Dear Members,

The November II / December 2015 Issue of the BIIA Newsletter is posted on this website.  To download the document please click on this link: BIIA Newsletter November II – 2015 Issue

In looking back BIIA completed a successful year which culminated with our 10th Anniversary Conference.  We had over 100 members attending.  Of great interest was the workshop on data standards and work has commenced to examine this issue further with the involvement of local credit bureaus in the Asia Pacific region.  BIIA is now a member of the APEC Financial Infrastructure Development Network (FIND)

Late Breaking News:

  • Landmark UK Government Decision to Pool Bank Information on SMEs
  • Take-away from the BIIA APCCIS Workshop on Data Standards
  • BIIA 10th Anniversary Conference: The People Who Made it Happen

Member News:

  • Equifax Reached Binding Agreement to Acquire Veda
  • Veda CEO Nerida Caesar Says 25 Lenders Contributing ‘Positive’ Credit Data
  • Nielsen & Veda in Strategic Alliance
  • Experian First Half 2015 Revenue up 4% before FX – down 6% after FX
  • Outsell Event: Expanding Information Markets in Asia Pacific
  • BOL Revenues Drop 35% in Q3
  • HG Data Launches a Freemium Chrome Extension
  • Business Information Line Launched in Indonesia by CRIF
  • CRIF Credit Solutions Website Offers Resources for Credit & Risk Professionals
  • RateSetter Partners with Dun & Bradstreet on Comprehensive Credit Data
  • TransUnion Partners with Carahsoft to Deliver Risk Management Solutions to the Federal Government
  • TransUnion and Ontario Systems Integrate new Collections Scoring Model to Improve Recovery

Industry News:

  • Acxiom & Roy Morgan in Australian Data Deal
  • ID Analytics Introduces ID Connect
  • Aberdeen Group now Track over 2bn in Technology Focused IT Spend
  • LexisNexis Risk Provides Identification and Geolocation Services to Nevada Gaming Companies

News from China:

  • Tencent to Invest Big in Cloud Computing
  • Alibaba Snaps Up Remaining Shares of Youko Tudou
  • Alibaba Partners in Development of Smart-watch Payment System
  • Netsun Q3 Revenue Growth Up 29%
  • HC International Revenue Continues to Decline

News from Singapore:

  • Singapore Moneylenders’ Credit Bureau to be Launched in 2016

SME Finance Forum:

  • SME Finance Forum Global Network Launched by IFC.

Your editorial team will be back in early January with the January I – 2016 issue.
We wish you a pleasant holiday season and a happy and successful 2016.

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief