Checkprint seals deal to upgrade cheque scanning machines for Allied Irish Banks
Checkprint, part of the TALL Group of Companies, the UK leader in the provision of secure print and payment solutions, has secured a contract to provide more than a thousand UV cheque scanning machines to Allied Irish Banks plc. This financial institution will deploy these scanners at its branches across the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and mainland UK.
The Digital Check Corporation (DCC) Tellerscan TS240-50 IJ UV incorporates an ultraviolet (UV) image capture function that provides the potential to expose counterfeit or fraudulently altered items. In addition, the ergonomically designed model delivers fast, quiet, multi-feed scanning and is also energy efficient. By using the TS240-50, the full image and data file is captured for archiving and onward transmission, enabling the issuing bank, the deposit account, sort code and serial number – together with the date, time and location of the transaction – all to be easily identified, creating a clear and concise audit trail. As a result AIB will be ‘image-ready’ when cheque truncation, a feature of the Future Clearing Model (FCM) is implemented, scheduled for July 2016 in the UK.
AIB ordered the cheque scanning machines from Checkprint as a part of its programme to update ageing hardware across the organisation. The DCC TS240-50 was chosen due to its ability to seamlessly integrate with AIB’s internal systems and teller software. One of a line of cheque scanners from Digital Check Corporation, the flexibility of the API enabled full integration to AIB’s core banking environment.
Michael Coffey, Head of Branch Technology Enablement at AIB Group, said: “After an extensive due diligence process Checkprint demonstrated their capability to provide our business with a solution that will meet our requirements, including The Future Clearing Model, for many years to come. The ability to automate the current manual UV checking process, identifying suspicious items as they are deposited, was a key factor in selecting the TS240-50 IJ UV model. The new scanners will be installed across our branch network and will help us to continuously develop our technology based solutions, and promote greater efficiencies across our network.”
Martin Ruda, Managing Director of Checkprint, said: “AIB is a prestigious client and we are delighted with this partnering opportunity. Our ability to deliver future proof scanning equipment means we are well placed to support anyone with complex requirements, whether the focus is efficiency, fraud prevention or branch automation.”
Local printing firm looks to the future with apprenticeship scheme
A Runcorn-based firm is creating new job opportunities through an apprenticeship scheme for the younger generations by welcoming apprentices into the business. TALL Security Print, part of the TALL Group of Companies, is offering hard workers the chance to gain NVQ qualifications whilst obtaining on the job experience.
Kieron Acton, 21, from Runcorn, was TALL’s first apprentice under the new scheme. After passing a three-month trial period, Kieron joined the team as a full-time Apprentice Print Finisher whilst studying for an NVQ in Print Finishing under the guidance of a tutor from the British Printing Industries Federation (BPIF). BPIF is a strong advocate for helping young people to develop careers in the print industry through quality placements and learning opportunities.
Runcorn resident Bethany Norwood, 19, has also joined the TALL team. She is currently completing a 3-month trial period after joining the company as a full-time Pre Press Technician Apprentice this summer. At the end of her trial period she will commence her NVQ training.
Peter Andrew, Group Sales & Marketing Director, said: “We are really pleased to get our NVQ placement offering up and running. Kieron is a real pleasure to work with and it has been good to see him progress. It is fantastic to see Bethany making strides too and it is very important for companies like ours to invest in our future generations.”
Kieron said: “It’s been great to get hands-on experience with TALL. The staff here are very helpful and I’ve learnt a lot. I would definitely recommend apprenticeships to anyone who is serious about progressing their career.”
Martin Dalziel, Kieron’s BPIF Tutor, added: “Through his experience at TALL, Kieron has learnt about all aspects of secure document print finishing from using a guillotine machine to specialist document binding equipment. This makes it an ideal training placement for young people who want to understand printing. We’re delighted that this placement is going so well, Kieron has covered a lot of ground in a short space of time at TALL”
If you’re interested in learning more about apprenticeship opportunities at TALL Security Print, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TALL Group appoints Lynton Buxton as Marketing Manager
The TALL Group of Companies, a leading provider of secure electronic and paper payments solutions, has appointed Lynton Buxton as Marketing Manager. This key recruitment move will see The TALL Group further its marketing drive in the rapidly changing UK payments marketplace, and support its growth into international markets.
Lynton, who has a Marketing Engineering degree from the University of Huddersfield and a Masters from Cranfield Institute of Technology, joins TALL from Burtonwood Generator & Switchgear Services Limited where he worked as a Marketing Manager for five years. This appointment follows a successful marketing career stretching over 20 years.
Lynton will be responsible for all marketing and communications throughout the TALL Group’s businesses. Martin Ruda, Managing Director of the TALL Group said, “We’re delighted that Lynton has joined the business. We feel he brings the right mix of commercial knowledge and technical understanding which we have no doubt will be a real win with our customers. Having recently acquired DLRS (NI) Ltd, the expansion of the group provides a platform for further marketing driven initiatives in secure print, cheque imaging and electronic payments.”
Lynton, who lives near Wigan, is a family man and enjoys singing in various choirs. Originally from Buxton, Derbyshire, Lynton will now be based at TALL Group’s office in Runcorn, Cheshire.
He said, “This is a fantastic job role and I’m really looking forward to making a positive difference to the success of the TALL Group from day one.”