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China Stock Market Crashes Could Provide Boost to Foreign Firms


The continuing stock market turbulence in China that led to the closure of its exchange last month could provide cross border companies who wish to float there with fresh opportunities. Pending reforms to registration for China’s IPO market – the busiest in the world up until closure in June – are now being fast-tracked while the market is suspended.  Sweeping ... Read More »

U.S. Credit Industry Performance Metrics More Accessible

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Time Series Credit Information Makes Highly Desired Metrics Feasible   The production of relevant credit industry performance metrics from U.S. consumer reports has been a capability generally neglected by the top U.S. CRAs. For decades, especially since “the Great Recession”, benefactors of credit industry performance measures have attempted to secure industry level loss curves and other meaningful portfolio and vintage performance ... Read More »

China Internet Financial Credit Reporting Forum Shanghai Nov 26 – 27, 2015

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The China Internet Financial Credit Reporting Forum will be held on November 26th – 27th, 2015 in Shanghai, China. This year, the conference will go with the theme of “Standard regulation, develop mode, innovate technology, improve management”. At that time, we will have the top leading Governmental associations, Commercial banks, the third-party credit reporting companies, Telecom Carriers, E-commerce platforms, Law firms, ... Read More »

US Credit Unions Fighting for Survival

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NAFCU’s Dan Berger refuted assertions by Antonio Weiss, counselor to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, in The Wall Street Journal that there is no need for financial industry regulatory relief from Dodd-Frank Act rules.  Berger challenged Weiss in a letter to the editor published in WSJ on Friday July 24, 2014.  We must challenge Antonio Weiss’s conclusion regarding the lack of ... Read More »

Platts Acquires Petromedia

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Platts, a leading global energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture information provider, announced today that it has acquired Petromedia, a specialist provider of news and analysis for the shipping and oil industries. The purchase helps extend Platts coverage beyond traditional marine fuels and market fundamentals. Founded in 2001, Petromedia provides customers with access to up-to-date news, daily prices and analysis on ... Read More »

Business Intelligence Sales Set to Rise

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Annual worldwide sales of Business Intelligence and Analytics Software will rise by more than eight per cent to nearly $27bn by 2019, according to new industry predictions. A freshly-released report published by MarketsandMarkets entitled ‘Business Intelligence and Analytics Software Market … Global Forecast to 2020′ predicts revenues in the marketplace will grow from $18bn in 2014 to $26.78 billion by ... Read More »

Nikkei to Buy the Financial Times in a Landmark Deal

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The Japanese media group Nikkei has agreed to buy the Financial Times from Britain’s Pearson (PSON.L) for $1.3 billion, putting one of the world’s premier business newspapers in the hands of a company influential at home but little known outside Japan. In 2014, FT Group contributed £334m of sales and £24m of adjusted operating income to Pearson. At 30 June 2015, ... Read More »

Asia Exhibition Industry Continues a Strong Growth Momentum


UFI, the global association of the exhibition industry, has just released the 11th edition of The Trade Fair Industry in Asia, which shows that Asia exhibition industry continues to grow fast in China and Asia. BSG’s research shows that 18.6 million m2 of space was sold by exhibition organisers to their clients in Asia in 2014. This represents growth of ... Read More »

FICO:  Fast Track Analytics Application Development

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Here is useful advice from FICO concerning analytics application development:  From days to minutes:  A payment processor decreased cycle times from days to minutes, lowered cost of operations, achieved a 60% reduction in manual reviews, and reduced fraud losses— all with greater business control. … all within three months: A large international micro-loan provider re-platformed an entire originations process while ... Read More »

Credit Information Data Standards: US Lawmakers Press CFPB to Develop Data Reporting Rule


On July 10, a group of 19 US Senate Democrats, led by New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, sent a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray that called on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to expedite a rulemaking that would require increased reporting of data on loans made to small, minority- and women-owned businesses. In particular, Booker and his colleagues ... Read More »

CRIF Lending Solutions in Partnership with Equifax

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Equifax Inc. announced that CRIF Synergy’s CREDICHECK solution for credit data access will provide TotalView™ from Equifax in order to help offer a wider range of borrower insights to its customers. For lenders, assessing a customer’s capacity to borrow often requires manual collection of data, which can be time-consuming and costly. Additionally, in order to balance risk, growth and profitability, lenders must rely on ... Read More »

DataFox Raises US$ 5 Million in new Funding


DataFox, a startup with a web service that companies can use to monitor privately held companies, raised $5 million in additional funding with participation from Goldman Sachs and Green Visor Capital.  As part of this funding round, Simon Yoo (Green Visor) and Rana Yared (Goldman Sachs) have joined our Board as Director and Observer, respectively. On our Advisory Board, Erik Nierenberg, a veteran of Salesforce, joins ... Read More »

Equifax Achieves Milestone in Helping Employers Manage the Affordable Care Act

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Award-winning Technology Now Facilitates ACA Compliance for Over 10 Million Employees Equifax Workforce Solutions announced that it has achieved a major milestone in Affordable Care Act (ACA) management for employers. The company’s ACA Management Platform, a software application that automates ACA administrative tasks and helps employers reduce their potential for penalties, is now used to manage compliance for over 10 million ... Read More »

ITE WorldBuild365 launched

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ITE Group PLC recently launched WorldBuild365, a digital platform that connects buyers and sellers in the building, design & décor, and interiors industries. Available online and from mobile devices, WorldBuild365 provides in-depth data on the industry, its professionals and products. The platform allows suppliers to add and edit information. In addition to the business conducted on the platform, there is ... Read More »

CoreLogic and ComplianceEase Launch LoanSafe Compliance Manager

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New Solution Helps Lenders Comply with Upcoming TILA-RESPA Rule, as well as QM and High Cost Loan Requirements CoreLogic® announced the release of LoanSafe Compliance Manager™, a new solution to help lenders comply with a broad array of federal, state and local residential mortgage lending regulations, including the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule when it takes effect Aug. 1, 2015. LoanSafe ... Read More »

Experian Divests FootFall


Experian has divested its retail intelligence business, FootFall, for a cash consideration of £38.5m (US$60m) to Tyco, a leading provider of integrated retail performance and security solutions. FootFall, part of Experian’s Marketing Services business line, monitors and analyses in-store customer behaviours to help retailers and shopping centres to understand their customers better. It operates across Europe, Asia and the US. ... Read More »

Coface Appoints Thomas Yong as Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Pacific

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Thomas Yong will manage the commercial activities across the Asia Pacific, including new sales, renewal business, customer relationship management and Coface Global Solutions. Thomas, a Business Administration graduate from the National University of Singapore, enjoyed a long and successful career at renowned corporations. Prior to joining Coface, Thomas was Strategy & Operations (SE Asia & Oceania) Director at Samsung Electronic ... Read More »

The Data Rage: What Can Your B2B Data Do for You?

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Data is all the rage in marketing today.  Everyone is talking about it. “A carefully considered data strategy must be a CMO’s top priority,” says AdAge. Data has been called the “new oil” that fuels marketing today. But B2B marketers still struggle to get their full share of value from data. One reason is that they are missing some important ways to apply the ... Read More »