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HPI to redevelop ABI's total loss database

The Motor Insurance Anti-Fraud and Theft Register (MIAFTR) is to be redeveloped by HPI on behalf of the ABI. The new system is expected to be ready mid-year.

Since its inception in 1987, MIAFTR has been the main source of industry information on vehicles which have been written off due to accident damage or theft. Redevelopment will enable MIAFTR to benefit from internet technology and enhanced validation and alert facilities, improving data accuracy and increasing its fraud detection capabilities. MIAFTR2, as it will be known, also provides the platform for electronic information transfer to DVLA in support of the recently launched Vehicle Identity Check (VIC) scheme, helping to detect and prevent ringing.

All ABI member motor insurers supply data to MIAFTR, and the range of contributors is expected to increase to include more self-insurers and fleet operators. A period of dual running will facilitate the transition between old and new systems, currently anticipated to be complete by the end of the year.

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