Vodafone protecting against 100 million nuisance calls

Vodafone UK has blocked more than 100 million nuisance calls in the six months since it introduced new barring technology across its mobile network, it announced today. The technology, pioneered by Vodafone, blocks bulk nuisance, scam and fraudulent calls from entering its network before they reach its customers. Customers do not need to do anything and will be unaware a call has been blocked since the system works discreetly. The majority of calls blocked relate to false PPI offers and accident claims, missed call scams, or expensive numbers to ring…

Habito launches the world’s first AI mortgage advice chat bot

UK tech startup, habito, has launched the world’s first artificially intelligent Digital Mortgage Adviser (DMA) allowing millions of consumers to discuss their mortgage needs from any connected device, 24/7, without requiring a human broker. Built using AI technology and habito’s market-leading algorithm, the DMA marries all the elements of a customer’s financial life (e.g. employment, salary and personal life plans) with real-time market mortgage rates to calculate an indicative monthly payment. The DMA explains the impact consumers’ decisions will have on each mortgage configuration as a traditional mortgage broker would,…