Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter September I – 2014 Issue is posted on this website.  To download click here: BIIA Newsletter September I – 2014 Issue

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Your editor-in-chief is back from the summer break.  As you can see a lot has happened in the industry.  We have a lot of Q2 earnings reports.  Too many to fit into this issue; the rest will be covered in the next issue.

In many ways this has been a milestone month:  We welcomed our 50th Member Peru based Del-Risco Reports.

We have three highly regarded information professionals as nominees to serve on BIIA’s Board of Directors.  The BIIA Board will vote on their respective appointments on September 12, 2014:  The three individuals are Adrian Ashurst of Worldbox, Dan Meder of Experian and Peter Villa of Schufa.

Late Breaking News:

  • Alibaba Revenues Surge Ahead of IPO – Raises Valuation to $140bn
  • S&P Breaks into the SME Rating Segment with a ‘Ratings Lite’ Product
  • What Grows? What Does Not?  A Review of Q2 2014 Revenue Growth

Member News:

  • Veda Acquires New Zealand Based KMS Data
  • Veda in PEXA Sponsorship in Step Towards Electronic Property Settlement
  • Outsell Inc.: 2014 Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trend Report for B2B Trade & Business Information & Company Information
  • Equifax Q2 2014 Growth Up 5% – Restructures Commercial Solutions
  • BOL Thailand Q2 2014 Revenue Down 11%, Net Income Up 13%
  • Creditreform Boniversum:  BONIGO Awarded Trusted Store Seal
  • Creditsafe Launches Integrated Solutions
  • D&B Q2 2014 Revenues Up 2%
  • Dun & Bradstreet Partners with Creative Agency Droga5 to Reinvent Its Brand Purpose, Values and Visual Identity
  • Dun & Bradstreet Launches Supplier Risk Manager™ 2.0
  • Experian Launches Platform to Manage Cross-channel Fraud Risk
  • TransUnion Q2 2014 Revenues Up 8.9%
  • TransUnion Adds Rent Payment Data

Industry News:

  • Acxiom First Quarter Revenues Down 6%
  • FICO Q3 2014 (Fiscal Ending June 30th) Revenues Up 8%
  • FICO in Partnership with Turkish Credit Bureau
  • CallCredit Launches IncomeFocus
  • LifeLock Q2 2014 Revenues Up 29%

News from China:

  • Accounting Scandal Hits Alibaba’s New Film Company
  • Alibaba.com Partners with Chinese Banks on Loan Offers
  • Alibaba Takes Full Control of AutoNavi

News from the Technology Front:

  • Apple & IBM Forge Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Mobility
  • IBM Launches New Computer System

Cyber Security:

  • Cyber Attacks on Financial Institutions Has Nearly Tripled in 2013
  • Cyber Security Startup Wickr to Create Chatroom

From the Regulatory Corner:

  • UK House of Lords:  Right to be Forgotten is Wrong, Unworkable, Unreasonable

BIIA Welcomes New Members

BIIA Needs You – Volunteers Wanted!  This is a call for volunteers to serve on three important committees:  the BIIA Regulatory Committee, the BIIA Marketing Committee and the BIIA Events Committee.  In regard to latter committee, we need to start working on events around BIIA’s 10th anniversary.  Please contact me if you are interested in working on behalf of our industry.

Best regards
Joachim C Bartels
Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief