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BIIA Regional Meeting Phonm 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 »

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 »

CRIF and Hong Kong Based FundPark Enter into a Strategic Partnership

CRIF and FundPark, a trade finance platform in Asia focusing on the SME segment, enter into a strategic partnership to provide SMEs with credit risk and trade finance solutions. Thanks to FundPark’s flexible trade finance solution and CRIF’s business information services, it will be possible for SMEs to satisfy their financing needs while minimizing credit risk. Relying on its international ... 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 »

D&B Q4 2017 Revenues Up 2% – Full Year Up 2%

Notwithstanding the fact that historically speaking D&B’s fourth quarter results were usually the strongest quarter of the year D&B reported disappointing Q4 revenue of U$528.3 million, up 2%.   Full year revenue was US$1,750.5 million, up 3%, prompting questions from the analysts concerning strategy and competition. One day earlier the company announced the departure of Robert Carrigan and the appointment of ... 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 »

GBG Ramps UP APAC Growth with Senior Appointments

GBG, the global specialist in identity data intelligence, has bolstered its APAC (Asia-Pacific) team with three new senior hires to support investment and expansion in the market. GBG is experiencing high growth in APAC, fuelled by the growing demand for identity-related services to support fast customer on-boarding and fraud prevention. The three appointments will support the Group’s plan to expand ... Read More »

Informa D&B Study Reveals Delay in Payments in Spain Closed 2017 Below the European Average

European companies paid with an average delay of 13.06 days in the last quarter of 2017, the lowest figure reached to date, according to the Study on Payment Behavior of Companies in Europe conducted by INFORMA. This figure drops slightly with respect to the previous quarter and from a year ago when it was 13.47 days. Spain, with 12.52 days of average delay ... Read More »

Equifax Launches Commercial Credit Data Sharing Solution to Support SME Lending

Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, has launched a new solution to support the government Commercial Credit Data Sharing (CCDS) initiative seeking to stimulate competition and encourage new entrants in SME lending thereby addressing the shortfall in access to finance. The new Equifax solution gives lenders a comprehensive picture of a businesses’ financial health to facilitate faster and more ... Read More »

BIIA Regional Meeting Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Save the Date:  BIIA Regional Meeting – March 14th to 15th, 2018; Phnom Penh, Cambodia 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 ... Read More »

Data Protection News from Germany: Every Third Consumer Reports Abuse of Personal Data

Hardly in any other country is so much discussed about the use of data and privacy as in Germany. Nevertheless, over a third of German online users report experiences in which personal data has been misused on the Internet.  Nevertheless, most consumers feel a high sense of security in transactions on the Internet – especially in online banking.  This was the ... Read More »

Forrester Research:  47% of Businesses Say They Have the Tools to Support IOT Security Policies

Forrester released its The State Of IoT Security 2018 report, which outlines the current internet of things (IoT) threat landscape and how businesses can protect themselves. Forrester found that while 92% of global technology enterprise security decision makers have security policies in place for managing IoT devices, only 47% of them say they have the sufficient tools to enforce these policies, and ... Read More »