Data enrichment and accurate risk assessment at Point of Sale

Data enrichment is a powerful risk selection and fraud detection tool, which when used effectively can reduce operating cost ratios and allow insurers to price keenly, gaining a competitive advantage over their peers.

Data enrichment is a powerful fraud detection tool.

Detecting and analysing suspicious claims in a structured, holistic way assists insurers in understanding the fraud typologies affecting their portfolio and informs their counter fraud strategies and internal counter fraud culture. 
Data enrichment is an automated process whereby insurers can validate applicant details by cross referencing multiple data sources including eg. claims history, bureau data and possible linked addresses gathered from multiple sources. The data can also be used to enhance the customer experience by auto filling fields in the application process. Customer expectation dictates that whichever buying route selected, speed is of the essence, and similarly, those insurers selling through price comparison sites must provide quotes in seconds.  
Therefore as insurers’ appetite for data grows, the supply chain of technology companies and third party data providers servicing their needs has exploded, with new data sources and new entrants to the market witnessed on a regular basis.

How to take informed decision at point of sale.

Thanks to CRIF's services, insurance companies can access a wealth of data sources via a centralised and automated decision hub. Data are aggregated and analytic models applied to deliver a risk rating or response to assist in pricing and underwriting processes. CRIF provides bespoke solutions which respond to individual insurer needs at point of quote and sale, with a suite of data products that can be tailored accordingly. 
CRIF analyses how an insurer uses data in the underwriting process and applies sophisticated predictive indicators in order to verify the applicant’s identity, confirm prior claims history and validate the information they provide about themselves and their vehicle or property. Incorporating machine learning, these predictive indicators can evolve and adapt to reflect the behaviours of fraudsters and dynamically block them.

CRIF solutions generate responses which help the underwriter make an informed decision with full control.  

SPOTLIGHT | SME Risk Management & Assessment


How can insurers and brokers leverage the latest risk evaluation intelligence to quickly assess SME risks and price cover during, but especially after, the pandemic?

Restarting, stabilising, and adapting to a new supply-demand landscape is likely to be a top priority for most insurance providers. This will bring real challenges for many, as they try to adapt to new workflows, staffing capacity, credit flows, remote working and regulatory obligations, while at the same time attempting to balance the books.
When it comes to managing SME risks, pre-crisis data won’t be sufficient for evaluating your clients. However, it’s possible to gather accurate information at point of sale and renewal in order to optimise your business intelligence, and appropriately assess and price risks.

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RADAR (Rapid Detection and Analysis of Risk) is a high performance service which enable insurers to screen high volume data. Making trusted data available at the point-of-quote and point-of-sale provides customers with efficient data streamlining, supporting the underwriting and pricing process whilst reducing the risk of fraud at the earliest stage.

UK Business Information & Company Searches

Reports and documents on every Company, Director and Business in Ireland, and in the UK. Professionals looking for the highest quality company information can use CRIF solutions to help them achieve the best results in terms of profitability and healthy growth. CRIF has established a new approach to business information using a scenario where decisions and risks are based on a complex and robust framework of value-added information, dynamically updated and revised.

International Credit Reports across 230 territories

Wherever your goods are shipped or sold, you can now enjoy the latest details on over 200m companies across 230 territories. Credit reports, document and monitoring services to trade with confidence, visibility and transparency on worldwide relationships. Credit Reports are available online or can be freshly investigated, meaning that high quality information is guaranteed anywhere in the world.

ID Check

From a wealth of powerful data, an easy to understand identity verification and risk assessment report is produced. Combining a brief results summary with a detailed granular report, ID Check delivers identity verification tools which are both user-friendly and highly informative as well as a corresponding score.

AML Check

​Quick and user-friendly solution aimed at enabling insurers and legal representatives to screen the personal details of an individual and validate their identity against multiple sources to manage business risks, confidently conduct due diligence for anti-money laundering purposes and effectively prevent fraud. 

Vehicle Check

A real-time vehicle verification service which provides vehicle lookup data from different sources supporting insurers in identifying possible hidden issues affecting the vehicle. 

Vehicle Keeper Check

Helping insurance companies to quickly identify the vehicle keeper as well as collect key information about the history of vehicle keepers.