Head of Application Fraud

  • Location

    East Sussex

  • Discipline:

    Financial Crime & Fraud

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  • Salary:

    £100,000 + Excellent Benefits

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

Our client, a leading insurance provider, is looking for a Head of Application Fraud to join the business in this senior leadership role to provide the ownership of the application fraud defence strategy, process and operation. Working with technology & data analytics to detect and remedy fraud on an ‘individual opportunistic’ level and on a ‘deliberate organised crime’ level.   To optimise commercial benefit, including; maximising additional fee and premium income at new business and renewal; removal of poor risk from cover; minimising downstream indemnity spend and loss ratio impacts of retaining poor risk on cover

 Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the businesses functions and operations of c.160 colleagues & 5 direct reports across multiple locations
  • Implement an analytical approach to policy validation to ensure we identify and act on all instances of incorrect information being used at policy inception and renewal
  • Provide strong leadership of the application fraud defence operation in order to deliver additional premium and fee income of c£11m (in 2020)
  • Minimise business exposure to ghost broking, working with industry on preventative measures and working with data and colleagues internally to identify and remove ghost broker policies
  • Continuous development of tactics to stay ahead of fraudster behaviour and maximise business revenue / minimise claims risk
  • Maintain strong and effective relationships with the special investigations unit to optimise the effectiveness of systems and tools

The Person:

  • Effective communication, verbal, written and presentation abilities
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Showing integrity, fairness and consistency in decision making

Qualifications/Key Skills:


  • Highly analytical, using data to deliver fraud defence tactics
  • Understanding of how fraud impacts the insurance industry, with in depth knowledge of Ghost broking and strategies to prevent / detect defence breaches
  • Delivery of excellent customer service through large operational teams
  • Strong leadership and operations management
  • Ability to deliver through others (team and stakeholders)
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set and the desire to make a difference
  • Proven ability to interact efficiently with other teams


  • In depth knowledge of application counter fraud systems
  • Thorough understanding of the end to end quote to sale journey


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