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Melissa Celebrates Eight Years in the UK

Melissa Celebrates Eight Years in the UK

Melissa UK Team | 2023, United Kingdom

Melissa’s UK office is celebrating its eighth anniversary in April 2023.

Since launching in the UK in 2015, our London-based team has been providing sales, data consultancy and technical support for our wide range of software solutions that help organisations to achieve efficient contact data verification and management (data quality); and meet ID, Know your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) requirements.

Over the years the team have launched leading Melissa data quality and Identity verification services into the UK market, including:

Unison: A next-generation data quality platform. This software as a service (SaaS) platform requires no code, integration or training.

Address Autocomplete / Lookup: This tool gathers accurate address data in real-time at the customer onboarding stage by automatically providing a properly formatted, correct address as the user begins to input theirs.

Electronic ID Verification (eIDV): This service confirms ID by undertaking cross-checks against a person’s contact data, in real-time, as they complete an online application process. It does this by matching names, addresses, dates of birth, email addresses, or phone numbers against reputable data streams worldwide, such as government agency, credit agency and utility records.

Biometrics / ID document verification: Using optical character recognition (OCR) powered biometric technology this tool can check the validity of ID documentation in real-time and examines the image in the master ID documents with the selfie provided by the applicant or user to see if they match.

Barley Laing, the UK Managing Director at Melissa, who joined the business as its first UK member of staff, comments:

“The last eight years have been an exciting journey for the company. We entered a market where Melissa previously had very few clients, and now we have numerous household names as customers, along with many SMEs and other organisations, big and small.

“Our market-leading global address quality and ID verification products and services are becoming even more important in an increasingly online world, where fraud is on the up and KYC and AML compliance is becoming stricter. This makes us confident that we will build on our strong growth in the years ahead.

“We are looking forward to continuing to focus on supporting our clients and promoting our very popular and market-leading services to prospects.”

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