Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter March II – 2022 Issue is posted on the BIIA website.  To download the document please click on this link: BIIA Newsletter March II – 2022 Issue

There is still time to register to attend the BIIA Webinar “The Future of Digital Identity” – March 30th, 2022 – 08.00 Pacific US time.  16.00 UK time.  23:00 SING time
The webinar is a precursor of the BIIA 2022 Biennial Conference where this topic will be further discussed in greater detail. For details click here.  To register click here.

The BIIA 2022 Biennial conference is less than two months away and it is not too late to register.  Just in time the government of Singapore has further opened the country for conferences and travel. 

All vaccinated travelers can enter Singapore without quarantine from April 1, no need for VTL flights. The new travel scheme, named the Vaccinated Travel Framework, will replace the existing Vaccinated Travel Lane (VTL) scheme.

Fully vaccinated travelers do not require any entry approvals to enter Singapore; this means that travelers who were required to apply for vaccinated travel passes no longer need to do so. The air travel pass required as part of Singapore’s unilateral opening to Macau, China and Taiwan will no longer be required as well.  All Short-Term Visitors are required to prepare an electronic or physical copy of their insurance policy to bring with them to facilitate their entry into Singapore.

In this edition of the Newsletter you will be able learn more about the conference and who will be speaking.

Late Breaking News:

  • BIIA 2022 Biennial Conference Update
    • Conference Themes
    • Who is speaking?
    • Singapore Eases Travel Restrictions
  • What Is Your Business Worth? DATA & ANALYTICS  –  FINANCIAL SERVICES
  • How Equifax Accelerated its Leadership in Cybersecurity in 2021

Member News:

  • United Kingdom: Identity Fraud on the Rise
  • TransUnion: Shipping Fraud Increased Nearly 800% Worldwide in the Past Year
  • Funnel Partners with TransUnion
  • FiinGroup Officially Becomes a Green Bond Approved Verifier According to International Standards

Industry News:

  • Verisk Analytics: Back to the Roots
  • IDnow Announces Consolidation Into a Powerful Platform for Identity Proofing
  • Apple Buys UK-based Open Banking Startup Credit Kudos
  • Arvato Financial Solutions Acquires Stake in Swiss TradeTech Innovator Nexxiot
  • Harte Hanks Q4 2021 and Full Year Revenues Up 10%

Credit Bureau News

  • Equifax Acquires Data-Credito
  • TransUnion Acquires Verisk Financial
  • The Credit Information Corporation (CIC) Welcome GRAB Financial Services
  • Equifax, Experian and TransUnion Support U.S. Consumers with Changes to Medical Collection Debt Reporting

We thank our sponsors for their support of the BIIA 2022 Biennial Conference

We look forward to seeing you in Singapore

Best regards
Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief