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Equifax Expands Technology Center in Chile, Highlighting Commitment to Global Innovation

Equifax will welcome more than 50 new engineers to its growing technology center in Santiago, Chile By 2018, the center will have more than 200 young professionals developing global products and platforms for 24 markets Equifax Chile signs collaborative agreement with multiple, local universities, helping to prepare students for future careers at technology center Equifax Inc., announced the expansion of ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Continues Expansion of Global Labs Network

Singapore Data and Innovation Lab will Serve Customers Across Asia Pacific Thomson Reuters announced the official opening of Thomson Reuters Labs – Singapore. The Lab will collaborate with the government, customers, tech startups and universities to build partnerships and create innovative products and solutions for professional markets throughout the Asia Pacific region. The Singapore Lab is the first branch in ... Read More »

FICO Awarded Eight New Patents for Cybersecurity, AI, Decision Management

FICO has been awarded eight new patents related to cybersecurity and advanced analytics. FICO now holds 173 US and foreign patents, and has 91 pending patent applications. In the area of cybersecurity, FICO’s new patent for “Cyber Security Adaptive Analytics Threat Monitoring System and Method” uses self-learning artificial intelligence models and novel machine learning adaptive behavioral analytics to detect malware. Network flow ... Read More »

Atradius Reveals the World’s Top Emerging Markets

Leading economists from trade credit insurer Atradius have released their assessment of the world’s top emerging markets of 2017.  The new economic report reveals that India, Indonesia, Kenya, Côte d’Ivoire, Peru, Chile and Bulgaria are some of the global leading emerging market economies (EMEs) to watch. According to Atradius, these economies have been boosted by higher yields, reduced concern surrounding ... Read More »

BOL’s Revenues and Profit Rises in 2016

Business Online (BOL) total revenues were US$11.2 million, 17% year-on-year increase. BOL’s net profit also rose – up 19% year-on-year, reaching US$2.0 million. Diluted earnings per share for the year were Baht 0.09 (US$0.0025). BOL did not comment on the reason for the increases in revenues and net profit. The company remains comparatively strong in its core business, service income ... Read More »

FICO and EC Wise Announce Partnership for Streamlining Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Mitigation

Cybersecurity solution provider and systems integrator EC Wise and Silicon Valley analytic software firm FICO announced that EC Wise has joined FICO’s Enterprise Security Score partner program.  Through the partnership, EC Wise will incorporate the  into its EC:Secure portfolio of products and services, which enable clients to accurately assess cybersecurity risk within their own organization, as well as any organization they wish to work ... Read More »

Axis Bank to Sell 14 million Shares in Experian India

India’s third largest private bank Axis Bank Ltd said in a statement that it has signed an agreement to sell 14 million equity shares in Mumbai-based Experian Credit Information Co. of India Ltd for a total cash consideration of Rs64 crore.  The deal for the 10% stake was closed at a price of Rs45.7 per share. The transaction, which is ... Read More »

TransUnion Q4 2016 Revenues Up 13%

Company Announces Three-Year up to $300 Million Share Repurchase Program Total revenue was $436 million, an increase of 13 percent, both as reported and on a constant currency basis compared with the fourth quarter of 2015. Acquisitions accounted for a 3 percent increase in revenue. Net income attributable to TransUnion was $50 million compared with $19 million in the fourth ... Read More »

Experian and Lenddo Provide Financial Inclusion to Millions of Customers in Indonesia and Vietnam

Experian announced a partnership with Lenddo, a leader in non-traditional data solutions, as part of Experian’s Consumer Financial Inclusion Indexing platform in Indonesia and Vietnam. Using Experian’s global expertise and knowledge, the introduction of Lenddo’s technology into Experian’s platform will provide financial firms with more information to offer appropriate financial services. Consumers who are unbanked or underserved by major financial ... Read More »

What Is a Cybersecurity Posture?

The world of cybersecurity and cybercrime is rapidly evolving and a new vocabulary is developing to match. A relatively new addition to the cyber-lexicon is the concept of a ‘security posture’ or ‘cybersecurity posture.’ What does this refer to? The cybersecurity posture of an organisation refers to its overall cybersecurity strength. This expresses the relative security of your IT estate, ... Read More »

Experian Health Honoured by KLAS for Sixth Straight Year

Accolades awarded in two categories based on direct feedback from thousands of healthcare providers KLAS awarded Experian Health two honorable distinctions in its 2017 Best in KLAS: Software & Services Report. For the sixth consecutive year, Experian Health’s eCare NEXT® earned the highest score in the Patient Access category. In its inaugural year of inclusion, Experian Health’s ClaimsSource® solution garnered ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Consumer credit demand strengthens as personal loan applications surge

Veda Quarterly Consumer Credit Demand Index (December 2016 Quarter) Overall consumer credit applications are up +7.7% (vs December quarter 2015) Credit card applications rose +3.0% (vs December quarter 2015) Increase in personal loan applications grew +12.4% (vs December quarter 2015) Mortgage applications rose +6.6% (vs December quarter 2015) Growth in the Index was stronger than expected in the December quarter, ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Launches Newest Edition of its Next-Generation Risk Management Solution

Less than a year after introducing D&B Credit, Dun & Bradstreet’s next-generation risk intelligence platform, the company introduces D&B Credit Advantage, the newest edition to the comprehensive suite of solutions.  D&B Credit Advantage allows customers to integrate their accounts receivable data with leading data and analytics from Dun & Bradstreet, giving users a newly-enhanced, holistic view of their accounts portfolio to assess and manage ... Read More »

Equifax Appointed by P2P Lending Platform Flender to Support SME Loans

Equifax UK has been appointed by new P2P lending platform Flender to support the underwriting of loans for UK SMEs. Equifax will supply real-time consumer and commercial data so that the underwriting process can be automated and optimised.  The data insight, provided via the Equifax Business Insights solution, will give a holistic view of SME loan applicants, providing Flender with ... Read More »

Experian Included in Gartner’s 2016 Market Guide for Online Fraud Detection

Gartner Market Guide provides recommendations when seeking fraud solution vendors This year, Experian® was included as a Representative Vendor, and our recently released fraud platform, CrossCoreTM, was mentioned. The 2016 guide, authored by Jonathan Care, Avivah Litan and Tricia Phillips, points out several key fraud findings impacting businesses. They see enterprises implementing fraud hubs in order to integrate fraud detection ... Read More »

Russian Company Statistics: The Liquidation of Legal Entities has been Increasing, but not Due to Bankruptcies

In 2016 approximately 499,000 legal entities were created, however during the same period 781,000 legal entities were removed from the register, leaving a total registered active companies of 4.6 million as of January 01, 2017.  Liquidations in 2016 were 2.4 times higher than the 338,000 company liquidations recorded in a prior year.  According to the Federal Tax Service (FNS), which ... Read More »