Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter November I – 2012 is posted on this website.  To access the current issue click on the link:    BIIA Newsletter November I – 2012 Issue

The third quarter earnings announcements are arriving as we write this issue and some of them have been posted already on and are covered in this newsletter.  We will comment on current results in the November II – 2012 issue.  Based on recent announcements the move into analytics, platforms and workflow tools remains strong and many companies attribute revenue growth to these services.

Late Breaking News:

  • News from the Hurricane Front: Electronics First – Personal Hygiene Last
  • BIIA at the 8th WCCRC Conference in Taiwan
  • Benefits flow to UK Water Company from sharing payment data
  • The future of publishing (and business information):  Evolution or Revolution
  • BIIA welcomes its newest associate member HG Data

Member News:

  • D&B aims at 25% of revenues to come from new products less than 3 years old
  • CRIF develops credit bureau in Tajikistan
  • Up-up and away:  Equifax Q3 2012 revenues up 11%
  • Equifax launches spectrum verification services platform
  • Cortera announces Cortera University
  • Cortera opens office in Boston

Industry News:

  • FICO and Adacom partner to deliver advanced solutions for insurance companies in Latin America
  • Experian completes sale of PriceGrabber and North America Online Lead Generation Activities
  • Experian’s global fraud prevention services strengthened by one billion iovation Device Checks
  • InfoArmy raises $17.3 million for expansion
  • Salesforce slashes jobs at Radian6 and Buddy Media
  • Informa buys BI specialist Zephyr Associates
  • CoreLogic reports third quarter 2012 revenues up by 17.6%
  • Law Society names Experian’s 192business as preferred identity supplier

News from China:

  • China’s virtual micro lending market – Will it last?
  • China’s E-commerce market valued at US$45bn in Q2
  • Alibaba Group’s new partnership and mapping service
  • Ratings linkup: Dagong (China), Egan-Jones (USA) and RUS Rating JSC
  • Corporate governance China

People on the Move:

  • D&B leadership rotation
  • Outsell expands leadership team

We thank our members for their contributions.

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director