Experian’s Hunter service provides Australian clients with greater levels of fraud prevention by integrating additional services like address and driver licence number validation.

Experian Works with FMT Worldwide to Further Enhance Hunter Fraud Prevention Service

Experian’s Hunter service provides Australian clients with greater levels of fraud prevention by integrating additional services like address and driver licence number validation.

Hong Kong, 8 April 2010 – Experian®, the global information services company, today announced the deployment of FMT’s Octopus™ platform as a component of its hosted Hunter application fraud prevention platform in Australia.

As a result of the partnership with FMT, Experian has integrated additional services such as address and drivers licence number validation into the fraud prevention service. Experian’s clients and their customers will benefit from the enhanced level of protection Hunter can deliver in real-time protecting themselves from ever increasing fraud threats.

FMT’s patented and award winning e-business software platform, Octopus™, sits in front of any existing application or website and allows clients to deploy numerous custom functions and applications. These applications can be developed and deployed easily using a library of drag and drop rules and may even be extended by the customer.

“Consistent with global trends we have seen a significant growth in fraud rates in Australia and have been working hard to offer a more extensive service to better serve our clients and address  the fraud threats they face. FMT’s platform was easily and quickly deployed, allowing us to respond even more quickly to a rapidly changing fraud environment. With a history of internationally recognised innovation, FMT is a partner we can work with on bringing new services to market faster” said Paul Vescovi, Managing Director of Experian, Australia and New Zealand.

“FMT is committed to driving a very successful partnership with Experian.  We are excited about the value we can create for the market and the contribution that this makes to the fight against fraud” said Kostas Siourthas, CEO of FMT.

Contact:
Margaret Lam
VP of Marketing, Asia Pacific
Tel: +852 2839 5276
Emailmargaret.lam@hk.experian.com

About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2009, was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

For more information on Experian Asia Pacific, visit http://www.experian.com.hk

Experian and the marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

About FMT Worldwide
FMT is fast becoming a leading enabler of the next generation e-business, where fast ‘time-to-market’, low-cost application deployments and customised user experiences are critical and allow an e-business to accelerate its ability to make and save money, save time and mitigate risk.

FMT’s patented and award winning e-business software platform, Octopus™, sits in front of any existing application or website and allows e-businesses to deploy numerous custom functions and applications. These applications can be very easily developed and deployed by using a library of drag and drop rules and may even be extended by the customer. This is all achieved in a matter of minutes and hours, not months or years, which change requests and integration projects in larger organisations typically take.

FMT services leading organizations around the world, was named a “Cool Vendor in Secure Business Enablement” by global leading analyst firm, Gartner Inc, and its shareholders include IBM.

For additional information, visit www.fmt.com

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