit, limited use products, purchasing cards, and stored value products.
Orbiscom continues to build a strong international presence in the United States, Europe, and Asia. The Company’s customers include three out of the five largest issuers in the United States, seven of the top ten French banks, and eight of the top ten Japanese banks. Millions of customers transact annually with Orbiscom products, generating billions of dollars of transactions. Orbiscom is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with an office in New York City. For more information on Orbiscom’s products and services please contact Diane Shaib, Executive Vice President in New York at 212-847-3801 or visit http://www.orbiscom.com.