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Companies House Announces New Chief Executive

Louise Smyth has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Companies House and The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales.  She will take up leadership of the organisation in September 2017 and joins Companies House from a long career at the Intellectual Property Office, including roles as Director of IT, Director of Corporate Services and latterly as Chief Operating ... Read More »

This Year’s Most Sought-after Date Roles

Organizations everywhere are looking to do more with their data assets, as well as better leverage open data and third party data sources for additional consumer insight. The good news is that there is no shortage of information available. The bad news is that wrangling and making sense of all that information can be very challenging. That is why we see ... Read More »

KSV1870 Innovations Offensive: The Digital Debtor Platform

Many debtors lose track of their creditors or the exact amount of their liabilities. In order to offer transparency and a direct way to debt relief, KSV1870 Forderungsmanagement GmbH has set up a clear platform which clearly includes the necessary orientation and a convenient payment option. Since the launch of the digital platform in June 2016, the number of accesses has more ... Read More »

Moody’s Completes Acquisition of Bureau van Dijk

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE: MCO) announced on August 10th 2017 that it has completed its acquisition of Bureau van Dijk, a global provider of business intelligence and company information. The acquisition strengthens Moody’s position as a leader in financial risk data and analytical insight. Moody’s announced that it had agreed to acquire Bureau van Dijk on May 15, 2017 and, on ... Read More »

Tinubu Square Provides Fresh Perspective on Customer Risk Management with New Updates to Its Popular Risk Platform

New ergonomics, new functionalities: Tinubu Risk Management Center enhanced for finance and factoring companies. Tinubu Square, one of the leading expert in trade credit risk management solutions for trade credit insurers and businesses, has launched a new version of its popular Risk Management Center (RMC). The technology platform that is already widely used by multinational organisations has been completely redesigned to better ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Growth in Business Credit Demand Lifts, as Conditions and Confidence Improve

Business Credit Demand Index by Equifax (June 2017 Quarter):  Overall business credit applications rose +2.7% (vs June quarter 2016) Download Infographic Sydney, Australia, Thursday, 31 July 2017 –  The Quarterly Business Credit Demand Index by Equifax, which measures the level of business loan, trade credit, and asset finance applications, rose at an annual rate of 2.7% in the June quarter, compared to ... Read More »

TruNarrative Partners with Creditsafe to Deliver Unparalleled KYC, AML and Fraud Protection

TruNarrative, one of the global providers of fraud and compliance risk solutions, has partnered with Creditsafe, the global business intelligence experts, to synchronise their data and provide unparalleled KYC, AML and fraud protection to businesses all over the world. Creditsafe’s global database is one of the most rapidly expanding in the industry and one of the most comprehensive. Each day, ... Read More »

UK Data Protection and Privacy Update

Mike Bradford, BIIA’s contributing editor on the subject of data protection and privacy has published his latest newsletter which he is sharing with our UK members. August Headlines Information Commissioner’s Office Annual Report Data breach commentary Legitimate interest guidance Updated subject access policy Direct Marketing Association GDPR guidance GDPR in the press Warning to workers about sharing personal information Recent ... Read More »

BNM – WBG Credit Infrastructure for Regulators

BNM-WBG Credit Infrastructure Programme 6 – 9 November 2017 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) and World Bank Group (WBG), will jointly organize the fifth edition of Credit Infrastructure Programme for over 100 regulators and credit reporting, secured lending and collateral registries, and insolvency and debt resolution professionals from around the world. The programme will be composed of joint ... Read More »

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Drives Global Expansion with Multi-language Telematics Capability

Global insurers expanding their telematics propositions into new territories can now take advantage of the multi-language capability of the LexisNexis® Global Telematics Platform from insurance data analytics and telematics leader LexisNexis Risk Solutions.  This development can vastly improve speed to market in each territory whilst providing the benefits of a consistent platform across different geographical regions. The new multi-language capability ... Read More »

CRIF Organized its First Official Event in Romania

On June 20 at the Grand Hotel Continental in Bucharest, CRIF organized its first official event in Romania, an Executive Round Table on the roadmap towards paperless digital banking. The event was attended by bank executives and national institution representatives: executives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs; the Romania banking association; and Romania National Bank During its speech, CRIF presented and ... Read More »

Myanmar’s First Credit Bureau to Receive License Shortly

A Credit Bureau is an important step towards transparent financial services According to the International Finance Corporation (IFC) Myanmar’s first-ever Credit Bu­reau will launch in the next 9 to 12 months as it completes the li­censing and training process from the Central Bank of My­anmar (CBM), according to International Finance Corporation (IFC). “The CBM is due to complete the licensing ... Read More »

Encompass Verify Selected by Insolvency Practice Griffins

Encompass Verify was selected by Griffins, one of the largest independent insolvency practices in the UK, to support them in their Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance. Griffins, which has offices in London as well as Dubai, specialise in providing insolvency, litigation and forensic services maximising return to creditors through asset recovery. They have a broad range of clients including foreign governments, ... Read More »

CoreLogic Credco and Equifax in Partnership

—New product from CoreLogic Credco and Equifax helps convert automotive dealer website traffic into identity-verified leads, with no impact to consumer credit scores— CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), announced the launch of BuyerConnect, a product powered by Equifax Inc. and delivered by CoreLogic Credco that can be posted on an automotive dealer’s website to help convert anonymous web traffic into qualified leads. BuyerConnect allows ... Read More »

Blockchain:  Distributing Time-sensitive Information via Blockchain

Patent Application Reveals Nasdaq Planning Blockchain-Powered Data System.  Nasdaq is seeking to patent a system for securely distributing time-sensitive information via a blockchain. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) released the patent application – entitled “Systems and Methods for Securing and Disseminating Time Sensitive Information Using a Blockchain” – on August 3, though it was initially submitted in late January of ... Read More »

Salesforce Service Cloud Update Pitches for Simplicity

Lots more features for no additional costs coming from Salesforce Salesforce is adding new features to its Service Cloud that it says will enable companies to build a customer service centre in a single day. The Salesforce Service Cloud, which is built on the Salesforce Lightning component framework, now has case management pre-built into it along with a more streamlined ... Read More »