Criminals are launching more online attacks on UK businesses than ever before, it has been revealed in a new report by The National Cyber Security Centre. The report details some of the biggest cyber attacks from the last year and notes that risks to UK businesses continue to grow. Emerging threats are also highlighted, such…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), has announced the first of the major sponsors for the 2018 UK Credit and Collections Conference (UKCCC), which this year moves to Crowne Plaza, Stratford Upon Avon. Conexus Recovery and Field Services, which has clients across the banking, utilities, retail and debt purchasing sectors, is returning as a sponsor and…

The Credit Services Association (CSA), the voice of the UK debt collection and debt purchase sectors, is to host the Credit and Collections Technology Awards at this year’s CSA Gala Dinner on 13 September. The co-branded event, which will form part of the CSA’s UK Credit and Collections Conference (UKCCC), reflects the Association’s growing recognition…

New laws to help protect company directors from identity fraud and personal harm will be introduced by the Government. The new laws will enable company directors to remove their personal addresses from the UK’s official company register on Companies House. Directors must still provide their business address as a legal requirement. This comes in response…

It is estimated that there could be over £25 million worth of fraud being perpetuated by businesses falsely claiming Small Business Rates Relief across England, according to data analytics specialist Destin Solutions. Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR) is provided to a number of businesses across England on the basis that they either only use one property…

The Office for National Statics (ONS) has reported that fraud crime in England and Wales has hit 3.3million in its latest statistical bulletin. Responding to the reportt John Cannon, Commercial Director Fraud & ID, Callcredit Information Group, said: “Today’s ONS statistics, reveal that there were 3.3 million incidents of fraud in England and Wales alone, and over half…

The cyber security risk to UK organisations continues to increase in both severity and impact, but nearly one in five (17%) admit they don’t prepare or drill for cyber attacks, and fewer than half (49%) conduct penetration tests to examine their defences according to a new report by PWC.   PwC’s Global State of Information Security Survey…

Responding to the Government release of its plans for a shared approach to data protection, Mike Cherry, National Chairman at the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), said “Research from FSB shows that data protection is definitely on the minds of small business owners, with almost 60 per cent of members ranking data protection laws as a significant…

A new Fraud & Risk report carried out by Callcredit Information Group has revealed the key biometric technologies organisations are planning to introduce in identity verification procedures over the next three years, as part of their ongoing fraud prevention efforts. These include; biometric screening techniques (26%) artificial intelligence systems (24%) voice recognition systems (23%) Despite these aspirations, less…

Cifas has released a new collaborative report with LexisNexis Risk Solutions which highlights that company directors are one of the most at-risk groups for identity fraud. Nearly 19% of identity fraud victims are company directors, this is despite company directors comprising less than 9% of the UK’s population. Furthermore, the report also identifies a trend where identity fraudsters…