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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 »

FICO® Score Open Access Reaches Milestone of 200 Million Consumer Financial Credit Accounts

Program enables financial institutions to provide FICO® Scores, for free, to existing customers increasing financial transparency and consumer empowerment More than 200 million credit accounts in the U.S. are now included in the FICO® Score Open Accessprogram. FICO® Score Open Access enables over 100 financial institutions to provide FICO® Scores, for free, to existing customers. More than a billion FICO® ... Read More »

CRIF Opens Centre for Predictive Analytics and Decision Solutions in India

CRIF, the majority stakeholder of CRIF High Mark Credit Information Services, announced the launch of a new centre for predictive analytics and decision solutions in Pune, India.  The new centre will directly support clients in India, South East Asia and West Asia, as well cooperate with CRIF offices in other geographies such as Europe, Russia, North and Central America, CRIF ... Read More »

Fintech Start-up Cloudcase Provides Lending Solution for New Zealand’s TSB Bank

TSB Bank in New Zealand is rolling out a new lending solution from Australia-based fintech start-up Cloudcase. The bank states the new system “substantially reduces the time to process a loan from application to contract with multiple business efficiencies and customer benefits”.  The project started in January last year and has been a collaborative effort of TSB Bank’s technology teams ... Read More »

Cortera Launches TraitsTM for Business Analytics

Bringing the Power of Analytics to Companies of All Sizes and Analytical Skills Cortera, Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of TraitsTM, a software tool that automatically creates statistical models in real-time to describe the patterns found in a group of companies, dramatically reducing typical modeling time and complexity. Traits users simply upload a file of companies that share ... Read More »

BIIA Chairman David Worlock writes about “The Brexit Upside”

David Worlock is Chairman of BIIA and thus we follow closely his blogs.  With Brexit underway we found his recent discussion concerning Copy Right and Data Protection and Privacy in a post Brexit regulatory scenario highly relevant.  Here is what David Worlock wrote: “With friends and colleagues in the industry I have been looking at formulating a debate to be ... Read More »

Experian and Finicity collaborate to digitize the lending marketplace with an easier, quicker and less tedious experience for consumers and lenders

New technology will allow for real-time income and asset verification from more than 80 percent of all financial accounts, making paper-based processes more obsolete Experian® and Finicity have joined together to make it easier for consumers to apply for a loan, accelerating loan underwriting and broadening loan availability. The new technology also improves accuracy and reduces fraud risk for lenders.  Experian’s new Digital Verification Solutions will ... Read More »

BIIA at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Washington Conference

BIIA attended a recent meeting organized by the IDB – Inter-American Development Bank on “Credit Reporting in the Americas: The current state of the industry and its regulations”.   At the IDB conference Neil Munroe, president of ACCIS and BIIA’s deputy managing director, provided an overview of the EU’s regulatory approaches to innovation.  Neil Munroe covered the following topics: EU policy ... Read More »

Equifax Canada Advances ‘Data Democracy’ Through Equifax Ignite(TM)

Canadian businesses gain faster and greater access to data-driven insights with new analytics powerhouse Equifax Canada announced the launch of Equifax Ignite(TM), a data analytics powerhouse that can rapidly deliver business insights in a self-serve environment. Through advanced analytics such as trended payment data and enhanced risk scores, Equifax Ignite enables the development of precise, targeted insights about consumer behaviours that ... Read More »

Veda Rebrands to Become Equifax in Australia and New Zealand

Veda has today completed its rebranding process to officially become the Australian and New Zealand division of Equifax, the global information solutions company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand.  Equifax acquired Veda Group Limited in February 2016, and has been working closely with the Veda ... Read More »