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What’s the Killer App in B2B Marketing? Face-to-face events

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I was teaching B2B digital marketing in Buenos Aires in July, and found some of my students to be dismayed by one data point that came up again and again in the course: of all tactics in the B2B marketing toolkit, the most valued, the most used, and the most effective is face-to-face events. It’s not digital, except tangentially. But, ... Read More »

TransUnion Boosts Healthcare Solutions with Acquisition of Rtech

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Building on the acquisition of Auditz in June, TransUnion gains additional new capabilities to help healthcare providers maximize reimbursement TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) has acquired RTech (Healthcare Revenue Technologies, Inc), a technology-driven healthcare services company that offers post-service eligibility solutions designed to maximize reimbursements and reduce uncompensated care costs for hospitals and healthcare systems of all sizes. TransUnion is investing in ... Read More »

Yahoo Hacked with 500 million Accounts Stolen

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Yahoo announced a state-sponsored actor stole email addresses, passwords and birth dates. Change your passwords. Now. Hackers swiped personal information associated with at least a half billion Yahoo accounts, the company said Thursday (Sept. 22, 2016), marking the biggest data breach in history. The hack, which took place in 2014, revealed names, email addresses, phone numbers, birth dates and, in ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters and EY Team Up to Distribute EY Tax Alerts

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Thomson Reuters and EY are pleased to announce a joint initiative to bring EY Tax Alerts to Thomson Reuters Checkpoint, providing corporate tax professionals, tax preparers, accountants and tax attorneys with access to a valuable resource for tax news and research. EY Tax Alerts provide timely updates and authoritative insights from Ernst & Young LLP’s National Tax Department, focusing on ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Mobius as a new Member

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Mobius is a global leader in providing business information and data solutions across industries. By aggregating publicly available data using custom crawlers and extraction tools, and optimizing unstructured data, Mobius gives its clients the cutting edge over their competitors. Having serviced customers across information and media, e-commerce & retail, financial services, energy and power, aviation, construction, health care, education and ... Read More »

US Risk Climate: Most College Students Pay Credit Card Bills in Full Each Month

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Equifax survey finds that fewer than half of college students take advantage of free credit reports Nearly 70 percent of college students have one or more credit cards, and a slightly higher percentage pay off their own balances in full each month, according to a recent survey conducted by Equifax. While the survey shows many college students are practicing responsible credit ... Read More »

The Bank of Russia Will Evaluate Pledges (Collateral) of Credit Activities

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To improve the bank supervision, protection of creditors’ and depositors’ interests, to get more reliable information on financial situation of the borrower and on the value of the collateral, the Federal Law as of 03.07.2016 №362-FZ “On Introducing Amendments to the articles 72 and 73 of the Federal Law “On the Central Bank of the Russian Federation (the Bank of ... Read More »

Russians Hold Credit Delinquencies at 16 Percent, According to Data from FICO and NBKI

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The FICO® Credit Health Index for Russia has held steady since summer 2015, following a seven-year decline 16 percent of Russian credit accounts are delinquent, more than twice as many as in January 2012 The FICO Credit Health Index measures the percentage of delinquent consumer loans and credit cards reported to NBKI, Russia’s largest credit bureau The bad rate of ... Read More »

BizEquity and Equifax Partner to Deliver Big Data for Small Businesses

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BizEquity, one of the world’s leading online provider of business valuation big data, announced a strategic relationship with Equifax, an information solutions and, global insights provider, to offer a new business valuation tool to help financial professionals prospect more effectively and small business owners better understand their business’ worth. As part of the agreement, Equifax will license certain data assets, ... Read More »

Graydon Launches its First Solution on the New Graydon Insights Platform: The Graydon Decision Model.

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The launch of the Graydon Decision Model means the customer itself determines the opportunities for growth and associated risks. Graydon launched its first solution on the new Graydon Insights platform: The Graydon Decision Model. It’s an online and uniform decision model enabling companies themselves to determine the nature of their future growth and the customers they want to win. The ... Read More »

Vendor Landscape: Global Legal Privacy and Cybersecurity Services

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Nine Law Firms Marry Legal Expertise and Business Acumen to Solve Privacy and Cybersecurity Challenges Here is a Forrester Research report written by Enza Iannopollo, which may be of interest to BIIA members: Why Read This Report  In the past, security and risk (S&R) and privacy professionals might have left engaging with external law firms to their own legal departments. ... Read More »

US Risk Climate: Service Sector PMI Stumbles

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Armada Corporate Intelligence starts with the standard mantra uttered by economists when discussing the service sector in the US economy.  It is large, very large, 80% of the GDP large and around 80% of the employment large.  And highly varied – large and highly varied. This makes the service sector very important to the total US economy at the same ... Read More »

CoreLogic Names Stuart Pratt Senior Vice President of Government and Industry Relations

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CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today announced the appointment of Stuart Pratt as senior vice president of Government and Industry Relations. In his role, Pratt will oversee engagement with the Administration, Congress, state legislatures and other policymakers as well as relationships with think tanks, consumer advocacy groups, and trade associations. Pratt will work closely ... Read More »

Bisnode and Coinfirm Take Compliance and Business Intelligence to the Next Level with Blockchain

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The companies are integrating solutions and bringing a new era of blockchain, business intelligence and compliance services to the market There’s no question that transparency and compliance have been a hurdle between a marriage of digital currencies such as bitcoin and the financial system.  Companies operating in the area have to face an unsure playing field while banks and other ... Read More »

Finding Ways to Collect in Egypt

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Egypt continues to struggle with a shortage in foreign exchange reserves as it looks to others to help close the gap, and some credit professionals have questioned how the shortage could affect getting paid when doing business there. “As a credit analyst with a customer in Egypt, an irrevocable LC [letter of credit] or avalized cash against document is essential ... Read More »

Equifax to Boost Cambodian Credit Reporting

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Cambodia’s credit bureau is looking to leverage the resources and experience of US-based Equifax, one of the three biggest American credit report agencies, to expand its credit analysis capabilities and introduce new products to the local market, its chief executive officer said yesterday. Pascal Ly, CBC’s chief executive officer, said that representatives of Equifax visited the credit bureau earlier this ... Read More »

Analysis of UK Company Long-Term Debt and Charges Reveals Strong Challenger Bank Lending

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Avention, maker of OneSource® Solutions for smarter business insights, published its findings from an analysis of the mortgages and charges entries of over 5 million UK companies on its database, which was carried out to assess the strength of challenger bank lending across the UK. The research comes as increasing numbers of new challengers continue to enter the market, seeking ... Read More »