You know us for our secure payment services on platforms like Facebook, Gumtree, and Craigslist.

Since our start in 2021, the online world has changed dramatically. Facebook Marketplace alone has gone from 500 million to a staggering 1.6 billion new ads each month. While this growth is impressive, it’s also brought a surge in scams – up to six new scam ads every minute. Even a reputable bank like Lloyds TSB reports eight out of ten scams stem from platforms like Facebook Marketplace.

Here’s the good news: We’re your shield against these risks. As the only provider of online payment protection on these platforms, we’re proud to offer free coverage for transactions up to $5,000, ensuring your financial safety.

Coming soon to Securely:

  • Facial Biometrics
  • Securely Certified
  • Streamlined Login with SSO
  • Verification with ConnectID
  • Payments with Payto

We’re excited to continue empowering your online experiences with the utmost security and convenience. Stay tuned for these exciting updates! 

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Be safe,
Rob Neely

Safety when online extends beyond transactions; it encompasses your ‘digital identity.’ We’re thrilled to announce forthcoming updates designed to fortify your digital identity protection while using our platform. 

Digital identity is like your online fingerprint – it’s how computers recognize and confirm who you are. This representation allows for recognition and validation online. Your digital identity is a combination of attributes and information in electronic form, intrinsically tied to your physical persona. 

Securely is poised to lead the way with these new enhancements. 

In the coming weeks, you’ll notice a prompt when accessing Securely—a prompt that introduces our Fast Login service. This innovation, Facial Biometrics, utilizes advanced facial recognition algorithms for swift and secure access to our systems and applications. Bid farewell to passwords and PINs; convenience and security take centre stage. 

Facial Biometrics shines for two pivotal reasons: 

1. Security and Precision: Your face is unique, making this technology exceptionally secure. Advanced algorithms distinguish between live faces and impersonation attempts, like photos or masks, thwarting unauthorized access. 

2. User Experience: A seamless and intuitive experience awaits. You can log in effortlessly, boosting convenience for various tasks, from unlocking applications to authorizing transactions.  

Introducing Securely Certified: Verifying Trust

Trust lies at the heart of every transaction. The Securely® Certified badge – is a symbol of verification. It signifies that we’ve verified your profile, adhering to Austrac Compliance requirements outlined by the Commonwealth Government.

When it comes to transactions, trust is paramount, and the Securely® Certified badge validates this. This badge assures others that you’ve undergone the necessary background checks, confirming you’re a genuine individual and not a potential scammer. 

Making Entry Simple: Streamlined Login for New Users

Getting started online is now a breeze for newcomers. Enjoy a straightforward way to access our platform with Single Sign-on (SSO) capabilities across various providers, including Facebook, Gmail, mobile and Apple.

With Single Sign-on, you can use one set of login credentials to access multiple services, eliminating the hassle of remembering multiple passwords – no need to worry about complicated setups like OAuth Token Authorization and Refresh Flow.

By the end of this year, we’re rolling out an innovative feature connecting you to all four big banks. We can’t disclose the name of the organisation yet. Still, we can say it seamlessly integrates with your bank, and this service allows you to verify your identity online using well-known and trusted organizations. You maintain complete control over what information you share, disclosing only what’s necessary and precisely when required. 
This solution was born in response to recent well-publicised data breaches by large companies over the past two years. This cutting-edge service, provided at no cost, allows us to verify basic details such as your name, age, and address. By minimizing the storage of personal data on our servers, it ensures your privacy and data protection. Remember, if we don’t retain your information, there’s no vulnerability to data breaches.

In early 2024, we’re taking a significant step by directly connecting to Australia’s New Payment Platform through an accredited PayTo® Connected Institution. 

PayTo® offers a contemporary approach for businesses to effortlessly initiate payments from their customer’s bank accounts, settling transactions in real time. It’s like having an ever-active, instant direct debit. Our direct link to Australia’s real-time payment system for PayTo® ensures a smoother and more advanced payment experience for you.

Stay tuned for more details in our upcoming newsletter.