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Delivering dynamic consumer marketing data for your campaigns
Providing expert insight and innovation to the automotive market
Comprehensive and versatile confirmation of identity and bank account details
One powerful solution providing a single customer view. Cloud technology enables business process improvement, cross-functional collaboration and a better customer experience.
Provides a holistic view of your business customers
Greater depth of insight to inform your business credit decisions.
Superior consumer intelligence for your competitive advantage
Our commercial packages offer an unrivalled set of data assets that enable you to screen and monitor customers, safeguarding your business against hidden risk and fraud
Business intelligence to support commercial decisions
Market-leading device recognition and reputation solution
On-board new customers quickly and securely using real-time online ID verification.
A configurable and flexible rules-based fraud prevention solution based on National SIRA, the UK’s most comprehensive national fraud consortium database
Equifax Household Composition combines our extensive data assets to create a view of residents at a property, including children. It can provide accurate and actionable insights on which to build a successful marketing strategy.
The market leader in ID verification and authentication
The best starting point for an accurate affordability assessment is an accurate view of income.
Superior consumer intelligence for your competitive advantage
Centralises and automates your business processes
Equifax Market View is a powerful intelligence tool that delivers insights through anonymous, monthly snap shots of credit data, specifically chosen for trending market analysis, benchmarking and research purposes.
A suite of leading ID and fraud products
Equifax Property Insights can help you "know" your customers by understanding how they live. It can assist in credit risk and affordability assessments, lead to improved decision-making and help you to lend more responsibly.
Providing unique insight into a customer’s default payment behaviour
Providing insight and solutions into the Utilities market
Equifax Watchlist Check offers worldwide Sanctions, PEPs and additional alert data screening to help mitigate financial and reputational risk.
Attribute Navigator supports the development of customised attributes for more precise decisions to help drive customer acquisition.
Model Integration Tool improves speed-to-market by allowing the rapid integration, audit and creation of customised models and scorecards.
Rules Editor empowers the easy creation, editing, testing and deployment of rules policies.
Providing a quick and flexible way to trace debtors
Carry out individual searches quickly and conveniently online. View the sample report here.
Boost your financial return on marketing campaigns by finding out when your customers and prospects are moving house.
Equifax reConnect helps you maintain an up-to-date view of your customers to revitalise campaigns.
Expert insight and solutions for the Utilities market
Commercial Credit Data Sharing (CCDS): The lender’s perspective: How you can use this data to lend to SMEs
The DNA of a SME lender is changing inexorably, especially for those looking to operate at scale. CCDS can be a foundation stone of a new form of customer intimacy inspired by the possibilities of customer-centric data, related analytics and new technologies.
Peer-to-peer lending has come a long way since its inception 10 years ago, but does the recent appearance of institutional lending in the UK threaten to end true peer-to-peer before it has reached its true potential? In this article, Karl-Magnus Wadsack Principal Consultant at Equifax takes a look at the Peer-to-Peer industry.
A whitepaper produced following YouGov consumer research and the highlights of an Equifax hosted roundtable debate with fraud and risk specialists from some of the UK's leading companies, and crime prevention and legal specialists.
“I’m very pleased with the outcome of the work we did with Equifax, as they not only provided industry leading insights, but delivered them in such a collaborative fashion that my team returned highly motivated.”
“Equifax provide us with the most factual and informative results to make the best business decisions.”
"The tool is fast and simple to use, helping us to improve the customer experience and achieve better conversion rates and operational efficiencies."
“I’d recommend the Equifax Financial Stability Suite to any lender conducting affordability analysis.”
Gettacar.co.uk asked Equifax to create a bespoke scoring system that would enable them to provide a 'decision in principle' straight away.
"Equifax credit monitoring has saved us a lot of time and operational costs."
“Equifax has helped us ensure we only do business with credible organisations”
"The benchmarking exercise helped us understand how our commercial loans were performing"
"Equifax helped us to develop a real-time solution to meet our customers' lending needs, providing small businesses with access to finance in minutes."
“We really appreciate how Equifax Identity Verifier offers our customers a better experience whilst reducing the risk of fraud.”
"Equifax AML ensures we're confident that we meet any regulatory requirements expected of us."
Paul Birks, Decision Solutions Director, explains why organisations need to have a complete view of their customers’ affordability, needs and wants if they’re to build stronger and more profitable relationships with them.
Peter Harrison, Product Leader in Identity and Fraud at Equifax, talked to Perspective about the ups and downs of using social media data when it comes to identity verification.
With the increased regulation and a focus on affordability and responsible lending, the automotive sector is likely to come under increased scrutiny.
Martin Leonard, Chief Operating Officer at Castlight Financial, explains how cutting-edge technology is honouring old-world values.
Our colleagues at IXI Services in the United States take a closer look at Millennials, how they are different from other generations and how best to market to them.
Peter Harrison, Equifax Product Leader, Identity and Fraud, tells Perspective about the brave new world of biometric technology when it comes to identity authentication.
The key focus for any business is to execute services in a way that delivers value for their customers. For financial service transactions, this must be done within a tightly controlled, regulatory environment which ensures protection for users. Organisations also have a responsibility for the prevention of financial crimes.
