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Callcredit Launches DeviceRisk to Protect Customer Enrolments

Callcredit Information Group has launched DeviceRisk which will be immediately available via its flagship Fraud and ID solution, CallValidate.  Powered by the risk solution from anti-fraud company iovation, DeviceRisk captures information relating to the device used by a consumer during any interaction and returns critical information in real time to highlight any risk associated to that specific device. Devices such ... Read More »

Callcredit Appoints Mike Gordon as CEO

Callcredit Information Group has announced that Mike Gordon will succeed John McAndrew as the company’s  chief executive officer. The transition is expected to take place at the year-end. Mr Gordon was previously executive vice president for sales, services, and marketing at Fair Isaac Corp.  Callcredit is a major player in the UK consumer credit data and marketing services industries.  Callcredit ... Read More »

Callcredit Launches IncomeFocus

Organisations across the world can now better understand the household income of their customers and markets with the launch of Callcredit Information Group’s unique IncomeFocus product. IncomeFocus provides companies across sectors such as financial services, retail, automotive, utilities and telecoms, an accurate average income value at a highly granular geographical level across over 40 international markets.  Created using the most precise ... Read More »

SAS and Callcredit Enter Into Partnership to Deliver Data Analytics Service

SAS, a leader in global analytics and Callcredit Information Group, specialists in marketing services, analytics and data,  have entered into partnership to deliver a market leading omni-channel marketing and analytics service. Callcredit and SAS have recently, as part of the partnership, deployed the SAS® Marketing Automation software suite to ASDA, one of the UK’s leading retailers.  The software provides an ... Read More »

Callcredit and iovation Partner to Optimise Fraud Protection

Callcredit Information Group has announced a strategic partnership with iovation, an online and mobile device reputation technology company. The partnership will combine complementary data and technology to deliver fraud prevention and identity solutions to the market.  Building upon the strategic relationship established in 2011, the two firms say they will bring about a new era of combined device and bureau-based ... Read More »

Ownership Change at Callcredit Information Group Ltd.

Callcredit Information Group Ltd. announces an ownership change whereby GTCR, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm, has partnered with management to acquire the company.   GTCR and Callcredit’s management team, led by CEO John McAndrew, are investing behind the company’s strong growth trajectory, innovative product offering, and service-oriented culture. GTCR is acquiring an ownership position from Vitruvian Partners, a middle market private ... Read More »

Callcredit on the Block

According to Sky News a pack of buyout firms is vying with Germany’s Media Firm Bertelsmann, for control of Callcredit, one of the UK’s fastest-growing credit information businesses.  Sky News understands that a handful of bidders are competing to buy Callcredit Information Group, including Charterhouse, Permira and Chicago-based GTCR.   It is unclear which arm of Bertelsmann has expressed an interest ... Read More »

Creditsafe Launches new ‘Blended Score’ Product – Partners with Call Credit

Creditsafe has partnered with Callcredit Information Group to source the personal credit report data for the launch of a new Blended Report product to further reduce the risk of late or defaulted payments when trading with non-limited enterprises.   The Blended Score, developed by Creditsafe’s market leading analysts, is an algorithm that takes an individual’s personal credit score and combines ... Read More »

Callcredit Adopts Featurespace’s ARIC Technology

Callcredit Information Group has announced a partnership with behavioural analytics specialist Featurespace, which will enable Callcredit to extract more detailed insight from its clients’ data and predict more accurately future outcomes. The partnership will provide Callcredit with access to Featurespace’s core Adaptive Behavioural Analytics engine – ARIC, and its team of data scientists.  The award-winning ARIC engine combines the power of Bayesian statistical ... Read More »

CallCredit Enters China

Callcredit Information Group has further strengthened its presence in the international market by establishing an office in Shanghai, China. The company’s retail location planning consultancy, GMAP, has made the decision to establish a permanent presence in the country in direct response to retailer demand. The accelerated urbanisation of the country has resulted in the growth of a number of cities ... Read More »

Callcredit has Acquired TenantID

Callcredit Information Group has acquired TenantID, UK & Ireland’s unique database that stores tenant letting histories, an acquisition that will see both Callcredit and TenantID work together to reach a critical mass of tenant held data. TenantID is a national database, already consisting of thousands of private tenants across the UK & Irish market. The database has been created to provide those ... Read More »