Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter June II – 2014 Issue is posted on this website:  BIIA Newsletter June II – 2014 Issue

Late Breaking News:

  • BIIA at the ICISA Annual Meeting June 14 in Hamburg, Germany
    • Discussion on ICISA’s Asian Subcommittee Concerns about the Lack of Information Availability – Financial Statements
    • Discussion on ‘Facilitating SME Financing Through Improved Credit Reporting’
  • The Consumer Credit Bureau Witch Hunt:  State of Mississippi Versus Experian

Member News:

  • CRIF Acquires Majority Interest in High Mark Credit Information India
  • Wand Introduces a Range of Industry Taxonomies
  • Business Online Thailand Revenues Up 28% in Q1 2014
  • D&B Releases New Tool for Deeper Insights on Tax Discovery, Audit & Collections
  • Five Steps to Customer Data Hygiene: It’s Not Sexy, But it is Essential

Industry News:

  • Arvato Germany to Expand its Consumer Data Business
  • Salesforce ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Announces Partnership with LINE
  • Acxiom Divests 2Touch Call Center Operation
  • SAS and Callcredit Enter Into Partnership to Deliver Data Analytics Service
  • Google First Quarter 2014 Revenue Up 19%
  • Google Makes a Series of Acquisitions
  • S&P Capital IQ Launches New Business Line Dedicated to Standard & Poor’s Ratings Research and Integrated Solutions
  • Moody’s Analytics to Acquire WebEquity Solutions
  • Global5000 Continues to be Popular
  • Microsoft and Announce Global, Strategic Partnership

News from China:

  • SINA Q1 2014 Revenue Up 36%
  • Goes for US IPO

From the User Corner

  • Credit Insurance:  Environment Improved, but Certain Risks Threat to Recovery

People on the Move

  • Phil Cotter Joins Thomson Reuters as Managing Director Financial Crime & Reputational Risk
  • Luz Maria Salamina Joins the International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • Bisnode Appoints Anders Borg as Chief Technology Officer
  • Acxiom Hires Ian James as European Managing Director

We appreciate the support of our members and contributing writers.


Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief