Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter July I – 2012 Issue is posted on this website:  BIIA Newsletter July I – 2012 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • BIIA at ACCIS Annual Conference
  • BIIA Website traffic reaches a new Milestone
  • What happens when the industry as we know it becomes unrecognizable?  A special contribution by Anthea Stratigos, co-founder and CEO of Outsell Inc.
  • Connotate and Digital Reasoning to mine intelligence from Social Media

Member News:

  • Graydon 2011 Results Declined by 5.2%
  • CRIF: Lenders cautious about prospects for residential mortgage markets
  • TransUnion ramps up management power in the Pacific Region
  • TransUnion completes acquisition of majority share in CRBAfrica expanding footprint in Africa
  • Veda: Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC) goes operational
  • Sinotrust feels the pulse of the 150k-190k Yuan passenger car market
  • BIIA at the EASDP Annual Conference at Toledo, Spain

Industry News:

  • Experian launches new telecommunications customer management service
  • LexisNexis® announces worldwide screening solutions for HR professionals
  • FICO gets 17 new patents for innovations
  • Experian and Moody’s Analytics team up to launch the Eperian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index
  • The peril of the US Postal Service
  • UK Credit Risk Climate: Can cheap money beat the profitability paradox:  Or is it a foundation for the next Sub-prime crisis?
  • Experian introduces PowerCurve Decision Management Software

News from China:

  • Labor shortage in China
  • Alibaba’s Tmall cuts prices, expands product range
  • Alibaba delisted from the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

Consumer Credit Information

  • A new pathway to financial inclusion: Alternative data, credit building and responsible lending in the wake of the great recess (Perc Study)
  • TransUnion:  Consumers with Mortgage Mods outperform on new loans

From the Regulatory Corner:

  • It is time for a privacy health check!

BIIA on LinkedIn now 700 Members strong!

People on the Move:

  • TransUnion appoints Angus Choi as Managing Director in Hong Kong
  • Experian names commercial director for collections bureau
  • Mike Bradford LL.b (Hons) is appointed as BIIA’s expert advisor on privacy and regulatory affairs

New Member:

We welcome Debitor Registret, Denmark as a new member.

We thank our members and contribution editors for their contributions.

Best regards

Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director