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KSV1870 Opens New Office in Salzburg

More than 100 guests from the business and political community attended the opening of the new office location at the Hellbrunner Straße 15 in Salzburg’s capital at the invitation of KSV1870 President Mag. Dr. Roland Wernik, MBA. KSV1870 Managing Director Mag. Ricardo-José Vybiral, MBA spoke about the current business and credit conditions in the Austria in general and in the ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Credit Bureau Malaysia as a new Member

We opened our doors to a bright and beautiful morning on 1 July 2008. As SME Credit Bureau, we’ve helped many SMEs get access to better financing. When the Credit Reporting Act 2010 was introduced, we became Credit Bureau Malaysia and expanded our market to include helping individuals. Credit Bureau Malaysia collects and compiles credit information from various sources. We ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Credit Bureau (CBC) Cambodia as a new Member

Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC) is the leading provider of financial information, analytical solutions, and credit reporting services to financial institutions and consumers in the Kingdom of Cambodia. CBC was established in March 2012 with strong support from multi stakeholders such as the National Bank of Cambodia, the Association of Banks in Cambodia, the Cambodia Microfinance Association, and the International Finance ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Credit Bureau (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CBS) as a new Member

Credit Bureau (Singapore) Pte Ltd (CBS) is Singapore’s most comprehensive consumer credit bureau that has full-industry uploads from all retail banks and major financial institutions. It is a joint venture between The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and Infocredit Holdings Pte Ltd. The setting up of a consumer credit bureau in Singapore is a significant addition to enhance the ... Read More »

Cedar Rose Wins CCR Credit Excellence Award

Congratulations!  Cedar Rose International Services has won the CCR Credit Excellence Award in Export & International Credit Management for the second year in succession. The prize was awarded at a special event held at the Guoman Tower Hotel in Central London, and was recognition of Cedar Rose’s work in recent years to increase the availability of personal and company records ... Read More »

QCB Plans Strategic Expansion of Qatar Credit Bureau

The Qatar Credit Bureau that operates under the supervision of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) is set to expand its activities. The Credit Bureau is planning to add more members and services. “We are adding new services to our bureau. The credit score models exclusively for commercial and SME customers are under process. We are collecting more details from commercial credit ... Read More »

Asian Development Survey Suggests Fintech, Digitization Still Not Significantly Impacting Trade Finance Gap

Banks and companies in the trade finance sector are increasingly using digital solutions to address companies’ significant and unmet financing needs. Yet the global trade finance gap—estimated at $1.5 trillion, with approximately 40% originating in Asia and the Pacific—persists in a stable state, with emerging economies and small- and mid-size enterprises (SME) bearing the brunt of financing shortfalls. More than ... Read More »

FINTECH TINUBU SQUARE SECURES €53M INVESTMENT FROM LONG ARC CAPITAL & BPIFRANCE

Tinubu Square, a leading provider of trade credit risk management solutions, announces the investment of €53 million from Long Arc Capital and Bpifrance to accelerate the development of its technology solutions for credit and surety insurers, trade finance banks and export credit agencies.   With this capital injection, US-based investment firm Long Arc Capital takes a majority stake in Tinubu ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Asia Credit Bureau Holdings Pte Ltd

Asia Credit Bureau Holdings is the key shareholder of Infocredit Holdings, which hold significant shares in Credit Bureau (Singapore) Pte Ltd, Dun & Bradstreet Singapore and Dun & Bradstreet Malaysia, and other companies in the region providing credit information and credit bureau businesses. Over the past decade, ACB has increased its business footprint to include bureau operations and initiatives in ... Read More »

Bisnode CHRO Cecilia Westerholm Beer Winner of HR Profile of the Year at the Roi REKRYTERING Awards

Bisnode announced that Cecilia Westerholm Beer, Chief HR Officer at Bisnode has been awarded HR profile of the year in Stockholm. The award, instituted by Roi Rekrytering and SPP, celebrates individuals who are at the forefront of digitization of processes across their organizations. Cecilia was recognized for her broad knowledge within HR, her ability to be a team player and her innovative ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires PT Visi Globalindo Data Utama in Indonesia

CRIF, a global company specializing in credit bureau, business information and credit solutions, has announced today the acquisition of PT Visi Globalindo Data Utama (PT Visi), a major business information provider based in Jakarta. Operating since 2009, PT Visi provides consultancy and business information services to international and domestic credit companies, banking organizations, multinational and trade insurance companies. Its business ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Expands CLEAR ID Confirm with Business Data

Suite improves identity verification process with international business and FEIN information Thomson Reuters has expanded its identity verification process — CLEAR ID Confirm — to include business and organizational data. As part of the CLEAR online investigations suite, CLEAR ID Confirm leverages comprehensive, up-to-date public and proprietary data to enable organizations to complete identity verification tasks, including risk evaluation and business vetting. The product is ... Read More »

Creditinfo Announces newly Integrated Identity Management System Technology at Creditinfo Global Forum

ShoCard, a leading blockchain-based identity management system (IMS), together with Creditinfo, a leading service provider for credit information and risk management solutions worldwide, today announce the ShoCard IMS’s integration into the new Creditinfo app. The app enables individuals to claim their identity and obtain personal credit information that can be shared with any third party, as well as be independently verified ... Read More »

Identity in India: Are We Entering an Era of Public Databases of Personal Data

One of the changes that we expect to see in the coming years, is the creation of more public repositories of personal data.   By personal, I mean data like Name, Date of Birth, Address, Bank Account Number, Aadhaar Number, Health records, Education records, Employment information, DNA data, credit history, biometrics, iris scans, among other things: i.e. data pertaining to the ... Read More »

Introducing the DueDil Credit Risk Filter

Understand the risk posed by prospects, customers and suppliers without running a credit check. With the new Credit Risk filter from DueDil, you can automatically filter for companies based on their level of credit risk. Looking to target only low-risk prospects? Or high-risk companies that may be in need of your services?  Simply apply this filter to any search to ... Read More »

Callcredit: Mobile & Single Sign-on Access Pose Biggest Risk to Future ID Verification and Fraud Prevention

Mobile & single sign-on access pose biggest risk to future ID verification and fraud prevention With mobile devices set to become the primary way to verify customer identity, Callcredit launches new suite of products to provide positive associations between identity and key digital attributes of email address and/or telephone number Research launched today by Callcredit Information Group, reveals that whilst ... Read More »

Value of Information Services – Luck is not a Plan

Editorial Comment:  When it comes to the question about the value of information businesses there is no better source than Marlin & Associates.  I have known the Managing Partner, Ken Marlin, for many years.  He is a former colleague of mine.  We both worked at the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation on acquisitions, divestitures and business development projects.  Eventually Ken decided ... Read More »