Dear Members,

The November II – 2012 issue of the BIIA Newsletter is posted on this website.  To access the newsletter please click on the link:  BIIA Newsletter November II – 2012 Issue

Third quarter earnings reports provided an inkling of how 2012 will end up for our industry:  Double digit growth for consumer credit information services and credit rating agencies, while company information and commercial credit information revenue growth remained in the low single digit growth rates.  Analytics still rank high on the list of growth drivers as information companies and their customers gear up to gain new insights from big data.

Late Breaking News:

  • Review of Q3 2012 results:  What grows and what does not?
    • Consumer credit information
    • Company and commercial credit information
    • Credit rating services
  • BIIA Welcomes IRON Solutions as a New Full Member
  • Outsell Inc.: Company information forecast 2012
  • Duedil hunts for buried treasure in small businesses

Member News:

  • BISNODE reports flat organic growth for 3rd quarter 2012
  • BOL Thailand revenues flat
  • CRIF S.p.A. establishes office in Indonesia
  • D&B provides Windows Azure™ in-house developer with on-demand corporate data for cloud-based apps
  • TransUnion  Q3 2012 revenues up 9% – Up 11% for nine month 2012

Industry News:

  • Moody’s Corporation Q3 2012 revenues up 30%
  • Experian reports revenue growth of 12% for first half of 2013 (ending September 30th 2012)
  • Experian launches BusinessIQ in the UK
  • FICO full year revenues up 9% (fiscal 2012 ending Sept. 30 2012
  • McGraw-Hill consolidated revenues up 2% – Results from financial markets services segment are overshadowed by a 11% decline in education services
  • Acxiom revenues down 3%

News from China:

  • Baidu revenues up 49%
  • Alibaba second quarter net incomes as Chinese consumer go on-line for goods

News from India:

  • Indian credit climate:  CFO optimism lever improved
  • New SME rating services launched by CRISIL
  • SMERA completes 18,000 SME ratings
  • Indian IT-BPO industry is expected to have a landmark year

From the User Corner:

  • Credit management recommendation of the month:  Tell your suppliers to share data
  • B2B marketing Myth-busting – by Ruth P. Stevens

Regulatory News:

  • SEC says rating agencies could be better managed
  • Important European data protection developments
  • Doing business 2012 – Smarter SME regulations for SMEs

BIIA in the News:

  • BIIA in Action:  19th APEC Finance Minister’ meeting – joint statement
  • BIIA website traffic up

The next Newsletter will appear early January 2013.  In the meantime we wish our readers an enjoyable holiday season and a Happy New Year!


Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director