Ethoca & Lean Industries Partner for Faster, Easier Resolution of Fraud and Cardholder Disputes

Ethoca, the industry standard for collaboration-based technology solutions that enable card issuers and online merchants to increase card acceptance and stop ecommerce fraud and disputes, today announced a partnership with Lean Industries, a leading provider of dispute management software solutions. Now any card issuing bank using Lean’s AdjustmentHub™ dispute processing platform will be able to automatically connect to Ethoca’s Global Collaboration Network to easily resolve fraud and customer disputes – avoiding the costly and labor intensive chargeback process entirely.

With customer experience and maintaining top position in the cardholder’s wallet as chief concerns, card issuers also struggle to cope with the increasing volume of costly fraud claims and dispute cases that put additional pressure on operating margins. Ethoca’s flagship service – Ethoca Alerts – solves this problem by giving merchants an early warning on customer disputes and fraudulent transactions that have already been confirmed by the bank with their cardholders. Merchants act on alerts immediately by stopping the fulfillment of fraudulent orders and issuing cardholders a refund to avoid the costly chargeback process. This in turn enables card issuers to eliminate operational costs associated with chargebacks and speeds the recovery of dispute and fraud losses, while ensuring a better experience for cardholders.

To increase the level of automation and speed of resolution for disputed transactions, AdjustmentHub will send disputed transaction data to Ethoca in near real time. After Ethoca’s merchant customers resolve the cardholder’s reason for dispute by issuing a refund, Ethoca Alerts sends the response back to AdjustmentHub, where the open dispute case will be updated to reflect the successful outcome of the issuer-merchant collaboration. This seamless, end-to-end process ensures no chargeback will be processed. AdjustmentHub from Lean Industries is used to manage tens of thousands of disputes each month across its issuing customer base and the integration with Ethoca Alerts is available for issuing customers worldwide.

“We make participation in the Ethoca Network virtually effortless for our card issuer customers – with no added IT burden or heavy integration required to start seeing value day one,” said Trevor Clarke, Co-Founder and EVP, Issuer Relations at Ethoca. “Through our integration with AdjustmentHub, card issuers can make their entire fraud and dispute recovery process faster, easier, more accurate and more cost-effective, while creating a vastly improved experience for cardholders. Card issuers can also recover a wider range of disputed transactions, including low value and 3DS purchases that are typically non-recoverable.”

“We share a common mission with Ethoca: our companies seek to provide faster, lower-cost dispute resolution and fraud mitigation services for the card issuing community,” said Lean Industries Chief Executive Officer, Bjorn Larsen. “Together, Lean Industries and Ethoca will increase the level of interaction between card issuers and merchants, empowering both parties to reduce the impact of costly and lengthy fraud and dispute handling processes.”

Ethoca’s global network is growing quickly around the world and includes the largest merchant and card issuer footprint in the industry. Merchant coverage includes seven of the top ten ecommerce merchants, the world’s largest digital goods brands, and more than 137,000 enrolled merchant descriptors. More merchant participation drives dramatically higher fraud and dispute related recoveries for Ethoca’s card issuer customers, now numbering more than 555 worldwide. These include 14 of the top 20 North American card issuers (including three of the top four in the U.S.), 21 in EMEA (including nine in the UK), nine in Canada, two of the top four in Australia, and more. Ethoca’s Global Network now spans more than 37 countries.

About Ethoca

Ethoca is the leading, global provider of collaboration-based technology that enables card issuers, ecommerce merchants and online businesses to increase card acceptance, stop more fraud, recover lost revenue and eliminate chargebacks from both fraud and customer service disputes. Through the Ethoca Network – the first and only of its kind in the industry – we are closing the information gap between card issuers and merchants. This unique capability makes fraud and customer dispute insight available and actionable in real time. Our suite of services delivers significant revenue growth and cost saving opportunities to our card issuer and merchant customers around the world. Seven of the top ten ecommerce brands, 14 of the top North American card issuers, two of the top five UK card issuers and more than 4,700 ecommerce businesses around the world rely on Ethoca solutions and the network that powers them. To find out more, please visit us online at

About Lean Industries

Lean Industries develops and delivers software solutions designed to lower the costs and improve the quality of managing disputes, exceptions and adjustments for electronic payment transactions. Our solutions enable organizations of all types and sizes to become highly efficient and productive through extensive process automation, elimination of paper-based practices, and integration with critical enterprise payment applications. Our people are experts in this field and provide implementation, training and customization services to match your company’s needs. For more information, visit:

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