The better you recognize customers, the more easily you can prevent fraud. Experian is leading the way

Published: August 2, 2018 by Editor

We often talk about the balance between customer security and convenience, but rarely do businesses track the impact of identifying customers and managing fraud risks as two sides of the same coin.

According to our recent Global Fraud and Identity Report, 84 percent of business believe if they were certain about a customer’s identity, the need for risk mitigation would be reduced. Being able to better identify our customers should be at the crux of all our campaigns. Simply put, the faster and better you recognize your customers, the faster and better you recognize fraud.

And we are not alone. We feel the industry agrees with us. Two of the world’s leading research firms, Forrester and Gartner, both recently released reports regarding the state of identity, and we are thrilled to have been recognized in both.

The Forrester report, “Top Trends Shaping Identity Verification (IDV) in 2018,” which was authored by analysts Andras Cser and Merrit Maxim, and published in March 2018, discusses the importance of easy-to-use identity verification tools and the top trends shaping identity verification. Experian was cited as the most used vendor for identity verification based on a survey of global network security decision makers. The report also shared an example where a North American bank improved its identity theft detection rate by 15 percent by using Experian’s identity verification services.

We were also included in Gartner’s April 2018 Market Guide for Identity Proofing and Corroboration, which helps companies understand the value of identity when it comes to protecting customers and revenue. Experian was one of only three vendors that met all the capabilities criteria recommend by Gartner. The guide, authored by Ant Allan, Jonathan Care, Dorothy Luong and Tricia Phillips, also points out several key findings regarding identity proofing and corroboration.

Just recently, Experian was named one of the top 100 most innovative companies in the world by Forbes for the fifth consecutive year, and this is icing on the cake. We are thrilled to be included in these reports and are committed to helping businesses provide a seamless identity verification process with accuracy and simplicity, and one that doesn’t negatively impact the customer journey. Ultimately, investing time and resources to develop the best tools for identity verification goes a long way.

Not only will your business leaders feel more confident in your organization’s ability to detect and prevent fraud, it’ll also save your business the time and money that you would spend on eliminating fraud after it happens. All our fraud and identity services are available through our award-winning Experian CrossCore platform, the industry’s first open platform for fraud and identity services.

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