BIIA News SliderDear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter March I – 2016 Issue is posted on this website.  To download this document please click on this link: BIIA Newsletter March I – 2016 Issue Final

Late Breaking News:

  • Finance is an information business – ripe for a revolution by FinTech
  • Rural Banks back MSME, Credit Information System in the Philippines

Member News:

  • Graydon UK wins “Credit Information Provider of the Year” Award
  • Worldbox API offers Emerging Market business information
  • Forrester Research Q4 2015 revenues flat – Up full year 1%
  • CRIF completes acquisition of Buergel Germany
  • CRIF to develop commercial credit bureau in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • FICO takes fraud-detection techniques to Cybersecurity
  • Experian Marketing Services earns top spot for Omni-channel marketing capabilities and client satisfaction
  • eXelate and Dun & Bradstreet collaborate to offer one of the most comprehensive b2b datasets in digital media
  • Dun & Bradstreet recognized for providing the “best analytics for credit scoring and supplier risk assessment” by Global Finance Magazine
  • TransUnion: Online databases help collectors double right party contact rates
  • Business Online Thailand Q4 2015 revenues down 25%

Industry News:

  • Callcredit Information Group acquires Numero
  • Harte Hanks acquires Aleutian Consulting
  • Symbility solutions partners with CoreLogic to expand in Asia Pacific
  • LexisNexis India and Taxutra in partnership for online reference tool
  • S&P Capital and SNL unveil new name: S&P Global Market Intelligence
  • Acxiom launches advanced TV advertising capabilities
  • LifeLock statement on final FTC, Class action settlement – US$100 million

News from China:

  • Baidu receives US$2.8bn for Online Video Giant iQIYI
  • Alibaba eyes big expansion with US$3 billion loan

Cyber Security:

  • Hefty fine over false encryption claims
  • US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau take aim at FinTech Online Lenders
  • Why aren’t cyber criminals being brought to justice

Regulatory News:

  • Credit Rating Agencies still haven’t learned their lesson
  • German data protection: Consumer law creating new DP rights effective now
  • BIIA’s regulatory committee needs YOU!
  • US – UK agreement on access to data on private companies

People on the Move:

  • Forrester Promotes Christophe Favre to SVP Asia Pacific & Partner Sales
  • Encompass appoints Chris Bull Legal Services advisor
  • Lenddo appoints CIBIL’s Abhinav Haldia as country director for India

BIIA has two new members:

  • We welcome the first government institution: The Australian Financial Security Authority (AFS)
  • We also welcome Avention, whose motto is “Turning Data Into Opportunity”.

We thank our members for their contributions to this newsletter.

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief