Callcredit Information Group

Callcredit Information Group

December 11, 2014 01:00 ET

Public / Private Sector Collaboration Pays Off

Digidentity, Working in Partnership With Callcredit and Government Digital Services, Announce the Launch of Their Virtual ID Service for UK Citizens

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Dec. 11, 2014) - After 2 years of intensive collaboration with the British government and Callcredit, Digidentity is now available to provide a digital identity for British citizens. This will enable the British public to interact with the government online in a secure and simple way, while ensuring and maintaining the privacy of the user. Digidentity provides the Dutch government's virtual ID 'DigiD' and is a member and contributor to various international identity schemes.

Digidentity offers solutions and services to more than 11 million Europeans, with more than 130 million secure online transactions per year between people, organisations and governments. To do this, the company developed services focused on a unique digital identity, where the user and their privacy are key. Digidentity is also a supplier of SSL certificates and qualified digital signatures. Next to that, Digidentity developed in a consortium the Dutch national online ID called DigiD. Digidentity now works for the Dutch and British government.

Marcel Wendt, Founder and CTO of Digidentity: "Protecting a consumer digital identity enables us to create a safer virtual world; if we can trust our online transactions, we gain real benefits from the digital world in terms of speed convenience and security. I would like to thank the staff of both Government Digital Services and Callcredit, for their can do attitude to working together to get this done."

Angus Sim, Head of Alliances at Callcredit commented, "The Gov.UK Verify service is an example of what can be achieved when public and private sector partners work together in an open and agile fashion. Many said it could not be done and will never happen. Digidentity have leveraged their experience of delivering virtual ID in the Netherlands to offer a great service to both the UK Government and to British citizens. We are proud to have played an important part in helping Digidentity deliver this ground breaking solution."

Walter van Benthem, General Manager of Digidentity: "We believe users are right to have high expectations regarding ease of use, security and control over the use of their data. That is why Digidentity will work with our partners, including our data partner, Callcredit, to continuously improve our service based on the latest technologies, new data sources, evolving mobile apps and biometrics."

About Callcredit Information Group -

Callcredit's credit data solutions and advanced analytics services enable real-time credit reporting and scoring, multi-bureau decisioning analysis, loan affordability assessments, customer account monitoring and management, identify verification and fraud protection. In addition, Callcredit provides consumer marketing solutions that facilitate effective marketing campaigns, as well as direct-to-consumer credit reports that allow individuals to monitor and improve their personal credit profiles. In a first for UK consumers, Callcredit has launched Noddle (, a service that offers people free access to their personal monthly credit reports for life. Callcredit's business solutions are designed to help companies discover new customers and improve their engagement with existing customers.

Callcredit and Online Identity Assurance:

Callcredit is the UK's leading data partner for the evolving Online Identity Assurance market where we seek to enable our Identity Provider partners to deliver the best performance by:

  • An open and agile approach to making our data available to our partners to be able to achieve best results.
  • We recognise the competence of our partners and stick to what we do best.
  • As data subject matter experts we immerse ourselves in understanding the evolving Standards ('GPG's) in order to enable the Identity Provider to deliver the best performance using data - both our data and external data as it becomes available. We work with Government and our partners to assist in the evolution of those Standards.
  • We constantly look to deliver market leading products and services - so we work with our partners to evolve our own product and data road map to ensure our service never stands still.

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