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FinTech: Clearbanc Launches new Type of Banking Service for Uber Drivers

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Clearbanc a new banking service designed to meet the unique needs of America’s +50M self-employed freelancers and independent professionals, launches a new type of banking service for the millions of self-employed Americans. Its first product is a service for Uber drivers that allows them to get paid instantly instead of waiting up to 10 days. With Clearbanc, Uber drivers receive ... Read More »

LifeLock Augments Member Benefits with Stolen Funds Replacement

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LifeLock, Inc. a leading provider of proactive identity theft protection services, announced a service enhancement that provides members with even more protection in the event that they become victims of identity fraud. The new benefit, Stolen Funds Replacement†, provides reimbursement for funds stolen due to identity theft up to the limit of the member’s plan. With the addition of Stolen ... Read More »

Blockchain & Trade Finance: 15 R3 Members Trial Distributed Ledger Tech for Trade Finance

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Banking consortium R3CEV has announced that 15 of its members have completed a distributed ledger trial focused on applications in trade finance. The test reportedly focused on how its distributed ledger platform Corda could be used in accounts receivable invoicing and letter-of-credit (LC) transactions. Further, it follows news that Bank of America, HSBC and the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore completed a similar ... Read More »

Rocket Fuel Provides More Dynamic and Personalized Programmatic Marketing

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Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ: FUEL), a leading Programmatic Marketing Platform announced enhancements to its programmatic marketing solution that combine dynamic creative capabilities with Rocket Fuel’s Moment Scoring technology, allowing travel and retail customers to not just reach the right person at the right time with the right message, but dynamically present the right products in a single ad for each consumer. ... Read More »

Implementing Account-based Marketing (ABM)


Considering Account-Based Marketing? Stay Fresh — Stay Focused — Stay Ahead, recommend BIIA member Rob Eaton, Director of Sales, International, at Avention So, you’re looking at implementing Account-Based Marketing (ABM). Let me ask a very important question: do you know where your data is and can you easily access it? The answer is crucial because, for many organisations, the reality ... Read More »

LexisNexis Risk Solutions to Acquire Crash and Project business group of Appriss

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions, part of RELX Group, announced it is acquiring the Crash and Project business group Appriss, a public safety business that provides technology solutions for the efficient collection of crash reports and electronic citations. LexisNexis will utilize the acquired technology within its LexisNexis Coplogic Solutions portfolio, a comprehensive electronic crash and incident reporting suite, to enhance its capabilities ... Read More »

Experian Data Quality Provides Self-Service Address Validation on Edq.Com

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Data quality leader expands its self-service suite, allowing users to quickly check the quality of their address data Experian Data Quality, a leading provider of data quality software and services, today announced the release of a new online service for address validation – available on https://www.edq.com/. The latest addition to Experian Data Quality’s line of software-as-a-service offerings allows users to upload and cleanse ... Read More »

The Global War of Narratives and the Role of Social Media

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The creation of strategic narratives is at the core of modern strategic communication strategies in business, politics and even in warfare. The battle of narratives has become the bedrock of international politics, and social media a powerful tool to fight this battle. The unique characteristic of social media is that it empowers and enables individuals to engage in ways unseen ... Read More »

Tesch Inkasso Germany Reports Changes in Ownership

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Avedon Capital Partners and management have sold Tesch Inkasso Group, a German debt collection company, to Lowell GFKL Group, a credit receivables management backed by the Permira Funds and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan (OTPP). Tesch Inkasso is headquartered in Wiehl, Germany. Its core business is to recover debt claims, mostly from private debtors in the name of its clients. Tesch ... Read More »

Retail Banks Will be Dead within A Decade – So they Keep Saying!


Experts say finаnсial services will be thе most disrupted induѕtrу in thе nеxt 10 уеаrѕ.  Retail banking as we know will die. Retail banking is going through an unсеrtаin реriоd. Some banks like Citigrоuр are talking about lауоffѕ, and branch сlоѕurеѕ while оthеr banks are doubling down and building new lосаtiоnѕ. Thе layouts for nеw Bank оf America branches lооk ... Read More »

Equifax Debt Services Improves the Debt Recovery Process for Canadian Creditors

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Creditors now have a new advantage when managing debt recovery with the release of Equifax Debt Services, a set of interconnected tools and services designed to make recovering money owed easier and more profitable. With this new solution, the debt recovery process from pre-collection through recoveries is fully managed by Equifax, and clients have a clear view of their customers at ... Read More »

What the Heck is Blockchain?

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Whenever the term Blockchain comes up in conversations with information professionals, usually one will be interrupted with the question:  “What the Heck is Blockchain”? BIIA member Forrester Research has published a short report called “Breaking Down Blockchain in Six Questions”.  The report can be purchased from Forrester Research.  Its author is Brendan Miller. So what the heck is Blockchain?   At ... Read More »

United Kingdom Retail: Is It Really that Bad?


Credit information company Graydon has been feeling the pulse of the UK retail industry.  Here is Graydon’s assessment: The recent and well-publicised failure of BHS and the continuing fallout has seen many a statement regarding the disappearance from our high street of yet another big name, as well as who’s to blame for its demise. Yes, it is another big ... Read More »

PayGate Selects GBG for Global Identity Verification Checks

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GBG, the global specialist in identity data intelligence announces it has partnered with PayGate, Korea’s leading international payment gateway, to integrate its global identity verification solution into PayGate’s web-based platform. The solution, GBG ID3global, will enable PayGate to on-board international customers faster and with greater security and at the same time fully ensure compliance regulations are met. Headquartered in Seoul, PayGate’s ... Read More »

Australia’s Postal Service Tests Blockchain Identity

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Australia’s state-owned postal service is now considering several blockchain applications. According to a report by ZDNet, the company is looking at accreditation and e-voting as part of internal blockchain R&D efforts. The Australia Post first divulged details about its blockchain work in March, when CEO Ahmed Fahour discussed uses involving digital identity.  Rick Wingfield, a partner for the Australia Post Accelerator unit, told attendees ... Read More »