On the heel of a pending ownership change in D&B there is speculation that an ownership change may be in store for VEDA Advantage Australia.  Allco Equity Partners which owns a 17% stake in Veda Advantage may restructure its portfolio potentially putting VEDA Advantage on the market.   Timing may be driven by a welcome development on the regulatory front as the Australian Law Reform Commission has released an issues paper seeking public comment on the future of credit reporting.  The paper deals with the benefits of positive data sharing / comprehensive credit reporting that would open more opportunity for credit bureaus.  This may positively influence the value of credit information and credit information businesses.  Source:  The Australian Financial Review Dec. 14th, 2006

BIIA Newsletter February – 2007 Issue