314. Insights: Strong Customer Authentication

35min listen

Sarah sits down with an amazing roundtable of guests to dig into Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) and what it means for the payments space and the financial ecosystem.

This week we take a look at something set to change payments for everybody as we talk about Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) Sarah is joined by some great guests to discuss the subject:

  • Nilixa Devlukia, Head of Regulatory at Open Banking
  • Olivier Godement, Product Manager at Stripe
  • Daniel Chatfield, Engineer at Monzo
  • Fred Liu, VP Identity and Risk Products at Visa

We kick off the episode by taking a look at what's driving the introduction of SCA and the theoretical benefits around it. The group explains what SCA is, who's responsible for its implementation and whether any existing SCA can work when SMS-based 2FA has been breached in the past.

There's a discussion around whether SCA actually allows or encourages innovation or if it's going to grind innovation to a halt. SCA has had a very fragmented introduction so the outlook isn't particularly clear and the panel discuss what the possible outcomes could be, including whether or not PIN Sentry tools may make a return.

They also examine how the payments and fintech ecosystem is preparing for SCA. There's little certainty around what SCA will actually look like and the panel discusses what solutions the people around the table are working on.

All this and so much more on today's show.

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This week's episode was produced by Laura Watkins and edited by Alex Woodhouse.

Special Guests: Daniel Chatfield, Fred Liu, Nilixa Devlukia, and Olivier Godement.

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