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CRIF at the Launching Ceremony of Bayan Credit Bureau in Saudi Arabia

As the technology partner of Bayan, the leading business credit information provider specializing in local and international reporting and credit risk systems, CRIF developed the credit bureau platform as well as providing Bayan with business information and iTrade platforms. Established in 2015, Bayan Credit Bureau is a joint stock company licensed by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), with a ... Read More »

LiveRamp Partners with Jellyfish

Partnership Gives Clients Deeper Audience Understanding and Targeting Capabilities by Leveraging Identity Resolution Global digital marketing agency Jellyfish, and LiveRamp®, an Acxiom® company (NASDAQ:  ACXM) and the leading provider of omnichannel identity resolution, today announced a partnership that will allow clients to better leverage people-based insights to measure and optimize their digital marketing efforts. The combination of this data will give clients a better ... Read More »

Cyber Security: High Demand for Specialists

Cybersecurity is one of the highest paying careers in the world, yet many job positions are still unfilled, why is that?  According to Forbes magazine, there are over 40,000 jobs in cybersecurity that are open and companies are desperate to hire qualified professionals.  ISACA, a nonprofit, global membership association for IT and information systems professionals, predicts that by the year 2019 there could ... Read More »

International Standard Looks to Curb Theft of Personal Data

Privacy has taken on new dimensions in a hyper-connected world. New guidance from IEC, ISO and ITU – the world’s three leading international standards bodies – has just been published, providing a code of practice for the protection of personally identifiable information. The increasing prevalence of high-profile data breaches has motivated countries worldwide to investigate potential reforms to policy and ... Read More »

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Launches Enhanced Due Diligence Platform (EDD)

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the launch of its enhanced due diligence (EDD) platform, LexisNexis® EDD Insight. The web-based research platform has been designed to help professionals who are responsible for financial crime compliance conduct effective investigations and due diligence, whilst reducing process inefficiencies. The new product was developed after feedback from customers, across a variety of industries, revealed the negative ... Read More »

What Grows, what Does Not?

This is a brief comparison of revenue growth of major credit information companies in the third quarter of 2017. The winner on growth was GBGroup UK (identity experts) who reported 18% organic growth and 40% including the effects of the PCA Predict acquisition.  TransUnion grew by 14%. Equifax domestic revenue growth was impacted by the effects of the data breach ... Read More »

European GDPR Will Impact Data Management Globally

By Tim Heath, Cyber Security Intelligence With Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation set to take effect on May 25, 2018, IT and data management leaders across the world, including those in the United States, should be preparing for the new requirements affecting organizations inside and outside of Europe. You don’t have to have physical operations in Europe to be affected ... Read More »

Cyber Resilience and Supplier Risk: Moving Beyond Compliance

Cyber Risk Prevention has become a Board Room Responsibility.  Here is a useful approach to proactively mitigate risk.    BIIA recommends members to carefully consider the contents of a speech delivered by Nausicaa Delfas, Chief Operating Officer at the FCA (UK’s Financial Conduct Authority), at the Cyber Security Summit and Expo 2017 Highlights: Cyber resilience is not tick box It should ... Read More »

HG Data App now on the Salesforce AppExchange

HG Data Announces Its HG Data App on the Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace HG Data is a new Lightning Data app that allows customers access to technographics in Salesforce HG Data, a global leader in company intelligence for B2B technology marketers, today announced the launch of its newly enhanced HG Data app on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to ... Read More »

China based LinkEye Creates the Global Blockchain-based Credit Platform

LinkEye claims in recent press releases that it has developed a Blockchain-based credit platform.  LinkEye intends to promote global information sharing to facilitate credit transactions. LinkEye is a set of independent solutions of the blockchain-based credit sharing alliance. The blockchain technology is invented by Beijing Kuaihui Technology Co. Ltd. And Kuaihui Finance company is committed to utilizing blockchain technology to ... Read More »

Forrester Research Q3 2017 Revenues Up 3.9%

Total revenues were $80.4 million for the third quarter of 2017, compared with $77.4 million for the third quarter of 2016. Research revenues increased 3%, and advisory services and events revenues increased 6%, compared with the third quarter of 2016. On a GAAP basis, net income was $4.0 million, or $0.22 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2017, ... Read More »

LifeLock Provides Identity Protection Tailored for Aging Parents

LifeLock® Senior identity theft protection empowers its members to actively monitor threats to their senior parents’ identities, and receive support if needed LifeLock, a Symantec (Nasdaq: SYMC) company and a leading provider of proactive identity theft protection services, launched an identity protection product, LifeLock®Senior†, tailored to help adult children protect their senior parents from identity theft.  Built with easy-to-set-up permissions, ... 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 »

Cerved Information Solutions Q3 2017 Revenues Up 6.7%

Cerved reported revenues of Euro 288.9 million, +6.7% compared to Euro 270.8 million in the first nine months of 2016 adjusted EBITDA: Euro 132.1 million, +3.8% compared to Euro 127.3 million in the first nine months of 2016, resulting in an Adjusted EBITDA margin of 45.7%; Adjusted Net Income: Euro 68.4 million, +10.0% compared to Euro 62.2 million in the ... Read More »

Atradius Opens Offices in Bulgaria and Romania

Credit insurer Atradius further expands their international presence with two new locations in Bulgaria and Romania. Effective immediately, the company will be consulting its clients and business partners in the capital cities of Sofia and Bucharest. Atradius is the second largest provider of credit insurance in the world, providing companies with protection in the event their customers delay or default ... Read More »