Dear Members,

Happy New Year and your editorial team is back to serve your information needs.  A lot has happened towards the close of the year, which is reflected in this latest edition with more to come in the next issue.  To download the January I – 2017 Issue please click on this link: BIIA Newsletter January I – 2017 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • BIIA wishes its members and readers a happy and successful New Year
  • Neil Munroe Appointed Deputy Managing Director of BIIA
  • Keep the date: BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference update
  • BIIA welcomes Vietnam Credit Bureau as a full member
  • BIIA welcomes Nova Credit as an associate member
  • Mobius Knowledge Services acquire GISbiz Technologies Inc.’s GIS Data Services Arm
  • China and UK signed ‘Fintech Bridge’ Regulatory Agreement

Member News:

  • Arachnys and Dow Jones in partnership
  • Thomson Reuters Launches TRAC to combat Trade Based Money Laundering
  • TransUnion’s Prama wins gold in best in biz awards 2016
  • TransUnion Q3 2016 revenues up 13% AFX
  • Metadata and HG Data announce partnership
  • Veda to refund customers after OAIC found it breached privacy rules
  • Forrester analyzes privacy landscape of 54 countries – EU is tops
  • Forrester Research Q3 2016 revenues up 10%

Industry News:

  • S&P Global Q3 2016 revenues up 9%
  • India: SEBI guidelines on credit ratings to improve industry standards
  • New rating regulations in South Korea

Cyber Security News:

  • Trends in cyber crime
  • Dealing with insider data theft

Consumer Credit Information Topics:

  • The Reserve Bank of India announces mandatory provision of credit reports
  • UK Home Office releases response on AML and Counter-Terrorist Finance Consultation
  • Biometric authentication: Ant Financial acquires US based “EyeVerify”
  • Transparency: China and Cambodia to Exchange Credit Reports

BIIA IN ACTION at the B20 Conference in Berlin (December 1st – 2nd 2016)

 We thank our members for their contributions and continued support.

Best regards

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief