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Acxiom in Partnership With Pinterest


Acxiom Corp. announced its partnership with Pinterest that the company said will enable advertisers to measure the impact of Pinterest campaigns on in-store and online sales. Acxiom said pairing its privacy safe haven solution for matching retailer transaction data with Pinterest campaign insights will allow marketers to quantify, through a closed-loop measurement, the impact of …

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June 27, 2017


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 …

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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. …

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June 26, 2017


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 …

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June 25, 2017


Salesforce Announces Strategic Agreement with Dell Technologies


Salesforce’s Intelligent Customer Success Platform to connect Dell Technologies’ sales, service, marketing and more Salesforce Einstein artificial intelligence to make customer interactions smarter and more predictive Salesforce (NYSE: CRM) and Dell Technologies (NYSE: DVMT) announced a strategic technology agreement. Extending the long-standing relationship between the two companies, Dell Technologies will expand the use of Salesforce’s …

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June 23, 2017


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 …

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June 22, 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, 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 checks. …

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June 21, 2017


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 …

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June 20, 2017


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 …

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June 19, 2017


BIIA Member CTOS and LexisNexis Risk Solutions join forces to create a safer business environment


CTOS will offer its customers a powerful tool based on LexisNexis Bridger Insight XG platform Enables companies to verify efficiently and screen their customers under KYC requirements (From left) LexisNexis Risk Solutions marketing manager Joy Lee; LexisNexis Risk Solutions International Market Development director David Haynes; CTOS Data Systems CEO Eric Chin and CTOS Holdings group …

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June 16, 2017


Making Sense of Dark Data


Apple has picked up Lattice Data, a company that applies an AI-enabled inference engine to take unstructured, “dark” data and turn it into structured (and more usable) information. We’ve heard from a single source that Apple has paid a price of around $200 million. The deal was closed a couple of weeks ago, the source …

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TransUnion and Equifax Launch Multi-Bureau Lock


Unique, two-bureau feature enhances identity theft protection, data security TransUnion® (NYSE: TRU) and Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) have entered into an agreement to launch a first-of-its-kind identity theft protection feature, Multi-Bureau Lock, that allows customers to lock both their TransUnion and Equifax credit reports. This agreement reinforces Equifax and TransUnion’s shared commitment to identity theft protection and …

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June 11, 2017


ID Analytics Names Ajay Nigam SVP of Product and Technology


ID Analytics LLC, a leader in consumer risk management, today announced that Ajay Nigam has joined the management team as senior vice president of product and technology. In this new role, Nigam is responsible for leading the company’s strategy and roadmap to bring new products to market. With a proven track record of more than …

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June 10, 2017


Equifax Announces Senior Leadership Changes


Leverages Internal Executive Talent to Continue to Deliver Unparalleled Value to Customers, Consumers & Shareholders Equifax Inc. (NYSE:  EFX), announced the realignment of some of its key senior leadership roles. The repositioning of its executive bench is in line with the company’s strategy of empowering its management team to take on broader responsibilities that bring …

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June 8, 2017


FactSet Expands Africa Operations, Opens Office in Johannesburg, South Africa


FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications and industry-leading services, announced it is strengthening its presence in its Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, opening a new office in Johannesburg. The new office will serve the Company’s growing client base in South Africa and provide a springboard for future expansion on …

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Creditinfo Eesti Appoints New CEO


Creditinfo Eesti has appointed Ege Metsandi as CEO.  Metsandi has extensive experience in the finance sector.  For the past three years Metsandi worked at Nordea Bank, where she successfully contributed to the creation of the pan-Baltic investment products development division. Before that, she held managerial positions at Trigon Capital and Swedbank. As of June 01, 2017 …

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June 7, 2017


OneSource Virtual and Equifax Partner to Provide Workforce Management Solutions


OneSource Virtual, a leading Business Process as a Service (BPaaS) and professional services provider and Equifax Workforce Solutions, a leader in human resource compliance, analytics and verification services, and a business unit of Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX), announced a partnership to deliver workforce management solutions to organizations. The partnership combines the expertise of OneSource Virtual in delivering innovative …

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June 6, 2017


TINUBU SQUARE LAUNCHES TINUBU CREDIT INSURANCE SUITE CORE EDITION


Tinubu Square puts its know-how at the service of insurance start-ups Tinubu Square, the leading expert in trade credit risk management solutions for trade credit insurers and businesses, has announced the launch of a new version of its Credit Insurance Suite, aimed specifically at the needs of emerging credit insurance and reinsurance businesses.  The Tinubu …

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June 5, 2017


Global Sources to be Privatized and Sold to Blackstone


NASDAQ-listed Global Sources announced the company has entered into an agreement “of amalgamation with Expo Holdings I Limited and Expo Holdings II Limited.” Initially, it was announced that under the terms of the agreement, all outstanding shares of Global Sources would be converted into the right to receive US$18.00 per share when the deal closes. …

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June 2, 2017


TransUnion: Five Questions on FinTech with Ibrahim Dusi of Payoff


As part of TransUnion’s “Five questions on FinTech” blog series, John Wirth sat down with Ibrahim Dusi, Chief Risk Officer at Payoff, to get his insights on the future of the FinTech industry, the importance of differentiation and innovation, and how they are saying yes to more consumers Q1: What do you see as critical milestones for the FinTech …

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May 31, 2017


Creditreform AG Invests in DATAlovers AG


Investment and partnership is to support Creditreform’s core business with Big Data and Artificial Intelligence solutions.  Joint development of new analytical solutions is to be anticipated.    At the recent shareholders meeting of DATAlovers AG, Creditreform AG became an investor the company.  The amount of the investment and terms were not disclosed Creditreform’s management board …

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PayU and Kreditech in Global Partnership


Kreditech, a leading technology group for digital consumer credit using machine-learning based underwriting, has closed a EUR 110 million investment from global online payment service provider PayU.  The landmark investment is the largest ever equity investment in a German fintech company and builds on a successful 12-month pilot programme in Poland. As part of the …

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May 29, 2017


Equifax Forms New Alliance to Develop Open Banking Products


Equifax and Castlight, the leading financial capability company, have formed an alliance with Oakbrook Finance, the owners of consumer loan brand Likely Loans, to develop new products for the 2018 Open Banking initiative. Under Open Banking, bank transaction data will play a crucial role in lending decisions. Lenders will have access to real-time and historic …

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Experian Acquires String Automotive


Experian Automotive has acquired String Automotive and its online marketing intelligence platform, the company’s president revealed in a May 24 blog post. String’s Dealer Positing System (DPS), which combines multiple sources of data from inside and outside the dealership, will now be matched with Experian’s own data-driven insights. The combination, according Experian’s John Gray, provides …

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May 26, 2017


CoreLogic Deploys CommVault to Cut Innovation Cycle Times


CoreLogic, formerly known as RP Data, is the leading property and data analytics provider in Australia and New Zealand with over 20,000 customers and 120,000 end users. Founded in 1991, the real estate data provider serves business customers from sectors such as banking, wealth management, insurance and real estate, to government agencies and consumer investments. …

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