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Experian strengthens global identity verification with new international data sources

New data partnership with Denmark and the Netherlands further supports cross-border clients

Nottingham, UK, 24 June 2013 — Experian®, the global information services company, announced today that it has extended its international coverage for identity verification, adding comprehensive and reliable customer data from Denmark and the Netherlands to its global ID verification platform, Prove-ID.

Danish CPR information (personal tax numbers) has been added to the Prove-ID platform as well as name, address and DOB validation for 100 per cent of the population. Data from the Netherlands includes credit reference details which cover 85 per cent of the Dutch population over the age of 18. This means that businesses wishing to trade or offer age restricted products in these locations can adhere to global compliance requirements, while at the same time protect their organisation from fraud and money laundering. The breadth and depth of Experian’s data not only improves match rates but can now also help businesses acquire customers quickly and easily, which in turn will support their international growth and expansion.

With the addition of these two countries, Experian now enables its cross-border clients to make a decision on the authenticity of a customer's personal details in seven markets which include the US, UK, Germany, Sweden and Canada

David Campbell, Director of ID & Fraud for EMEA, Experian Decision Analytics, comments: “Building on our existing expertise in fraud prevention and identity verification, the addition of Denmark and the Netherlands to our global fraud identity platform demonstrates our focus on delivering a truly international service, checking customer identity in real-transaction time. The breadth and depth of our data is unparalleled and this means we can enable businesses across the globe to comply to global requirements, acquire customers quickly and easily and, at the same time, prevent fraudsters from realising any material gains.”

Prove-ID is a powerful identity verification platform which helps satisfy an organisation’s requirements to comply with international regulators and address the issue of identity risk. The platform allows users to authenticate customer identities using personal information such as name, address, age, driving license and passport details to ensure that identity verifications are accurate and robust. 

The service is used by banking, insurance,finance companies and retailers to fulfil their identity verification needs to help prevent fraudulent applications; to prevent money laundering and to be confident in the identity of individuals that they interact with.

The gaming industry also uses this platform to reduce their exposure to risk; identify potentially fraudulent players; ensure accurate age and ID verification; and combat anti-money laundering.

ENDS


Contact:

Chantal Heckford / Maddy Morgan Williams
Lansons Communications
020 7490 8828
chantalh@lansons.com / maddymw@lansons.com



About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group 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 2013 was US$4.7 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 40 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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