payments

Adding age and gender to the fraud mix

Age and gender analysis across first and third-party fraud have now been added into our analysis to help offer an even broader picture of fraudsters and their...

Blog - Jan 2016
Tax returns 2016 – modernisation of the tax system

It’s that time of year again when the deadline for completing your self-assessment tax returns is just around the corner. Self-assessment is a system HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) uses to collect...

Blog - Jan 2016
Online shoppers are unforgiving – once they’ve gone, they’ve gone…

Millions prefer buying online to speaking with a salesperson – for everything from financial services, to car insurance and...

Blog - Jan 2016
Age verification exceeds expectations with a pass rate of nearly…

Shoreditch was keen to find an efficient and suitable solution to verify that its customers were adults. The new legislation was very clear - it was no longer sufficient for users to simply tick a...

Blog - Dec 2015
Three reasons why you should check your suppliers’ bank account…

It is now possible to check the ownership of business bank accounts, here are three reasons why you should check the bank account data of your...

Blog - Nov 2015
Elderly home-owners increasingly targeted by identity thieves

Extended families from multi-cultural backgrounds also at higher risk, while two-thirds of all identity theft victims are also...

Blog - Nov 2015
Our top 5 payments blogs in the last 12 month

Over the past year our Payments blogs have proved to be very popular. And while we now have quite a library of payments blogs these are the 5 that have received the most visits: In at number five is...

Blog - Oct 2015
Don’t let petty cash wreak havoc in your company

Mishandling of petty cash costs UK businesses £1.8billion a year, this amount of money could potentially employ an extra 72,000 people into the UK workforce. The biggest problem with management of...

Blog - Oct 2015
SEPA UK – why multi-level validation of bank account data…

With SEPA coming to the UK for Euro payments we take a look at why it is necessary to validate information at both the IBAN (International Bank Account Number) and BBAN (Basic Bank Account Number)...

Blog - Oct 2015
What is a BIC used for?

In a previous blog we answered the question ‘what is a BIC’ (Business/Bank Identifier Code) but we didn’t delve into the detail about what a BIC is used for. As we saw in the last blog, a BIC...

Blog - Sep 2015
Current account switchers top two million within two years of…

More than two million bank customers have opted to use the seven-day account switching service within the first two years of the service's...

Blog - Sep 2015
Nearly a quarter of SMEs being pushed into financial crisis…

Recent research revealed that half of all invoices owed to small firms are overdue. Nearly a quarter of Britain’s small and medium sized enterprises (SME) are being pushed into a financial crisis...

Blog - Sep 2015