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CreditPoint Software, LLC and Creditsafe Announce Integrated Risk Management Partnership

Leading Provider of Trade Credit Risk Integrates with Leading Provider of Online Business Credit Reports CreditPoint Software, LLC, a leading business trade credit risk management company and Creditsafe, a premier provider of online business credit reports, announced a partnership that includes integration of their industry leading platforms.  This integration enables Creditsafe’s business reports to now be accessible within CreditPoint’s full ... Read More »

The 10 most Fascinating People in B2B Marketing in 2017

Top 10 lists are everywhere this year.  I even ran across a top 10 list of top 10 lists — hilarious! My list is about the most interesting people that I came across in B2B marketing during 2017. I find them fascinating not only as interesting people, but also for making valuable contributions to our business and our world. So meet this ... Read More »

United Kingldom Open Banking Starts on January 2018

Callcredit Predicts Dual Speed Data Economy as Open Banking Starts to Become a Reality Consumer insight specialist, Callcredit Information Group, is predicting the emergence of a dual speed data economy as the phased adoption of Open Banking starts on 13th January 2018. Callcredit anticipates a gap will emerge between those businesses that are willing and able to harness the additional ... Read More »

Qarar Predicts Top 5 Consumer Credit Risk Trends for 2018 in the Middle East

The risk landscape in the Middle East is changing rapidly. Every day brings new challenges that considerably alter how companies respond to and manage risk. To help companies keep their footing in this shifting landscape, Qarar, a leading regional decision analytics company, is sharing its top five consumer credit risk trends for 2018 in the Middle East. Streamlining Routine Operational ... Read More »

China Payments: Time for HK Firms to Try their Luck

The Octopus payments system has again been the subject of much discussion in Hong Kong in the past few weeks. Even the venerable British magazine The Economist, in its November 23 issue, published an article entitled “Does Hong Kong’s Octopus cards have too many tentacles?”. Instead of the usual high praise about its innovation since its inception days in 1997, ... Read More »

Alibaba  Opens India Cloud Data Center

Alibaba is bringing its cloud computing business into India as it continues to expand its fast-growing business unit. Alibaba stated that its first data center on Indian soil will come online in January and be based out of Mumbai. The business already has clients in India, but a local presence will allow it to better service customers in the country, ... Read More »

US Risk Climate: Mortgage Credit Risk Increased from Q3 2016 to Q3 2017

CoreLogic Analysis Shows Credit Risk for New Loans in 2017 Similar to Loans Issued in Early 2000s Mortgage Loans Exhibit Higher Credit Quality Since the Great Recession Purchase-Loan Risk Up Year Over Year Due to High Investor Share Refinance-Loan Risk Up Year Over Year Due to Lower Credit Scores and Higher DTI CoreLogic® (NYSE: CLGX), a leading global property information, analytics ... Read More »

Creditinfo Launches Risk Analytic Product IFRS 9

We are proud to launch Creditinfo’s new IFRS products created by Creditinfo Global Solutions. These products meet the extensive market demand from the Credit Industry, due to the obligation for all to comply with IFRS reporting requirements starting this year. Our offer will enable clients to meet a regulatory requirement in a cost effective way, using Creditinfo Credit Bureau data alongside ... Read More »

S&P Global CIO Out Amid Broad Operations Reshuffle

S&P Global Inc. Chief Information Officer Krishna Nathan is leaving the company following a broad reorganization at the financial data and analytics firm. Swamy Kocherlakota, the company’s head of global infrastructure and enterprise transformation, is now CIO, reporting to financial chief Ewout Steenbergen. Overseeing S&P’s global digital infrastructure group, he will focus on infrastructure, cloud strategy, information security and business ... Read More »

CRIF acquires Dun & Bradstreet Vietnam and its franchise operations in Brunei, Laos, Myanmar, and Cambodia

CRIF, a global company specializing in credit bureau, business information and credit solutions, has announced the acquisition of all shares in Dun & Bradstreet Vietnam. CRIF has been Dun & Bradstreet’s Worldwide Network (WWN) partner since 2009 after acquiring its operations in Italy and later in Turkey, the UAE and Egypt.  With this announcement, the relationship will expand to cover ... Read More »

Blockchain-based Solution to Assist in KYC Dilligence: Bankchain

Indian banks ready to launch first blockchain-based solution to map corporate borrowers  A blockchain-based solution designed to help Indian banks and non-banking financial companies do their know your customer diligence of corporate borrowers, evaluate corporate lending risk, and manage vendors is ready to be deployed by the year-end. The solution has been developed by Bankchain, a 30-member consortium led by the ... Read More »

Where is B2B marketing headed? 7 predictions for 2018

End-of-the-year predictions are a dangerous business. I will take the risk and just hope that at the end of 2018, no one looks back to call me on it! B2B sales and marketing are evolving quickly as buying behavior changes and new technologies take hold, so there’s a lot to talk about. But I will limit my predictions to just ... Read More »

Cedar Rose Highlighted as One of Europe’s Best in First Ever ‘Ones to Watch’ list

Cedar Rose has been named as ‘One to Watch’ in Europe in a list of business excellence published by the European Business Awards sponsored by RSM.  Cedar Rose was chosen as it demonstrates exceptional achievement in Digital Technology – and reflects the programme’s core values of innovation, success and ethics. The ‘Ones to Watch’ for all countries across Europe can ... Read More »

Fintech Leads the Way in the UK as Investment in Tech Firms Doubles in 2017

London’s fintech sector remains a hotbed of investment activity, capturing the lion’s share of a £2.99 billion venture capital splurge on UK tech firms. The figures, produced by Pitchbook for promotional agency London & Partners, show VC investment into the UK’s tech sector reaching an all-time high in 2017 at almost double the £1.63 billion invested in 2016. Brexit may ... Read More »

Chinese Bank Lending Hits Record On Corporate Finance Demand

Chinese banks provided $169.27 billion in new loans during the month, the publication said, citing data from the People’s Bank of China. That figure surpassed analysts’ expectations, especially considering China’s efforts to reduce risk tied to a surge in corporate debt.  An earlier survey from Reuters found analysts predicted new yuan loans in November to hit 800 billion, up from ... Read More »

Availability and Access to Credit Information in Russia

There are 17 credit bureaus operational according to the State Register of Credit Bureaus maintained by the Central Bank of Russia.  Article 6, Provision of a credit report of the Federal Law No.218-FZ On credit histories of December 30, 2004 (as amended on July 3, 2016), regulates the provision of credit histories (credit information) in the form of a credit ... Read More »