Product Overview

As the digital world has evolved, we have seen the adoption of technologies to improve payments processing, better financial crime compliance checks and enhance customer experience. Industry-wide changes due to Open Banking, ISO 20022, instant payments, and increasing adoption of digital overlay services such as bill pay, A2A transfers at the point of sale, QR code payments are also transforming the payments industry. Legacy payment systems not built to support these changes are challenging to upgrade and maintain. Additionally, any improvements are typically costly without much impact on customer satisfaction.
Pelican AI's cloud-native, AI-powered, and API-driven intelligent Payment as a Service (iPaaS) platform offers unique opportunities to simplify and modernize ALL payments Cross-border, RTGS, Instant, and ACH. This comprehensive and versatile platform comes fully integrated with Pelican's advanced, AI-powered Financial Crime Compliance capabilities covering real-time Sanctions Screening, AML, and Fraud Detection.
iPaaS 'plug-and-play' APIs support the complete end-to-end processing for all payment methods covering all clearing and settlement mechanisms. iPaaS modular design and extensible APIs seamlessly supplement legacy payment solutions with new payment services, enabling financial institutions to onboard new payment services on a 'pay-per-use' basis, drastically reducing go-to-market time and cost of ownership.

Use of Artificial Intelligence & Data

A suit of advanced payment optimization and monetization APIs offered as part of the iPaaS platform leverage various advanced AI techniques to get the most value out of the payments transaction data through:

  • Data Cleansing and Normalisation
  • Data Enrichment and Categorisation
  • Data Insights and Predictions
  • Prescriptive Actions and Recommendations

The above four pillars of iPaaS's optimization and monetization components unlock the true potential of transaction and customer data by providing actionable insights and recommendations, enabling the creation of hyper-personalized products and services.

Data Insights using AI is useful for a wide variety of use cases that help drive revenue, cut cost and reduce risk, including:

  • Next Best Action based on inflow and outflow
  • Price Optimization
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Churn Prevention
  • Up-Selling and Cross-Selling personalized product
  • Predictive Resourcing
  • Expense & Income Forecasting
  • Lending Decisions
API-DrivenAPI-driven connectivity
Our APIs support seamless integrations with all payment infrastructures, banks, and other external partners, servicing all transaction types. Scalable & technology-agnosticScalable & technology-agnostic
Our modular and scalable cloud-native solution allows for efficient and resilient operations and protects from vagaries of 3rd party S/W upgrade & maintenance by providing automated, non-intrusive upgrades.

Integrated financial crime complianceIntegrated financial crime compliance

The platform offers a fully integrated AI-powered financial crime compliance APIs for Sanctions, AML, and fraud detection.


A complete payments platform – on cloud

Our iPaaS platform offers a complete payments solution through APIs, delivering exceptional levels of efficiency, control, and flexibility, with built-in connectivity to support all payment types – Cross-border, RTGS, Instant, and ACH – across all regions.
The ISO 20022 native APIs support multiple formats out of the box - SEPA, SWIFT – MT, ISO 20022 FED, ISO 20022 CHIPS, local ISO 20022 based RTGS, ISO-based faster payments, and future support for additional payments rails such as Visa, Mastercard, Western Union, Ripple etc.
iPaaS APIs cover all payments infrastructures, banks, and transaction types, including:
  • TARGET2, ISO 20022 Fedwire, Lynx, HVCS+ for Domestics High-Value Payments
  • TIPS, FedNow, RTP, Instant Payments (Real-time)
  • EBA RT1 SEPA Instant Payments (Real-time)
  • EBA STEP2 for SEPA Credit Transfers and Direct Debits
  • SWIFT MT & MX for cross-border correspondent banking
    Open Banking and PSD2 APIs

Product highlights

  • "Pay-as-you-go" APIs for comprehensive end-to-end payment processing
  • Supports both ISO 20022 and legacy payments formats
  • Integrated AI-powered Financial Crime Compliance suite for Sanctions, AML, and Fraud detection
  • Built-in connectivity to TARGET2 ESMIG Platform
  • Pan-European domestic and cross-border payments processing
  • Microservices based scalable architecture
  • Built-in data and artificial intelligence layers for intelligent products and services offerings
  • Suitable for instant payment schemes - robust, scalable with high throughput / low latency
  • Configurable dashboards and reports for internal operations as well as access to the bank's customer (if required)

Solution Capabilities

Comprehensive payment processingComprehensive payment processing

Complete processing of Cross-border, Instant, Domestic High-Value (RTGS), and Domestic Low-value (ACH) payments.

isoISO 20022 ready

ISO 20022 native APIs for CBPR+ and Instant payment schemes, supporting regional variations for seamless operations.

Integrated complianceIntegrated compliance

AI-powered (optional) financial crime compliance solution for sanctions, transaction monitoring and fraud.

Leveraging AIAI Powered

Uses Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing for intelligent repair, enrichment, and dynamic routing.

Detailed analyticsInsights & Recommendations

AI-powered analytics for actionable insights and recommendations to deliver hyper-personalized products and services.

Cloud and APICloud and API

Plug-and-play APIs available on a secure and scalable Payment-as-a-Service (PaaS) platform with cost-effective “pay-as-you-go” pricing

Key Benefits


Develop and launch innovative product and services that expedite time to value within hours/days rather than weeks/months

Integrated financial crime and compliance

A single payment platform to provide full end-to-end payment processing including sanctions screening, AML, and fraud monitoring


Trade upfront capital expense involved in setting-up & launching a new payment service for operating expense through a simplified “pay-as-you-go” pricing

Future Ready

Microservices and API-based cloud-native secure and scalable platforms that can accommodate new payment types and handle peak-volumes without disrupting existing processes.

Better visibility

Centralised payments and cash visibility across all channels and accounts under one platform.

Improve customer experiences

A single platform for processing all payment types and exception handling allows for faster responses to the customer.

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iPaaS Brochures & Datasheets

Please use the Download button below to access the full library of Pelican Payments information resources for both Banks and Corporates, including datasheets covering Payments Hub, STP and Open Banking.

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