Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter April I – 2015 Issue is posted on this website.  To download the document click on this link:  BIIA Newsletter April I – 2015 Issue

BrainGain Asia landing Banner20152There is still time to register for the May 19/20th Outsell Inc. BrainGain Singapore event.  The event is co-produced with BIIA and BIIA chairman David Worlock is the program chair.  We have an exciting program of case studies in how to succeed in Asian markets.  Amongst many prominent speakers, BIIA’s managing director will also be on the program.

Late Breaking News:

  • Credit Bureaus and the Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium
  • BIIA in Action at the:
    • 2015 Asia – Pacific Forum on Financial Inclusion
    • BIIA – APCCIS Regional Committee Meeting in Singapore
  • Financial Inclusion: New PERC study of the Benefits of Alternative Data
  • Credit Bureaus in India May Soon Use Social Media in Credit Scores

Member News:

  • Experian Named ‘Organization of the Year’ for Financial Literacy
  • Creditsafe Reports 2014 Revenue Growth of 23%
  • TransUnion Files IPO
  • TransUnion South Africa Forges Ahead in Voice Biometrics
  • Atradius Reports Premium Growth of 6.5%

Industry News:

  • FICO, LexisNexis Risk Solutions & Equifax Joining to Generate Trusted Alternative Data Scores for Millions More Americans
  • Thompson Reuters Launches Westlaw Asia
  • Equifax and Zoot Join Forces in All-in-One Mobile Banking Solution

News from China

  • China’s E-commerce Market Up 31% in 2014
  • Alibaba Makes Strategic Investment in Israel Venture Firm JVP
  • Alibaba Faces Uncertainty in Taiwan
  • HC International’s 2014 Revenues Up 15% – Profits Up 22%

Regulatory News:

  • Credit Information in Russia: Who has the Right to See a Credit History?
  • EU Data Privacy Laws Annoy US Tech Companies
  • Data Protection and Privacy: US Data Broker Accountability & Transparency Act
  • LinkedIn Escapes US$5 million Class Action Lawsuit over Data Breach

Small Business:

  • Google Launches Small-business Initiative “Let’s Put Our Cities on the Map”

Ten Years of BIIA:

  • Keep the date: October 29th/30th, 2015 Hong Kong
  • A Ten Year Newsletter Archive
  • Five Years of Extensive Coverage of the Business Information Industry

We thank our members and contributing editors for providing valuable insights to this newsletter.

Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief