Content written by Sarah Rutherford

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....

Blog - Sep 2016
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...

Blog - Aug 2016
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...

Blog - Jul 2016
Do people believe it is company’s internal processes that block…

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

Blog - Jul 2016
Do governments have a role to play in introducing an…

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...

Blog - Jul 2016
Experts on #FutureofID – Is privacy a possible stumbling block…

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...

Blog - Jul 2016
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...

Blog - Jun 2016
5 things that could be hampering your fight against fraud

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...

Blog - Jun 2016
3 ways you can make identity checking customer friendly

For both security reasons and to meet your Client Due Diligence obligations you need to carry out identity checking on your customers. Processes can be long-winded you may have to ask your customers...

Blog - May 2016
Three key reasons to check bank account data

A recent press release from Payments UK called for better understanding of the ownership of bank accounts, this focus is commendable. As Experian is a supplier of solutions that make the link between...

Blog - Apr 2016
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...

Blog - Feb 2016
Payments 2016 – Will these be the top 5 payments…

Having given my overview of the top 2015 payments topics it’s time to take a look at what I think will be coming up in 2016. In general 2015 was a year when big ideas started to take shape and...

Blog - Jan 2016