Dear Members and Friends,

The BIIA Newsletter April II – 2011 Issue contains the following lead stories:

Member News:

  • Equifax steps up focus on retail sector in the USA
  • Equifax small business credit reports are now available on Biz2Credit’s Online Platform
  • CRIF Poland launches risk pilot to help businesses and financial institutions
  • ‘Wer liefert was?” is the first European B2B directory to leverage Crowdsourcing
  • CRIF lending solution USA signs up Credit Union and banking clients
  • D&B and Microsoft launch D&B360() solution for Microsoft Dynamics® CRM
  • Qatar Central Bank awards credit bureau contract to D&B Same
  • Bisnode acquired remaining minority holding in business check
  • Bisnode divests Non-core operation in the Netherlands

Industry News:

  • Qatar: Credit bureau will not impose curbs on banks
  • Experian QAS bulk address verification and QAS transactional address verification now available on
  • FICO and iSphere partner to deliver analytic solutions in the Philippines market
  • FICO and Saksoft partner to deliver analytic solutions in India
  • FICO announces cost reductions to drive profitable growth
  • Coface focuses on core business

News from China:

  • Alibaba experiments with events in China
  • Alibaba and Global Sources:  A comparison
  • Baidu launches online employment websites
  • China Finance fourth quarter 2010 results disappoint investors

People on the Move:

  • Experian appoints head of identity & fraud for EMEA region
  • Graydon UK appoints Keith Jones as managing director
  • Moody’s announces key appointments to shore up corporate governance and compliance

We thank our members for their contribution.


Joachim C Bartels 

Managing Director