Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter April II – 2012 Issue is posted on this website.  To access this latest issue please click on the attachment:  BIIA Newsletter April II – 2012 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • Experian and Cerved Group in Joint Venture to Create a Consumer Credit Bureau in Italy
  • Thomson Reuters Launches New Forward-looking Model to Assess Credit Risk of Publicly Traded Companies

Member News:

  • Panjiva: US Importers Express Desire to Shift Purchases to Other Asian Nations
  • D&B Launches Hoover’s Optimizer™
  • D&B Enhances Portfolio Risk Manager™ for DNBi with Deeper Analytics
  • Sinotrust Held 2012 First Seminar of Beijing Auto Information Sodality
  • Sinotrust Won FAW-VW 2011 “Project Contribution Award”
  • Equifax UK Provides Access to Credit Report Services on Smart Phones
  • Equifax US Launches B2B Marketing Compass™ Equifax Partners with Avista Solutions on LQI
  • Business Information:  “Green Shoots of Recovery” – For Members Only report by Phil Cotter, BIIA Contributing Editor
  • TransUnion South Africa Launches on-the-move Vehicle Verification and Valuation Reports
  • Industry

Industry News:

  • Bertelsmann Media Group Considers IPO
  • BIG Data: Six of the Best
  • Connotate: Latest Funding of US$ 7 million to Solidify its BIG Data Leadership
  • Google’s Sergey Brin:  Web Freedom Faces Greatest Threat Ever

News from China:

  • Outsell Inc.:  China Market Size Report for STM is US$ 1.12 bn
  • Alibaba Launches Social Shopping Platform

From the User Corner:

  • Credit Inclusion in Upper Management Meetings Inconsistent at Best

Analytics in Debt Collection

  • FICO Survey on Innovation in Collections Analytics

During the first quarter three members have joined BIIA.  Please note the Welcome Banners on the right hand side of this website.

Please note that we have a new report on business information “Green Shoots of Recovery” courtesy of our contributing editor Phil Cotter.  To access this report click on the link

The BIIA Network on LinkedIn has now reached 630 members!

We thank our members for their contributions.


Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director