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CoreLogic Acquires Mercury Network

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase valuation technology and appraisal management platform provider Mercury Network from Serent Capital. Concurrently with entry into the purchase agreement, the company has acquired a 45 percent passive minority stake in Mercury Network. The purchase of the remaining ... Read More »

ISO (Verisk) Announces Strategic Alliance with IDP, Inc., to Expand ISO Preferred Data Partnership Program

ISO announced today a strategic alliance with IDP, Inc., a SaaS provider for the property/casualty insurance industry, that expands the ISO Preferred Data PartnershipTM — a new program in which ISO collects and refines raw policy data directly from insurers and submits reports on their behalf to regulators across the United States. ISO is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business.  As part ... Read More »

Forbes / Dun & Bradstreet Study Finds Majority of Companies Lack Tools and Investment Necessary for Analytics Usage in Business

Fifty-nine Percent of Companies Not Using Predictive Models or Advanced Analytics, Says Forbes Insights/Dun & Bradstreet Study A new study by Forbes Insights and Dun & Bradstreet, “Analytics Accelerates Into the Mainstream: 2017 Enterprise Analytics Study,” illuminates the increasingly imperative role that analytics play in driving today’s core enterprise business activities, from strategy to operations. No longer considered nice-to-have, the study, available ... Read More »

The Future of Analytics: The Revolution Will Be Unstructured

Darcy Sullivan of FICO wrote in his latest blog “The tech industry is full of predictions, but in this one, I have high confidence: The future is unstructured –– because unstructured data holds the key to the next generation of intelligent systems, which will be largely based on cognitive analytics and artificial intelligence (AI)-based applications”. Here is an interesting assessment:  ... Read More »

ID Analytics Names Ajay Nigam SVP of Product and Technology

ID Analytics LLC, a leader in consumer risk management, today announced that Ajay Nigam has joined the management team as senior vice president of product and technology. In this new role, Nigam is responsible for leading the company’s strategy and roadmap to bring new products to market. With a proven track record of more than two decades in product management ... Read More »

FactSet Expands Africa Operations, Opens Office in Johannesburg, South Africa

FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications and industry-leading services, announced it is strengthening its presence in its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, opening a new office in Johannesburg. The new office will serve the Company’s growing client base in South Africa and provide a springboard for future expansion on the African continent. Experienced members ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics, Inc. Acquires MAKE

Denmark-based wind and solar power market intelligence and expertise enhance Wood Mackenzie’s renewables research and advisory solutions Verisk Analytics, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSK), a leading data analytics provider, today announced it has acquired MAKE, an industry-leading research and advisory business specializing in wind power. MAKE will become part of Wood Mackenzie, a Verisk Analytics business focused on providing research and advisory services ... Read More »

ALTERNATIVE MEETS CLASSICS IN CREDIT RISK MANAGEMENT AT THE CREDITINFO GLOBAL FORUM 2017

The Creditinfo Global Forum is a top-level international meeting point for lenders, credit risk management professionals and institutions, who aim to facilitate access to finance. The global conference is designed to meet the expectations of those, who are looking for inspiration, innovation, contacts and modern solutions to improve credit risk management and facilitate financial inclusion. Learn how others are tackling the challenges ... Read More »

TransUnion CIBIL Launches CreditVision to Enable Banks to Expand Access to Credit

TransUnion CIBIL launched CreditVision to expand the eligible consumer base and drive access to finance for many more deserving consumers. CreditVision is a transformational way of looking at the past credit behavior of a consumer. CreditVision algorithms predict risk and expand credit opportunities by intensively studying the trended data that unlocks the patterns in payment, exposure and spend behavior. TransUnion ... Read More »

Creditreform AG Invests in DATAlovers AG

Investment and partnership is to support Creditreform’s core business with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence solutions.  Joint development of new analytical solutions is to be anticipated.    At the recent shareholders meeting of DATAlovers AG, Creditreform AG became an investor the company.  The amount of the investment and terms were not disclosed Creditreform’s management board member Siebo Woydt commented:  “DATAlovers ... Read More »

Experian Fiscal 2017 Revenue Up 6% (Organic 5%)

Experian reports strong growth across the B2B areas of Credit Services, Decision Analytics and Marketing Services Experian reported preliminary results for fiscal 2017 (ending March 31, 2017) with 6% total revenue growth, 5% organic revenue growth at constant currency, consistent with its target range.  On an ongoing activities basis Benchmark EBIT margin was up 60 basis points to 27.7%1, up ... Read More »

Moody’s Analytics to Acquire Bureau van Dijk – Changing the Competitive Landscape in Commercial Credit Information

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bureau van Dijk, a global provider of business intelligence and company information, for €3.0 billion (approximately $3.27 billion). The acquisition extends Moody’s position as a leader in risk data and analytical insight. Highlights: Builds on Moody’s role as a global provider of credit risk measures and ... Read More »

Experian Research: Accurate Insight about Customer Experience is Critical for Growth

Accurate insight is now the top priority for businesses as maximised customer experience becomes critical to growth. But new research shows two out of three CEOs readily admit current approaches are ineffective and don’t offer a clear view of customers – resulting in missed opportunities. Boardrooms across Europe unanimously agree that accurate insight across the customer lifecycle is critical to ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Creditinfo Group as a Full Member

BIIA Thanks Credit Info for Renewing Their Membership

CREDITINFO is a global credit risk management industry player and the efficiency leader in facilitating access to finance by managing and creating data, especially in markets where there is none or few. Creditinfo provides risk management strategy, consulting, analytics, software and automated services. The company has direct presence in more than 25 countries and employs more than 450 professionals on a global basis.  CREDITINFO GROUP Address: Hofdabakka 9, ... Read More »