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Thomson Reuters and SAP Team to Help Businesses Manage Compliance and Third-Party Risk Challenges

Integration of World-Check Data with SAP® Business Partner Screening offers organizations improved vigilance across the globe Thomson Reuters is collaborating with SAP to allow its World-Check content to be available to customers within the SAP® Business Partner Screening application. The aim is to help organizations better manage their third-party compliance and risk challenges. This will allow World-Check’s risk intelligence data ... Read More »

D&B Beneficial Ownership Offers Comprehensive Data and Analytics to Verify Global Entities and Mitigate Regulatory Risk

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) announced the launch of D&B Beneficial Ownership, a solution that delivers quick and reliable data for actionable management of regulatory compliance. D&B Beneficial Ownership provides companies a fast and comprehensive picture of corporate hierarchy with entity and individual level share ownership based on Dun & Bradstreet’s 265 million verified business records. D&B Beneficial Ownership capabilities can be easily ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Completes Clarient and Avox Acquisitions Creating Best-In-Class KYC and Legal Entity Data Due Diligence Standards

Thomson Reuters has completed its acquisitions of Clarient Global LLC and Avox Limited, expanding its risk-management footprint and its ability to provide a best-in-class standard of customer solutions by integrating both businesses into its portfolio of risk management, compliance and data offerings.  The Clarient and Avox acquisitions represent the next step of Thomson Reuters vision to be a leading provider ... Read More »

Bisnode Acquires Leading Marketing Solutions Provider Global Group

Bisnode has aquired Global Group, one of the leading full-service marketing providers for multi-channel communication for German speaking countries. Bisnode acquires Global Group as part of achieving its strategy of expanding its consumer data footprint across its European markets, as well as moving into next generation data-driven marketing services. Global Group, based in Idstein, Germany, has revenue of approximately EUR ... Read More »

Consumer Credit Behavior: Hong Kong Credit Card Holders Least Aware of the Impact on Credit Score if they just Pay the Minimum, Survey Reveals

Hong Kong credit card holders were the least certain about the importance of paying more than the minimum balance on their monthly statement, according to a survey conducted by an international credit information company.  In Hong Kong, 41 per cent of credit card holders were unsure about the benefits of paying above the minimum balance, according to a consumer credit ... Read More »

Atradius Appoints Hong Kong and Taiwan Head

Vincent Ku has been named country manager for Hong Kong and Taiwan at trade credit insurer Atradius.  Ku replaces Matthew Cockerill, who left the company late-last year to join Coface. Ku has been promoted from regional sales manager, where he was responsible for growing Atradius’ business in China. He joined Atradius in 2008. Based in Hong Kong, Ku will report ... Read More »

Building Credit Information into the DNA of Your Organization

The advantages to finance departments having quick and easy access to credit ratings and reports are clear, but how can different departments beyond finance use credit information effectively? There are three disciplines that can leverage company information in online Credit Reports: Sales, Procurement and Marketing. In addition, CEOs and other board level directors are using Credit Reports to monitor acquisition ... Read More »

CIBIL Provides Credit Scores Online Free of Charge

Borrowers can now get their credit score free of cost from TransUnion Cibil, India’s first credit information company.  Cibil said it will offer free annual credit score and report for consumers online. “We are pleased to provide this new offering, which gives all consumers online access to their Cibil score and report in a few minutes from any computer or ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires Full Ownership of CRIF NM Credit Assure Ltd. Jamaica

CRIF, a global company providing credit bureau, business information and credit solutions, has announced the acquisition of the remaining shares in CRIF NM Credit Assure Ltd., a joint venture between CRIF and Massy based in Kingston. CRIF NM Credit Assure was established in 2011 with the objective of providing a world-class credit bureau and related added-value services in Jamaica and ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters: Ten Regulatory Insights for Asia-Pacific in 2017

Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence Expert, Niall Coburn has uncovered key regulatory risks and priorities facing firms in Asia Pacific in 2017. As of 2017, a decade has passed since the start of the financial crisis, which brought some of the world’s largest economies to their knees, altering the regulatory landscape internationally. This year, many firms have placed compliance at the ... 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 »

Data Leakage at Dun & Bradstreet

A Dun & Bradstreet database, originating from the NetProspex acquisition, containing approximately 33 million unique email addresses and other contact information from employees of thousands of companies, has been leaked online. Troy Hunt, who runs breach notification site Have I Been Pwned, obtained the database and analyzed the records. In a blog post Tuesday, Hunt said the breakdown was entirely US-focused. California ... 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 »

Equifax Gains Full FCA Authorisation

Equifax has been granted full Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorisation with effect from Wednesday 1 March 2017. The FCA approval comes at a pivotal time for credit reference agencies (CRAs), with technological advances and shifts in customer behaviour fuelling important developments in data sharing, evidenced by industry initiatives such as Commercial Credit Data Sharing (CCDS) and the Open Banking Standard. ... Read More »