Callcredit Information Group

Callcredit Information Group

November 15, 2011 01:00 ET

Autonet Signs Deal With Callcredit

Specialist insurance broker to use Callcredit identification software

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 15, 2011) - Leading van insurance broker Autonet has signed up to use Callcredit Information Group's identity verification software to help combat the rising problem of insurance fraud.

The tool allows Autonet, the UK's largest independent van insurance broker, to check that those applying for insurance are who they say they are – protecting both the business and existing customers from the actions of fraudsters. The wider use of motor insurance comparison sites has contributed to increased incidents of insurance fraud, and Autonet is one of the first brokers to use such a service.

Callcredit offers a range of products to reduce fraud across a wide range of business sectors, and the tool used by Autonet helps businesses meet stringent anti-money laundering requirements by verifying the identity of new customers. It gives access to a comprehensive range of data sources, enabling users to instantly verify a customer's identity.

Ian Donaldson, Managing Director of Autonet, said: "Insurance brokers typically do not check identity at the point of application, but at Autonet we're proud to be leading the way in fraud protection and prevention. Insurance fraud is an increasing problem, particularly given the popularity of comparison sites, but working with Callcredit will allow us to spot potentially fraudulent applications at an early stage."

James Blake, Head of Sales at Callcredit, said: "We're delighted to be working with Autonet. Fraud costs Britain £30bn a year, but our range of prevention and monitoring tools are designed to be flexible and very easy to use, making them a highly popular solution in a range of sectors.

"Our products aim to provide confidence to businesses that the customers they're dealing with are genuine, which reduces operational costs and improves customer satisfaction, while helping organisations to stay one step ahead of the fraudsters."

About Callcredit Information Group - www.callcredit.co.uk

Callcredit Information Group's leading approach to deploying consumer information brings together experts across the fields of credit referencing, marketing services, interactive solutions and consultative analytics to provide clients with a range of innovative and effective products to discover new customers and to engage with current customers to optimise and increase profitability.

Products include award-winning fraud verification tools and database solutions to positively verify consumers, global operations to help expand businesses into new markets, digital solutions to improve the overall journey consumers make during interaction with a brand, customer handling to ensure consumer satisfaction at all levels and consumer marketing data and segmentation to improve understanding and targeting of customers and prospects.

Callcredit also offers products for their clients to assess a customer's credit risk and affordability and their experts in collections and recoveries provide tailored debt recovery and tracing tools. Their market analysis and network planning function helps organisations develop profitable retail networks, and their tools in multi bureau, analytics and metrics work to provide fully assessed bureau data.

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