2010 Electoral Roll Data Already Online at Callcredit

Callcredit Limited, part of the Callcredit Information Group (CIG) has today announced that 2010 electoral roll data, released by councils in November, has already commenced upload to its online database.

Ed Davies, Data & Client Services Director at Callcredit said:

"Advanced matching techniques deployed by Callcredit allows us to process all electronic records received from the UK's 384 data supplying councils, accurately and efficiently. As a result, the new listings are formatted and uploaded within hours of receipt.

"The electoral roll is integral to both identity verification and applications for credit. On average, 13% of the electoral roll changes year on year and in light of credit searches peaking around Christmas, it is imperative we give businesses and our customers access to the most precise information available, as soon as it is accessible.

"Our initial research indicates that increasing opt-out rates look set to continue, with the completed year's figure estimated at 46% of the entire electorate."


Notes to Editors

Spokespeople are available - please contact the Callcredit Press Office on 0113 244 1555

About Callcredit

• Callcredit is the UK's most innovative and customer-focused Credit Reference Agency, with an established reputation for service differentiation; focusing on listening to clients and creating innovative solutions that deliver real business value. Find out more at www.callcredit.co.uk

• Callcredit is one of six core businesses that form the Callcredit Information Group (CIG). CIG brings together experts across the fields of credit referencing, marketing services, interactive solutions and consultative analytics to enable our client base of businesses and consumers to make informed decisions using our innovative products and services.


The group is made up of two complementary divisions:

  • Credit Solutions, encompassing Callcredit, Legatio and DecisionMetrics - specialists in credit risk, ID verification services and tracing tools.
  • Marketing Solutions, providing specialist knowledge in customer analytics, consumer targeting, database building and hosting, marketing communications, business modelling and market analysis through three market leaders in their own fields: EuroDirect, Broadsystem and GMAP Consulting.

• Callcredit Check is the consumer arm of credit reference agency Callcredit, providing consumers with instant online access to their credit report and services to help them monitor their credit status.