US ahead of UK in 3DS2 payment authentication

The US is beating the UK in the rollout of the 3D Secure 2 (3DS2) multi-factor authentication protocol, according to new research.

Data from fraud detection and payment acceptance company Ravelin shows that 68 per cent of transactions in the states now use 3DS2, with a significant 99 per cent authentication success rate.

By comparison, only 7 per cent of UK transactions use 3DS2, with a 55 per cent authentication success rate.

The UK, however, is outperforming the US on frictionless payments whereby authentication and payment go through without any challenges.

40 per cent of UK payments are frictionless, compared to just 22 per cent in the US.

“3DS2 is a vast improvement over 3DS1 in terms of smoothing out the payment experience, but our data shows that merchants in many different countries still have a long way to go to adopt 3DS2 — especially merchants in the UK,” said Martin Sweeney, chief executive, Ravelin. “Once they do, however, it’s important to stress that 3DS2 isn’t a silver bullet when it comes to cutting online payment fraud. Merchants should also be considering using sophisticated machine learning-based tools that can quickly spot and flag anomalies in real time.”

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