Launched in April 2011 the National Deceased Register [NDR] is now utilised by many of the country’s leading data bureaux and data processors to ensure that their databases are maintained to the highest standards.
The NDR differs from other files in the UK market in the way in which it is compiled, with the data derived from the management of financial services products such as life insurance, pensions and annuities.
Financial institutions have an obligation to guard against fraud and, as part of their due diligence processes create accurate and reliable records of deceased individuals in order that they can guard against fraudulent activity. It is this data, corroborated by multiple sources, which is used to create the NDR file.
The National Deceased Register provides over 4million records*, dating back to the year 2000, with an average of 40,000 new deceased records added each month.
Official statistics for 2012 deaths show the following:
• England / Wales 499,331
• Scotland 54,392
• Northern Ireland 14,756
• Total deaths in UK 567,748
• Total number of records added to NDR in 2012 = 509,260
• Strong data provenance
• Market leading levels of accuracy
• Captures over 90% of all UK deaths
• 30% of records are unique to the NDR
• Complete file refresh every month (in accordance with ICO best practice guidelines)
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Data8 Services using the National Deceased Register
Deceased Suppression - NDR is used within our deceased suppression service along with many other sources of deceased data. You can get a free data quality report to find out how many of your records are deceased by using our data cleansing service.