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Online Fraud: EMEA Organizations See it as the Biggest Treat

Account takeover and application fraud experienced the most activity in the past 12 months • ID theft expected to grow and become significant concern for nearly half of credit providers in EMEA Experian recommends the following actions: Attain multiple and new sources of data Achieve a holistic view of customers Provide real-time, consistent and pre-qualified decisions Use multi-channel automation across ... Read More »

Linking Data is the Biggest Challenge for Global Marketers

Annual global research identifies linkage, technology and organizational structure as the three key challenges in digital marketing Digital marketers are facing an on-going battle getting to grips with the huge amounts of data they have to work with. The biggest hurdles and key priorities for marketers this year are dependent on having accurate, enriched data, linked together in a central location ... Read More »

Anti-money laundering Law to Create New Business Register for Europe

New rules on anti-money laundering could create an unprecedented central registry of European businesses’ real owners before 2018 after being agreed on by the European Council and endorsed by the European Parliament.  The fourth directive on anti-money laundering (AMLD4) – to stop terrorist financing and reduce tax crime – gives member states two years to complete a register of the ... Read More »

EU to Announce ‘Digital Single Market’ Investigation

The EU will unveil its wide-ranging “digital single market” probe today, aiming to update copyright rules and ensure European online businesses can compete with their bigger U.S. rivals.  The inquiry differs from the EU’s antitrust investigation into Google, in that it is not aimed at enforcing existing law through penalties.  It will rather look at whether Internet platforms are transparent enough in ... Read More »

Google: EU Competition Commissioner Starts Antitrust Investigation

The European Union’s competition commissioner, Margrethe Vestager, accused Google of distorting Internet search results and began an antitrust investigation into its Android mobile operating system. Margrethe Vestager accused Google of using its dominance as a search engine to “artificially” skew results that favor its own shopping service, to the detriment of rivals. “Dominant companies have a responsibility not to abuse ... Read More »

EU Commission Green Paper on Building a Capital Markets Union – Implications for Credit Information

The European Commission published on February 18th a Green Paper on Building a Capital Markets Union. The Green Paper launches a consultation on the measures to be taken by the EU measures in order to create a single market for capital financing, with the focus on diversifying sources of funding, especially for SMEs, and removing obstacles for cross-border financing. This initiative, ... Read More »

EU Proposes Central Registers on Beneficial Owners of Corporate and other Legal Entities

The fourth EU anti-money laundering directive (AMLD) will require EU member states to keep central registers of information on the ultimate “beneficial” owners of corporate and other legal entities, as well as trusts.   A “beneficial” owner is defined as a person who actually owns or controls a company and its activities and ultimately authorizes transactions, whether such ownership is exercised ... Read More »

Guide to the European Rating Market

Ratingplatform recently published “2014 Guide to the European Rating Market”. This guide covers all ESMA registered, certified or exempted CRA and provides information on the business model of each of these players (market segments covered, number of ratings according to CEREP, revenues, employees). In addition, we guide includes a section on the regulatory framework applicable on CRAs from an issuer ... Read More »

European Risk Climate: Atradius Expects Insolvencies to Remain High

Atradius expects insolvencies to remain high despite improving economic growth Insolvencies in many European economies are expected to remain well above 2007 levels in 2014 and 2015 according to Atradius Credit Insurance N.V. Economic performances in the US, UK, and Asia are underpinning global growth. The US is experiencing a broad-based economic recovery. As a result, annual business failures in ... Read More »

European Union is Divided on Net Neutrality…

People have wondered how an Internet without net neutrality would work. It is currently hypothetical that on an Internet without net neutrality, companies would need to “pay to play” and live by arbitrary, ISP-devised rules for accessing consumers who want and pay for their services. This is the so-called “fast lane.” While ISPs argue this is about network utilization and ... