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Bisnode Names Cecilia Westerholm Beer as New Chief Human Resources Officer


Bisnode announces the appointment of Cecilia Westerholm Beer as Chief Human Resources Officer, effective as of May 2017. Cecilia will also become a member of Bisnode’s Group Management Team.   Cecilia will continue to establish and develop the Bisnode Group HR function, where steam in driving the long-term people agenda as well as the cultural …

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May 19, 2017


The Future of Lending is Now with Latest TransUnion Prama Offerings


Changing credit landscape creates opportunities for fast-moving lenders As TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) data from the end of March 2017 suggest, the consumer credit market is as complex as ever. Mortgage delinquency rates: continuing to drop. Auto loan delinquency rates: rising. Personal loan market: growing, but slowing. Access to credit cards: highest since 2005. Maneuvering through this ever-changing credit landscape …

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May 18, 2017


Payment Services: Alipay and WeChat Pay Make Push into North America


China’s mobile payment leaders are ramping up efforts in the land of Apple Pay. Alipay and WeChat Pay (OTCPK:TCEHY) are expanding into North America, seeing a big market in the waves of Chinese traveling abroad. Ant Financial, operator of Alipay and affiliate of Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), announced a deal with U.S. payment processing company First Data (NYSE:FDC). The arrangement is …

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May 17, 2017


Encompass Corporation Integrates with FactSet to Offer Global Know Your Customer Capability


Encompass Corporation, creator of Know Your Customer (KYC) software for banking, finance, legal and accountancy, today announced that it is teaming with FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications, and industry-leading services. The combination of FactSet’s data solutions and Encompass for KYC purposes enables truly global coverage for KYC and beneficial ownership …

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Moody’s Analytics to Acquire Bureau van Dijk – Changing the Competitive Landscape in Commercial Credit Information


Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bureau van Dijk, a global provider of business intelligence and company information, for €3.0 billion (approximately $3.27 billion). The acquisition extends Moody’s position as a leader in risk data and analytical insight. Highlights: Builds on Moody’s role as a global provider …

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May 15, 2017


Moody’s Analytics Becomes a Disrupting Force in the Trade Credit Information Market


Moody’s Acquires Bureau van Dijk! It is all about risk management!  Obviously there is still value in company information, a very comforting thought, especially if you have millions of financial statements with ratios, what if analysis and peer to peer comparisons. Moody’s is paying US$ 3.27 billion, over 11x revenue (22x EBITDA) for Bureau van …

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Bloomberg Law Introduces New Corporate Practice Center Featuring Compliance, Governance and Legal Operations


Practice Center Offers Extensive Content Developed By Corporate Counsel Community Bloomberg Law today announced the launch of its new Corporate Practice Center, which features a significant expansion in content developed exclusively for corporate counsel.  It integrates practical guidance, expert analysis, commentary, news, primary sources and practice tools on issues of vital importance given the unique …

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AppNexus, LiveRamp, and MediaMath Launch Technology Consortium to Enable People-Based Programmatic Advertising


AppNexus, LiveRamp™ – an Acxiom®company – and MediaMath announced the launch of an open, technology industry consortium to make people-based marketing widely available within programmatic channels. The three companies have agreed to create a standard identity framework that enables buyers and sellers of programmatic digital advertising to create more relevant campaigns and improve consumer experience. Additional companies initially joining …

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May 12, 2017


Equifax & TransUnion Join Canadian Blockchain Identity Network Trial


Credit reporting agencies Equifax and TransUnion have joined to test and experiment Canadian blockchain identity network in order to ease the sharing of consumer data through the internet. The two credit agencies said that they are taking part in the initial tests of the blockchain network that is being developed by Toronto-based technology firm SecureKey. …

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May 11, 2017


Creditinfo Group Appoints Sigrún Ragna Ólafsdöttir as Board Member


Sigrún Ragna Ólafsdóttir has joined Creditinfo Group as external Board Member, replacing Hákon Stefánsson who temporarily held this position and remains Deputy CEO of the company as well as Executive Director for Credit Bureau Operations at Creditinfo. Source: Creditinfo Chronicle

