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Graydon UK Commented on Government Plans to back SMEs

Alexander Schwendtner, Managing Director Graydon commented on Government plans to boost SME growth Prime Minister David Cameron saluted Britain’s record rate of new business creation.  One ironic positive from the on-going financial crisis is that the number of entrepreneurs setting up new small and medium sized businesses is on the rise.  As unemployment rises and while we wait for the ... Read More »

Sharp Contrasts in Growth of Analytics, Credit Information and Rating Services

We previously wrote that analytics and platforms are becoming key differentiators in business information services.  2011 and first half 2012 revenue growth figures of key players in credit information and rating services provide a stark contrast to those companies who do not have a substantial stake in analytics.   Analytical services are growing at a very healthy double digit rate. Consumer ... Read More »

Graydon 2011 Revenue Declined by 5%

The Supervisory Board noted that Graydon has experienced a difficult year in 2011 as a consequence of tough market conditions.  This is still the result from the financial crisis and intensified competitive and changing market dynamics. Under these conditions the operating profit decreased to € 14,913,000 (2010: € 19,749,000). Strong pressure on credit management activities in the Netherlands and Belgium: ... Read More »

The Socialization of Business Information

The credit information market exists for more than a 100 years. The market is rapidly becoming a niche in the fast growing world of information services. And Credit Information did not provide big answers in the credit crisis. The credit information industry can be characterized as a closed decentralized expert network of proprietary databases. Some key words for booming information ... Read More »