Callcredit Completes Electoral Roll Load in Record Time

But worrying upward trend in opt-outs from edited roll continues

Callcredit has successfully completed loading all the available 2005 Electoral Roll and only a handful of councils have yet to supply their data to the credit reference agencies.

Mark Davison, Callcredit's technology development director said:

"The Electoral Roll is the cornerstone of identity verification and an essential element of the credit granting process. Around 13% of the information on the Electoral Roll changes each year so it is important we give businesses access to the most accurate, up-to-date information available as quickly as possible.

At Callcredit, we handle submissions from the UK's 400+ councils electronically and use sophisticated data matching techniques to ensure errors and omissions can be easily identified and rectified."

Meanwhile, interim analysis of data from well over 90% of the councils in the UK has highlighted another significant increase in opt-outs from the edited Electoral Roll.