The October II – 2011 Issue of the BIIA Newsletter has been posted on this website.  To access the latest issue click on the link:  BIIA NEWSLETTER OCTOBER II – 2011 ISSUE

Late Breaking News:

  • The Evolving Credit Rating Agency Arena
  • McGraw-Hill Spin-off:  Rivals May have to Learn from the Education Spin
  • Kodak:  A Casualty of Intense Competition in the Digital Age

Member News:

  • Equifax Launches Tenant Selector
  • Equifax Acquires Costa Rican Credit Reporting Company Datum
  • Equifax Offers Exclusive market Intelligence on Small Business Lending Trends
  • FICO & Equifax in UK Scoring Tie-up
  • Sinotrust:  Differentiated Marketing Can be a Thorny Problem
  • Sinotrust:  Insights into Chinese Super-Luxury Vehicle Users
  • and D&B Launch
  • Veda’s Secure Sentinel Partners with Virgin Australia on Identity Protection
  • D&B Announces Availability of D&B360TM for Oracle CRM on Demand and Oracle’s Siebel CRM
  • Creditreform Rating AG Now a European Credit Rating Agency
  • Thomson Reuters Disbands Dual Management Structure
  • Thomson Reuters Q2 Revenues Grew by 4%  – Announce Management Shake-up in its Markets Division

Industry News:

  • LexisNexis(R) Acquires MarshBerry Portal
  • Experian India:  State Bank of India Joins Experian’s Credit Bureau
  • Cognizant Overtakes Wipro

News from China:

  • Alibaba Sets its Sights on Yahoo – Raises Privacy Concerns in the US
  • Alibaba Plans to Spin Off HiChina Group  –  List Stock in U.S.

Consumer Credit Information:

  • Bringing a Corporate Approach to Consumer Lending
  • Obama’s Speech to the UN:  New International Initiative for Open Government
  • A Response from an Emerging Market
  • People on the Move:
  • D&B appoints Christie A Hill as SVP, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

In Memoriam:  Arthur C. Nielsen Jr. an Icon in Media Measurement

We thank our members for their contributions.

Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director