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Responsible Lending and Borrowing: The Role of the Consumer Credit Information Industry

The Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers (ACCIS) devoted its entire annual conference (June 2011) to the topic of Responsible Lending and Borrowing: The Role of the Consumer Credit Information Industry.   Association members discussed intensively the need to work with consumers (data subjects) and regulators to create greater awareness of the role of the consumer credit bureau industry in the ... Read More »

European Data Protection: ACCIS Responds to Consultation of the EU Commission’s Comprehensive Approach to the Protection of Personal Data

The Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers (ACCIS) has responded to the Consultation on the Commissionʹs comprehensive approach on personal data protection in the European Union. The ACCIS response focuses on those questions that ACCIS believes are relevant to the industry.  The fundamental premise on which the ACCIS response is based is that the Data Protection Directive (DPD) is still an efficient ... Read More »

The European Consumer Credit Information Landscape

ACCIS (Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers) issued in March 2011 an analysis of a survey of credit bureaus in Europe.  The report was prepared by the European Credit Research Institute (ECRI) based in Brussels.  Established in 1999 for the study of banking and credit in Europe, ECRI focuses on institutional, economic and legal aspects related to retail finance and ... Read More »

The Association for the Directory Information and Related Search Industry

The EIDQ Association is an association of member companies offering directory information and related search services across multiple channels including mobile, voice and online.  Members span the entire value chain from service providers, content suppliers, vendors and consultancies. The MISSION of the Association is to promote and support the directory information and related search industry in helping customers to find ... Read More »

New International Credit Management Association Formed

The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals (ICTF) Goes Live The launch of The Association of International Credit and Trade Finance Professionals (ICTF) marks a new advance in international credit management, providing the international business community with a membership-led organization set to become the leading association in its field. BALTIMORE, USA and LONDON, UK, September 13, 2010 – ... Read More »


As indicated in previous BIIA Newsletter issues there appears to be serious interest in dealing with the standardization of addresses around the globe.  BIIA affiliate ‘The Prescott Report” has recently initiated the formation of a global address association.  The mission of the global address association is to meet significant needs to globalize the “address industry” and improve the state of ... Read More »


Based on the maxim ‘everything starts with an address’, Charles Prescott, publisher of The Prescott Report initiated the formation of the Global Address Data Association.  He assembled a steering committee and developed a mission statement and a set of first priorities.   The current steering committee consists of Sheila Donovan, Global DM Solutions (US); Emma Gooderham, Allies Computing (UK); Merry Law, ... Read More »


BIIA Management attended the recent annual meeting of ACCIS (Association of Consumer Credit Information Services) in Budapest.   BIIA thanks the executive committee of ACCIS, for their kind invitation and congratulates Neil Munroe (Equifax) for being elected President of ACCIS.  In his opening speech Neil Munroe stressed several important issues facing the industry.  Lending and consumer spending are still subdued and ... Read More »

Delayed Trade Pact with South Korea Appears Complete

Days after word came down that a new tax information exchange agreement renders the finalization of a U.S.-Panama free trade agreement imminent (see this week’s eNews for full story), it appears an accord has been reached in a long-delayed pact with South Korea. Widespread reports surfaced Friday that the U.S.-South Korea free-trade agreement (FTA) has been completed. Sticking points involving ... Read More »