Dear Members,

The BIIA Newsletter September II – 2021 Issue has been posted on this website. To download the document, please click on this link: BIIA Newsletter September II – 2021 Issue

We can report on a lot of groundbreaking activities which have occurred during August and beginning of September.  Hot off the press are two stories:  TransUnion embarked on a new journey to accelerate growth in fast-growing digital marketing and identity fraud market places.  For Cerved an epoch has ended as an independent company.  Cerved was one of the first European companies which created a computerized central register of companies.

Late Breaking News:

  • TransUnion Accelerates Growth of Identity-Based Solutions with Agreement to Acquire Neustar for US$3.1 Billion
  • Refinitiv Survey: The Impact of The Pandemic, Compliance Gaps and How Technology Is Reshaping Risk
  • The Cyber Security Market Is Booming

Member News:

  • Refinitiv Combines GIACT’s EPIC Platform with World-Check
  • SIMAH and Qarar to Deliver Smart Collection Solution to Zain KSA
  • Fintech Group ION Takes Control of Italy’s Cerved after Takeover Bid
  • Cerved Group 1st Half 2021 Revenues Up 5%
  • Cedar Rose in Collaboration with Baker Ing
  • Cedar Rose Broadens Its Spectrum of Risk and Compliance Solutions
  • Open Banking Testing: the CRIF Global Technologies’ API Test Automation Project with PSD2 Security
  • CRIF in Partnership with Know Your Customer

Industry News:

  • Dun & Bradstreet Q2, 2021 Revenue Up 24.4%
  • ZoomInfo Acquires RingLead – The 4th Acquisitions Made During the Past 12 Month
  • ZoomInfo Acquires Conversation Intelligence Leader Chorus.ai
  • ZoomInfo Announces Its First Integrations with Chorus.ai

News from China:

  • Further Integration of Financial Reform Zone in Shenzhen with Hong Kong

Appointments – Promotions

  • TransUnion UK Appoints Shashant Agrawal as Director of Strategy and Planning
  • Encompass Appoints Nicola Pickering to Lead Growth of Global Customer-Focused Teams

Credit Bureau News:

  • Equifax Brings Differentiated Data to AWS Data Exchange
  • Equifax Completes Acquisition of Teletrack® from CoreLogic®
  • Grammy-Award Winning Artist Lecrae Partners with Experian North America to Talk About the Basics of Financial Health
  • Experian and Operation HOPE
  • CIC Ties Up with Credit Bureaus to Boost Risk-Based Lending Amid Covid-19 Pandemic

BIIA 2022 Biennial Conference:  As we have mentioned in our last newsletter there is serious planning underway for this event.  We are targeting a late May 2022 date and Singapore being the venue.  A draft outline of key topics is outlined in our events page.  We encourage our members to sponsor the conference, recommend speakers, panelists and providing ideas for networking.  Neil Munroe (munroen@biia.com), Deputy Managing Director and BIIA’s planning committee chair is looking forward to hearing from you.

We thank our members for their contributions and support.

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