Lead Forensics

Checkprint And Metro Bank Renew Significant Contract

Metro Bank Chiswick Branch

Hinckley-based Checkprint, part of the TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure printed and electronic payment solutions, has signed a contract renewal with Metro Bank for cheque services. The decade-long partnership, which goes back to 2010 when Metro Bank was the first new high street bank to open its doors in the UK for over 100 years, has been extended for a further  six years.

The contract enables Metro Bank to continue to instantly issue chequebooks to all new account holders, within minutes of them entering the store. Metro Bank is one of the only providers of instantly issued chequebooks on the high street and will look to Checkprint to continue to provide replenishment books for both personal and business customers, from the firm’s fully accredited site in Hinckley, Leicestershire.

Martin Ruda, Managing Director of Checkprint, said: “It’s a tremendously positive partnership and Metro Bank are a great team to work with. The dynamic between both companies is interactive on both sides, as we both adopt more strategic positions in our markets. Metro Bank is constantly looking to evolve, and likewise, we’re always focussed on innovation and bringing new products and services to market.” 

Tamsin Byrne, Metro Bank’s Director of Distribution Delivery, said: “The contract renewal is testament to the trusted and successful relationship between Metro Bank and Checkprint. Metro Bank’s commitment to providing a stand-out customer experience is underpinned with a number of key deliverables, including the ability to instantly issue chequebooks to all new account holders if they would like one. Since 2010, Checkprint has worked with Metro Bank to help us provide this and other innovative services to our customers. It’s an exciting time for both companies, who have immense respect for each other’s expertise and processes, and long may that continue.”

Banking Technology Awards – The TALL Group Shortlisted

Banking Technology Awards

The TALL Group, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions have been shortlisted in this year’s prestigious Banking Technology Awards. To tackle the problems of fraud that surfaced in the cheque payments markets when traditionally printed security features were removed by the introduction of the cheque image clearing process, the TALL Group delivered Checkprint’s patented UCN Plus®, in collaboration with DIA Europe (Kappa). 

The cheque antifraud solution provides the most complete verification available, including payee name, value and date, which the Kappa profiling system decrypts from the uniquely printed QR code, whilst at the same time reading all transactional information captured from the image. 

Lynton Buxton, Group Marketing Manager, said: “It’s a real privilege to see fintech recognition of the UCN Plus® solution in these banking technology awards. The addition of automatically verifiable Image Survivable Features (ISF’s) onto the face of a cheque has been the key to the industry fight-back against fraud. Our patented solution now means that counterfeit, forged and fraudulently altered items can be readily identified and we welcome the fact that a number of high street banks are recognising the UCN Plus® as an integral part of their cheque fraud prevention regime.”

The UCN Plus® solution, now becoming a common feature on business cheques, ensures that ‘the original true values’ of the cheque – as contained within the encrypted QR code – are immutably secured from the point of data infilling to the irrevocable funds transfer decision.

The awards will be streamed on December 3rd.

DLRT Awarded Leading Financial Services Supplier Qualification

FSQS qualification logo

DLRT, part of The TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure paper and electronic payment solutions, has been awarded the Hellios Financial Services Supplier Qualification (FSQS). The Lisburn-based printing specialist achieved the certification which is required by major Banks and Financial Services Organisations when selecting suppliers.

FSQS is designed to improve the standard of suppliers through a common set of policy and risk areas including IT Security, Operational Risks, GDPR and Responsible Business Governance which are regularly reviewed and updated to stay ahead of regulatory changes. 

As the regulated environment becomes more complex, the rigorous qualification system provides a standardised way to manage requests for compliance and assurance information.  

FSQS is currently used by 32 major Banks, Building and Insurance companies including Lloyds Banking Group, Metro Bank, Santander, TSB, Clydesdale Bank and The Bank of England. 

Peter Thomas, Managing Director of DLRT, said: “We are extremely proud to have successfully achieved this accreditation which demonstrates our strong commitment to compliance and responsible business practice. It underpins our credentials within the financial services sector providing products and services that meet the compliance and regulatory requirements of our clients.”

“I am also pleased to say that this certification recognises the hard work and dedication that all our staff in Lisburn has made during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Operating throughout as a ‘key’ supplier to the financial sector, they have ensured a continuous supply of personalised printed products to our clients and their customers.”

TALL accreditations