CRIF partner with Tracesmart to enhance fraud prevention solutions

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Global risk management company commit to UK identity verification specialists.

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Tracesmart are delighted that CRIF have signed an exclusive agreement to use our IDU service. It is a testament to the product and team behind it that we have been able secure this contract.

Leading providers of consumer data intelligence, Tracesmart have announced a long term cooperation agreement with CRIF Decision Solutions Ltd, a company specialising in the provision of decision support, fraud detection and fraud prevention solutions. Based in the UK, it is part of the CRIF Group, which operates across Europe, America, Asia and Africa. CRIF Decision Solutions Ltd has been supporting the UK insurance industry for over 15 years and is a provider of the Claims and Underwriting Exchange Register (CUE).

The partnership will see Tracesmart provide CRIF with their UK identity verification and consumer profiling solutions, which will enable CRIF to enhance their current product offerings and complement their existing portfolio. The integration of Tracesmart’s IDU service into the CRIF platforms will provide the company’s customers with a broader set of tools to support the “know your customer” cycle, including quotation, underwriting, claims, and fraud prevention stages, as well as supplying powerful subject verification and anti-money laundering applications to a wide range of users, including insurance companies.

Sara Costantini, Director at CRIF Decision Solutions Ltd, explained the rationale behind the partnership with Tracesmart. “On identifying the need for a provider of United Kingdom identity checks it became apparent that Tracesmart would be able to provide us with a well rounded suite of products in a technological environment that met our criteria. In addition to providing products that are in the vanguard of identity verification, their service, support, commercial proposition and ease of establishing a good working relationship made them the ideal partner.”

The IDU service is a robust identity verification and due diligence solution which calls upon an extensive collection of consumer information, including public data, to verify identity and analyse the risk associated with an individual. Mike Trezise, Managing Director at Tracesmart, believes IDU’s wealth of data helped propel it into the winning position, “At Tracesmart we’ve long believed that the more reliable data our identity solution can interrogate, the more robust the identity check, and have therefore invested heavily in a continual data procurement program. This commitment has helped us secure the contract, as both breadth and integrity of data were key concerns for CRIF.”

Tracesmart has a long history of partnering with companies who exhibit synergies and these types of relationships continue to help nurture the company’s success. This developmental process has been driven by senior management at the Cardiff based business, and one of the key members, Chris Rothwell, Tracesmart Sales Director, believes the partnership is a positive reflection of IDU.

“We are delighted that CRIF have signed an exclusive agreement to use our IDU service. It is a testament to the product and team behind it that we have been able secure this contract, and we are very much looking forward to working with CRIF over the coming years.”

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About Tracesmart
Established in 1999, Tracesmart Ltd is a leading provider of consumer intelligence services. It specialises in the provision of both online tracing and identity verification software. Prominent in the pensions, legal, financial and retail sectors, their fraud prevention and anti-money laundering solutions are employed by a growing legion of businesses ranging from SME to FTSE 100 companies.

About CRIF
CRIF Decision Solutions Ltd was established in the UK in 1997. The company provides decision making and fraud prevention solutions to the financial services industry, IFA monitoring systems for life assurers and the management of general insurance claims databases for insurers/compensators.    

CRIF is a global company specialising in the development and management of credit reporting, business information and decision support systems. Established in 1988 in Bologna (Italy), CRIF has an international presence, operating over four continents (Europe, America, Africa and Asia).

Sara Costantini
Appointed as director in 2011 after ten years overall experience in the Insurance Industry, she strongly believes in innovation, in data enrichment and in CRIF Decision Solutions Ltd becoming a competitive 360° service provider to the Insurance Industry.

Mike Trezise
Founder and Managing Director at Tracesmart, Trezise has extensive experience in tracing and fraud analysis and prevention; knowledge which provides the company with a distinct competitive advantage.

Chris Rothwell
Heading up the corporate sales team, Rothwell has an insightful knowledge of data analysis and tracing. This understanding allows him to direct the development of products designed specifically to fulfil these requirements and provide the company’s client base with progressive technology.

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