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BGL Group appoints new Counter-Fraud Manager

Immediate release: 19 June 2012

The BGL Group today announced the appointment of a new Senior Counter-Fraud Manager. Martin Croucher will lead the intermediary’s comprehensive counter-fraud strategy, which will see the Group working closely with organisations across the industry to combat insurance-related fraud.

The appointment follows the launch of BGL’s own Data Hub last month, a multi-million pound anti-fraud ‘point of quote’ solution, which validates customer data and delivers an improved understanding of risk profiles. As part of his role, Martin will drive the success of this new initiative, as well as implement new strategies to support fraud prevention measures across BGL’s business divisions.

Having worked in the financial services industry for almost 30 years, Martin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of counter-fraud and compliance requirements. Prior to joining BGL, Martin worked for Diligenta, a Business Process Outsourcer for the UK Life and Pensions industry, as Head of Financial Crime and Compliance. Martin has also previously held the role of Money Laundering Reporting Officer.

Will Price, Director of Product and Panel Development, BGL Group said: “Insurance fraud is an issue that organisations across the industry are determined to combat. However, it can’t be done in isolation. Martin will help to forge strong affiliations with other insurance bodies and organisations – as well as defining and driving our counter-fraud business strategy.”

Martin Croucher, Senior Counter-Fraud Manager at BGL Group, added: “As a business, BGL operates many successful and diverse brands, all of which have the same goal: to deliver an exceptional customer experience whilst driving profit. Fraud prevention and detection will not only protect BGL but also its insurer and brand partners, so I am keen to work collaboratively within both BGL and the wider industry to ensure we remain ahead of the game.”

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