Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Mortality Screening

Mortascreen Mortascreen is the largest and most comprehensive source of both recent and historic data currently available. The file contains over 6 million records and is updated monthly with around 45,000 of the most recent deaths. These records are obtained from a number of sources to ensure the best possible coverage without compromising reliability. Sources include leading funeral providers, insurance companies, probate records and a unique registration scheme. Mortascreen covers over 85% of all deaths in the UK with over 92% of all records being fully verified. Mortascreen is perfect for cleansing any cold list, prior to mailing and for general database management, however please be aware that Mortascreen is licensed for the purpose of direct marketing, it may not be used for credit screening or fraud detection purposes. For this purpose the Halo file is available.


Halo is a unique system which addresses the requirement for the effective and early detection of deceased fraud. Halo was developed to allow credit related organisations, such as debt recovery companies, access to deceased information.
Confidence Indicators are available for both Mortascreen and Halo to show the originating source of the deceased information.
These indicators include:
Governmental Records – Official certified deaths.
Funeral Directors – Records supplied by agreement after burial or cremation.
Data Exchange – Through major UK insurance companies.
Deceased Preference Service – Consumer collection service.
Royal Mail Returns – Information supplied direct from consumers stating that a person formerly resident at the address is now deceased.

The Bereavement Register

The Bereavement Register (TBR) is compiled and managed by The REaD Group. TBR data is unique in that it has the consent of the bereaved, therefore you do not suppress records where the bereaved still want to receive the mail. Because it contains all non assumed actual death data it does not contain confidence indicators. Notifications of deaths are updated onto TBR in as little as two weeks after someone has died. The data is updated monthly and contains nearly 3 million records since its launch in 2000.
The Register is backed by the UK Government and 96% of UK Registrars, and is compiled in partnership with:
  • The Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • The Ministry of Defence
  • The National Association of Funeral Directors
  • The National Society of Allied & Independent Funeral Directors
  • The Home Office
  • The Department of Heath
  • The NHS
  • Directgov
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Cruse Bereavement Care

Mortality Screening

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