Dear Members.

The BIIA Newsletter April II – 2021 Issue is posted on this website.  To download the document, please click on this link:  BIIA Newsletter April II – 2021 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • Equifax Q1 2021 Up 27% and 25% on Constant Currency Basis
  • CRIF Expands its Business Operations in China

Member News:

  • Cedar Rose Founder and CEO Antoun Massaad Appointed Executive Committee Member of CIBA
  • DueDil Teams Up With Kompany To Launch International KYB Compliance
  • Creditinfo Granted AISP License, Launches Intermediary Service in Estonia
  • Experian and Infosum in Collaboration
  • Ampersand Expands with Experian
  • Reciprocus Invests in CarePlus Clinics in Vietnam
  • KSV1870 and Register-LEI Ensure More Stability on The Capital Market
  • RegTech Platform kompany Partners with Mydata of Big Dataworks to Expand its Network Coverage to Malaysia
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence Bolsters Platforms; Sets to Add Real-Time News Coverage from Dow Jones

Industry News

  • How Has A Year Of Pandemic Changed Cyber Security?
  • How Professional is Your B2B Marketing?
  • Over 533 Million Facebook Users’ Phone # and Personal Data Has Been Leaked Online
  • Google Misled Consumers Over Data Collection, Says ACCC
  • Data Transfers – Will Asia Lead the Way?

Credit Bureau News

  • Equifax Promotes Greater Financial Inclusion With New Payment Insights Solution
  • Hong Kong Consumers and Lenders Continue Cautious Approach to Credit

As posted in the recent newsletters we are looking for volunteers for our ‘BIIA 2022 Conference Working Group’.  There is a link to our preliminary events website on the first page of this newsletter.  We would like to remind our members that all our conferences, the BIIA 10th Anniversary conference in 2015, BIIA 2017 Biennial and the BIIA 2019 Biennial conferences were sold out events.  All of these conferences dealt with burning issues such as ‘Embracing Digitization’ and ‘AI + Analytics + Data = The Future of Risk Management.’   We encourage you to click on this link to refresh your memory.

Apart from technology, AI, analytics, data and risk management related topics, we will dedicate, like in the BIIA 2019 Biennial conference,  considerable time to themes relating to ‘identification and authentication, identity theft prevention, automation in onboarding and monitoring’, which are part of the compliance conundrum about insufficient data, the requirement to comply with AML/KYC regulations, but being hamstrung by privacy restrictions.

For members and the industry as a whole, COVID 19 has compressed the move to market from a three-year development timeframe to one year (Forrester Research).  Thus, everyone is asking the question: ‘What next?’.   We ask our volunteers to contact Neil Munroe, chair of the 2022 Biennial Conference, at

We thank you members for their contributions and support.

Best regards
Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief