Experian enhances Motor Insurers’ Bureau database to boost the fight

against uninsured driving

Nottingham, 13 January 2012 – Experian®, the global information services company, has announced that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau has extended its contract to host and manage the Motor Insurance Database (MID).

The MID allows the DVLA, police, insurance companies and members of the public to identify the insurance details of a particular vehicle and is central to the fight against uninsured driving.

Enhancements to the database, which already receives over 55,000 enquiries a day from the police alone, will provide enhanced resilience for running real time queries and enable 24/7 access to its records.

The database enables members of the public to check that their own vehicle details are correct and recorded on the MID. This aids compliance with the Government’s Continuous Insurance Enforcement (CIE) which aims to identify potentially uninsured vehicles. The new legislation requires the registered keeper of a vehicle to keep it insured unless declared as being off the road.

Ashton West , Chief Executive of Motor Insurers’ Bureau said: “The availability, security and resilience of the MID are essential to a range of users. It is fundamental to police operations to identify and remove uninsured vehicles from UK roads and to the DVLA for electronic vehicle licensing and the operation of the new CIE requirements.

We are pleased to extend the contract with Experian to host the MID in order to maintain the requisite performance, security and resilience levels for all customers.”

Jo Buxton, General Manager for Insurance at Experian, comments: “Experian’s continued partnership with MIB is testament to our ability to manage complex data sources and large scale databases for over 250 UK insurers. We are delighted to be supporting this valuable resource and helping to combat the threat of uninsured driving.”

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For further information, please contact:

Chantal Heckford / Jennifer Comerford

Lansons Communications

020 7490 8828

chantalh@lansons.com / jenniferc@lansons.com

 

About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 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 31 March 2011 was US$4.2 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 41 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil. 

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

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