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Experian Selects Cloudera to Deliver Instant Access to Aggregated Financial Data

Clients experience improved credit data processing speeds — down to the millisecond In a move that is transforming the way Experian provides consumer and business credit data to its clients, the company is integrating Cloudera Enterprise onto its cloud environment for its Credit Information Services, Decision Analytics and Business Information Services business lines. Accessing big data from Experian through Cloudera’s ... Read More »

Global Sources and Globex to Jointly Launch Online System

NASDAQ-listed Global Sources and Shenzhen Globex e-Services Inc., an integrated e-commerce service provider, announced plans to co-develop an integrated electronic solution to allow more efficient cross-border trade between mainland China-based exporters and overseas buyers. The new service, expected to launch in early 2017, will include electronic customs declaration and clearance; integration of customs, banking and shipment information; as well as ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: New Year’s Sales Expectations Falter

As 2016 draws to a close, business confidence for 2017 remains strong. Dun and Bradstreet’s December Business Expectations Survey shows that companies are expecting to see increased employment, profits, capital investment and selling prices for the first quarter of 2016 compared to the previous quarter. However, expectations for sales have dropped back. According to Stephen Koukoulas, economics adviser to Dun ... Read More »

Harte Hanks Announces CFO Transition – Robert Munden Interim CFO

Harte Hanks (NYSE: HHS), a leader in customer relationships, experiences and interaction-led marketing, today announced that its Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Doug Shepard, has resigned from the company, effective December 31, 2016, to pursue another professional opportunity. Mr. Shepard, who has served as the company’s EVP and CFO since 2007, also will provide transitional consultative services to ... Read More »

USA Risk Climate: Optimism among Small Business Owners Highest in over a Decade

Notwithstanding the concern expressed by the G20 and B20 Forums about the general lack of prosperity of SMEs, the news from the United States is encouraging as reported by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM). Expectations for better business conditions among small business owners are at their highest since 2004, according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ (NFIB) ... Read More »

Moody’s Reaches Settlement with U.S. Department of Justice, 21 U.S. States and District of Columbia

It took 8 years for the US Justice Department and 21 States and the District of Columbia to settle the case.  Agreement removes significant legacy legal risk and contains no finding of any violation of law.  It also resolves pending and potential civil claims related to certain credit ratings Moody’s (NYSE:MCO) agrees to pay $864M to the U.S. Department of Justice and ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes MNS Credit Management Group (P) Ltd.

MNS Credit Management Group (P) Ltd. Premier Business Information and Debt Management Specialist. MNS Credit Management Group—offers boutique services in Business Information Reports, commercial Debt Collection and legal and Business advisory at a global level. Headquartered in New Delhi, we are a nationally and internationally respected credit management company that provides a full range of Business credit reports on companies ... Read More »

Equifax Consumer Credit Impact Analysis: Trended Credit Data Leads to Higher Financial Inclusion

Equifax Inc. announced that its December 2016 Consumer Credit Impact analysis found that trended credit data used alongside a consumer’s traditional credit report could improve access to credit and/or loan terms for up to 1.5 million consumers on an annual basis. Trended credit data provides up to 24 months of a borrower’s payment patterns, and offers a historical perspective of ... Read More »

Why Account-based Marketing is a Game Changer for Japan

I caught up recently with Ichiro Niwayama, founder of Symphony Marketing, the leading B2B-demand generation agency in Japan. His new book, Ultimate B2B Marketing: ABM, was published only last week, and has already leaped to #1 on the Amazon Japan business book list. Mr. Niwayama was kind enough to share his thoughts on where B2B marketing in Japan is headed, and why Account-Based ... Read More »

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

BIIA invites business and credit information industry professionals to attend the BIIA 2017 biennial conference where we intend to discuss disruptive technologies  impacting our industry and the businesses of our customers.  The venue will be announced shortly.  The conference will start with a Welcome Reception in the evening of the 18th October 2017.  The main conference sessions will commence on October ... Read More »

Acxiom Announces Audience Cloud for Advanced Cross-Channel Management of Acxiom Data

Self-service tool makes Acxiom data searchable and supports audience sizing, segmentation and distribution across the Acxiom digital partner ecosystem Acxiom® (NASDAQ: ACXM), the data foundation for the world’s best marketers, today announced the Acxiom Audience Cloud™, a self-service tool for accessing Acxiom data that allows marketers to find the right audience for their campaigns, adjust the size, test new segments and distribute ... Read More »

FICO and TSC Advantage Join Forces to Improve View of Cybersecurity Risk

Highlights: FICO and TSC Advantage now offer companies a joint solution that will help companies assess their exposure to cyber attacks The partnership combines the FICO® Enterprise Security Score, which quantifies the risk of a debilitating security event, with the TSC Advantage Secure Halo assessment, which reveals vulnerabilities across six major risk domains FICO announced a strategic alliance with enterprise security firm TSC ... Read More »

Forrester Research Introduces Forrester’s 2016 Interactive Data Privacy Heat Map

To help security and risk professionals navigate the complex landscape of privacy laws around the world, Forrester created a data privacy heat map that highlights the data protection guidelines and practices for 54 different countries. It also covers other relevant issues like government surveillance, cross-border data transfers, and regulatory enforcement.  Due to the dynamic nature of data protection legislation, we ... Read More »

Russian Risk Climate:  The Small Business Community Anticipates a More Effective Government Support

Preferences appear not to be the same for everyone.  People within the small business community cite the following reasons of their grievances:  Tightening of credit and the impact of sanctions, but in the first place they point to the low efficiency of state support measures.  According to information provided by small business owners, most often the new support measures are ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Acquires Avention, the Maker of OneSource

Expands Presence & Offerings in B2B Sales Acceleration Market Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) announced that it has acquired Massachusetts-based Avention, the maker of OneSource ® solutions. Avention provides organizations with a deeper understanding of company, contact, and market data, delivered through a robust technology platform. The acquisition positions Dun & Bradstreet as a leader in the Sales Acceleration market. The category provides Sales and ... Read More »