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Equifax Unifies Data Assets, Including IXI, Under Marketing Suite

Equifax announced it will roll its marketing capabilities, which include credit marketing and financial services data from IXI Services, into a single service offering called Equifax Data-Driven Marketing (DDM). In doing so, the company hopes to make it easier for marketers to work with its household economic data and tools for analytics, audience segmentation, onboarding and targeting. DDM simplifies Equifax’s ... Read More »

Qarar Partners with HBL to Advance its Retail Analytics Programme

Pakistan’s largest bank HBL is proud to announce its strategic retail analytics programme in collaboration with Qarar, UAE’s leading decision analytics consultancy. With this comprehensive programme in place, HBL will be one step ahead of the industry by utilizing advanced applications and behavioural scorecards developed for the Bank by Qarar. Both organizations have shared an enduring relationship, whereby Qarar has ... Read More »

Cybercrime: Caught Red-handed – Briton Who Stopped WannaCry Arrested

Marcus Hutchins, (Twitter ID @MalwareTech) the British security researcher who was credited with stopping the WannaCry outbreak in its tracks by discovering a hidden “kill switch” for the malware, has been arrested by the FBI over his alleged involvement in another malicious software targeting bank accounts. According to an indictment released by the US Department of Justice on Thursday 3rd August, Hutchins ... Read More »

TruNarrative Continues Commitment to Asian region with Hong Kong Office

TruNarrative, a global provider of fraud, identity and compliance solutions, continues its growth in Asia with confirmation of entity and office set-up in Hong Kong. The office is located in the Cyberport development in Hong Kong, home to over 900 digital technology companies. This follows hot on the heels of the opening of the Singapore entity and office. TruNarrative will serve many ... Read More »

Cyber Threat: 71% of SMEs Unprepared for Cyber Risks

Small and medium sized businesses increasingly feel that they’re vulnerable to cyber threats but most aren’t prepared to meet them. A new survey from endpoint security specialist Webroot finds that 96 percent of businesses with 100 to 499 employees in the US, UK and Australia believe their organizations will be susceptible to external cybersecurity threats in 2017. But although they recognize the ... Read More »

CoreLogic Expands Property Underwriting Offering with Myriad Platform

US property data analytics provider CoreLogic has expanded its insurance underwriting capabilities with the addition of new automated underwriting platform Myriad Development. The company stated that the new solution will combine with CoreLogic’s property data to create an enhanced and efficient proprietary solution that, it claims, will transform and modernise underwriting for the insurance industry. “Myriad shares the CoreLogic commitment ... Read More »

Australia Comprehensive Credit Reporting: Government Data Sharing Push a Boon for Borrowers

The Australian government’s decision to fast track data sharing recommendations outlined in a report from the productivity commission will likely benefit Australians with a history of making their credit repayments on time, according to credit bureau Experian. The company expects borrowers with “a strong track record of making timely credit repayments” will be better recognised and rewarded from next year ... Read More »

BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference Update – Only Eight Weeks to Go

BIIA Biennial Conference 2017

Tom Mouhsian, Principal Analyst, Customer Experience (APAC), of our member and sponsor Forrester Research, will provide an overview of the important topic:  “Where Will Technology Take Our Industry and the Businesses of our Clients?” While Tom will summarize current trends, he will also focus on meaningful ways how our industry should embrace new technologies. He will offer some insights about ... Read More »

Equifax Appoints Laura Wilbanks as Chief Marketing Officer

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) announced the appointment of  Laura Wilbanks as Chief Marketing Officer, succeeding Trey Loughran, who recently assumed the role of President of United States Information Solutions (USIS). “Laura’s rich leadership experience with our company, her ability to respond to the changing marketplace, and her tremendous capacity for thoughtful, strategic engagement with our customers, make her the ideal candidate ... Read More »

Alibaba earnings: Expect a boost from better spending trends in China

E-commerce site Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is expected to benefit from improved spending trends in China. According to the National Bureau of Statistics of China, e-commerce sales growth has grown to 41% year-over-year for the second quarter of the calendar year, up from 37% in the previous quarter. MKM Partners predict that this macro growth will add 400 basis points ... Read More »

Alibaba Appears to Dominate B2B in India

Indian B2B trade platforms have been around for some time.  TradeIndia and IndiaMart took advantage of the internet to cater to this segment of users when few really understood how to even approach the internet. Later still, companies like WYDR came around that tried to simplify B2B trade even further. The following graphs provide an overview of how reach by ... Read More »

CRIF and Tongdun Technology Sign a Strategic Agreement on Building an Intelligent Integrity Network

CRIF and Tongdun Technology, leader in intelligent risk control in the Chinese market, signed a strategic collaboration agreement in Shanghai. The two companies aim to build an ‘intelligent integrity network’ by exploring data information services, big data and credit information platforms, and by leveraging risk management expertise and solutions in order to achieve financial inclusion with the provision of technology ... Read More »

Beijing’s Waning Support for Private Credit Scores

A drive by China’s big technology companies to develop credit scoring platforms, originally backed by Beijing, faces growing opposition from regulators, who fear the initiatives may threaten data security and create conflicts of interest. Two people familiar with the process told Reuters that the People’s Bank of China – which in 2015 allowed eight firms including Alibaba’s Ant Financial and ... Read More »

Experian Appoints Mohan Jayaraman To Lead Regional Expansion of its advanced analytics and business information services

Experian, the information services company, has promoted its Managing Director for India, Mohan Jayaraman, into the newly created role of Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific for Decisions Analytics (DA), Business Information Services (BI) and Data. In his new role, Mohan will drive greater collaboration across Experian’s Product, Consulting and Analytics business.  Mohan will also assume responsibility and management of Experian ... Read More »