What’s On a Bill? Account Data

Amy Hou  |  October 30, 2017  |  Energy & Sustainability  

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When we talk about utility bills, we’re referring to providers of:

  • Gas
  • Water
  • Electricity
  • Waste
  • Mobile phone
  • Landline phone
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV

While most people are familiar with the bills they pay on a regular basis, they may not be aware of just how many useful data points can be extracted from a bill.

A utility or phone bill can provide the following data points:

  • Name
  • Billing address
  • Account number
  • Statement date
  • Due date
  • Amount due
  • Amount paid
  • Date paid

Taken together, these data points reveal a customer’s overall payment history, whether their bills are paid in full and on time, and whether their name and home address match the information they provide — in other words, whether they are who they say they are.

And now you know not only what’s on a utility bill, but what you can get out of it.

The Urjanet platform retrieves these data directly from the provider in near real time, customized to the data points needed and the time period requested, from today all the way back to 12 months of historical data. To learn more about how utility data can streamline the digital identity verification process, check out our eBook: Who’s Who? Identity Verification in a Digital World.

 

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About Amy Hou

Amy Hou is a Marketing Manager at Urjanet, overseeing content and communications. She enjoys writing about the latest industry updates in sustainability, energy efficiency, and data innovation.


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