Cartao Unibanco of Brazil has activated the Falcon credit card fraud detection system from the HNC Financial Solutions division of HNC Software Inc.

HNC also announced that Cartao Unibanco, the credit card subsidiary of Unibanco, the third-largest private bank in Brazil, has agreed to buy the Capstone Decision Manager for new-account analysis and application processing.

Rodrigo Dantas E. Silva, Cartao Unibanco's information technology executive manager, said the institution was "extremely impressed" with the implementation speed for Falcon and that "we look forward to the next phase in our strategic relationship."

Unibanco is a major credit card force in Latin America, also owning major stakes in Credicard, Redecard, and Fininvest.

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