Dear Members,

The February II – 2014 issue of the BIIA Newsletter is published on this website:  To access the document please click on this link:  BIIA Newsletter February II-2014 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • Credit scoring methods can be protected as trade secret
  • UK Government reveals Big Data investment to lead global race
  • Equifax Makes Strategic Acquisitions
  • Mark your calendar:  9th Global Consumer Credit Reporting Conference
  • Global B2B Matchmaking Company Powerlinx Launched by former Dun & Bradstreet Executives

Member News:

  • CRIF in partnership with Hometrack in automated real estate valuations
  • Tinubu Square 2013 revenues up 12%
  • D&B Q4 revenues up 4%  – Full Year Up 1%
  • Equifax Q4 revenues up 8%  –  Full Year Up 11%

Industry News:

  • Rating agencies growth still riding high, but 3rd and 4th quarters growth slows (Moody;’s and S&P)
  • Moody’s acquires Amba Investment Services
  • Moody’s donates US$50,000 to aid Typhoon Haiyan relief
  • Solocal Group (Yellow Pages) revenues for Q3 2013 down 5.6%
  • Interactive Data launches comprehensive Web Analytics Suite
  • Arvato strengthens growth of e-commerce platform by acquiring Netrada Group (Germany)
  • and HP announce strategic cloud partnership
  • acquired Cloudconnect
  • LinkedIn Q4 revenues up 47% – Full year revenues up 57%

News from China:

  • Alibaba to launch US consumer E-commerce site “11 Main”
  • “Leftover Treasure” Online finance products encroach on the turf of China’s state owned banks

From the Regulatory Corner:

  • US Senate says Data Brokers operate under a veil of secrecy
  • EU Data Protection update

People on the Move:

  • Experian announces senior executive changes
  • D&B announces simplified organizational structure

The 2013 earnings report season is upon us and in the next issue we will provide you with a summary of industry  growth rates.  Therefore please stay tuned in on

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director