BIIA News SliderDear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter November II & December 2016 issue is posted on this website.  To download the document, please click on this link:  biia-newsletter-november-ii-december-2016-issue

In the run up to the year end there were some significant developments and member announcements.  As to BIIA, we are working on our BIIA 2017 biennial conference and you are invited to participate in the development of the program.  Not to forget we are seeking sponsors for the event.

Late Breaking News:

  • Keep the Date: BIIA 2017 Biennial Confer3ence Bangkok, Thailand October 19-20, 2017
  • IBM’s next step in launching one of the world’s largest Blockchain implementations? It is KYC Compliance and Onboarding services
  • Russia: Easing procedures of company registrations
  • Experian: What will the Data Breach landscape look like in 2017
  • Bletchley Park reactivated as Cyber Security College

Member News:

  • Cyber Security in Australia: Online fraud and identity theft gaining risky momentum
  • CRIF and Bohai Credit enter into a strategic partnership to help solve the financing problems of Chinese enterprises
  • Germany based Deltavista GmbH renamed CRIF GmbH
  • Lending Stream builds leading-edge credit platform with FICO analytics software
  • FICO: Telecommunications providers choose FICO scores for securitization
  • Avention Advances OneSource portfolio to support data-driven management
  • Cerved Information Solutions S.p.A. has acquired non-performing loan services platform
  • GB Group half yearly revenue up 16%

Compliance News:

  • Thomson Reuters 2016 Global Third Party Risk Survey: Firms are sinking in risk

Consumer Credit Information:

  • Macau credit database to be launched on January 1, 2017 to protect gaming sector from bad debt
  • Kazakhstan risk challenges: Big data – big money
  • Comprehensive credit reporting: Almost a million Australians are now better able to access credit
  • Transparency: China and Cambodia to exchange credit reports
  • Experian’s evolution of trended data goes beyond credit scores to predict risk and future financial behavior

People on the Move:

  • Creditsafe Group strengthens senior management team
  • Bisnode Chief Marketing officer Anne Arneby takes on new challenges

Your editorial team is taking a break.  The next newsletter will be issued first week in January of 2017.  In the meantime there will be other news available on, one of the largest portals for business and credit information.

We wish our members an enjoyable holiday season and a happy and prosperous New Year.

Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief