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
  • ZoomInfo Announces Its First Integrations with

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 (, 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