BIIA News200Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter January I – 2016 Issue is posted on this website.  To download the document, please click on this link: BIIA Newsletter January I – 2016 Issue FFinal

Late Breaking News:

  • Happy New Year 2016 –  We wish our members and readers a happy and successful New Year.
  • What Grows – What Does Not?
  • Events in 2015 which May be of Relevance Tomorrow: FinTech
    • FICO Ranks Among Top 25 Financial Industry Solutions Providers
    • CRIF Recognized in 2015 FinTech 100 Rankings
    • FinTech is Hot Topic and for Good Reasons
    • CRIF Enters Germany by Acquiring Bürgel

Member News:

  • TransUnion Acquires Trustev
  • Thomson Reuters Q3 15 Revenues Down 4.1% after FX – Up 1% in Constant $
  • HG Data Launches a Freemium Chrome Extension to Empower Sales and Demand Generation Teams with Installed Technology Intelligence
  • New Fico Research Exposes Pitfalls of Trying to Score More People with Traditional Data
  • The WAND Health Insurance Taxonomy
  • Forrester Research Q3 2015 Revenues Flat after FX
  • CRIF Selects STS as Technology Partner for Jordan Credit Bureau

Industry News:

  • IBM to Invest 3bn in ‘Internet of Things’ Unit
  • Verisk Analytics Q3 2015 Revenue Up 22.7% – Organic Growth Up 5.6%
  • Equifax Workforce Solutions Launches State Compliance Solution
  • Equifax Adding 400 Jobs in Costa Rica
  • LexisNexis Acquires Premier Legal Analytics® Provider Lex Machina
  • Lendingkart & Lenddo to Grow Financial Inclusion in India

News from China

  • Microsoft Makes Baidu a Big Piece of Windows in China
  • Tencent Launches WeChat Mobile Wallet in South Africa
  • Nielsen Partners for China Mobile Device Tracker
  • Xian Symposium on Credit Reporting in Asia Pacific and Personal Data Protection

Credit Scoring / Analytics

  • Access to Credit Bureau Based Scores May Benefit Consumers and Lenders. However, is there too much emphasis on credit bureau based scores?

People on the Move

  • Acxiom’s LiveRamp Bolsters Leadership Team to Support Rapid Growth
  • Hare Hanks Appoints Fran Grillo as New CMO
  • Kreditech CEO Shifts Role, Appoints Cofounder to become CEO

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief