All posts by Sarah Rutherford

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Identity and fraud checking and the value to society...

When we open accounts or access existing accounts, we know that checks will be made. It’s easy to presume that these are an inconvenience made to protect a business or because the law demands it. It’s worth taking a moment to consider the very real benefits that identity checking...

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3 reasons why finding new customers is difficult for c...

Consumer lending has always been a competitive marketplace, but in recent years this has increased. Customers have easy access to product and price comparison sites, meaning price sensitivity and reduced margins. When it comes to taking on new customers, people expect a slick, fast experience and often they expect...

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Identity Fraud and the Techno Target...

Recent research* has uncovered a perhaps surprising trend – those who are the most tech savvy are also those experiencing the biggest increase in attacks by identity fraudsters. Fraud against these avid users of social media and digital technology, increased by 16.7% in 2015 when compared to 2...

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What is the fraud supply chain?...

Before I started work in the identity and fraud industry, if I ever stopped to consider the mechanisms of fraud, my presumption was of individuals or small gangs engaged in an end-to-end process. On reflection this is a comforting view, such small-scale operations would be self-limiting in the danger...

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Do people believe it is company’s internal processes t...

An interesting question – let’s explore how our identity community perceive it....

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Do governments have a role to play in introducing an i...

Government’s accountability and responsibility for identity is a debated subject. We heard in our last blog about whether VerifyID  achieved this, or at least made headway towards achieving it...

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Experts on #FutureofID – Is privacy a possible s...

Digital identity is a topical debate that has sparked people’s views. Experian debated this subject recently and commentary from the audience offered invaluable insight into concerns and beliefs when it comes to transforming identity through a digital e...

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Experts on #FutureofID – What do you see as the ...

Everyone should have the ability to prove their identity online and offline. But at the same time, our rapidly emerging digital world should be fully...

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5 things that could be hampering your fight against fr...

Limiting the impact of fraud is vital for businesses which need to protect their revenues and their customers from the potentially devastating effects of fraud. The fraud landscape is ever changing and with an estimated £193billion* lost to fraud each year there are big rewards to come from fighting...

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