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Credit Management: The Climb Continues – Measuring the Ever-increasing Value of the Credit and Risk Management Skill Set

A new report published by Accenture in September found that risk management is figuring into more and more companies’ decision –making processes as they continue to adapt to the market.  The 2013 edition of Accenture’s Global Risk Management study found that 98% of firms surveyed give a higher priority to risk management now than they did two years ago, and ... Read More »

USA: Proposed Regulations Aims to Unlock the Potential of Alternative Credit Data

FICO BankingAnalyticsBlog reports that in a world of Big Data analytics, debate continues to heat up around the potential of “alternative data” to benefit both businesses and consumers.  This hot-button issue has caught the attention of leaders on Capitol Hill. Two congressmen in particular are actively pursuing new legislation that would expand the payment data found in credit reports. US ... Read More »

NACM Reiterates Opposition as Virginia Continues Consideration of Commercial Credit Reporting Bill

The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) reiterated its opposition to Virginia House Bill 2198 this week as policymakers in the Commonwealth continue to consider the bill’s ramifications ahead of the next legislative session in 2014. NACM continues to oppose HB 2198 on the grounds that it would make it harder for commercial credit managers to get the information they ... Read More »

EACRA – European Association of Credit Rating Agencies Meets in Istanbul

The Members of the European Association of Credit Rating Agencies met in Istanbul on September 26th and 27th to discuss important topics on the agenda for the industry: international framework for CRAs, the use and mapping of ratings and the planned implementing standard in Europe (CRA III). About EACRA:  The European Association of Credit Rating Agencies (“EACRA”), registered in Paris, was established in November ... Read More »

Mike Marchesano Named Managing Director of SIIA’s American Business Media Division

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), announced that media industry executive Mike Marchesano will join as Managing Director of the American Business Media (AMB) Division of SIIA. ABM merged with SIIA on June 30. Marchesano most recently was President and CEO of Aequor Media, a consulting firm dedicated to providing strategic, customized technology solutions for B2B and consumer magazines, ... Read More »

News from the EASDP Congress

BIIA Chairman David Worlock commented on some of the more salient happenings at the recent EASDP congress in his latest blog: Good Bye Native Websites! One of the more surprising and perhaps the more shocking news was the announcement that EASDP was to merge with EIDQ, Europe’s directory enquiries services.  Obviously the Yellow Pages industry is unraveling too fast to ... Read More »

News from the EASDP Congress: The Predictive Analytics Revolution

BIIA partnered with the European Association for Search and Data Publishing on the subject of Analytics and BIG data.  BIIA’s Deputy Managing Director, Phil Cotter discussed the topic of “The Predictive Analytics Revolution”. Predictive Analytics is as old as history itself  – the Ancient Egyptians observed the movement of the stars, recorded the data and applying mathematics used it to ... Read More »

EASDP Congress: Major Trends in Business Information

BIIA partnered with the European Association for Search and Data Publishing on the subject of Analytics and BIG data. Joachim C Bartels, Managing Director of BIIA moderated a think tank on Data & Analytics.  He lead the discussion on eight key major trends: The Analytics Revolution is Under Way Wall Street Rewards Companies with Analytics The BIG Data Idea is Taking ... Read More »

Transparency at Risk: Commercial Credit Reporting under Attack by Small Business Commission

Virgina, USA:  DEBATE OVER HB 2198 CONTINUES AT RECENT VIRGINIA SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSION MEETING The Virginia Small Business Commission continued its study of House Bill 2198 early September with the meeting of an ad hoc committee specifically formed to study the legislation, which would affect commercial credit reporting in the Commonwealth. NACM was in attendance, providing the committee with a ... Read More »

EX-IM Bank Highlights Its Role in U.S. Export Market

Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) Chairman Fred Hochberg highlighted the important role his agency plays in supporting U.S. exporters in a speech to the Center for American Progress (CAP).  In the process, he also rebutted the philosophical arguments against renewing the Bank’s charter, which have become newly resurgent among conservatives in Congress. On its surface, Ex-Im would seem to be an agency ... Read More »

Credit Managers’ Index (CMI) Falls in July

The latest Credit Managers’ Index (CMI), published by the National Association of Credit Management (NACM), showed a minor decline in July, led by a sharp drop in collections. The “dollar collections” category hit one of the lowest readings of the past year—only three months in the last twelve were lower than in July, suggesting that there are some additional strains ... Read More »

EU Data Protection Act Update

On 9 July 2013, the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) held a joint debate on the data protection package.  Jan Philipp Albrecht (Greens/EFA, DE) presented a short state of play. He explained that progress is being made in terms of reaching compromise amendments.  He re-emphasised that the aim is to harmonise the data protection ... Read More »