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To Stop Data Breaches, Start with Databases

Large-scale data breaches have become so common that even tens of millions of records leaking feels unremarkable. One frequent culprit that gets buried beneath the headlines? Poorly secured databases that connect directly to the internet. While companies commonly use these databases to store tempting troves of customer and financial data, they often do so with outdated and weak default security ... Read More »

Experian Makes Debt Collection Easier for Consumers

Consumers now have the flexibility to resolve debts through digital self-serve channels; data and analytics provide a more personalized and helpful experience Getting debt collection right is about more than money. It’s about knowing the difference between a customer who has simply forgotten to make a payment or someone dealing with a financial hardship. Knowing the difference is important so ... Read More »

German Cyber Crime Rose 80% in 2016 According to the Latest Statistics Issued by German Ministry of Interior

The German government registered 82,649 cases of computer fraud, espionage and other cyber crimes in 2016, as compared to 2015 statistics of 45,793, an increase of just over 80 percent from 2015.  The German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere released the new statistics, as part of the government’s annual crime report on Monday April 24, 2017.  Only 38.7% of the ... Read More »

TransUnion SmartMove® Survey: Low Turnover and Higher Rental Prices in 2017 Driving Profitable and Attractive Market for Landlords

New TransUnion SmartMove® survey finds landlords are utilizing rental screening solutions to make smarter decisions about prospective renters As the first quarter of 2017 wound down, property managers indicated it was easier to find qualified renters and that resident turnover had declined compared to the same time last year. A new survey from TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) SmartMove also found that six in 10 ... Read More »

ACCIS Annual AGM & Conference 2017

WELCOME TO THE ACCIS AGM & CONFERENCE 2017  This year’s event will take place in the luxury collection Hotel Bristol, in the old town of Warsaw, Poland from 7th-9th June 2017. ACCIS is delighted that BIK, the host country bureau, will be our main sponsor for conference. BIK are enjoying their 20th anniversary in 2017 and we are pleased to be ... Read More »

Equifax Q1 Revenues up 14%

Equifax delivers strong operating performance driven by double digit revenue growth and expanded Adjusted EBITDA margins Revenue of $832.2 million was up 14 percent (15 percent in local currency) compared to the first quarter of 2016. Diluted EPS of $1.26 was up 49 percent compared to the first quarter of 2016. Adjusted EPS of $1.44 was up 17 percent compared ... Read More »

Examining the Credit Cycle: Is This as Good as it Gets?

Posted by Dr. Andrew Jennings at FICO More than 70 straight months of US job growth, the official unemployment rate down below 5%, and average hourly earnings growing at a seven-year high of 2.9%. Signs of approaching full employment finally allowed the Fed to see enough stability to inch up rates without being seemingly blown off course by events elsewhere. ... Read More »

Experian Health and MyHealthDirect team up to improve practice workflow with cloud-based patient scheduling across healthcare networks

Patient Schedule allows patients to schedule their own appointments in real time, for faster access to appointments Reducing patient wait time for appointments not only lessens the potential for harm to patients, but can also lower healthcare costs by making better use of skilled staff time and resources. To that end, Experian Health, the healthcare industry leader for automating, integrating and ... Read More »

Fintech Start-up Cloudcase Provides Lending Solution for New Zealand’s TSB Bank

TSB Bank in New Zealand is rolling out a new lending solution from Australia-based fintech start-up Cloudcase. The bank states the new system “substantially reduces the time to process a loan from application to contract with multiple business efficiencies and customer benefits”.  The project started in January last year and has been a collaborative effort of TSB Bank’s technology teams ... Read More »

Atradius Net Profits for 2016 are up 19%

Atradius Reports Continued Strong Contributions Across the Group Total income increased by 3% (3.3% at constant foreign exchange rates) Gross insurance result improved 15.5% to EUR 370.4 million Investment result rose 24.9% to EUR 45.0 million Net profit increased 18.8% to EUR 211.8 million Shareholders’ equity increased 8.4% to EUR 1,625.5 million Atradius’ aim is to lead our customers into ... Read More »

Cybersecurity Breaches Cost UK Businesses Close To £30bn Last Year

New research published by Beaming, a business ISP, reveals that more than half (52 percent) of British businesses fell victim to some form of cyber-crime in 2016.  Beaming’s study, which was conducted by researchers at Opinium, indicates that 2.9 million UK firms suffered cyber-security breaches nationwide last year, at a cost of £29.1 billion. Computer viruses and phishing attacks were the most ... Read More »

Equifax Canada Empowers Businesses to Arrive at better Credit Decisions Faster, with Risk Reveal

Equifax Canada® announced the launch of Risk Reveal, the only solution in the Canadian market which leverages both commercial and consumer intelligence for a robust and predictive view of a company, as well as its owners. Combining the depth of two credit databases in one solution, Risk Reveal brings together credit scores, credit data, legal actions, and collections data for ... Read More »

Korean Credit Bureau Net Profits Up 31%

The combined net profit of six credit bureau firms in South Korea jumped 31 percent on-year in 2016, as they expanded their business portfolio into new sectors, the nation’s financial regulator said Tuesday. The combined net income of the six credit bureau firms, which collects and evaluates credit data between consumers and financial firms, stood at 57.2 billion won ($51.3 ... Read More »

Creditreform Compliance Services Establishes New Data Protection Hub

New data protection hub of Creditreform Compliance Services GmbH online! Many companies are currently faced with the challenge of examining which new legislation is relevant in the EU Basic Data Protection Regulation. The fines have risen drastically and ensure that data protection is at the top of the list of priorities.  For this purpose Creditreform Compliance Services GmbH has developed a ... Read More »

Arvato Financial Solutions Increases Stake in Brazilian Financial Services Provider Intervalor

Arvato Financial Solutions is taking its step-by-step option and has increased its holdings of Intervalor shares to 81.5 per cent. After initially acquiring 40 per cent of interest in Intervalor shares in June 2015, this is a further important step within the consistent internationalization of Arvato Financial Solutions. Both parties have come to an understanding that the financial details of ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet India Appoints Manish Sinha as MD

Dun & Bradstreet India — a global leader in commercial data and insights on businesses — on Tuesday announced the appointment of Manish Sinha as its Managing Director, effective May 8. “Based in Mumbai, Manish will oversee Dun & Bradstreet’s go-to-market strategy, business operations, and the delivery of business value and benefits to our customers in the region,” the company ... Read More »