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Eight Ways Cyber Threats & Business Security Will Change in 2018

As cyber-attacks increasingly threaten business and grow in volume and scale, companies will be forced to take new measures to address cybersecurity risk holistically, integrating it more aggressively into their enterprise risk management, according to insurance broker Aon’s cyber specialists in the firm’s 2018 Cybersecurity Predictions report. The report outlines specific actions that Aon believes companies will take in 2018 to ... Read More »

Creditsafe Expands Latin American Database

Creditsafe expands International Database to provide key insights to complex South American marketplaces Creditsafe USA, the global business intelligence experts, announced it has extended its global database to include vital information on private and public companies across the seemingly daunting South American markets of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. “While these countries are too often popularly portrayed as difficult, worrying or even downright scary, they all ... Read More »

Instant Hit by Creditinfo: The Instant Decision Module

An Instant Hit. This is what the newest solution by Creditinfo is. Introducing the Instant Decision Module, a novelty that walks the talk and permits accurate lending decisions in an instant. It is a SAAS solution dedicated to lenders, including digital and mobile lenders from the financial and non-financial sectors, to enable automated accurate credit decisioning. The Instant Decision Module opens ... Read More »

Arachnys and Fenergo Sign Strategic Partnership Agreement

Two solution providers in regulatory compliance join forces to leverage complementary technologies. Arachnys, the market-leading provider of cloud-based investigation management technology, partners with Fenergo, the leading provider of Client Lifecycle Management solutions for investment, corporate and private banks. This partnership will provide seamless inclusion of Arachnys’s due diligence research and management solution within Fenergo’s end-to-end onboarding workflow, to add global ... Read More »

BIIA Regional Meeting Phnom Phen, Cambodia March 14- 17, 2018 – There are still a number of places available

BIIA will be hosting its first regional meeting to discuss key issues and concerns relevant to the industry and to lead efforts to promote dialog, identify solutions and to facilitate the development of potential pathways forward. The meeting will be a two day event, held on March 14th and 15th, 2018, with a networking dinner at the end of day ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Al Etihad Credit Bureau as a Member

About AECB Al Etihad Credit Bureau is a Public Joint Stock Company wholly owned by the UAE Federal Government. As per UAE Federal Law No. (6) of 2010 concerning Credit Information, the company is mandated to regularly collect credit information from financial and non-financial institutions in the UAE. Al Etihad Credit Bureau aggregates and analyzes this data to calculate Credit ... Read More »

TransUnion Parters with ApartmentJet

TransUnion Partners with ApartmentJet to Provide Property Managers with Tools Needed To Better Screen Tenants As the short-term rental market expands, TransUnion partners with ApartmentJet to provide property managers with tools needed to better screen tenants.  Short-term rentals have caused major disruptions to the apartment industry, sometimes resulting in evictions, lawsuits and even regulatory changes. TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) today announced it ... Read More »

Financial Inclusion:  UK Government Initiates Rent Recognition Challenge

In the Autumn Budget 2017, the UK government announced the Rent Recognition Challenge – a £2 million Prize Fund, open to all, challenging firms to develop new applications, or build on existing ones, to enable rental tenants to record and share their rental payment data with lenders and credit reference agencies. Why this initiative? Currently, a history of meeting rent payments ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Metropol Corporation Limited as a Full Member

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Metropol Corporation Limited was established in Kenya in 1996 as Credit Rating and Debt Management Company under the name Metropol Business Services Limited. The name was changed in 1997 to Metropol East Africa Limited and again recently to Metropol Corporation Limited (“MCL”). In 1997, Metropol entered into an exclusive contract with Dun & Bradstreet International (D&B) as a correspondent and ... Read More »

Equifax Appoints New Chief Information Security Officer

Equifax announced that it has named Jamil Farshchi to serve as its Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).  Farshchi, who previously served as CISO at The Home Depot, will assume company-wide leadership of work already underway to transform the company’s information security program, and collaborate with the industry to share best practices on information security.   Prior to his role at The ... Read More »

Yirendai Connects to NIFA’s Internet Finance Industry Credit Information Sharing Platform

Yirendai Ltd., a leading fintech company in China, announced today that it has connected to the Internet Finance Industry Credit Information Sharing Platform (“the Platform”) established by the National Internet Finance Association of China (“NIFA”). The Platform was established to serve as an industry wide credit data sharing database in aims of reducing credit risk, improving the credit environment and ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Announces Leadership Transition

Thomas Manning Appointed Chairman and interim CEO Robert Carrigan Steps Down as Chairman and CEO Board Initiates Search for Permanent CEO Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) announced that Thomas Manning, a director of the Company since 2013 and Lead Director since 2016, has been appointed Chairman of the Board and interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.  Mr. Manning’s appointment follows Robert Carrigan’s ... Read More »

Fraud Prevention: Customer Identity is Critical

Experian research shows online fraud continues to be a top concern across the globe.  84% of Businesses Could Reduce Fraud Risk if Certain About Customers’ Identity Six out of every 10 businesses are experiencing the same or more fraudulent losses online compared with a year ago. Released recently Experian’s Global Fraud and Identity Report shows that fraud trends and patterns continue to ... Read More »

Alibaba to Buy a Third of Ant Financial, Paving Way for IPO

Stake will be first since Ant’s controversial 2011 spin out Alibaba also raised sales forecast after results top estimates Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will buy 33 percent of Ant Financial, assuming to clear the way for an initial public offering of the Chinese payments giant. Alibaba will acquire new shares in its finance affiliate in exchange for certain intellectual property rights, ... Read More »