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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 »

GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2017

JW Mariott Hotel, Hong Kong – April 19th, 2017 Hong Kong offers a business-friendly environment and unrivalled connectivity to global, regional and the mainland China markets, making it an ideal host for the GTR Asia Trade & Supply Chain Finance Conference 2017. Returning for its third year, the conference will continue to build on its reputation as a key networking ... 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 »

SugarCRM is Working with IBM Watson to Enhance the Customer Experience

IBM, with the power of Watson, is a leader in bringing cognitive intelligence to many industries. As IBM’s CEO, Ginni Rometty, said earlier this week, “this year we expect Watson will touch one billion people—through everything from oncology and retail to tax preparation and cars.”  With that kind of market penetration, it is no wonder that companies are lining up to ... 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 »

Global Sources 2016 Revenues Declined by 7.8%

Global Sources released its financial results for the year ended 31st December 2016. Revenues from continuing operations in the year were US$157.7 million, down 7.8% compared to US$171.0 million recorded in 2015. IFRS net profit dropped 23% year-on-year to US$18.4 million from US$24.0 million in the previous year. However, adjusted EBITDA increased from US$30.8 million up to US$32.0 million in ... 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 »

Japanese GMO Payment Gateway Implements Extra Measures Following Data Breach

Japanese payment processing services provider GMO Payment Gateway Inc (TYO:3769) reiterated its commitment to personal data safety, following a credit card data leakage that affected the websites of two of its clients – the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and the Japan Housing Finance Agency. GMO Payment Gateway conducted a meeting of its Board of Directors recently, with the incident being the ... 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 »

China Set to Exceed Previous FinTech Investment Record

In a report from CBInsights, Asia accounted for around 20 percent in the number of FinTech investments worldwide last year. However, deals accounted for a far more with 43 percent of the global funding taking place in Asia in 2016.  It’s believed this is down to the fact that major Chinese companies are pouring money into the Asian financial technology ... 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 »

Why Alibaba’s Latest Paytm Buy Proves Amazon Is Playing A Losing Game In Asia

Alibaba is not backing down over its plans for Asian e-commerce dominance. Recent reports suggest that the Chinese behemoth just purchased Reliance Capital’s stake in Paytm, worth $42 million, and this just after Alibaba invested a sizeable $177 million in the Indian payment and commerce platform. It’s all too evident that China has its sights firmly set on the lucrative ... Read More »