Dear Members,

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

Late Breaking News:

  • BIIA Appoints Adrian Ashurst of Worldbox (Switzerland), Dan Meder of Experian (USA) and Peter Villa of Schufa, Germany as Directors
  • ZestFinance: Big Data Lends New Zest to Banks’ Credit Judgments – Will it help the Underbanked?  Significant Implications for Credit Bureaus
  • The EU Commission Is Ramping Up its Antitrust War with Google Leaving Fairness in the Dust!

Member News:

  • Regulatory Strategies Recognized with UK Data Protection Consultancy of the Year 2014 Award
  • Experian Data Quality Launches Deliverability Audit Service
  • Equifax to Acquire Remaining 49% Stake in NettPositive
  • Veda Partners with IBM
  • Encompass New Product Feature Adds Trusts & Relationships to Workspace

Industry News:

  • McGraw Hill Financial Reports Q2 Revenues Up by 8%
  • Standard & Poor’s Acquires Additional Stake in RAM Holdings Berhad
  • S&P Staff Reduction to Become more Nimble
  • Google ‘Twitches’ and Sheds US$1billion
  • Google Acquires Jetpac
  • Google Acquires Video and Special-Effects Startup Zync
  • CoreLogic Q2 2014 Revenues Flat
  • Moody’s Q2 2014 Revenues Up 16%
  • com Moves into B2B Distribution Supply Chain
  • Amazon Announces New Mobil Payment Service
  • com Launches New B2B Digital Media Platform

News from China:

  • Baidu’s Revenue Jumps 59% in Q2 2014
  • Wanda, Tencent and Baidu Team Up for US$813m e-Commerce Deal
  • Global Sources Revenues and Profits Down in Q2

Cyber Security:

  • Iosco Sounds Red Alert over Financial Hacking
  • Data Security: Record Year for Data Breaches

From the Regulatory Corner

  • Data Protection May Cause GDP Contraction
  • Regulatory Update August 2014

People on the Move:

  • Experian Shareholders Appoint Dan Robert as Chairman
  • Don Roberts Appointed Non-exec Director to the Court of the Bank of England
  • Gerry McCarthy Named President of TransUnion Healthcare
  • Alibaba Names Jane Penner VP Investor Services
  • D&B Names Technology Veteran Curtis Brown New Chief Information Officer
  • Equifax Appoints Patricio Ramon as UK Managing Director


Please keep the date:

Outsell’s Signature Event Asia, Co-produced with BIIA

March 18 – 19, 2015, The Regent Singapore, a Four Seasons Hotel, 1 Cuscaden Road, Singapore 24975


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.


We thank our members for their support and contributions.


Best regards

Joachim C Bartels

Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief