03 Aug, 2022
Melissa has announced a major update to its sanctions and global watchlists in response to the recent conflict in Ukraine. The list, which contains worldwide sanctions data from sources such as the United Nations, EU,
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02 Aug, 2022
The government has announced plans to cut up to 91,000 civil service jobs – about a fifth of the workforce – over the next three years to save £3.5 billion, as it attempts to balance
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10 Jun, 2022
Melissa is happy to participate in the Civil Service Live Trade Show at the Excel Centre in London on the 5th & 6th of July. Civil Service Live provides an excellent opportunity to engage with
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13 Apr, 2022
The invasion of Ukraine has seen a plethora of new sanctions instigated by many countries against leading politicians, businesspeople, and entities in Russia and Belarus. With new sanctions announced by the UK government and others,
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28 Mar, 2022
Digital Identity practices have taken their toll over the past few years offering a range of new benefits for businesses, especially now as we continue to move toward an online world. Unfortunately, the continuing surge
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21 Mar, 2022
With the transition to hybrid cloud technology accelerating across various sectors, the use of biometric technology has only been taken seriously over the past few years with the pandemic shining a spotlight on its benefits.
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01 Mar, 2022
The first benefit of ID Document Verification is being able to verify a customer’s physical ID in real-time digitally. This enables organisations to perform KYC checks from any remote location. This removes the need for
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24 Jan, 2022
Melissa is very pleased to be taking part in the Counter Fraud in Public Sector Conference 2022 at the QEII Centre in London on 23rd February. Back for its 11th year, this annual event provides
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16 Dec, 2021
The pandemic and evolving technology have put pressure on the public sector to improve engagement online, whilst people have also widely recognised the convenience of interacting online, whether that’s with a retailer or a government
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14 Dec, 2021
ID Document verification is a service used for verifying a person’s identity to ensure a person is who they say they are. Businesses will implement this solution to fulfil know your customer (KYC) and compliance
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20 Oct, 2021


29 Jul, 2021
Cryptocurrency has proven to be a popular choice amongst adventurous investors, with its anonymous nature, confidentiality, and lack of regulation, we can see the reason for its global trend. With each digital currency having its
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03 May, 2021
With predictions of the eCommerce market growing to 3.5 trillion pounds by 2021 and by 2022 almost 30% of all global consumer sales will be online, it’s no wonder why eCommerce is the trending space to be
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01 Mar, 2021
6AMLD, being asked by EU member states that financial institutions must make implementations to comply with its new measures by June 2021, this in tail will add even more rigid laws and procedures in place
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15 Feb, 2021
The year 2021 is upon us, and moving in a rather fast paste, with many industries hit hard by the pandemic, this coming year may be a chance to spring for those business goals, and
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28 Jan, 2021
The continuing rise in digitalisation has led to businesses embracing digital operations. Online businesses saw an even bigger uplift during the pandemic as they enabled consumers to shop for their favourite brands, and relatives to
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01 Dec, 2020
eCommerce has become a widespread buying option for most of us, especially from the effects of COVID which has forced many to further adapt to the option of buying online and being our only channel
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04 Nov, 2020
The festive season is vastly creeping upon us, with Black Friday around the corner, retailers must turn their throughs to what will be their most profitable period – quarter 4. In normal circumstances during Black Friday
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29 Sep, 2020
COVID lock-down has caused ongoing consumer fears about situating in busy public areas, leading to a downturn in high street sales for retailers, as a result, a greater appreciation for the convenience of online shopping
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30 Jun, 2020
What is Eircode Ireland was one of the few developed nations without a postcode system, this saw approximately 800,000 address and over 35% of properties sharing their address with at least one other property meaning
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19 Jun, 2020
Today, organisations heavily rely on data for everyday business activities. This makes data cleansing a critical requirement for anyone who has a database, so their organisation can yield better results across all operations. Following are
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27 May, 2020
What is a single customer view? A single customer view, also known as a 360 view on your customers is a method of consolidating all the data you have on your prospects or customers which
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13 May, 2020
For a long time, we have recognised email to be a core communications channel. With 37% of UK companies stating that email is the most important means of communications with their customer base it’s a
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04 May, 2020
COVID-19 has put a halt to our economy. However, many sectors are improvising to survive during the pandemic to keep business flowing, or at least partly flowing. If you are reading this article you are
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15 Apr, 2020
We have come a long way from filling cards with customer details to outbound cold calling a list of numbers to upsell products (which tends to still happen). The rise of technology has uplifted the
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03 Apr, 2020
As you have probably noticed, building a web address form has almost become a compulsory element for all websites that have a checkout procedure, quotation process or simple customer registration. This blog leads nicely from
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27 Feb, 2020
As many of you know, a customer relationship management (CRM) platform is a vital part of the sales process, which entails keeping customers and prospects happy while moving them through the CRM pipeline. But many
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13 Feb, 2020
It all starts with accurate addresses We start this article by asking you what hurdles are resonating in your business today, we’re talking about the things costing you money, from returned mail & merchandise, fraudulent
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09 Dec, 2019
The importance of Address Verification & Data Quality in the Insurance sector Data is becoming increasingly valuable in the technology age. There’s also a lot more of it available as consumers become more comfortable with
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18 Oct, 2019
Faster and More Efficient Deliveries Following the first part of this series Address Autocomplete for eCommerce: Better Conversion Rates, highlighting the aspects of a better UX experience for better conversion rates, we would now like
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16 Oct, 2019
Better UX Experience for Better Conversion Rates – I’m sure to anyone reading this you would have experienced dropping off at the final stage of the checkout process, entering your details to the point of
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13 Sep, 2019
Online gambling today Online gambling or as the new phase given, now being called “gaming” has had an overtake approach to young adults. As we see that these addictive mobile apps are drawing “punters” in
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13 Sep, 2019
Melissa UK has been shortlisted to win the prestigious award of Anti-Fraud Solution of the year, held by the Payments Awards. We are very honoured to be shortlisted as finalists amongst our competition. Thank you
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09 Apr, 2019
Study after study highlights personalisation is what consumers increasingly expect from the brands they engage with. For example, research from Epsilon reveals that 80 per cent of consumers are more likely to do business with
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02 Apr, 2019
Looking back over the first year of Open Banking, it’s only fairly recently that we have started to see the first signs of the innovation it promised in terms of improved services for customers in
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27 Feb, 2019
It is an inescapable fact that for effective Identity verification, and therefore KYC and AML compliance, financial services companies need to access billions of records in real-time to ensure adequate checks are made while onboarding
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25 Feb, 2019
We keep mentioning our expertise in data quality and we constantly talk about our Global Data Quality Suite but what does it all really mean? And why should you care about it? In a nutshell,
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18 Feb, 2019
For consumers looking for a smooth onboarding process, digital identity services provide an easy-to-follow procedure meaning that an organisation can quickly establish a customer’s ID enabling a positive customer experience. What is also equally important
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11 Feb, 2019
Regulation and technology are constantly being regarded as the key drivers in banking and although, they play a crucial role, it is data and the ability of big data that is really driving the industry.
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04 Feb, 2019
2% of contact data is subject to inaccuracies every month which means that almost 25% of data is corrupted on an annual basis. However, new statistics demonstrate that organisations find almost 30% of their contact
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28 Jan, 2019
Within financial services and insurance, KYC checks play a key role in compliance and regulation. These service providers have regulated institutions that use identity verification platforms to verify customers and their documentation as part of
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21 Jan, 2019
Last month, we spoke about big data and the importance of leveraging such data to provide insights to drive better informed business decisions. But at what point does this data become useless? As we mentioned,
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17 Jan, 2019
Firms that operate within the financial services sector are facing an increasing number of challenges – from rising demand from both customers and shareholders to increasing pressures to reduce cost and meet regulatory requirements. Although
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10 Jan, 2019
It may not be explicitly stated but ensuring your company has good quality data is part of your job role. Why? Because all of us depend on data to do our work and if this
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14 Dec, 2018
Promising to be Europe’s most exciting fintech trade show, there was a real buzz surrounding Fintech Connect. The team had high hopes and we were not disappointed – Fintech Connect was a fantastic two days
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28 Nov, 2018
Fintech Connect is coming up next week and as we prepare for the show, we thought we would come to our blog to let attendees know what to expect from the team. This will be
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22 Nov, 2018
If you’ve been following us on Twitter, you’ll see that we shared our story and how the office in London came to be. But just in case you missed it, we thought that we would
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16 Nov, 2018
Ecommerce companies never seem to get ahead of sneaky fraudsters. Z1 Motorsports was no exception. Even after adopting an intensive 7-minute process to verify its customers, the company still suffered annual losses of $250,000, plus labor
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08 Nov, 2018
Mobile phones sales have been increasing year in year out and the number of mobile users is expected to surpass five billion by 2019. It was estimated that approximately 63% of the world population owned
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11 Oct, 2018
According to data analytics company SAS, big data is a term used to describe large volumes of data, whether structured or unstructured, that businesses deal with on a daily basis. Big data can be broken
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02 Oct, 2018
Last week, the team had a fantastic time at Technology for Marketing 2018. It was fun-filled and jam packed two days but we couldn’t have wished for a better two days at the event. Although,
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24 Sep, 2018
Technology for Marketing is right around the corner and the office is buzzing with all of our stand preparation. With a new stand, lots of stand goodies and an exclusive offer for all TFM attendees,
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13 Sep, 2018
The use of technology is enabling governments, institutions and organisations to uniquely identify individuals and with a digital identity verification process in place, which includes identity document authentication and biometric recognition solutions, the problem of
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29 Aug, 2018
According to the GDPR, personal data refers to any information related to a person including name, photo, email, address, bank details, social media updates, medical information and even IP addresses. It can come in various
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14 Aug, 2018
The government state that cloud and service platforms provide better value for money, recommending that public sector firms look at cloud solutions as an alternative and  since early July, more than 3000 suppliers have been
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