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Author Archives: Joachim Bartels

Callcredit Teams Up With Totallymoney to Launch a Free Live Credit Score

Customers can now track their credit score and likelihood of being accepted for credit, access their full credit report and receive notifications of changes. All totally free. TotallyMoney has launched a Live Credit Score service that provides customers with information about changes in their credit status each time they log in. Credit file data is provided by Callcredit and customers now ... Read More »

Global 5000 Database Update

Harry Henry, founder of the Global 5000 Database, has provided BIIA with an update: During the quarter we added 60 new companies to the database and deleted 62 records primarily due to M&A activity.  Also, during the quarter, 1,719 records we updated.  The currency level of the database remains at 99% — meaning over 99% of the records have been ... Read More »

BIIA Elects Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala as Chairman at its Annual General Meeting

Bangkok, Thailand October 18th, 2017:  At the BIIA Annual General Meeting today the membership elected Mr. Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala as a director of BIIA and chairman of its board of directors. Joachim C Bartels, Managing Director of BIIA, thanked outgoing chairman David Worlock, a co-founder of BIIA, for his leadership and guidance in the development of our association from a modest beginning of ... Read More »

News from the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference

Melanie Zimmerman, SVP at TransUnion (picture), told us an inspiring story #BIIA2017 about an initiative in India that signed up 95% of the population, many of them illiterate, with a 12-digit ID number via their mobile phones, which automatically included a bank account, and the chance to buy life insurance (for $5/year). So now the government has a population count, ... Read More »

Transparency in Russia: “Incorrect Company Register Data” May be Used as a Primary Reason to Dissolve Legal Entities

According to the Federal Law #67-FZ of 30 March, 2015 Russian Tax authorities are entitled to check the correctness (reliability) of company data of registered and to be registered companies in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities (EGRUL Register maintained by the Federal Tax Service of Russia). As of September 1, 2017, the Federal Law #488-FZ of 28 December, ... Read More »

EU-US Privacy Shield Works but Implementation Can Be Improved

The European Commission yesterday confirmed that the EU-US Privacy Shield survives as a method for international data transfers. In its First Annual Review, the Commission states that the arrangement provides an adequate level of protection. The US authorities have put in place the necessary structures and procedures to ensure the correct functioning of the Privacy Shield, such as new redress ... Read More »

Credit Karma Adds Equifax to its Flagship Free Credit Monitoring Service

Personal finance company is the most comprehensive free U.S. online credit monitoring service Credit Karma announced it is adding Equifax to its flagship free credit monitoring service.  For the first time, Americans will be able to have two major credit reports monitored proactively for free, which can help them manage their credit health or stay alert of possible signs of ... Read More »

Moody’s Announces Strategic Investment in CompStak

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has made a strategic investment in CompStak, a provider of commercial real estate (CRE) lease information. Working together, CompStak and Moody’s Analytics will partner to reach additional markets and to develop new products and technologies that meet the needs of CRE finance and risk professionals.  Moody’s Analytics will gain access to CompStak’s crowd-sourced data set, which ... Read More »

KSV1870 Opens New Office in Salzburg

More than 100 guests from the business and political community attended the opening of the new office location at the Hellbrunner Straße 15 in Salzburg’s capital at the invitation of KSV1870 President Mag. Dr. Roland Wernik, MBA. KSV1870 Managing Director Mag. Ricardo-José Vybiral, MBA spoke about the current business and credit conditions in the Austria in general and in the ... Read More »

Large Banks Pile into Blockchain Trading Platform Project

Large, multinational banks are partnering together to build a new global trade finance platform using Blockchain technology. According to a report in Global Trade Review (GTR), Commerzbank, Bank of Montreal, Erste Group and CaixaBank are joining a project underway by UBS and IBM dubbed Batavia in an expansion of a proof of concept that IBM and UBS launched at Sibos ... Read More »

CRIF Strengthen its Presence in Far East

CRIF Strengthen its Presence in Far East with Two New Start-Ups in Malaysia and Singapore CRIF has opened two new offices in the Republic of Singapore and in Malaysia, further strengthening its presence in a highly strategic region, where it has been operating for several years through operations in China, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, and Vietnam. This will enable ... Read More »

US Business Climate: Small Business Optimism Takes a Dive

Led by a severe drop in sales expectations across the country, the Index of Small Business Optimism from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) slid from 105.3 to 103 in September. “The temptation is to blame the decline on the hurricanes in Texas and Florida, but that is not consistent with our data,” said NFIB President and CEO Juanita ... Read More »

GBG Expands Executive Team to Enhance Focus on Customer and Innovation

Understanding the customer takes centre stage at award winning tech firm GBG, the global specialist in Identity Data Intelligence, has announced two new members to its Executive leadership team. The appointments bolster the Group’s focus on customers and innovation. Mick Hegarty joins as Managing Director, Customer Insight & Innovationto ensure that the Group’s strategy, plans and portfolio are based on innovating for customers. ... Read More »

Using Quality Data for Competitive Advantage

Experian Data Quality has published a White Paper which deals with the issue of how quality data affects core business imperatives and how to begin implementing a scalable data quality strategy. Companies are always looking for opportunities to provide greater value to their customers. But in order to stay ahead of their competitors, they also need to increase margin, reduce ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Credit Bureau Malaysia as a new Member

We opened our doors to a bright and beautiful morning on 1 July 2008. As SME Credit Bureau, we’ve helped many SMEs get access to better financing. When the Credit Reporting Act 2010 was introduced, we became Credit Bureau Malaysia and expanded our market to include helping individuals. Credit Bureau Malaysia collects and compiles credit information from various sources. We ... Read More »

Acxiom Appoints New Leadership for Connectivity Division LiveRamp

James Arra and Anneka Gupta to succeed Travis May as co-presidents of LiveRamp Travis May named Chief Growth Officer for Acxiom Acxiom® (Nasdaq: ACXM), the data foundation for the world’s best marketers, today announced the appointments of James Arra and Anneka Gupta as co-presidents of LiveRamp®, reporting directly to Acxiom CEO Scott Howe. Arra and Gupta succeed Travis May who is transitioning ... Read More »