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BVRLA launches new RISC system to help rental and leasing industry fight fraud

Developed by software provider Nexus, the latest version includes improved functionality to help vehicle rental and leasing companies to identify and mitigate risks. 

The latest changs make it easier for members to search for details of prospective renters and log new incidents of problematic customers. A heat map of the UK shows members where risk activity is being reported in real time, whilst the BVRLA can monitor incidents to issue general alerts on everything from identity fraud to a spike in the number of renters showing up with authentic-looking utility statements from bogus websites. The new platform means that RISC can also be integrated more easily into members’ in-house software using an API.

BVRLA director of member services Nora Leggett said: “RISC is now an even more powerful loss prevention tool for our members. Opportunistic fraudsters and high-risk customers have become adept at sharing information to exploit vulnerable businesses. The collaborative environment of RISC will harness the power of the BVRLA community and help safeguard valuable assets.” 

Some of the most common reasons for reports on RISC include non-conformance with terms and conditions, lack of payment, damaging the vehicle and abusive behaviour towards staff. 

Leggett added: “We already have a fantastic, active community and these revisions to RISC mean there’s no reason not to use the system. Though RISC has been known as a rental tool, there is great potential to increase its capability and reach so it meets the needs of all members – leasing brokers, leasing companies and commercial vehicle operators.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.