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Leading NBFC Home Credit India wins TransUnion-CIBIL Data Quality Award for 2016

Home Credit India, India’s leading NBFC and market leader in the small ticket size loan category* providing fast and easy loans mostly to first time loan takers in the country has become the proud recipient of the prestigious TransUnion CIBIL “Consumer Bureau Data Quality Award 2016 under “Member with the maximum improvement in data quality score during 2016” in the ... Read More »

Xero Teams with Equifax to Provide Credit Reports

Accounting software provider Xero has partnered with Australian credit bureau Equifax to help bridge the knowledge gap between small and big business, piloting a new credit risk indicator feature which could help mitigate some of the risks around being paid on time and maintaining a healthy cash flow. These credit indicator reports allow small business owners to identify the credit ... Read More »

Do ‘Digital-Only Banks’ Have a Future in Asia?

Imagine a scenario where banks offer their services digitally; not as an ad hoc feature but as a fully integrated mobile experience. A digital-only bank that allows customers to do everything on their smartphones, from opening a new account to making payments, settling credit card bills to resolving disputes, all without having to go to a physical branch. If this ... 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 »

TruNarrative Partners with Apriori to Protect One Billion Indian Citizens in their Fraud, Identity and AML platform

The exclusive partnership with Apriori in India fuses leading data coverage with TruNarrative’s global Fraud, Identity and AML software that delivers a true consortium to eliminate criminal activity and improved customer experience. TruNarrative, a global provider of fraud and compliance risk solutions, has partnered with Apriori, an international data provider to allow their customers to access India’s wealth of data, ... Read More »

Meet our Member the Credit Bureau of Brunei

The Autoriti Monetari Brunei Darussalam (AMBD) has, pursuant to Section 42A of the AMBD Order, 2010, established the Credit Bureau (“Biro Kredit”) ​with the objective to promote a sound credit culture within the country’s financial system. The Credit Bureau is a unit under the Regulatory & Supervision Department of AMBD.  In September 2012, the Credit Bureau commenced its services to ... 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 »

Australia Risk Climate: Overall Credit Applications Rose by 1.6%

Growth in business credit demand moderate, supported by strength in commercial mortgages Overall business credit applications rose +1.6% (vs March quarter 2016) Growth in business loan and asset finance applications rose, while trade credit applications fell (vs March quarter 2016) Growth in commercial mortgage applications increased +25.7% (vs March quarter 2016) The Quarterly Business Credit Demand Index by Equifax, which ... 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 »

Equifax Awarded for Fraud Prevention Services in APAC region

Equifax, the global information solutions company and the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand, has received a partner recognition award for its fraud prevention services in the APAC region. ThreatMetrix, a leading security technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, hosted its Digital Identity Summit in Hong Kong. ThreatMetrix recognised excellence from its business partners ... Read More »

Experian Makes Debt Collection Easier for Consumers

Consumers now have the flexibility to resolve debts through digital self-serve channels; data and analytics provide a more personalized and helpful experience Getting debt collection right is about more than money. It’s about knowing the difference between a customer who has simply forgotten to make a payment or someone dealing with a financial hardship. Knowing the difference is important so ... Read More »

TransUnion SmartMove® Survey: Low Turnover and Higher Rental Prices in 2017 Driving Profitable and Attractive Market for Landlords

New TransUnion SmartMove® survey finds landlords are utilizing rental screening solutions to make smarter decisions about prospective renters As the first quarter of 2017 wound down, property managers indicated it was easier to find qualified renters and that resident turnover had declined compared to the same time last year. A new survey from TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) SmartMove also found that six in 10 ... Read More »

Equifax Q1 Revenues up 14%

Equifax delivers strong operating performance driven by double digit revenue growth and expanded Adjusted EBITDA margins Revenue of $832.2 million was up 14 percent (15 percent in local currency) compared to the first quarter of 2016. Diluted EPS of $1.26 was up 49 percent compared to the first quarter of 2016. Adjusted EPS of $1.44 was up 17 percent compared ... Read More »

Stopping Fraud with Efficiency

Newest technology doesn’t mean best when it comes to stopping fraud I recently attended the Merchant Risk Conference in Las Vegas, which brings together online merchants and industry vendors including payment service providers and fraud detection solution providers. The conference continues to grow year to year – similar to the fraud and risk challenges within the industry. In fact, we ... Read More »

B20 SME Policy Paper

BIIA participated in the B20 SME Taskforce which concluded its work last year under the leadership of the B20 China.  The B20 leadership transferred to Germany last year and decided to continue to work on SME issues under a new banner called SME Cross-Thematic Group in which BIIA also participated. The B20 Cross-Thematic Group has published the B20 SMEs policy ... Read More »

Equifax Canada Reports: Millennials Top Target for Fraudsters

Education and better protection needed Equifax Canada (NYSE:EFX) – Millennials are the leading target for fraudsters according to new data from Equifax Canada, which flagged this age group for 49 per cent of all suspected fraud applications in its fraud management database last year. Millennials (aged 18-34) are followed by Generation X (aged 35-50) at 30 per cent and Baby Boomers (aged ... Read More »