Launch of Biometric Database Gives Hotels a Sound Sleep

Birmingham, United Kingdom (PressExposure) October 14, 2009 -- New national database comes as latest figures show card fraud cost UK businesses £232.8m for the first six months of this year

ID verification solutions company Let Check™ today announced the launch of a unique new software system, Check Mate™, which uses CID Authentication™ technology to deliver instant identity checks on prospective bookings. The service is available to hotels, guest homes and serviced apartments from today, allows for comprehensive, legal verification of customer reference documents, including UK driver’s licences, UK credit/debit cards and passports from nearly 200 countries. The industry’s first development comes as new figures released by Financial Fraud Action UK reveal card fraud cost the UK businesses £232.8m for the first six months of this year alone.

Check Mate™ is tailored to generate fast, accurate verification for customers and is specially geared towards assisting the hospitality sector to avoid unnecessary charge backs through non compliance of KYC (Know Your Customer), an EU recommendation. With the customer’s consent, Check Mate’s CID Authentication™ technology enables Let Check™ clients to obtain an immediate verification score of a prospective customer’s identity.

“With rising financial pressures and national unemployment figures projected to rise to three million by 2010, there are strong signals towards an upswing of card fraud unless businesses exercise more vigilance. The development of this solution comes as a direct response to concerns from hotel chains, guest homes and serviced apartments who want to know their customers and better safeguard their investments and well as customer demands for a more efficient system of gathering references”, comments Emmanuel Nkwenti, Head of Marketing at Let Check™. “Check Mate™ underscores Let Check’s commitment to developing unique and customised solutions for the rapidly changing hospitality sector and influencing customers to understand their responsibilities.”

Check Mate’s linking capabilities enable hotel chains to integrate the service across their business nationally, or internationally, allowing for seamless integration of the product with the company’s existing framework of professional standards. The service can be incorporated into hotels corporate packages or accessed directly via the Let Check™ web site [].

About Let Check Ltd

Let Check™ is committed to producing customised sector based solutions by responding to the changing needs of the hospitality sector and harnessing new technology to develop advanced ID verification for its clients. As the UK industry pioneer of national hospitality default register, Let Check™ continues to evolve to meet the challenging needs of identity and credit capability within the hospitality sector. Let Check™ also offers solutions to the lettings sector to assist private landlords and letting agents identify their broad range of tenants with its flagship solution, Letarlet™. More information about Let Check’s full range of services can be found at []

For further information please contact:
Gemma Ward
Let Check PR
Tel: 08712 77 00 88

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Press Release Submitted On: October 14, 2009 at 10:30 am
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