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Atradius Unveils Atrium – A New Online Credit Management Portal

Credit limits approved in minutes with just a few clicks Atradius announced an upgrade to its digital platform with the unveiling of ‘Atrium’, its new credit management portal. Atrium is an advanced way for business to complete credit insurance transactions creating a new level of service. The Oracle based portal is designed to evolve with digital advancements and user requirements. ... Read More »

LexisNexis® RiskView™ Liens & Judgments Report Delivers New Confidence for Home Mortgage Lenders and Limits Risk

In the face of credit bureaus’ new restrictions on reporting liens and judgments, LexisNexis Risk Solutions provides access to detailed and reliably linked data LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the broad availability of LexisNexis® RiskView™ Liens & Judgments Report, which provides lenders with detailed, reliable data for making credit decisions. The new, robust data report, which relies on LexisNexis Risk Solutions ... Read More »

Equifax to Acquire ID Watchdog, a Leading Identity Protection and Resolution Services Company

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) announced an agreement to acquire ID Watchdog (TSX.V: IDW), a leading identity theft protection and resolution services company providing solutions to the Employee Benefits marketplace. Based in Denver and listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange, ID Watchdog is a leading provider of identity protection and resolutions services with primary distribution through the employee benefits channel. “ID Watchdog is a respected ... Read More »

Publicis Groupe and Alibaba Strike Partnership

Publicis Groupe and Alibaba Group have struck a partnership to create a new Uni Desk, which is part of Uni Marketing, Alibaba’s data-powered marketing framework. The collaboration will look to benefit clients of Publicis Media, Publicis Communications and Publicis.Sapient. According to the agency, the move also reinforces its commitment to leadership in digital, data and technology. The partnership will focus ... Read More »

Alibaba Details Its Plans for Worldwide Growth

Alibaba (BABA) executive chairman Jack Ma recently made the bold prediction that Alibaba would hit $1 trillion in gross merchandise value (GMV) by the 2020 fiscal year, and eventually serve two billion customers by 2036.  Although Alibaba currently dominates the enormous Chinese market, achieving such lofty goals obviously would require a significant global expansion. “If a company can serve two ... Read More »

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and POOL4TOOL in Alliance to Reduce Supply Chain Risk

LexisNexis Risk Solutions announced its global alliance with POOL4TOOL, a leading procurement software vendor, to provide data that will help reduce supply chain risk and deliver world-class compliance management tools. POOL4TOOL specializes in facilitating communication between systems and is among the leading solution providers on the international market, due to its high level of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) integration capabilities. For LexisNexis ... Read More »

CoreLogic Acquires Mercury Network

CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, announced that the Company has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase valuation technology and appraisal management platform provider Mercury Network from Serent Capital. Concurrently with entry into the purchase agreement, the company has acquired a 45 percent passive minority stake in Mercury Network. The purchase of the remaining ... Read More »

Tracking Changes in Small Business Risk Profiles Challenges Lenders

LexisNexis Risk Solutions launches LexisNexis® Small Business Monitoring that checks for targeted, material changes and updates  LexisNexis® Risk Solutions has identified a growing trend among lenders that serve small businesses—namely, the difficulty of tracking changes in the status of their risk profile.  A suite of products, including Small Business Monitoring, assists lenders with client account management by monitoring for changes in ... Read More »

ICISA Trade Credit Members Insured over 2.3 trillion in 2016

Growth in global trade reflected in high exposure figures Increased demand for surety under soft market conditions Trade credit insurance Total premium income decreased by -3.4% to €6 billion in a competitive market Claims paid or 2016 stands at a total sum of €2.9 billion Claims ratio 2016: 48.3% (2015: 50.4%) Insured exposure increased by +2%. Total insured exposure over ... Read More »

Ant Financial Appears to Becoming the World’s Top Consumer Bank – If Foreign Regulators Let It Happen

The biggest obstacle for the Alibaba affiliate are strict regulations abroad In a world that embraces disruptive technology, China’s most prominent financial technology company, Ant Financial Services Group, would probably have no problems morphing into a bank, even without licenses. Beginning as an online payment processor called Alipay supporting Alibaba Group Holding’s flagship e-commerce platform Taobao, Ant Financial has expanded ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate: Asian Payments Situation Worsens

Companies in Asia are facing more overdue payments as the macroeconomic problems facing the region filter through the supply chain. In China, 80.6% of companies experienced overdue payments in 2015, with the the value of outstanding debt rising by 58.1% from 2014. In its annual corporate payments survey of Asia Pacific, credit insurance firm Coface quizzed 2,793 companies in eight ... Read More »

ISO (Verisk) Announces Strategic Alliance with IDP, Inc., to Expand ISO Preferred Data Partnership Program

ISO announced today a strategic alliance with IDP, Inc., a SaaS provider for the property/casualty insurance industry, that expands the ISO Preferred Data PartnershipTM — a new program in which ISO collects and refines raw policy data directly from insurers and submits reports on their behalf to regulators across the United States. ISO is a Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK) business.  As part ... Read More »

Did Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Kill Financial Inclusion?

Banking and Blockchain: Why We Need an AML/KYC Safe Harbor Steven Hopkins is chief operating officer and general counsel of Medici Ventures, an Overstock subsidiary focused on the advancement of blockchain technology. In this opinion piece, Hopkins discusses issues with the global AML and KYC requirements placed on banks, concluding that, while this is encouraging blockchain innovation, more legal clarity is ... Read More »

Paisa Bazaar Launches Campaign on the Relevance of a Credit Score

Paisa Bazaar, a marketplace for loans and cards, which has a partnership with Experian Credit Information, launched its TV campaign during the live broadcast of the India-Pakistan Champions Trophy match on Sunday, featuring several products offering customers a credit report along with monthly updates at absolutely zero cost The campaign was conceptualised by the in-house team of Paisabazaar.com and was ... Read More »

Salesforce Delivers Einstein Account-Based Marketing — B2B Marketing Intelligence Built on the World’s #1 CRM Platform

Salesforce [NYSE: CRM] introduced Einstein Account-Based Marketing (ABM), a complete, end-to-end B2B marketing solution powered by artificial intelligence.  Built on the world’s #1 CRM platform, Einstein ABM enables marketing and sales teams to precisely target their most valuable accounts, personalize campaigns and engage with prospects at scale—improving pipeline quality and turning the hottest leads into new deals. B2B companies increasingly ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Releases BlockOne IQ into Blockchain Developer Community

Move Underlines Thomson Reuters Commitment to The Exploration of Applications of Blockchain Technology Through the Provision of Market Data Via a Smart Oracle Thomson Reuters is the first major industry player to make a smart oracle available in the blockchain ecosystem for lean experimentation purposes. Organizations are now able to represent real market conditions more accurately in their proof of ... Read More »

Cyber Crime Drives Up The Cost Of Insurance

For companies and organisations, an attack by hackers can inflict financial losses, corporate embarrassment and legal action. For insurers jumping into the brave new world of cyber-crime insurance, it’s free marketing for what could be a $10 billion opportunity. High-profile computer breaches like the hack of the Democratic National Committee and the Twitter Swastika Hack are reinforcing the need for protection against cyber threats, ... Read More »