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HG Data and Modern Analytics in Partnership


Modern Analytics Uses Technographics to Maximize Business Intelligence For years, Modern Analytics has offered fully automated, machine learning-based predictive analytics to support informed decision making in all facets of business.  While Modern Analytics offers the latest data science tools for modeling and computation, its customers still have a critical need for quality data to get better …

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May 10, 2017


Acxiom Partners with DataXpand to Reach Lucrative Latin American, Spanish and U.S. Hispanic Audiences


Acxiom® (Nasdaq: ACXM), announced a new partnership with DataXpand, the first international data management platform (DMP) and data/audience marketplace, which launches Acxiom’s Latin America, Spain, and U.S. Hispanic digital audience. Acxiom clients may now tap into data on internet behavior, interests, and demographics to market their products and services to a vast new population of consumers in …

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May 9, 2017


Lexisnexis® Risk Solutions and Cortera Team to Provide Lenders with Better Information to Determine Small Business Creditworthiness


Blending Cortera B2B trade credit with LexisNexis® Risk Solutions alternative data enables lenders to make smarter credit decisions that expand their small business portfolios LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a data and analytics company, announced that its robust suite of small business credit risk assessment products will soon incorporate trade credit from Cortera, the leading aggregator of business-to-business trade credit. …

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May 8, 2017


Tencent Jumps into India’s E-commerce Frenzy


On April 10, Flipkart announced that Tencent, along with Microsoft and eBay, had poured $1.4 billion into the Indian online retailer.  This happens to be the largest amount ever raised by an Indian internet company in a single round.  It also marks Tencent’s arrival in the thick of India’s frenzied e-commerce battle, where homegrown Flipkart …

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May 3, 2017


CRIF Opens Centre for Predictive Analytics and Decision Solutions in India


CRIF, the majority stakeholder of CRIF High Mark Credit Information Services, announced the launch of a new centre for predictive analytics and decision solutions in Pune, India.  The new centre will directly support clients in India, South East Asia and West Asia, as well cooperate with CRIF offices in other geographies such as Europe, Russia, …

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Creditinfo to Power Azerbaijan’s First Credit Information Bureau


IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, over 20 local financial institutions and Creditinfo have teamed-up in launching Azerbaijan’s first private credit bureau to enable local financial institutions to better share credit information, manage lending risks, and boost access to finance for borrowers, including SMEs. The shareholders – 21 local financial institutions and Creditinfo …

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May 2, 2017


Equifax Awarded for Fraud Prevention Services in APAC region


Equifax, the global information solutions company and the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand, has received a partner recognition award for its fraud prevention services in the APAC region. ThreatMetrix, a leading security technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, hosted its Digital Identity Summit in Hong Kong. ThreatMetrix recognised …

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Salesforce Expands Into Japan


Salesforce is expanding further into Asia with a new data center. The CRM provider announced that it has opened its second data center in Japan, located in Kobe in the country’s Kansai region. The new data center will enhance the company’s ability to deliver the Intelligent Customer Success Platform including Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App …

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May 1, 2017


Creditinfo Iceland Launches Collateral Registry Platform


As reported earlier this week, here is an expanded version of the Creditinfo Iceland announcement concerning the launch of its independent Collateral Registry platform. Collateral Registry’s Variability Although the Collateral Registry is a standalone solution, there are clear synergies when combined with A Credit Bureau System. In particular, the information held in the Collateral Registry …

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April 30, 2017


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 …

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April 28, 2017


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 …

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April 26, 2017


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 …

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April 25, 2017


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 …

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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 …

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Kreditech Russia Achieves Microfinance Company Status


Kreditech Group’s subsidiary, LLC MFC “Kreditech Rus”, received the status of a Microfinance Company (MFC) on March 27, 2017 from the Central Bank of Russia. A new federal law in Russia aims to make the microfinance market transparent and understandable. It therefore requires the MFC status for all alternative lending companies operating in the country. As …

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April 20, 2017


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