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BIIA Elects Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala as Chairman at its Annual General Meeting

Bangkok, Thailand October 18th, 2017:  At the BIIA Annual General Meeting today the membership elected Mr. Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala as a director of BIIA and chairman of its board of directors. Joachim C Bartels, Managing Director of BIIA, thanked outgoing chairman David Worlock, a founder member of BIIA, for his leadership and guidance in the development of our association from a modest beginning ... 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 »

EU-US Privacy Shield Works but Implementation Can Be Improved

The European Commission yesterday confirmed that the EU-US Privacy Shield survives as a method for international data transfers. In its First Annual Review, the Commission states that the arrangement provides an adequate level of protection. The US authorities have put in place the necessary structures and procedures to ensure the correct functioning of the Privacy Shield, such as new redress ... Read More »

Credit Karma Adds Equifax to its Flagship Free Credit Monitoring Service

Personal finance company is the most comprehensive free U.S. online credit monitoring service Credit Karma announced it is adding Equifax to its flagship free credit monitoring service.  For the first time, Americans will be able to have two major credit reports monitored proactively for free, which can help them manage their credit health or stay alert of possible signs of ... Read More »

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 »

CRIF Strengthen its Presence in Far East

CRIF Strengthen its Presence in Far East with Two New Start-Ups in Malaysia and Singapore CRIF has opened two new offices in the Republic of Singapore and in Malaysia, further strengthening its presence in a highly strategic region, where it has been operating for several years through operations in China, India, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, and Vietnam. This will enable ... Read More »

GBG Expands Executive Team to Enhance Focus on Customer and Innovation

Understanding the customer takes centre stage at award winning tech firm GBG, the global specialist in Identity Data Intelligence, has announced two new members to its Executive leadership team. The appointments bolster the Group’s focus on customers and innovation. Mick Hegarty joins as Managing Director, Customer Insight & Innovationto ensure that the Group’s strategy, plans and portfolio are based on innovating for customers. ... Read More »

Using Quality Data for Competitive Advantage

Experian Data Quality has published a White Paper which deals with the issue of how quality data affects core business imperatives and how to begin implementing a scalable data quality strategy. Companies are always looking for opportunities to provide greater value to their customers. But in order to stay ahead of their competitors, they also need to increase margin, reduce ... 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 »

FICO Doubles the Power of Cybersecurity Score to Predict Breaches

Refreshed analytic model in FICO® Enterprise Security Score gives users unprecedented accuracy in measuring cyber breach risk HIGHLIGHTS: The latest analytic model in the FICO® Enterprise Security Score is twice as accurate at predicting a data breach as the previous model, and more than four times as powerful as the best results claimed by competing solutions. New data sources, including ... Read More »

Meet our Member Mobius at the BIIA 2017 Conference

“Information is the oil of the 21st century, and analytics is the combustion engine,” statesPeter Sondergaard, SVP at Gartner. Channelising the Information Oil is the Business Information Industry Association (BIIA) – a trade consortium for business information service providers and they are gearing up to host their biennial conference between October 18th – 20th, 2017. The conference is seen as an amalgamate of ... Read More »

TransUnion Acquires eBureau

TransUnion Reinforces Versatile Data and Analytics Capabilities with Acquisition of eBureau TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) announced today that it is continuing to build upon its success as a source of groundbreaking, versatile data and analytics capabilities with the acquisition of eBureau, a leading provider of custom-analytic solutions with both credit-risk and anti-fraud applications. eBureau’s rapid-model-development platform enables financial institutions to quickly ... 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 »