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5 challenges employers face when looking for new employees and how to address them
AI, Counter Fraud and the Government: Opportunities in emerging technologies?

Best estimates for the UK public sector suggest that between £31bn and £53bn is being lost from the public purse to fraud and error each year. This is a challenge that requires a constant effort to...

Blog - Feb 2020
Risk in an open data world

In an ideal world, customers would be granted credit only if they can afford to repay in a sustainable manner and without harming their overall financial situation. In practice, this can never be...

Blog - Jan 2020
Automated decision making
Embedding Data and Analytics into the Counter Fraud profession in…

Over the past few years, the role of data and advanced analytics has grown significantly across Government. Despite this though, the sentiments above are still common when talking about data. The use...

Blog - Jan 2020
What is the Senior Managers and Certification Regime?
What is the Senior Managers and Certification Regime, and what…

SM&CR refers to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (also known as SMCR) and as a HR professional working in financial services, you’ll have no doubt heard about it in some form,...

Blog - Jan 2020
Whose voice is it anyway? A future shift away from…

In a previous blog, I talked about unintended consequences and how factors such as gateway products can allow new attack vectors for fraudsters. As more organisations move towards digital journeys...

Blog - Nov 2019
Infographic: HR Onboarding Trends 2019

Successful onboarding in a competitive landscape   The best employee checks aren’t about ticking boxes. They’re about understanding people. Making sure you hire the right person first time...

Infographic - Nov 2019
Unintended consequences of an inconsistent fraud strategy

This is perhaps an unusual blog as it merges two of my interests in education and identity and fraud processes. In education (I am a Chair of Governors at a secondary school) there is a great deal of...

Blog - Nov 2019
Why the Contingent Re-Imbursement Model may increase fraud losses

The Contingent Re-Imbursement Model, which defines the circumstances in which a payment service provider would be responsible for reimbursing Account Push Payment fraud victims, is expected to be a...

Blog - Nov 2019
Top 10 right to work pitfalls and how to avoid…

Right to work is a check required by UK law to ensure that all your potential and existing employees are eligible to work in the UK. The Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act now means that a...

Blog - Nov 2019
5 challenges employers face when looking for new employees and how to address them
Why don’t we see more impersonation fraud?

Let’s take a simple sentence and think about it for a minute – “Most people are inherently good”. Most people are not fraudsters. This is important because it means we need to think more...

Blog - Nov 2019
5 challenges employers face when looking for new employees and how to address them
5 challenges employers face when looking for new employees and…

From conducting background checks to embracing automation, here’s how to hire smarter, better and faster. Trying to find the right talent to join your organisation can be tough. With numerous...

Blog - Nov 2019
Why adding new services and processes may improve fraud referrals…

Let’s look at a situation. You have a product which is not supplied immediately and has a time lag before it is processed, packaged and sent out to the customer. This has been the window of...

Blog - Oct 2019