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Equifax Partners with Consents.Online to Develop Open Banking Solutions

Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, has formed a strategic alliance with consents.online, a digital consent management and AISP accredited Open Banking platform which for the first time allows UK consumers and small businesses to manage the sharing of their financial information. The alliance has been established to develop solutions for the UK’s Open …

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July 17, 2018

Infogroup Sees ‘Tremendous Growth Potential’ With Credit.net

Hires Proven Industry Specialist to Lead Team Infogroup announced that Eric Kider has joined Credit.net as general manager to further develop credit opportunities for small- and mid-sized businesses. Credit.net provides in-depth information on businesses of all sizes, including small businesses, to empower people with the ability to make smarter business credit decisions. “Our leading business database, …

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July 9, 2018

CRIF Hong Kong Collaborates with Hong Kong Based Nova Credit to Help SME Development in the Greater Bay Area

On June 22, during the 7th China (Guangzhou) International Finance EXPO (GZIFE), the “Helping SME development in the GBA and promoting international cooperation” Forum was held.   During the event, CRIF Hong Kong Limited signed a cooperation agreement with Nova Credit Limited and various other companies and associations. The aim of the agreement is to …

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July 5, 2018

FactSet Opens Shanghai Office, Boosts Asia Pacific Presence

FactSet to offer its data and analytic solutions to the growing number of investors and investment managers in China who seek better tools to aid them in their investment. FactSet Research Systems Inc. opened its Shanghai office on May 31. The office is located in Bank of East Asia Tower in Shanghai’s financial district, Lujiazhui, …

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June 27, 2018

Equifax Joins Scottish Financial Enterprise

Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, has joined Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) to enhance its collaboration, engagement and partnerships with fellow SFE members. Equifax organizes, assimilates and analyses data on millions of consumers and businesses worldwide and is one of the largest sources of detailed consumer and business data in the UK. Using the …

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June 22, 2018

Experian Identity Theft Survey Results: Consumers Need more Education and Help

Experian launches IdentityWorks(SM), a comprehensive product to detect, protect and resolve identity theft and fraud; survey underscores consumer need News of data breaches and the risks of identity theft and fraud persist, but consumers’ vigilance and awareness haven’t kept pace.  A national survey by Experian, the world’s leading global information services company, revealed that not only …

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June 19, 2018

Leadership Change at ACCIS

At the 2018 Annual Membership Meeting (June 7-8, 2018), which was held in Stockholm, Sweden, Enrico Lodi, Managing Director at CRIF, was elected President of ACCIS at the Enrico replaces Neil Munroe, who had served ACCIS for over 11 years as a member of the previous Executive Committee and more recently as a member of …

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June 13, 2018

Growth Drives Hunger for Chinese Data

Chinese outbound investment is set to reach a staggering USD 2.5tn over the next decade according to the Financial Times – largely the result of President Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative, which lays out ambitious plans to build infrastructure to create a new Silk Road connecting China to the developing world and an estimated 60% …

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June 11, 2018

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and Cortera Enter into Partnership

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions and Cortera Team to Provide Lenders with Better Information to Determine Small Business Creditworthiness. Blending Cortera B2B trade credit with LexisNexis® Risk Solutions alternative data enables lenders to make smarter credit decisions that expand their small business portfolios LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a data and analytics company, has announced that its robust suite of small …

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June 7, 2018

Blockchain Application: Alibaba to Improve Supply Chain Integrity

Alibaba has launched a blockchain technology initiative to protect product authenticity and improve its supply chain integrity. The Food Trust Framework is a Tmall Global initiative which aims to enhance consumer confidence and create trust and transparency for cross-border trade across Alibaba’s Tmall Global platform. The initiative will incorporate standards and controls including product tagging …

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June 6, 2018

Moody’s Announces Investment in QuantCube, AI-Based Predictive Analytics Firm

Moody’s Corporation (NYSE:MCO) announced today that it has made a strategic minority investment in QuantCube Technology, an innovative provider of real-time, AI-based predictive analytics for corporate clients, financial institutions and investment managers. The investment furthers Moody’s engagement with innovative and advanced technologies. Based in Paris, QuantCube supports a global and diverse client base with offerings including macroeconomic …

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May 31, 2018

Experian Partners with Small Business Financial Exchange (SBFE)

Experian working with Small Business Financial Exchange to provide a more comprehensive view of the financial health of small businesses nationwide Experian®, at its 37th annual Vision Conference, announced it has become a certified vendor of the Small Business Financial Exchange, Inc. (SBFE), a nonprofit trade association that gathers and aggregates small-business payment data in …

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May 28, 2018

LexisNexis Risk Solutions and CRIF Form Alliance to Help Drive Financial Transparency

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, a global big data, technology and analytics company, announced a partnership with CRIF SpA, one of the leading global providers of business information, whereby CRIF will integrate LexisNexis® Risk Solutions WorldCompliance™ Data product into its SkyMinder platform. With more than 6,300 banks and financial institutions, 55,000 business clients and 310,000 consumers actively …

