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Eight Ways Cyber Threats & Business Security Will Change in 2018

As cyber-attacks increasingly threaten business and grow in volume and scale, companies will be forced to take new measures to address cybersecurity risk holistically, integrating it more aggressively into their enterprise risk management, according to insurance broker Aon’s cyber specialists in the firm’s 2018 Cybersecurity Predictions report. The report outlines specific actions that Aon believes companies will take in 2018 to ... Read More »

Creditsafe Expands Latin American Database

Creditsafe expands International Database to provide key insights to complex South American marketplaces Creditsafe USA, the global business intelligence experts, announced it has extended its global database to include vital information on private and public companies across the seemingly daunting South American markets of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. “While these countries are too often popularly portrayed as difficult, worrying or even downright scary, they all ... Read More »

Instant Hit by Creditinfo: The Instant Decision Module

An Instant Hit. This is what the newest solution by Creditinfo is. Introducing the Instant Decision Module, a novelty that walks the talk and permits accurate lending decisions in an instant. It is a SAAS solution dedicated to lenders, including digital and mobile lenders from the financial and non-financial sectors, to enable automated accurate credit decisioning. The Instant Decision Module opens ... Read More »

ZoomInfo’s B2B Sales Rep’s Guide to Twitter

On December 2nd, 2009 ZoomInfo published a blog post discussing the value of Twitter as a sales tool.  Seven years later, sales professionals are still debating the merits of social selling. Is Twitter a waste of time, or is it an indispensable part of the B2B sales stack? We say, it all depends on how you use it. The Trouble with ... Read More »

Arachnys and Fenergo Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Two solution providers in regulatory compliance join forces to leverage complementary technologies. Arachnys, the market-leading provider of cloud-based investigation management technology, partners with Fenergo, the leading provider of Client Lifecycle Management solutions for investment, corporate and private banks. This partnership will provide seamless inclusion of Arachnys’s due diligence research and management solution within Fenergo’s end-to-end onboarding workflow, to add global ... Read More »

BIIA Regional Meeting Phnom Phen, Cambodia March 14- 17, 2018 – There are still a number of places available

BIIA will be hosting its first regional meeting to discuss key issues and concerns relevant to the industry and to lead efforts to promote dialog, identify solutions and to facilitate the development of potential pathways forward. The meeting will be a two day event, held on March 14th and 15th, 2018, with a networking dinner at the end of day ... Read More »

Salesforce to Invest US$2bn in Canada

Salesforce (CRM) said that it plans to invest $2 billion over the next five years to fuel the growth of its Canadian business. As part of this investment, Salesforce plans to increase its headcount, real estate footprint and data center capacity to support its rapidly-growing customer base in the country. The announcement came ahead of a meeting between Salesforce Chief Executive Mark ... Read More »

E-Commerce Fraud: Machine Learning Speeds Detection

Led by Amazon in the US, which accounted for nearly half of all of American ecommerce sales in 2017, online sales are a growing part of consumers’ buying habits, worldwide. These changing habits also present increased opportunities for fraudsters, who use evolving tactics and stolen payment card information to commit e-commerce fraud.  FICO’s European Fraud Map shows that card-not-present (CNP) fraud, which ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Al Etihad Credit Bureau as a Member

About AECB Al Etihad Credit Bureau is a Public Joint Stock Company wholly owned by the UAE Federal Government. As per UAE Federal Law No. (6) of 2010 concerning Credit Information, the company is mandated to regularly collect credit information from financial and non-financial institutions in the UAE. Al Etihad Credit Bureau aggregates and analyzes this data to calculate Credit ... Read More »

TransUnion Parters with ApartmentJet

TransUnion Partners with ApartmentJet to Provide Property Managers with Tools Needed To Better Screen Tenants As the short-term rental market expands, TransUnion partners with ApartmentJet to provide property managers with tools needed to better screen tenants.  Short-term rentals have caused major disruptions to the apartment industry, sometimes resulting in evictions, lawsuits and even regulatory changes. TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) today announced it ... Read More »

Financial Inclusion:  UK Government Initiates Rent Recognition Challenge

In the Autumn Budget 2017, the UK government announced the Rent Recognition Challenge – a £2 million Prize Fund, open to all, challenging firms to develop new applications, or build on existing ones, to enable rental tenants to record and share their rental payment data with lenders and credit reference agencies. Why this initiative? Currently, a history of meeting rent payments ... Read More »

Thomas Launches Version 4.0 of Its Product Sourcing and Supplier Selection Platform at Thomasnet.com®

New features and actionable information support the workflow of today’s industrial buyers and suppliers Thomas, the leading provider of product sourcing and supplier selection resources for industry, has announced the launch of version 4.0 of its Thomasnet.com platform. The release marks 120 years to the day since the company’s founding in 1898. The release of version 4.0 of the Thomas ... Read More »

CRIF and Hong Kong Based FundPark Enter into a Strategic Partnership

CRIF and FundPark, a trade finance platform in Asia focusing on the SME segment, enter into a strategic partnership to provide SMEs with credit risk and trade finance solutions. Thanks to FundPark’s flexible trade finance solution and CRIF’s business information services, it will be possible for SMEs to satisfy their financing needs while minimizing credit risk. Relying on its international ... Read More »

Equifax Appoints New Chief Information Security Officer

Equifax announced that it has named Jamil Farshchi to serve as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  Farshchi, who previously served as CISO at The Home Depot, will assume company-wide leadership of work already underway to transform the company’s information security program, and collaborate with the industry to share best practices on information security.   Prior to his role at The ... Read More »

To Access the BIIA Newsletter Archive You Need to Log On – It Contains Data Going Back to the Launch of BIIA in 2005

We thank you for your interest in BIIA.   Our industry portal (www.biia.com) is one of the largest of the business information industry in general and for consumer and commercial credit information in particular.  Approximately 25% of the information on this site is for members only and thus only visible to members who are logged on. Below please find examples ... Read More »