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Public Sector Information: Delivering a New Service – Filing Company Accounts

News from the UK Companies House:   Posted courtesy of Ruth Ryan, a scrum master in the development department at Companies House. “I, Ruth Ryan, work in a cross discipline team to deliver online services for companies to file information with Companies House.  Over the last year I’ve been working on the ‘File Company Accounts’ service, and we’ve recently made available ... Read More »

Duedil and Credit Data Research Join Forces

DueDil, the company information platform, announces that it is joining forces with Credit Data Research, market leader in credit behavioural analysis, to boost access to business finance. The two firms – both participants of the Nesta’s Open Up Challenge – have established a joint initiative to boost the level of information available about private companies and tear down barriers in ... Read More »

The Hidden World of Beneficial Ownership

One of the most challenging tasks for due diligence teams on the lookout for connections to money laundering, bribery, corruption is to uncover the identities of ultimate beneficial owners of entities, properties, and third-party business partners. The job of understanding who companies, and financial services organisations in particular, are doing business with has been made all the more difficult by ... Read More »

OpenCorporates Introduces Trademarks

The OpenCorporates core mission has always been about making official public data about companies more widely available, more usable and more useful. Much of this comes from one of the 120+ company registers it uses as a primary source, but an increasing amount comes from other public sources, which now includes US and global trademark registers. This is useful information in its own ... Read More »

OpenCorporates Adds New Charity Registers, Gazette Notices, and More!

We’re constantly carrying out work that helps improve & enhance our company data. Some of our recent small changes don’t warrant a full blog post, so here’s a list of some newsworthy updates that we’ve made recently. New Datasets: Northern Ireland – Charity Register This completes our set of charity registers for the United Kingdom, and adds just under 6,000 ... Read More »

Russian Public Sector Information:  Registration Requirements on Legal Entities Expanded

The scope of information on state registrations of legal entities and sole entrepreneurs in Russia has been Expanded The scope and structure of information related to the registration of Russian legal entities, farm enterprises, sole entrepreneurs submitted to the Federal Tax Service (Registration Body in Russia) and published on its website as well as the order of publication were approved ... Read More »

India Public Information Sector: National e-Governance Services Ltd (NeSL) Designated as Information Utility (IU)

The National e-Governance Services Ltd (NeSL) became India’s first information utility (IU) for bankruptcy cases under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016. NeSL is owned by State Bank of India and Life Insurance Corporation Ltd., among others. Recently, the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India (IBBI) eased ownership norms for setting up such utilities. What is an information utility? Information ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau as a new Member

Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (previously “SME Credit Bureau”) was officially launched on 21 March 2005 by Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister of Environment and Water Resources. It became operational in 1 September 2005. Aimed at promoting greater credit and information transparency in Singapore, Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB) is a 24/7 online repository of company and business information including Registered Charges, ... Read More »

LEI update – Uptake of LEIs Remains Slow

Regulatory SaaS technology leader Opus has announced that Alacra, its KYC and reference data management platform, has issued an update on the LEI initiative, Inside the LEI issue X, its regular newsletter on Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs). Steve Goldstein, vice chairman of Opus, said: “The total number of LEIs issued has remained at roughly the same level for a while now. In August ... Read More »

News from the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference

Melanie Zimmerman, SVP at TransUnion (picture), told us an inspiring story #BIIA2017 about an initiative in India that signed up 95% of the population, many of them illiterate, with a 12-digit ID number via their mobile phones, which automatically included a bank account, and the chance to buy life insurance (for $5/year). So now the government has a population count, ... Read More »

Transparency in Russia: “Incorrect Company Register Data” May be Used as a Primary Reason to Dissolve Legal Entities

According to the Federal Law #67-FZ of 30 March, 2015 Russian Tax authorities are entitled to check the correctness (reliability) of company data of registered and to be registered companies in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities (EGRUL Register maintained by the Federal Tax Service of Russia). As of September 1, 2017, the Federal Law #488-FZ of 28 December, ... 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 »

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 »

India’s Supreme Court Rules that Privacy is a Fundamental Right for Citizens

India’s universal identification program — Aadhaar — suffered a setback today after the country’s Supreme Court voted unanimously in favor of individual privacy. Given the prevalence of data in today’s digital age, and the trend towards ‘smart living’ based on data, the ruling has the potential to be hugely impactful in India both now and in the future. The landmark ... Read More »

Companies House Announces New Chief Executive

Louise Smyth has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Companies House and The Registrar of Companies for England and Wales.  She will take up leadership of the organisation in September 2017 and joins Companies House from a long career at the Intellectual Property Office, including roles as Director of IT, Director of Corporate Services and latterly as Chief Operating ... Read More »

Callcredit Partners with DueDil to Launch ‘KYC for Business’

Callcredit Information Group and DueDil have partnered to launch KYC for Business – an enhanced KYC (know your customer) service. The new KYC for Business service will offer clients the combination of two best-in-class services via one single enquiry, helping to streamline any business customer checks they need to perform whilst ensuring they are compliant. Clients of the service will be able to perform ... Read More »

MYDATA has Launched Certificates for MYCOID

Malaysian based MyData SSM has launched its first certificate for incorporation under new Company Act2016. MyCOID is a certificate of incorporation for all companies! This certificate was previously known as Form 9. You would not need to be in long queues to get your company details. Check it out here at our website!  Don’t be the last to know. https://www.mydata-ssm.com.my Source: BIGdataworks.com Read More »