Great Expectations: Meeting consumer demands for perfect data

Posted on Jul 27 2015 by

As consumers take more control of their credit rating they require help and support in understanding the information that appears on their credit report and querying anything they don’t understand or believe is incorrect. That is a key role that we – as a CRA – fulfil for consumers.

What the End of the Driving License Counterpart Means for Insurance Fraud

Posted on Jul 27 2015 by

On 8 June 2015 driving licence counterparts were officially abolished by the DVLA in favour of View Driver Record – an electronic database where people can access the information previously held on their paper counterpart licence, such as vehicle licence types, penalty points and convictions.

Contactless cards and data theft – what’s the problem?

Posted on Jul 24 2015 by

The mainstream press have been all of a flutter, with the story that fraudsters with scanners can walk down the street and steal card data from contactless cards while we go about our daily business. But how much of a problem is this? Who suffers the most loss?  And what can be done to protect […]

We’re living in the future, now – wearable tech, the Internet of Things and data-driven decisions

Posted on Jul 23 2015 by

The Internet of things and wearable tech are just two of the more recent technological advancements that could be straight out of a science fiction movie. How close are we to hoverboards?

What is a Single Customer View? What are the benefits?

Posted on Jul 23 2015 by

A Single Customer View (or SCV) is a single view of your customer including all their known contacts points and preferences. Read on for how to create one and what it enables marketers to do.

Branchless Banks and the Identity Checking Conundrum

Posted on Jul 23 2015 by

Two headlines caught my eye recently, the first concerned the rise in current account fraud and the second was a new bank starting up – a bank that wouldn’t have any branches.

Seven ways to control costs

Posted on Jul 23 2015 by

1. Plan out an effective budget When creating a budget, make sure that it’s flexible and not something you produce at the beginning of the year to not to be referred to again. A dynamic budget reviewed regularly can help you to react to ever-changing market climates. It’ll let you know when it’s time to […]

Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to be made permanent

Posted on Jul 23 2015 by

In light of the recent budget, the Government has announced that the Office of Tax Simplification will be established on a permanent basis with an expanded role and capacity. They’ll be put on a statutory footing in the 2016 Finance Bill providing independent advice to the Government on how to deliver a simpler tax system. […]

How will the Summer Budget 2015 affect your business

Posted on Jul 23 2015 by

The Chancellor of the Exchange, George Osborne, announced that the rate of corporation tax would fall to 19 per cent in 2017 and 18 per cent in 2020, the lowest in the G20. For start-ups and many UK small firms, this is unlikely to have a big impact. Employment costs The Chancellor announced a 50 […]

Guest post: 5 ways to protect against online fraud from Frank Abagnale

Posted on Jul 22 2015 by

What took time, patience, unusual equipment and certain skills years ago can be accomplished in a matter of minutes online today. Technology and the internet have enabled the growth and prevalence of online fraud. For today’s fraud perpetrator, all you need is a laptop, internet connection and some knowledge of how to operate phishing emails.