Cabinet Office

AppCheck is a system provided by the Cabinet Office which partners with Synectics Solutions to utilise National Fraud Initiative (NFI) databases to enable public sector organisations or companies working within the public sector to prevent fraud or mistaken payments from impacting them.

The AppCheck solution empowers busy organisations to do more with less resources in order to avoid hard working staff or established systems becoming over burdened in the face of a growing case load of investigations.

To find out more about the data included in the NFI data set, click here

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City of London

The trial of the AppCheck solution was a great success that proved itself very early on by allowing us to identify fraud that would have otherwise potentially not been detected.

Chris Keesing,
Anti-Fraud Manager

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AppCheck from the Cabinet Office can help to significantly reduce the volume of application referrals that organisations have to investigate while also helping to move the investigations model to one of fraud and error prevention

Reduce the volume of mandated NFI investigations that your team have to deal with

By using AppCheck to prevent fraudulent or mistaken applications from entering your system in the first place, you should be able to reduce the volume of referrals that are generated from historical claims or payments when the NFI National Exercise takes place.

This means that your team's investigation capacity will be managed much more effectively through a reduction in caseload and therefore be more able to focus on areas that will yield bigger benefits or cost savings.

Reduce the volume of mandated NFI investigations that your team have to deal with

Reducing the volume of NFI referrals could give your investigators more time to investigate significant cases

Through its effective but simple colour coded user interface, AppCheck provides the ability to perform positive validation of genuine applications by being able to verify key application data across a range of information sources. This can help to give you the confidence you need to speed up your approvals process.

Moving to a fraud prevention model is far more cost effective for organisations

AppCheck allows your front line teams to easily check the validity of an application in real-time. Fraudulent or mistaken claims or payments can be identified before they become active. This helps to protect your valuable resources by avoiding the need for time consuming and costly investigations further down the line.

Recent research suggests that by moving your model of fraud investigation or payments screening process to one of prevention could reduce budgets lost by as much as 30%.

Be confident that you can evaluate a multitude of data sources all in one place

Like all organisations trying to combat fraud or mistaken payments there are a host of data matching sources that investigation teams are expected to consult to help them identify potential problems. However, understanding which matches and referrals need to be investigated or which data source has any real material bearing on an application or claim is not easy.

AppCheck's built-in risk assessment and simple referral escalation interface brings together a multitude of key data matching sources into one system. Intelligent colour coding makes it much easier to classify applications or referrals that are in need of investigation or applications that can be approved.

With a 20% reduction in size of some investigation teams how can authorities or other organisations stay ahead of a caseload that is growing in some areas by as much as 32% per year?
With a 20% reduction in size of some investigation teams how can authorities or other organisations stay ahead of a caseload that is growing in some areas by as much as 32% per year?

Have more confidence that your governance processes are fit for purpose

Because of its ability to alert you about possible dangers, as well as positively identifying good / genuine applications by corroborating a variety of data sources, AppCheck can often provide positive reassurance that your governance processes in other areas are robust and fit for purpose. This enables you to make payments with the confidence that they are correct or genuine.

Make reviewing employees' immigration status more simple and straightforward

The latest UK employment legislation mandates that all employers, including Local Authorities and other Public Sector organisations, are responsible for ensuring their employees have a right to work in the UK. Keeping on top of this in a large organisation is no easy task.

Civil Penalties of up to £20,000 per employee can be levied against organisations for contravening this legislation. AppCheck can support this task by matching a current or prospective employees details against key Home Office data. Employers can then quickly establish if there is an issue with an employee's immigration status - and avoid risking having to pay a heavy financial penalty for breaching this legislation.