Roger Vincent, Head of Banking and Innovation, explores what bank account aggregation could mean for businesses and consumers alike. Is it the future of money management or just a nice looking pie chart?
Whilst some sectors are enjoying higher customer satisfaction levels, others are struggling to do so. How significant is the impact of customer satisfaction on a business, and how can these ratings be boosted?
Anna Perkins, Marketing Communications Leader at Equifax, explains why you’ve got to know your customers as well as you know your brand.
In October 2015, we surveyed 200 consumers asking them about key drivers for choosing suppliers, staying or leaving them, and around requesting payment holiday.
Applying for a credit product and then being rejected when a credit search or check is carried out can be upsetting. Understandably, many find the experience shocking and embarrassing. It can also leave rejected applicants with a negative impression of the lender and put them off any future interactions with them.
We wanted to understand the real attitudes of consumers towards fraud, the use of new technology for ID authentication, social media and information-sharing in relation to fraud risk. In February 2017, we commissioned YouGov to conduct an online survey around these themes and the survey was completed by more than 2,000 consumers.
John Marsden, Identity and Fraud Consultant at Equifax, explores the balancing act between compliance and customer experience in a digital world.
Can a small business be ‘vulnerable’? Matt Vaughan Wilson from the Money Advice Trust, the charity that runs National Debtline, explores this intriguing question.
Roger Vincent, Strategic Consultant at Equifax, looks at the quotation search in more detail to give you an understanding of its origins and how it can be used as a powerful tool in responsible lending practices.
Mark Fish, Senior Insights Delivery Consultant, Europe, discusses the current challenges in the world of analytics and why organisations need to be looking to the future.
FCA authorisation, a renewed focus on affordability and the prospect of interest rate rises means lenders are reviewing their policies, procedures and risks. Consumer credit industry journalist Heather Greig-Smith talks to the Finance & Leasing Association and British Bankers Association for their perspective on the changing regulatory focus.
In February 2016, we surveyed 200 consumers asking them questions around fraud and online safety. Here are the results.
What are the factors affecting adoption for CCDS?
Energy suppliers are under pressure to improve the ease and speed with which customers can switch from one to another. Rebecca Hammond, Head of Utilities at Equifax, talks to Perspective about how Equifax can help them maximise opportunities and minimise risk.
Why screening against Sanctions, Politically Exposed Persons, and Relative and Close Associates databases has never been more crucial – or more straightforward – for financial services firms.
Richard Haymes is Head of Financial Difficulties at TDX Group. Here he discusses the difficulties facing vulnerable consumers – and the challenges they can pose to businesses.
Keith Manthey, CTO Analytics, Emerging Technologies Division at EMC², talks to Perspective about the risks presented by synthetic identity creation and how businesses can best protect themselves from cyber fraud.
Consider a scenario whereby only negative data is shared with Credit Reference Agencies (CRAs) but lenders still have to meet responsible lending requirements. This is the reality for lenders in Spain. Here, Jorge Hernandez, Head of Partnerships, Equifax Europe, takes us through one of the projects they’re undertaking to help deliver a full picture of a consumer’s financial status to their clients.
John Marsden, fraud and identity expert at Equifax, examines how 'nudge' theory can be applied to the insurance industry to tackle point of quote and claims fraud.
The acronyms and terms you need to know for Open Banking and Payment Services Directive 2.
Paul Heywood, Senior Consultant and Ryan Peacey, Head of Financial Services, discuss the rise in mortgage fraud rates and how Equifax is working with lenders to help them comply with increasingly stringent regulations across the industry.
CCDS data allows a lender to build on ongoing picture of the resilience and liquidity and of each of its customers.
CCDS offers a number of data points which will help to determine the correct course of action based on the customer’s situation.
Yes, you could be a victim, but could you also unwittingly become a culprit? Peter Harrison, Product Leader – ID and Fraud at Equifax, discusses the human side of fraud from every angle.
Laura Hales, Product Manager – Scoring and Intelligence at Equifax, explores how different kinds of affordability measurements are changing the future of borrowing, and lending, for the better.
Know Your Customer (KYC): the objective of KYC is to enable businesses to know and understand their customers better in order to improve the services and experience they offer
Steve Martin, UK Data Protection Officer explores how GDPR shouldn't just be seen as a burden on business but an opportunity for firms to re-engage with their customers.
We explore how the financial landscape is changing when it comes to SME lending.
The Financial Conduct Authority requires that lenders capture sufficient information in order to make an assessment of creditworthiness and affordability.
What the latest Money Laundering Directive could mean for your business.
A recent online survey,conducted by YouGov on behalf of Equifax,reveals that 43% of British adults don’t have any personal savings set aside for unexpected financial events such as unemployment, illness or urgent repairs to their home. The survey was completed by more than 2,000 consumers in October 2017.
Steven Hicklin, Head of Innovation and Research at Equifax, explains why ‘foolproof’ systems can prove both costly and inaccurate when it comes to fraud detection.
Communication specialists from Media First explain what we can learn from journalists when it comes to the power of storytelling in business.
