Experian launches Universal ID Check

News release

James Taylor
PR Manager, UK & Ireland
+44 (0) 115 99 22650 Tel
james.taylor2@uk.experian.com Email

Multi-national identity authentication system boosts fight against fraud

Nottingham, UK,
15 September 2008 – Experian®, the global information services company, today announces the launch of Universal ID Check, a multi-channel authentication system that will enable organisations to verify the identities of residents from 24 countries around the world.

The latest addition to Experian’s comprehensive portfolio of fraud, identity and risk solutions, Universal ID Check provides a fast, accurate and cost-effective alternative to the use of documentary evidence for verifying identities by cross referencing information provided by a customer/applicant against an unrivalled selection of data sources.

Fully flexible, it enables organisations to obtain a level of confidence in the validity of an identity without necessarily having a complete set of customer/applicant information available or in a consistent format.

The single, hosted solution requires only one installation into an organisation in order to facilitate the identity checking of residents with which it has face-to-face, online, call centre or postal interactions across the countries covered.

Countries covered by Universal ID Check are: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States.

Jim Lound, Product Director, Fraud & Identity Solutions, Experian commented: “Universal ID Check provides organisations with a convenient and cost-effective tool for satisfying regulatory and risk mitigation requirements to verify the identities of individuals with which they do business. It will appeal to international organisations that reach out to customers across the countries covered, to local organisations needing to verify overseas residents and recent arrivals, and to organisations requiring a flexible single-solution for verifying identities across multiple customer contact channels.”