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How Do You Spot Fake Documents?

How Do You Spot Fake Documents?

All employers will ask new starters to show documents to prove who they are. If there are further credit or criminal records checks to do, an employee could be asked to provide a wider range of documents to verify who they are. An increasing problem for employers is spotting fake documents, which could lead to them unwittingly employing an illegal…

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Credit Scoring – the Basics

Credit Scoring – the Basics

Credit scoring is a system used by financial services to assess the creditworthiness of either an individual or a business. In the UK, credit scoring is used by a wide range of lenders, including banks, credit card companies, and mortgage lenders, to help make decisions about who should get credit. Any credit scoring looks at a range of factors related…

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What is KYC?

What is KYC?

KYC is one of those abbreviations which is often used in the financial services industry, but what is it all about? KYC stands for Know Your Customer, and describes the steps which banks, building societies and other financial institutions must take to comply with money laundering legislation. In practical terms, KYC describes the checks and proof which a bank might…

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Overseas Background Checking

Overseas Background Checking

Companies are increasingly casting their net worldwide when looking for members of staff, even at a junior level. A recruitment crisis in the NHS for example has led to trusts across the UK looking overseas to recruit doctors, nurses and other health professionals. It goes without saying that a high level of background checking is always required for people working…

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LinkedIn Announces Profile Verification

LinkedIn Announces Profile Verification

Since Elon Musk bought Twitter, there have been many rumours about the future of the “verified” mark on the social media platform. Previously, the blue tick mark on Twitter and other social media platforms was awarded to public figures, who had been accredited by their employer. Musk announced that he intended to change this model, instead awarding the verified status…

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Running a Background Check on Yourself

Running a Background Check on Yourself

Congratulations! You made it through the long interview process, and you have received a job offer in the post. But at the bottom of the letter, after the important stuff about salary and holiday entitlement, is a single sentence about the offer being subject to background screening. This is becoming increasingly common in the UK and background screening refers to…

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