These are the release notes for Experian Address Validation:

V1 2022

Our Experian Address Validation REST API now offers several exciting new benefits:

  • Support for dozens of new global address datasets, previously only available via Address Validate SOAP solution
  • Performance improvements of 10-15%
  • Faster and more accurate address validation using Autocomplete searching
  • Four additional ways to search for an address to provide maximum flexibility for any use case: Validate, Singleline, Typedown and Lookup
  • Support for custom layouts to return addresses exactly the way you want them without the need to post-process responses*
  • Transliteration and Unicode support for over 40 character sets*

* available in select search types

Enhancements
  • Matching improvements for USA and UK addresses *
  • Operational stability and security enhancements

* Customer requested updates

Enhancements
  • Advanced fuzzy matching logic improvements for the remaining 240 countries and territories.
Bug fixes
  • Miscellaneous improvements in processing logic for North America and Europe *.

* Customer requested updates

New features

  • Next generation address classification engine for most accurate global address matching.
Enhancements
  • International data improvements for 245 countries and territories.
  • Advanced fuzzy matching logic for CAN, GBR, IRE, JPN and USA.
Bug fixes
  • Miscellaneous fixes for USA addresses containing numerous misspellings.

V1 2021

New features
  • Introduction of ISO 3166-2-compliant country and regional codes *

* Customer requested updates

New features
  • Introduction of additional address elements for Australia and New Zealand to provide additional accuracy and granularity of address validation. Elements include address types, deliverability indicators, household identifiers and barcode information. *

* Customer requested updates

New features
  • Introduction of delivery type for United Kingdom to indicate whether address is residential or business.
  • Introduction of "Just Built" date for United Kingdom to indicate newly activated Royal Mail delivery points *
  • Introduction of PAF Address Key for United Kingdom
  • Support for permitted URLs and IP whitelisting via EDQ Self Service portal *
  • Introduction of a higher accuracy Eircode dataset for Ireland. Eircodes Address Database (ECAD), sourced from the most authoritative data source, includes over 2.2M Ireland addresses, including aliases and additional delivery points. (Other Ireland datasets will also continue to be supported.)

* Customer requested updates

New features
  • Introduction of delivery type in the United States to indicate whether address is residential or business *.

* Customer requested updates

New features
  • Introduction of two additional datasets for validating addresses in the United Kingdom (Multiple Residence and Not Yet Built), containing over 1.3M new data points *.
Enhancements
  • Ellipses no longer appears for GBR addresses in the search suggestions *.
Bug fixes
  • Resolved issues pertaining to queries with incorrectly placed dot character *.
  • Fixed issue with missing building information for certain addresses in France *.
  • Improved error handling for requests containing incorrect or missing country codes.

* Customer requested updates