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DLRT Secures Leading ISO 27001 Security Management Standard

DLRT, part of The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, has successfully been re-accredited to the ISO 27001 standard. The Lisburn-based printing specialist achieved the international standard that helps organisations manage their information security processes in line with best practice.

DLRT has held the ISO 27001 Information Security Management Standard (ISMS) for 13 years – since 2007 and also holds the Quality Management certification ISO 9001.   The TALL Group also holds a wide variety of other leading accreditations, including Cyber Essentials PLUS, Investors in People and the IS0 14001 Environmental Management Standard.

ISO 27001 Peter Thomas DLRT Managing Director

Peter Thomas, Managing Director of DLRT, said: “We are incredibly proud to have successfully achieved the ISO 27001 standard, which demonstrates our ability to consistently provide services that meet strict security requirements particularly in the case of our market-leading Image Survivable Features which are becoming an integral fraud prevention tool within the UK Cheque Image Clearing System.  We are wholeheartedly committed to having the best security practices and risk management in place for our customers.”

DLRT has developed a reputation for high quality and superior service, manufacturing and personalising cheque books on behalf of a number of large high street UK and Irish banks, such as Clydesdale, Bank of Ireland and Santander, dispatching these directly to bank customers.

In May 2016, DLRS (NI) Ltd became DLRT Ltd reflecting the company’s continued integration into, and strengthening business relationships within, the TALL Group of Companies.

Providing a total end to end solution to its clients, DLRT Ltd – a CPAS accredited printer – is an active member of the Cheque and Credit Clearing Company (a Pay.UK member), offering consultancy services on counterfeit and fraud, with design, secure print and personalisation of the standard ranges of cheque and credit book products supplied. In addition, DLRT Ltd produces secure documents for government applications.

Come and Celebrate Commonwealth Day at the Square Kilometre Array in Cheshire

The TALL Group is pleased to be particpating in a celebration of Commonwealth Day and its partnership with the Cheshire Commonwealth Association on the 9th March 2020.

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Cheshire Commonwealth Association

“We are delighted to be hosting a day of illuminating speakers and engaging topics at the world acclaimed Square Kilometre Array in Cheshire. Come along and network with like-minded individuals to make new contacts and share experiences – helping you to achieve more business internationally within the Commonwealth.

Register here

We look forward to welcoming you to a wonderful, informative day!

Kind regards,
The Cheshire Commonwealth Association”


Commonwealth Day Celebration

The Commonwealth

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states.

The Commonwealth is home to 2.4 billion people and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. Thirty-one of Commonwealth members are small states, many of which are island nations.

Commonwealth shared values and principles are inscribed in the Commonwealth Charter

Member countries are supported by a network of more than 80 intergovernmental, civil society, cultural and professional organisations.

Commonwealth history

The Commonwealth is one of the world’s oldest political association of states. Its roots go back to the British Empire when some countries were ruled directly or indirectly by Britain. Some of these countries became self-governing while retaining Britain’s monarch as Head of State. They formed the British Commonwealth of Nations.

In 1949 the association we know today, the Commonwealth came into being. Since then, independent countries from Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Pacific have joined the Commonwealth.

Membership today is based on free and equal voluntary co-operation. The last two countries to join the Commonwealth – Rwanda and Mozambique – have no historical ties to the British Empire.

The Commonwealth Charter

The Charter brings together the values and aspirations which unite the Commonwealth – democracy, human rights and the rule of law – in a single, accessible document.The Charter expresses the commitment of member states to the development of free and democratic societies and the promotion of peace and prosperity to improve the lives of all peoples of the Commonwealth.The Charter also acknowledges the role of civil society in supporting the goals and values of the Commonwealth.

TALL Group to Share Unique Fraud Prevention API ‘At No Charge’

UCNPlus+ Cheque Fraud Prevention Tool

In a move designed to strengthen the UK cheque industry’s protection against payment fraud, the TALL Group of Companies, the UK’s leading provider of secure electronic and paper payments solutions, has announced that it will make its unique UCN Plus® cheque fraud prevention tool available across the accredited cheque printing sector, at no charge.
UCN Plus® (pat pending) has been developed by The TALL Group in partnership with DIA Europe, providers of the Kappa cheque fraud prevention platform used by many leading clearing services providers. It enables the variable payment data – payee name, amount, date, etc – to be encrypted and hidden within a QR code printed on the face of all cheques issued by the TALL Group on behalf of its cheque bureau customers, and those customers using its well established ‘CheckPrint Solution’ software for Corporate and SME cheque issuance.
Now, other accredited cheque printing bureaus and organisations that are providing cheque services to participating banks and their customers will be able to benefit from this innovative tool with the TALL Group providing access to the UCN Plus® functionality via an API (Application Programming Interface), available for full local integration into existing cheque printing applications. This will be delivered at no cost under a licencing agreement with only additional integration support generating a charge.
Spokesperson at Lloyds Banking Group, the first of the participating banks to test and recommend the use of UCN Plus® to its corporate customers said, “The use of ISF’s (Image Survivable Features), such as the UCN Plus® is now becoming a critical factor in our ability to protect our customers from fraudulent activity, whilst ensuring the continued benefits of the faster and more efficient image clearing system, which we have now rolled out across the UK.”

Martin Ruda Group Managing DirectorMartin Ruda, Group Managing Director at the TALL Group of Companies, said; “The fundamental change to the UK cheque clearing system with the introduction of cheque imaging in October 2017 has seen more attempts of fraud, as criminals pro-actively look for opportunities in the new Image Clearing System (ICS). We developed UCN Plus® in collaboration with DIA Europe, who have extended their Kappa Fraud Prevention Tool for processing ISF’s such as the QR code of the UCN Plus® to help to ensure that counterfeit, forged and fraudulently altered cheques are robustly and automatically trapped and rejected wherever possible.
“However, we believe that the industry needs to work together to fight the challenges of cheque fraud and so we (TALL and DIA) have taken the decision to make this revolutionary unique fraud prevention tool available to all relevant organisations. We are proud to be doing our bit and are committed to helping ensure that the UK payments systems stay one step ahead of the fraudster.”

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