Identity and Fraud

Fraud, biometrics and the fear factor

Posted on May 05 2015 by

High profile data breaches have alerted us all to the increased risk we’re at from fraud. With criminals accessing the personal information of millions of people the search for new and clever ways to tackle fraudsters is a priority.

London identity theft rates almost three times higher

Posted on Apr 29 2015 by

Central London and outer areas of the capital face significant targeting by identity thieves.

Plug into our new payments pages

Posted on Apr 22 2015 by

They’ve been overhauled and they’re sharp, snappy and packed full of useful information on how you can serve your customers better, while safeguarding them from fraud.

Fraud – does it have to affect customer experience?

Posted on Apr 16 2015 by

Latest statistics show a marked shift in the level of third-party fraud– where a victim’s identity has been stolen. This trend has developed over the past year and fraud related to stolen identities now accounts for more than half (52%) of all detected fraud cases.*

Data Breach Response: Are UK Businesses Ready for Anything?

Posted on Mar 17 2015 by

Nearly one in five businesses (17%) have been hit by at least one data breach within the past two years – leaving millions of consumers exposed to the risk of fraud and ID theft.

Current account fraud underpins the relentless rise of ID theft

Posted on Mar 12 2015 by

Identity theft has risen 12 percentage points in the past year, now accounting for more than half of all detected frauds, with current accounts the fastest growing target for identity thieves.

The cost of mobile fraud – $92m and counting…

Posted on Mar 10 2015 by

Research has revealed that the average annual loss due to mobile fraud sits at $92.3 million. While average internet fraud losses are said to be between 6 and 10 per cent for most companies, mobile fraud is proving to be a bigger pill to swallow with average fraud rates between 10 and 24 per cent […]

Ready for the cashless society? Three things e-commerce should consider…

Posted on Mar 10 2015 by

It’s predicted that we’ll be reaching a UK payments milestone on or about March 8th this year when our use of cash will be overtaken by cashless payment methods.

Fingerprint verification the next technology for telecoms?

Posted on Mar 10 2015 by

Julie Tomlinson outlines the case for fingerprint technology in identity verification.

Branch versus digital and the account opening battleground

Posted on Mar 10 2015 by

Head of Business Solutions Derek Garriock, analyses banks’ sales conversion rates for branches versus digital channels.