Written by Graydon
Posted on 19/09/2018

Graydon launches UK’s first solution to unlock fraud DNA

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London, UK, 19th September 2018 - Graydon, leading provider of business data, insights and analytics in Europe, today announced a strategic technology partnership with global financial crime experts, TruNarrative. The partnership will provide a corporate anti-fraud solution to the business community. Graydon Detect is the first solution of its kind in the UK.

It is a pivotal time in the fight against corporate fraud (estimated to have cost UK businesses £125bn in 2017, up 43% since 2008). With fraud on the rise and methods becoming increasingly  sophisticated, organisations are looking for faster, more accurate detection and prevention methods than standalone solutions currently provide.

Underpinned by the expertise of TruNarrative’s data science and technology teams, combined with the predictive capabilities of Graydon’s data, Graydon Detect exposes, prevents and combats fraud, by providing its consortium members with accurate, real-time insights, and draws upon Graydon’s deep domain expertise in high-risk industry sectors including financial services, insurance, IT, petroleum, and construction.


The platform also allows for the integration of third-party data sources, meaning users can supplement Graydon’s insights with complementary data sets from any supplier, allowing maximum flexibility whilst optimising fraud detection capabilities.

The partnership operates on a reciprocal basis and sees TruNarrative integrating Graydon’s extensive international business database used in trade credit, supplier management and corporate risk identification, this further strengthens the TruNarrative platform and its ‘App Store’, a gateway to 40+ integrated third-party data services for the prevention of financial crime and provides insights on more than 160 countries.  

John Lord, CEO at TruNarrative, said: 
“TruNarrative is proud to partner with Graydon in providing its customers a way to securely improve the sharing of fraud insight. The fraud prevention consortium approach is a key part of our model to make safe commerce simpler; the Graydon datasets and commitment to fraud prevention make them an ideal partner in this space. We look forward to working with their customers and bringing Graydon data to ours”.

Simon Blackwell, Managing Director at Graydon said:
“It is clear that financial crime is becoming more and more complex, and requires ever-increasingly sophisticated and flexible tools to help combat it. Combining the deep domain knowledge in fraud prevention of Graydon and TruNarrative coupled with accurate data and great technology will go a long way to minimise the risk for our customers.  We’re delighted to partner with TruNarrative and confident that Graydon Detect will become the B2B go-to-platform for fraud prevention professionals.”

Mike Harriss , Head of Channel at TruNarrative said:
‘The TruNarrative partnership with Graydon is a perfect example of our channel strategy in action. We are offering the latest and best technology in financial crime management and providing a platform for our partner to extend their range of value add services for a mature client base. At the same time, we are enhancing our own proposition with data and insights from an industry leader’

This September, over 4 million companies in the UK will have the possibility to benefit from the fraud prevention technology and data developed by TruNarrative and Graydon UK and to reduce the damages of corporate fraud.

About TruNarrative

TruNarrative was founded with a single mission: to make safe commerce simpler. With its head office in Leeds, TruNarrative also has offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore.
TruNarrative is transforming the fraud, identity, KYC and AML process by continually providing products built on state-of-the-art technology, bringing the best of data science to ambitious companies of all sizes. 
TruNarrative has also established partnerships leading brands in the financial crime management industry including; Cifas, Comply Advantage, and HelloSoda, and features some 40 third-party apps in the TruNarrative App Store which can all be configured through the platform.

TruNarrative – We Make Safe Commerce Simple 

About Graydon

With more than 130 years of experience, Graydon is a leading provider of business information, analytics and insights.  Graydon helps its customers to make fast, accurate decisions, enabling them to minimise risk and identify fraud as well as optimise opportunities with their commercial relationships. To do so, Graydon uses more than 130 international databases and the information of more than 90 million companies. Graydon has offices in London, Cardiff, Amsterdam and Antwerp. Since 2016 Graydon has been part of Atradius, one of the world’s largest credit insurance companies. 

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