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News : Exact Offers Clients Round-the-clock Payment Option Using Encoded
Jan 23, 2014 -- Exact Mortgage Experts (Exact), the Fitch Rated mortgage servicing and asset management business, has implemented an interactive voice response (IVR) payment solution from Encoded to offer customers an automated payment option 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Since implementing the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant system from Encoded, the number of self-service payments has risen dramatically.
Exact’s contact centre is open from 8am until 8pm, Monday to Friday and from 9am until 12 noon every Saturday. The majority of calls are from borrowers who are experiencing payment difficulties at various stages, from very early arrears up to the point of repossession. Other calls come from borrowers with more simple enquiries, for example, they are up-to-date with their payment schedules but require more flexible payment arrangements or are in the middle of changing their bank.
Prior to introducing Encoded, agents dealt with calls on a first-come, first-served basis, management of call volumes at peak times was a challenge, typically at the beginning and end of the month. The time had come to find an automated way to deal with borrowers who just wanted to make their payment and did not need to speak to anyone, enabling the agents to handle calls quicker where the customer did need to speak to someone and as such continue to give exceptional levels of customer service.
Fliss Dale added, "Introducing Encoded has been a fantastic success. The implementation was extremely smooth and the Encoded team’s responsiveness is second to none. From the outset, their expertise and technology have contributed to our business in a highly measurable way. Encoded is a valuable, strategic tool that streamlines our processes, promises significant return on investment (ROI) and helps to smooth out peaks and troughs in call volumes."
Robert Crutchington, Director of Encoded concluded, "In an age where card fraud poses a constant threat and increasing numbers of borrowers self-service their payments using credit or debit cards, the financial service companies, such as Exact, need technology they can trust. Our PCI DSS-compliant system guarantees that confidential client data is protected at all times. We look forward to working with Exact to help it reach its goal to be a major player in UK mortgage services."
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Encoded Ltd.:
Encoded provides interactive voice response solutions and automated payment solutions. Encoded has invested in achieving the highest level of PCI DSS compliance. It has a Level 1 Attestation of Compliance (AOC) which applies to organisations that store, process and/or transmit more than 300,000 Visa transactions per year it also appears on the Visa Europe Merchant Agents List.
Published: Friday, January 24, 2014