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TransUnion Announces Agreement to Acquire iovation

Combined capabilities will help customers stay ahead of new and evolving fraud threats TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) has agreed to acquire iovation, one of the most advanced providers of device-based information in the world, strengthening its leadership position in fraud and identity management. “iovation has unique device identity and consumer authentication capabilities that help businesses and …

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May 23, 2018

Psychometric Solution Already Available at Kenyan Credit Bureau

Creditinfo Kenya has confirmed to have successfully integrated the Coremetrix psychometric module within its credit bureau system (CBS) and from now on will be able to better address key industry challenges, such as the thin file issue or lack of a single one-stop-shop for automated and integrated decision-making solutions by using data when there seems none, in a …

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May 22, 2018

TransUnion to Acquire Healthcare Payment Specialists (HPS)

Healthcare Payment Specialists’ Medicare reimbursement solutions strengthen TransUnion Healthcare’s Revenue ProtectionTM portfolio. TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) is boosting its healthcare solutions with the purchase of Healthcare Payment Specialists (HPS), a leader in helping healthcare providers optimize Medicare reimbursement. “TransUnion Healthcare’s leading Revenue Protection solutions leverage our extensive information assets and capabilities to help healthcare providers prevent revenue …

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Experian Applied for a License to Offer Consumer and Commercial Credit Information in China

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has confirmed it has received an application from Experian, the British provider of consumer and business credit reporting, which wants to offer corporate credit information within China.  “We have received the application and will take on the registration according to the law,” a spokesperson for the …

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May 21, 2018

S&P Global Market Intelligence / Kensho / Crunchbase as the Go-to Resource for Private Company Data

S&P Global’s Acquisition of Kensho Technologies Hits Early Milestone; Expands Private Company Data Offering to Clients Collaboration with Crunchbase enhances S&P Global Market Intelligence’s position as the go-to resource for private company data S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI) announced today that the Company has hit an exciting milestone in an alternative data linking project in collaboration with Kensho Technologies …

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May 15, 2018

Bisnode Enters Latvia with Acquisition of SIA Datu Serviss

In order to strenghten its market position as one of the leading provider of European data, Bisnode expands its footprint in the Baltic region by acquiring SIA Datu Serviss Dun and Bradstreet’s Latvian franchise partner. Bisnode, a leading European Data & Analytics company, acquires SIA Datu Serviss, the Dun & Brandstreet (D&B) franchise partner in …

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May 10, 2018

Encompass in Partnership with Wisers Information Limited

encompass, the only provider of simultaneous, real-time access to multiple sources of global company and person data, has announced a new partnership with Wisers Information Limited, the world’s leading provider of Chinese media and business intelligence. As European and US governments continue to enhance anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, financial institutions operating in Asia Pacific have …

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May 7, 2018

Equifax Blends Consumer and Commercial Data to Deliver Substantial Small Business Risk Prediction

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:  EFX) has announced the launch of the blended version of the Commercial Insight™ Delinquency Score, a high-performance product that predicts the likelihood of a business incurring severe delinquency (91 days or greater), charge-off or bankruptcy on financial accounts within the next 12 months.  The latest addition of this product suite is the …

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May 2, 2018

Amazon’s new Blockchain Service Competes with similar Products from Oracle and IBM

Amazon  Web Services announced Blockchain Templates late last week, a “blockchain-as-a-service” offering that competes with similar products from Oracle and IBM. The launch shows how eager the biggest enterprise players are to get ahead in the blockchain game, even if their customers are still trying to pinpoint exactly what blockchain can do for them (and some investors are starting …

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May 1, 2018

TransUnion Partners with Nova Credit to Improve Financial Access for New Canadians

TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) announced a partnership with Nova Credit that will help new Canadians transfer their credit scores from other countries. The partnership will serve creditworthy newcomers to Canada who may otherwise miss out on credit opportunities due to a lack of Canadian credit history. The new product—TransUnion Global Credit Connect powered by Nova Credit—provides newcomers to Canada …

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HG Data Announces Elizabeth Cholawsky as Chief Executive Officer

HG Data, a global leader in company intelligence for B2B technology sales and marketing professionals, announced that Elizabeth Cholawsky has been appointed Chief Executive Officer and to the Board of Directors. Founder Craig Harris, who has led the company since its inception, will now be responsible for accelerating the research and development activities essential to …

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April 27, 2018

Tinubu Square Launches Innovation Lab

Tinubu Square launches Innovation Lab, focusing on technologies & innovation for insurance and the trade finance industry Tinubu Square, the industry leader in trade credit, surety and trade finance solutions, is proud to announce the launch of its ‘Innovation LAB’, focusing on blockchain, advanced integration and deep analytics for insurance and banking industry applications. The …

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April 26, 2018

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