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Product Highlights: April 2022

Team Bond
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May 11, 2022
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Embedded finance is the clear future in technology and Bond is committed to building the best enterprise-grade embedded finance platform in the market. We're so excited to tell you about what we’ve been working on recently!

Banking

Banking is the core of Bond’s platform and, from day one, we’ve committed to providing our customers with the best-in-class tools. This month, we’ve made a number of updates to Accounts:

Deposit Accounts

We’ve released the next iteration of our Deposit Accounts, adding new functionality that will give you increased customization and flexibility — from a reimagined accounting engine to increased fraud controls and more.

Our proprietary accounting engine now offers double entry accounting for all sub-accounts, including end of month and end of day transaction clearing.

We’ve also added new functionality around our ledger. Now, you can activate and deactivate accounts through our new Accounts API, fund accounts through ACH deposits and withdrawals. Additionally, you can complete account to account transfers, making it easier to move money between different deposit accounts.

For more detailed reporting, we’ve made it even easier to pull statement data based on payment frequency with our new Accounts API. 

Payments

ACH Transaction Monitoring & Updates to ACH Transactions

We made new enhancements to monitor money movement across our platform 24/7 and detect any transaction anomalies. Additionally, we now offer greater visibility into why  transactions were declined.

With our robust monitoring and transaction status details, you can learn of any issues as soon as they happen and triage them before they reach your customer. 

Improved Fraud Control & Repayments

This month, we’ve added the ability to process returns on inactive card accounts, giving you better control over and oversight into any potential fraud. Additionally, repayments can now be made on credit cards.

Credit

Credit Application Service

Card applications can be complex and cumbersome. We continue to add enhancements to our flexible and extensible service for completing and submitting credit card applications and issuing cards. Bond’s Credit Application Service (CAS) makes it easy to host an application form, collect the pertinent data, and submit the application to Bond for KYC, underwriting and card issuance.

Platform

Bond Portal 

We launched our revamped Bond Portal! If you’d like to learn more, please read our blog post: https://www.bond.tech/blog/introducing-bond-portal

Comply

Updates to KYC

Simplifying compliance for our customers is one of our core tenets here at Bond. To that end, we’ve made a number of updates to our KYC service this month. Our KYC document endpoint now includes type of document required and our KYC fields now accept and normalize a larger range of characters, including hyphens and apostrophes, allowing for faster KYC and ease of use.

We’ve also added the ability to add phone number, email address, and SSN when a customer is created, rather than only when KYC is initiated, making it easier to get the right information in at the right time.

And, to cap it off, we now screen known-fraudulent customers against a Deny List during KYC, reducing the burden on your teams.

Developer Experience

Updates to API Logs

Developer experience is our number one priority at Bond. This month, we’ve added increased detail to the API logs with more granular endpoint URLs, full request, and response bodies.

Ready to chat to learn more? Contact Bond. Still curious? Jump into our sandbox and start building your own fintech!