Identity and Fraud

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Keeping your cards close to your chest is crucial to f...

In common with current accounts, the relentless rise in card fraud is being powered by ID thieves, with around eight out of 10 detected card frauds from bogus third-party applicants....

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Spotting fraud at postcode level...

Analysis of 10 addresses in and around the same area of leafy Warwickshire, pointed to a suspected ghost-broking...

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

Earlier this year we discussed a story that fraudsters with scanners can walk down the street and steal card data from contactless cards. This week a variation on this story has reared its head. This time it is claimed that thieves are using point of sale contactless scanners – the type...

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Aviva detected fraud on 2,200 new commercial motor pol...

In 2015 alone, Aviva identified more than 11,000 instances of personal motor application...

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First steps to cyber security is educating your staff...

In 2014, 60% of SMEs experienced a cyber-breach with the average costs of the worst breaches being £65,000 to £115,000(1). With the increased convenience of the internet comes an increased risk of hackers and cyber vulnerabilities. As cyber security becomes an increasing problem costing SMEs more and more money...

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Renewed surge in current account fraud...

Detected fraud rate for current account applications soared last year from 73 in every 10,000 applications in January, to 156 in every 10,000 applications in December....

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Millennials’ work-ethic underpinned by high expe...

The future’s bright in the eyes of Millennials with many willing to work hard, save carefully to get there and a clear idea of what they want out of life....

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Nature versus nurture when it comes to adopting the be...

New research and insight from our Millennial Me & My Money report, reveals four out of five Millennials say they have received no formal financial...

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Cash-savvy millennials out-saving their free-spending ...

New research from our Millennial Me & My Money report, reveals nearly half that (45%) of Millennials (18-34 year olds) manage to save at least a quarter of their disposable income every month - compared to just a third (34%) of their parents' generation (35-55-year-olds)....

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