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Name checks to begin on bank payments

“The name of someone receiving a payment will be as important as their banking details for the first time from next summer, in an attempt to combat fraud. At present, anyone wanting to transfer money enters the intended recipient’s name, account number and sort code. However, the name is not checked. Under plans from the UK’s payments operator, the sender will be alerted if the name does not match the account. Banks have been accused of dragging their heels in introducing the system.”