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Equifax Canada Empowers Businesses to Arrive at better Credit Decisions Faster, with Risk Reveal

Equifax Canada® announced the launch of Risk Reveal, the only solution in the Canadian market which leverages both commercial and consumer intelligence for a robust and predictive view of a company, as well as its owners. Combining the depth of two credit databases in one solution, Risk Reveal brings together credit scores, credit data, legal actions, and collections data for ... Read More »

Creditreform Compliance Services Establishes New Data Protection Hub

New data protection hub of Creditreform Compliance Services GmbH online! Many companies are currently faced with the challenge of examining which new legislation is relevant in the EU Basic Data Protection Regulation. The fines have risen drastically and ensure that data protection is at the top of the list of priorities.  For this purpose Creditreform Compliance Services GmbH has developed a ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet India Appoints Manish Sinha as MD

Dun & Bradstreet India — a global leader in commercial data and insights on businesses — on Tuesday announced the appointment of Manish Sinha as its Managing Director, effective May 8. “Based in Mumbai, Manish will oversee Dun & Bradstreet’s go-to-market strategy, business operations, and the delivery of business value and benefits to our customers in the region,” the company ... Read More »

GB Group Announces Pre-Close Trading Statement April 2017

GBG, the identity data intelligence specialist provided an update on its trading performance for the year to 31 March 2017, in advance of the release of its final results. Group Trading Performance:  The Board expects to report an adjusted operating profit† performance of £17.0 million (2016: £13.4 million), a 27% increase on last year and ahead of market consensus. Revenue ... Read More »

US Government Policy on Cybersecurity

The United States Government is expected to push for increased cybersecurity spending in US government, but also for increased digital surveillance and encryption work-arounds. That’s the view of some cyber-security policy experts, who said they expect the US to focus on improving cybersecurity at federal agencies while shying away from new cyber-security regulations for businesses. The US is likely to ... Read More »

Supply Chain Management:  Thomson Reuters Projects Platform Launched to Target MENA Construction Sector

Thomson Reuters launched its latest online platform: Thomson Reuters Projects. Designed to cater to professionals in an increasingly complex, sophisticated and competitive construction industry, TR Projects will introduce reliable information, transparency and actionable insight into one of the region’s key development Industries. With the construction market’s growing demand for a platform that can provide detailed project information, Thomson Reuters Projects ... Read More »

BIIA Newsletter April 2017

Dear Members, The BIIA Newsletter April 2017 issue is posted on this website.  To download the document, please click on this link: BIIA Newsletter April 2017 Issue Final Late Breaking News: BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference – Preliminary Program Member News: Compliance Professionals in the UK Face Huge Regulatory Shifts & Customer Onboarding Delays Amidst Growing Global Uncertainty Lattice in Partnership with ... Read More »

UK Credit Climate: Manufacturing closures decreased in 2016!

The UK manufacturing sector saw 1,676 company closures in 2016, compared to 1,793 in 2015. The sector’s insolvency count has consistently declined over the previous 4 years, indicating a recovery from the bad reputation that lingered around it during the recession. As company closures rose 24% as a whole across the UK, it is very positive that manufacturing companies are ... Read More »

Transparency: Russian Banking Groups are Required to Disclose Interim Financial Statements

Parent Organizations of Banking Groups are Required to Disclose Consolidated Interim Financial Statements according to New Requirements According to the Directive of the Bank of Russia of 16.01.2017 №4265-U «On Amendment to the Directive of the Central Bank of Russia of December 3, 2012 №2923-U «On Disclosure and Presentation of consolidated financial statements by the Parent credit organizations of the ... 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 »

Collection & Recovery: Three Top Regulatory Themes Emerge from Debt Collection Panel

An observation provided by Daniel Nestel of FICO Daniel Nestel recently moderated a regulatory panel discussion before a group of nearly 100 collections and recovery (C&R) professionals at the FICO® Debt Manager™ User Group Forum. The esteemed panel consisted of a mix of veteran policy and business leaders, including: Maria Wolvin, Vice President and Senior Counsel of Regulatory Affairs at ACA ... Read More »

Equifax Cloud-Based InterConnect® Platform Transforms Credit and Risk Decisioning, Receives Robust Review from Industry Expert

Equifax Inc. announced its redesigned platform, InterConnect®, was reviewed by leading decision management consulting firm, Decision Management Solutions. Created to revolutionize the industry standard for accuracy and speed-to-market, InterConnect empowers frontline business users through a modular insights environment that defines, automates and deploys decision strategies with more speed and agility than ever before. “Building on Equifax data and insights as the foundation, the ... Read More »

Financial Inclusion: Cibil TransUnion to Assist Borrowers Get the Best Loan

India’s first credit information company, TransUnion Cibil, with the launch of Cibil Marketplace will assist the borrowers to get the most appropriate loans available, on the basis of the borrower’s credit scores and history, in a bid to stay ahead in competition with other online retail loan aggregators. At present, Cibil offers retail loans like personal loans, credit cards, loan ... Read More »

Keep the Date: BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference Bangkok, Thailand October 18 to 20, 2017

BIIA Biennial Conference 2017

BIIA invites its members from the business and credit information industry, users of information services, government policy makers and regulators to attend the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference, where we intend to discuss disruptive technologies  impacting our industry and the businesses of our customers. Venue: The Okura Prestige Hotel, Bangkok Thailands October 18, 2017: 16:00 hrs:  Registration opens 17:00  hrs: Membership ... Read More »

To Get the Best Prospecting Data, Use A Broker

Marketers put a lot of effort into campaign planning, but sometimes their data selection comes as an afterthought. They may forget that the target audience is the single most important driver of campaign success. It deserves attention—and support of an independent partner, namely a data broker. In the data world, brokers represent the interests of the marketer and develop a ... Read More »

Technology in the Legal Industry

Thomson Reuters teams-up with Legal Geek to help advance LawTech startups Thomson Reuters has teamed-up with Legal Geek to help advance innovation and collaboration within the LawTech startup community. The move follows Thomson Reuters support for the Legal Geek startup map and the inaugural and highly successful Legal Geek conference held in London’s Brick Lane last year. Rapid technological innovation ... Read More »

For Prospecting Success, Leave Your Data Order Till Later

Marketers looking to acquire new customers, or generate sales leads, typically rely on outside data providers for lists and contact data to give them access to new markets. But when they place an order for prospecting data—whether it’s email, telephone, or postal addresses—marketers often end up with data that isn’t exactly what they had in mind. What happens then? They ... Read More »