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Moody’s Completes Acquisition of Bureau van Dijk

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) announced on August 10th 2017 that it has completed its acquisition of Bureau van Dijk, a global provider of business intelligence and company information. The acquisition strengthens Moody’s position as a leader in financial risk data and analytical insight. Moody’s announced that it had agreed to acquire Bureau van Dijk on May 15, 2017 and, on ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Growth in Business Credit Demand Lifts, as Conditions and Confidence Improve

Business Credit Demand Index by Equifax (June 2017 Quarter):  Overall business credit applications rose +2.7% (vs June quarter 2016) Download Infographic Sydney, Australia, Thursday, 31 July 2017 –  The Quarterly Business Credit Demand Index by Equifax, which measures the level of business loan, trade credit, and asset finance applications, rose at an annual rate of 2.7% in the June quarter, compared to ... Read More »

Creditsafe Brings New Intelligence to Global Business

Creditsafe, one of global business intelligence leaders, announced the addition of 16 new countries to its global research platform This new international reach will see Creditsafe’s online database instantly available to over 240 million businesses in over 100 countries.  As a result of today’s announcement, Creditsafe now offers the most comprehensive, insightful platform of intelligence on public and private companies in the ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Q2 2017 Revenue Up 2%

Dun & Bradstreet (DNB) (NYSE: DNB) reported GAAP revenue of US$405.7 mil up 2% year over year, both after and before the effect of foreign exchange.  As Adjusted revenue up 2% year over year, after the effect of foreign exchange (up 3% before the effect of foreign exchange); and organic revenue up 1% year over year before the effect of ... Read More »

HG Data Announces Availability of HG Connect on the Salesforce AppExchange

HG Data customers can now benefit from easy access to technographic data in Salesforce HG Data, a global leader in company intelligence for B2B technology marketers, today announced the launch of HG Connect on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to connect with their customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. HG Connect utilizes technographics to provide sales and marketing teams ... Read More »

Forrester Research Q2,2017 Revenues Up 2%

Total revenues were $89.7 million for the second quarter of 2017, compared with $87.8 million for the second quarter of 2016. Research revenues decreased 1%, and advisory services and events revenues increased 7%, compared with the second quarter of 2016. On a GAAP basis, net income was $6.1 million, or $0.34 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2017, ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Feels the Pulse of Successful CFOs

More Than Purse Keepers and Risk Managers, Modern CFOs Are Driving Customer Experience with Data.  Fifty-three percent of finance leaders surveyed report being responsible or accountable for customer-focused initiatives In a study released by Dun & Bradstreet revealed data that uncovers the changing role finance leaders play in stewarding their organisation’s customer experience, a mandate traditionally viewed as one of ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches Startup Incubator in Switzerland

Thomson Reuters announced the launch of Thomson Reuters Labs™ – The Incubator.  Located in Switzerland, the Incubator will host early-stage entrepreneurs building next-generation products in big data, advanced analytics, distributed ledgers, artificial intelligence, machine learning and other transformational technologies.  As part of the official program, startups will receive access to Thomson Reuters world-class data and content sets, mentoring from experienced executives ... Read More »

Tinubu Square Provides Fresh Perspective on Customer Risk Management with New Updates to its Popular Risk Platform

New ergonomics, new functionalities: Tinubu Risk Management Center enhanced for finance and factoring companies Tinubu Square, the leading expert in trade credit risk management solutions for trade credit insurers and businesses, has launched a new version of its popular Risk Management Center (RMC). The technology platform that is already widely used by multinational organisations has been completely redesigned to better ... Read More »

Russian Tax Authorities Scrutinize Counterparty Relationships to Identify the Use of Unjustified Tax Benefits – Require Tax Payers to Conduct Due Diligence on Counterparties

Russian Tax Authorities not only check tax returns.  They also check a company’s relationship with counterparties and the method of how a the company authenticates, evaluates and selects business partners Russian tax authorities examine specific links between counterparties (particularly if one counterparty/its shareholder has shares in another one/others, directly or indirectly, being a link in a chain of affiliated counterparties ... Read More »

EliVator – The first Electronic Identity Verification (eIDV) Service for MENA and Russia

EliVator provides access via API to instant and accurate identity verification data on individuals and companies in developing countries and parts of the globe where information has traditionally and previously been difficult to access. Cedar Rose has been compiling information on companies and individuals in the Middle East, North Africa and surrounding countries for over 20 years. We believe our ... 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 »

kompany.com Gets Financial Lift to Accelerate Growth

Hermann Hauser’s I.E.C.T. Capital Partners, Stefan Schneider and other financial investors place a seven-digit investment in kompany.com, the leading Regulatory Technology (RegTech) provider of authoritative Global Company Intelligence for Know Your Customer (KYC) & Anti Money Laundering (AML) processes. The investment will be used to expand the global footprint to cover 150 million companies worldwide and to develop new leading ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters KYC Managed Services for Africa

Standard Chartered Bank will become fourth bank to join regional partnership which accelerates on-boarding for customers and provides robust, stable due diligence processes Standard Chartered Bank announced its intent to join Thomson Reuters Org ID regional managed service solution for Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence in South Africa. Standard Chartered Bank has made the decision to join the African ... Read More »

Experian to Make Companies’ Credit Moves Safer Overseas

Experian, the leading global financial information services company, said it plans to increase investment in the countries and regions related to the Belt and Road Initiative. It said the increased investment, especially in the Middle East, would better serve Chinese companies by offering them credit authorization, helping them link to cross-border trade partners and preventing fraud in overseas markets. “Chinese ... Read More »

Business Credit Reports Launches Innovative New Multi-Bureau Business Reports

Business Credit Reports Inc. has announced a new line of the most innovative and comprehensive business credit reports available, blending the best of Experian, Dun & Bradstreet, Equifax and others.  the new reports are packed with the best data from Experian, D&B, Equifax and other sources in a modern, user-friendly format. Business Credit Reports Inc., the largest independent provider of ... Read More »