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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 »

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 »

E-Commerce Fraud: Machine Learning Speeds Detection

Led by Amazon in the US, which accounted for nearly half of all of American ecommerce sales in 2017, online sales are a growing part of consumers’ buying habits, worldwide. These changing habits also present increased opportunities for fraudsters, who use evolving tactics and stolen payment card information to commit e-commerce fraud.  FICO’s European Fraud Map shows that card-not-present (CNP) fraud, which ... 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 »

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 »