Collinson Group Acquires Canadian Identity Theft Protection Provider, idAlerts

Dec 17, 2015, 11:02 ET from Collinson Group

LONDON, December 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Collinson Group, a world leader in influencing customer behaviour, today announces the acquisition of idAlerts, a leading provider of identity protection solutions based in Canada. The acquisition will enable Collinson Group to provide identity theft protection and support to its customers.  

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idAlerts protects the identity of thousands of individuals from the cost and worry of identity theft with a real-time technology platform that supports ID theft detection, protection and recovery, in addition to credit management capabilities.  Through integrations with credit bureaux, TransUnion and Equifax, and a re-engineered credit report and authentication process, it can support individuals in a large number of global markets with a real-time identity management service.

Colin Evans, Chairman, Collinson Group, said: "As the number of high profile cyber breaches at large companies has increased, so, too, have the risks of personal data falling into the hands of criminals.   Consumers want reassurance that their card details are safe and to be advised immediately if they have been compromised.  idAlerts is a straightforward proposition and its clients immediately see the value it can bring to customers.  We welcome the idAlerts team to the Collinson Group and look forward to working with them to further broaden our portfolio of services to the financial services sector."  

Casey Goossens, CEO and founder of idAlerts, will continue to run business operations at the company's office in Toronto, bolstering Collinson Group's presence in North America and reporting to Chairman Colin Evans.  

Mr Goossens continued: "Collinson Group has an impressive track record working with businesses around the world to influence customer behaviour through loyalty and benefits.  We are looking forward to bringing our ten-year expertise in ID protection to Collinson, and working with its team to develop the most compelling ID protection capabilities on the market."

About Collinson Group 

Collinson Group ( is a global leader in influencing customer behaviour to drive revenue and value for clients. 

The Group offers a unique blend of industry and sector specialists who together provide market-leading experience in delivering products and services across four core capabilities: Loyalty, Lifestyle Benefits, Insurance and Assistance.

The group provides unrivalled insight and expertise around affluent consumers and frequent travellers, creating and delivering products and services that increase engagement, loyalty and value for customers.

We have 25 years' experience, with 28 global locations, servicing over 800 clients in 170 countries, employing 1,900 staff, and managing over 20 million end customers. Our clients include: MasterCard, VISA, Diners, Cathay Pacific, British Airways, Air France KLM and InterContinental Hotels Group.

Collinson Group comprises leading brands including: Priority Pass, Columbus Direct, ICLP, Collinson Latitude.

SOURCE Collinson Group