Members to benefit from identity verification and credit checks.
The National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) hopes to provide its members with stronger business protection by partnering with identity fraud experts, Equifax.
The company was selected for its successful track record in identity verification, credit and anti-money laundering checks and debtor tracing services.
As the NAG’s sole supplier of consumer and business checks, the company will focus on aiding good practice for its 2,500 member stores by offering preferential rates.
Membership development manager for the NAG, Robert Eden, explains: “Equifax offers us a flexible and competitive solution that means our members can perform the required checks on customers without the need for paper-based documents. It’s not just about regulatory compliance; we want to give our members the ability to grow their business without facing an increased risk of bad debt or fraud.
“Equifax has a well established reputation supporting businesses of all sizes, including smaller organisations like some of our members, where there is a need for a streamlined approach to verifying customer details. This new partnership means our members can better protect their business without compromising on customer service.”
Under the new agreement, members will have access to Equifax anti-money laundering checks, consumer and business checks, bank account and identity verification, as well as debtor tracing services.