Callcredit form data partnership with Trader Data Systems

Leeds-based credit reference agency Callcredit has entered a partnership with Trader Data Systems, part of Trader Media Group, one of Europe's largest specialist multi media groups.

The primary focus of the new partnership is threefold. Firstly, to provide Callcredit's innovative services such as CallML to motor dealers and other Trader Data Systems clients; secondly, to provide Trader Data System's Vehicle Check to Callcredit clients; and thirdly, to jointly develop other mutually beneficial opportunities.

Callcredit is the UK's most innovative, state of the art consumer credit reference agency with an extensive range of information and value added services for businesses and individuals. Callcredit is part of the Skipton Information Group, which consists of three Skipton owned companies that operate within the information / IT arena, namely Callcredit - a provider of credit reference services; EuroDirect - specialists in data modeling and data-based solutions; and GMAP Consulting - a market analysis company and global provider of business decision-making solutions.

Trader Data Systems has developed the UK's most comprehensive, up-to-date and accurate database consisting of motor vehicle provenance data. The new service, Vehicle Check, uses core data sourced from strong relationships with the DVLA, SMMT, the police, insurance and finance industries. The vehicle provenance check is complied around the DVLA record and the Vehicle Identification Number.

Trader Data System's Vehicle Check gives dealers access to a range of unique and innovative features above the standard vehicle provenance check that some other suppliers provide. The enhanced functionality including an innovative Refresh tool which allows cars to be re-checked for a nominal fee within a three month period, saving dealers both time and money on repeat checks; Dealer Risk Alerts, which is a unique tool that allows dealers to easily add, review and remove cars from Dealer Risk Alert, such as demonstrators or loan cars; PDF Certification, a feature that allows dealers to decide if a certificate should be downloaded straight away, or emailed to a pre-defined email address; and a fully integrated Vehicle Mileage Investigation product that allows dealers to initiate mileage due diligence seamlessly.

Trader Data Systems differentiates itself from the other providers through its product offering, providing the automotive industry the most comprehensive and accessible services available.

Neil Hodson, Managing Director of Trader Data Systems comments:

"Our unique and innovative tools have ensured our successful entry into the provenance market. Callcredit is at the forefront of information technology and is providing us with fast, easy, cost-effective online access to a wealth of credit, fraud prevention and lifestyle data to aid the decision-making process around vehicle sale and purchase."

Callcredit Deputy Managing Director Graham Lund said:

"We are at the start of, what we are confident will be, a long and mutually successful relationship with Trader Data Systems. The company plans to change the shape of the market and offer more choice to the motor industry. We are excited to be working with a company with similar ethos and ambitions to our own organisation.

Trader Data Systems is an innovative and ambitious business, and suits our needs perfectly. We were so impressed with the functionality of Vehicle Check that no other provenance provider even came close to its standards."

Trader Data Systems has won two major manufacturers, a top five dealer group and over 800 independent and franchised dealers in just weeks of launch.

Trader Data Systems has secured substantial contracts to become the preferred supplier to the Volkswagen Group, one the UK's major manufacturer groups, with its new innovative Vehicle Check and Vehicle Mileage Investigation service across over 550 dealerships; a three year deal with Colt Car Company Ltd, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation's UK importer, to provide Vehicle Check to the franchise network; as well as supplying Arnold Clark, the UK's biggest, independent dealer group, with its services across over 135 dealerships.

Alongside the major wins of two manufacturers and a top five dealer group, Trader Data Systems has also secured contracts with over 800 independent and franchised dealers that have switched to Trader Data Systems since its launch.