Open Banking is just part of the Open Data Revolution, which is set to change the banking ecosystem on a global scale.
With the implementation of Open Banking now only a few months away and the deadline of January 2018 looming, we wanted to take a deeper look at current awareness and attitudes to the initiative among business users.
Perspective talks to Rhydian Lewis, CEO and co-founder of RateSetter, about what lies ahead for the peer-to-peer lending industry.
The rise of peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has been remarkable over the last few years - with the value of new loans underwritten in the UK doubling year-on-year. Consequently, we're now in a pivotal period for the success and reputation of P2P lending, both globally and in the UK, as it finally seeks to enter the mainstream.
Peer-to-peer lending has come a long way since its inception 10 years ago, but does the recent appearance of institutional lending in the UK threaten to end true peer-to-peer before it has reached its true potential?
Trevor Parker, Chief Compliance Officer at Equifax, discusses why we need responsible lending regulation – not just for borrowers, but for lenders too.
Richard Litchfield, Head of Consumer Credit Underwriting at Lending Works, discusses how peer-to-peer lending platforms are improving standards when it comes to fraud prevention.
Following the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) and the introduction of the Consumer Credit Sourcebook (CONC) in 2014, many companies have been seeking new ways to fully assess a customer’s ability to make repayments on their credit commitments and to achieve truly responsible lending.
Over the last 15 years, Equifax partner Synectics Solutions have become one of the major players when it comes to delivering financial crime detection and prevention solutions across a range of business sectors.
How do consumers' fraud fears align to their apprehensions when applying for new products and services, and what can companies do to protect their customers – and themselves – from fraud?
Paul Birks, Director of Decision Solutions at Equifax, shares his response to our research on the use of social media data by businesses online. Should banks and lenders be privy to this data and, if so, how should they use it?
Nic Beishon, Head of Commercial at Equifax, explains how changes in credit data sharing will be of benefit to both small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and their lenders.
Laura Hales, Product Manager at Equifax, explains how the credit landscape has evolved over the past eight years for lenders and borrowers alike.
Viktoria Strandlund, Cross-Sector Marketing Manager at Equifax, talks to Perspective about how important it is for organisations to treat vulnerable customers with care – not only from a moral point of view, but also to succeed commercially.
Paul Birks, Director of Decision Solutions at Equifax, explains why data alone is not enough to help lenders make responsible decisions.
Paul Strellis, Business Consultant at Equifax, talks to Perspective about how businesses, as well as their customers, benefit from responsible lending, and how Equifax InterConnect can help put it into practice.
We invited Richard Hurley, Communications Manager at CIFAS, to share his thoughts with Equifax on the changing face of fraud.
An industry commentator talks to Perspective about how the short-term credit market is transforming before our very eyes.
With the new Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules impacting high-cost short-term credit, will this see the end of Payday loans?
Trevor Parker, Chief Compliance Officer at Equifax, discusses the changes that will result from the new General Data Protection Regulation and what they may mean for both businesses and consumers.
Our guest contributor Mark Weston, Compliance Manager and Data Protection Officer at iovation, considers the impact of compliance on customers’ experiences.
Mark Hagger, Strategic Consultant Marketing Solutions at Equifax, explains how the humble customer database could unlock all kinds of marketing gems for businesses like yours.
What can data science achieve, and how can it help your business? Anita Dougall, CEO & Founding Partner, Sagacity, explains.
With the threat of organised mortgage fraud remaining, David Higginson, Identity and Fraud Consultant at Equifax outlines counter-fraud strategies lenders can employ.
Perspective invites John Marsden, Identity & Fraud expert at Equifax, to share his views on the real cost of fraud to consumers, and to organisations like yours.
Gary Humphrey, Product Manager – ID and Fraud at Equifax, talks about the future of identity verification and why it might be time for your business to embrace the potential of biometrics.
Trevor Parker, Chief Compliance Officer at Equifax, explains why assessing affordability and creditworthiness has never been more important for UK businesses, especially where the FCA is concerned.
What are consumers’ attitudes towards the use of their personal credit data, spending in uncertain times and finding the best deal for financial products? To find out, we commissioned YouGov to conduct a survey around these themes.
What type of borrowing do they feel most comfortable with and what type of expenditure would they be willing to get into debt for? To find out, we commissioned YouGov to conduct an online survey around consumers’ views and attitudes to borrowing. The survey, completed by 2,130 consumers, produced some interesting insights and results.
This rich new stream of data supports new lending and competitive opportunity for non-bank lenders.
John Marsden, Head of Decision Strategy ID and Fraud Europe at Equifax, explains precisely what is meant by the term ‘financial crime’ and how businesses can best protect themselves against it.
Stewart Martin, Consultant at Equifax discusses the rewards retailers may reap by personalising their customer management and marketing.
John Marsden, Identity and Fraud Consultant, talks about how technological advances are helping reduce fraud, but that there’s still a fine balancing act between process, cost and customer experience.
Mark Sanders, TDX Group, explains why, when it comes to collections and recoveries, organisations generally concentrate their efforts on consumers who pay. However, there also needs to be a greater understanding of, and effort to reach out to, those who don’t.