Wescot Credit Services have announced a new multi-million pound contract with global information services company Experian for data services provision over the next two years. The contract extension ensures Wescot will have access to information, which ensures their ability to better assess customer characteristics and enhance its collections performance. As part of this new contract, Wescot will also become one of the first to be integrated into Experian’s new ExPin platform, a dynamic new initiative which changes the way in which data is matched by issuing each client with a unique PIN number. This greatly reduces the chances of data duplication and improves on both data quality and overall match rates. By maximising the opportunity to retrieve data accurately, ExPin will enable Wescot to gain a far more comprehensive portrait of its customers in order to improve upon the services they receive.
Wescot are one of the largest debt collecting agencies in the UK, employing over 650 people across three offices. As an ethical debt collecting agency, Wescot Credit Services pride themselves on following stringent government regulations. In some cases, Wescot have even been instrumental in the formation of the regulations themselves, thus determining the debt collection industry standards. The core focus of Wescot is within the banking, telecoms, utility and retail finance sectors. The valuable debt recovery skills which have been built up by the team at Wescot are increasingly being sought by the public sector. Wescot Credit Services also continue to work closely with blue chip clients, with the aim of bringing about favourable resolutions between clients and individuals who have fallen into arrears.
The strategic partnership Wescot have undertaken with Experian will allow the company to improve upon their collections operating model, by delivering further insight into client portfolios and individual customers. Once the ExPin system has been implemented, Wescot will be able to further enhance their performance on behalf of their clients and deliver favourable solutions to debt management, which are tailored to the individual. Wescot remain committed to adhering to the highest standards of compliance in order to protect both their clients and the Wescot brand.