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CRIF at the Launching Ceremony of Bayan Credit Bureau in Saudi Arabia

As the technology partner of Bayan, the leading business credit information provider specializing in local and international reporting and credit risk systems, CRIF developed the credit bureau platform as well as providing Bayan with business information and iTrade platforms. Established in 2015, Bayan Credit Bureau is a joint stock company licensed by the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA), with a ... Read More »

Cyber Security: High Demand for Specialists

Cybersecurity is one of the highest paying careers in the world, yet many job positions are still unfilled, why is that?  According to Forbes magazine, there are over 40,000 jobs in cybersecurity that are open and companies are desperate to hire qualified professionals.  ISACA, a nonprofit, global membership association for IT and information systems professionals, predicts that by the year 2019 there could ... Read More »

International Standard Looks to Curb Theft of Personal Data

Privacy has taken on new dimensions in a hyper-connected world. New guidance from IEC, ISO and ITU – the world’s three leading international standards bodies – has just been published, providing a code of practice for the protection of personally identifiable information. The increasing prevalence of high-profile data breaches has motivated countries worldwide to investigate potential reforms to policy and ... Read More »

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions Launches Enhanced Due Diligence Platform (EDD)

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the launch of its enhanced due diligence (EDD) platform, LexisNexis® EDD Insight. The web-based research platform has been designed to help professionals who are responsible for financial crime compliance conduct effective investigations and due diligence, whilst reducing process inefficiencies. The new product was developed after feedback from customers, across a variety of industries, revealed the negative ... Read More »

What Grows, what Does Not?

This is a brief comparison of revenue growth of major credit information companies in the third quarter of 2017. The winner on growth was GBGroup UK (identity experts) who reported 18% organic growth and 40% including the effects of the PCA Predict acquisition.  TransUnion grew by 14%. Equifax domestic revenue growth was impacted by the effects of the data breach ... Read More »

European GDPR Will Impact Data Management Globally

By Tim Heath, Cyber Security Intelligence With Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation set to take effect on May 25, 2018, IT and data management leaders across the world, including those in the United States, should be preparing for the new requirements affecting organizations inside and outside of Europe. You don’t have to have physical operations in Europe to be affected ... Read More »

Cyber Resilience and Supplier Risk: Moving Beyond Compliance

Cyber Risk Prevention has become a Board Room Responsibility.  Here is a useful approach to proactively mitigate risk.    BIIA recommends members to carefully consider the contents of a speech delivered by Nausicaa Delfas, Chief Operating Officer at the FCA (UK’s Financial Conduct Authority), at the Cyber Security Summit and Expo 2017 Highlights: Cyber resilience is not tick box It should ... Read More »

HG Data App now on the Salesforce AppExchange

HG Data Announces Its HG Data App on the Salesforce AppExchange, the World’s Leading Enterprise Apps Marketplace HG Data is a new Lightning Data app that allows customers access to technographics in Salesforce HG Data, a global leader in company intelligence for B2B technology marketers, today announced the launch of its newly enhanced HG Data app on the Salesforce AppExchange, empowering businesses to ... Read More »

China based LinkEye Creates the Global Blockchain-based Credit Platform

LinkEye claims in recent press releases that it has developed a Blockchain-based credit platform.  LinkEye intends to promote global information sharing to facilitate credit transactions. LinkEye is a set of independent solutions of the blockchain-based credit sharing alliance. The blockchain technology is invented by Beijing Kuaihui Technology Co. Ltd. And Kuaihui Finance company is committed to utilizing blockchain technology to ... Read More »

Machine Learning a Route to Smarter Fraud Prevention

Use of machine learning to double amongst fraud professionals as they shift to smarter tactics New research launched recently by Callcredit Information Group found that the number of fraud professionals planning to use machine learning to tackle fraud in the next three years has doubled from 11% last year (2016) to 22% in 2017.  In comparison, the number planning to ... Read More »

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Partners with Insurance Technologies

Insurance Technologies Announces Integration with LexisNexis Risk Solutions to Offer Life Insurers Additional Identity Authentication Capabilities within FireLight® Insurance Technologies, LLC, a provider of sales and regulatory automation solutions for the insurance and financial services industries, announced the integration between FireLight®, and LexisNexis® InstantID® and LexisNexis® InstantID Q&A. The integration with industry leading LexisNexis Risk Solutions identity management products offers ... Read More »

Creditinfo and dataminingapps.com in Co-operation

Creditinfo and www.dataminingapps.com have agreed to work together to conduct research into the predictive nature of location and mobile call data to enhance the ability to increase access to credit for the unbanked. With more than 2 billion people in the world without formal banking and access to credit it is important innovative methods are found to introduce people to the formal sector. ... Read More »

Cyber Security: Unstructured Data and the Threats You Cannot See

Every day, IT security teams are inundated with data, security events, network flows, configuration information, and so on, which then must be collected and analysed for potential vulnerabilities. Your team probably has a solid, established approach or even a documented strategy for doing this. If so, great. But is that enough? Security teams need to take a cognitive approach to ... Read More »

Creditsafe in Partnership with ESP Receivables Management

Integration of ESP’s Collection Solution to Creditsafe Platform Offers New Possibilities to Clients Creditsafe, has announced a partnership with ESP Receivables Management.  Under the terms of the agreement, Creditsafe will incorporate ESP’s innovative debt-collection system into the Creditsafe Business Intelligence Platform. “We are delighted to be able to offer this new capability to our customers,” said Matthew Debbage, CEO of ... Read More »

Credit Reference Agencies Combine to Help Henders Prepare for GDPR

Callcredit, Equifax and Experian are launching an industry-wide Credit Reference Agency Information Notice (CRAIN) in readiness for the implementation of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25 May 2018. This notice will ensure that the financial industry delivers standardised, clear and consistent information to consumers to explain how credit reference agencies (CRAs) use and share personal information, the ... Read More »