How to solve payment and data compliance challenges across complex industries

David King
David King
is CTO at Flywire.

In today's rapidly evolving digital landscape, industries across the board are faced with intricate challenges related to payment processing and data compliance. Top among them are the healthcare, education, travel, and B2B sectors, where the secure and seamless handling of financial transactions and sensitive data is paramount. As the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Flywire, a forward-thinking FinTech company, my role is pivotal in driving innovation that addresses these challenges head-on along with our amazing Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Barbara Cousins.

At Flywire, we've long recognized that compliance is a huge part of innovation. Even though work toward building the types of mechanisms and controls into our platform and within our own company doesn’t always make headlines, we care much more that it’s the type of real innovation that keeps your business out of them – and protects your customers.

What are we zeroing in on in each industry – and what are we learning from each that informs and reinforces compliance in all the businesses we serve? Here’s a view.

Healthcare: Pioneering secure and seamless medical payments

The healthcare industry is a critical market where payment processes must be both seamless and highly secure. The Flywire solution streamlines medical payments and improves patient engagement through cutting-edge technology. By integrating advanced encryption methods, tokenization, and our proprietary omni-channel engagement technology, we engage patients where and how they want to pay, improve collection rates for our hospitals, and provide confidence to our customers that their sensitive information is secure.

Our platform’s robust data compliance mechanisms ensure the patient records adhere to the stringent regulations of HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) and other relevant standards. This level of security and compliance not only boosts patient trust but also reduces administrative burdens for healthcare providers.

Education: Enabling effortless tuition and other education payments

Affordability for tuition payments is hitting everyone around the world. Flywire specializes in simplifying tuition and fee payments for students, parents, and institutions alike. Traditional systems are outdated, convoluted, and time-consuming for both the students, families, and staff. Flywire’s platform is modern, user-friendly, cross-device compatible, and addresses the affordability needs of families to allow users to make payment seamlessly, no matter where they are in the world.

Additionally, our compliance-focused approach ensures that student data, financial records, and other sensitive information are stored and transmitted securely, in adherence to regulations like FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). This empowers educational institutions to focus on their core mission of providing quality education while leaving payment and data compliance worries to Flywire.

Travel: Redefining payment experiences for global businesses and their guests

The travel industry thrives on delivering memorable experiences to globetrotters. Flywire’s solutions are enhancing these experiences by simplifying payment processes across the travel ecosystem. Whether it is booking your trip, accommodations, or activities, our platform is seamlessly integrated with travel agents, travel operators, and DMCs (Destination Management Company) to ensure a frictionless and secure payment experience for travelers.

Our adherence to PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) and other international data security standards guarantees that travelers’ personal and financial information remains secure.

B2B: Fueling secure business transactions

Traditional B2B payments often involve manual processes and a higher risk of errors. With Flywire, we facilitate secure and efficient business transactions. Our platform’s capabilities, coupled with robust encryption, empower businesses to engage in seamless transactions with partners and suppliers.

Our emphasis on data compliance, including GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and industry-specific regulations, ensures that sensitive data remains in safe hands with Flywire. Our B2B platform helps accelerate payments and economic growth.

Real business value in strong compliance

Flywire is at the forefront of transforming industries by addressing payment and data compliance challenges head-on. By revolutionizing the way payments are processed and sensitive data is handled in healthcare, education, travel, and B2B markets our solutions are not only boosting efficiency but also instilling trust and confidence among your clients. Flywire is the beacon of payment efficiency and security in a sea of insecurity.