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Credit Management: 5 Biggest Mistakes B2B Credit Managers Make

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Credit managers must balance the conflicting needs of revenue and business credit. But there are core best practices which are universal to all our efforts to “bring the money in”. Below are 5 mistakes credit & collection professionals make and how to fix them. Not giving reasons for your credit decisions… You should verbalize your well thought out, sound reasons ... Read More »

Five Trends which Businesses Should Take Action on to Mitigate Fraud

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New industry report from Experian highlights the convergence of business growth and fraud prevention strategies Experian has published its first annual global fraud report covering the convergence of growth strategies and fraud prevention. The report,Global Business Trends: Protecting Growth Ambitions Against Rising Fraud Threats, is designed as a guide for senior executives and fraud prevention professionals, offering new insights on ... Read More »

Payment Performances of Italian Companies: Decrease In Serious Delays, -14.4% in only a Year


Serious payment delays, which are one of the main indicators of the state of health of a company, are in decline.   Currently the percentage of serious delays equals 13,1%, a 14,4%  decrease compared to a year ago. A good sign for Italy’s business system that has denoted a lower difficulty for companies to meet payment terms. In particular, 35,4% of companies ... Read More »

Powerlinx Secures $7 million Series A funding including Strategic Investment from Big Data Leader Altares-D&B

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Business-matching platform combines predictive analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities to help companies source partnership and growth opportunities globally Powerlinx, a global innovator in the partner economy, announced that it has completed a $7 million USD Series A funding.  The financing round was led by its founders and a global group of strategic investors including France-based business information giant Altares D&B. Powerlinx ... Read More »

What is Regtech? Why is it becoming the Next Big Thing?


Heralded “the new FinTech” by Deloitte, “RegTech” has rapidly risen to prominence in 2015, from total obscurity. But what Regulatory Technology (RegTech) tech exactly is? And why is it becoming the next big thing? At risk of sounding too simple, RegTech is pretty much what is says on the tin: the use of new technology to facilitate the delivery of regulatory requirements. Or, ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters and Imperial College London Partner to Advance FinTech and RegTech Innovation through Joint Research


Projects will harness latest data science techniques to solve global big data challenges impacting financial and legal professionals Thomson Reuters and Imperial College London are working together to bring data science expertise from both corporate and academic worlds to bear on the global big data challenges impacting financial and legal professionals. The joint venture aims to drive faster innovation in ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires Deltavista Operations in Germany & Poland

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This latest move by CRIF further reinforces its business in Germany and Poland by acquiring Deltavista’s operations.  Rather than integrating the recently acquired Bürgel operation with Deltavista, CRIF is using a two pronged approach:  Deltavista identifies, collects, aggregates and interprets risk relevant data in order to provide credit decisions targeted at banks, telcos, energy, insurance and e-commerce companies.  Bürgel will ... Read More »

CRIF Launches Consumer Services in the Slovak Republic

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CRIF has launched a portal for consumers Moje-financie.sk will permit Slovak consumers to access their personal credit history and offers credit reports, available online or by mail containing an overview of all loans and credit lines of a specific individual, showing how it affects and impacts their ability to borrow and do business. The new service was introduced by CRIF ... Read More »

Australia Risk Climate: Only 15% of businesses harness the PPSR to reduce risk – More than 80% make mistakes which may invalidate their rights

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More than 80 per cent[1] of businesses that have registered interests on the Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR) are making serious errors which may limit or invalidate their rights. It is in the best interest of businesses to register their property on the PPSR; however, the overall level of adoption in Australia remains low. Currently, there are only nine million registrations ... Read More »

Apple to Ring Up Fewer Sales as Phone Imports Likely Fall

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Apple Inc. is scheduled to report earnings today after the market close, with analysts expecting a 16% fall in iPhone shipments vs. a year earlier, according to the Financial Times. This is supported by Panjiva data, which shows total Chinese smartphone shipments to the U.S. by all manufacturers dropped 13.6% vs. a year earlier for April and May combined. Chinese ... Read More »

Alibaba Launches Internet-enabled Smart Car

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba introduced its first automobile last week, the RX5 sport utility vehicle, set to be delivered to customers in August. The company called the vehicle, made with Chinese carmaker SAIC, the first “Internet car” in a news release.  It will run software developed by Alibaba’s YunOS division to connect with other smart devices, the company said. It ... Read More »

Analytics in Europe: From Luxury to Necessity

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Judith Niederschelp, MD, Aberdeen Group Europe, explains why data-driven decision making drives competitive advantage in the B2B space When considering ways to create competitive advantage, companies traditionally look at activities core to the business. A manufacturer might seek cutting-edge materials or innovative production processes.  A pharmaceutical company might build its R&D practices around the latest medical research to accelerate breakthroughs ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Partners with Trustworthy Accountability Group

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With an aim to help bring transparency to the digital advertising supply chain, Dun & Bradstreet announced a partnership with the Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG) to help vet and verify the identities of digital advertising buyers, sellers, and intermediary companies applying to participate in the TAG Registry.  Dun & Bradstreet will use the D-U-N-S® number to power the “Verified by TAG” process – TAG’s proprietary ... Read More »

Moody’s Acquires Full Ownership of Korea Investors Service (KIS)

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Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced that it has acquired full ownership of Korea Investors Service (KIS), a leading provider of domestic credit ratings in Korea. Founded in 1985, KIS serves the domestic capital markets in Korea with credit ratings, research and other services. KIS has been a majority-owned affiliate of Moody’s Investors Service since 2001. “Moody’s and KIS have had a long-standing and productive ... Read More »

What Might ‘Brexit’ Mean For Cybersecurity In The UK?


While some cybersecurity pros say that Brexit will have little ill effect on the space, others aren’t so sure. For one, Michaela Menting, research director for ABI Research, noted that the UK will need to review its role Europol and the European Cybercrime Centre (EC3), which is the focal point in the EU’s fight against cybercrime. “Organized online criminal activities are ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Credit Risks in Middle East and Africa

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Most credit professionals who weighed in on how they do business in the Middle East and Africa, using FCIB’s latest survey, conduct business with existing customers in these countries.  Wire transfer, letters of credit (L/C) and cash against documents were some of the more popular ways they secure payments. Survey takers who sell into Pakistan contributed payment delays to billing ... Read More »

CIBIL may soon Provide One Free Credit Report per Year

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Credit Information Bureau of India (CIBIL) will start providing individuals with one free credit report per year, Reserve Bank chief Raghuram Rajan stated recently.  The credit report is used by financial institutions to check the credit worthiness of an individual before dispensing a loan.  Individuals have to currently pay around Rs 500 to CIBIL to get their credit report. CIBIL. ... Read More »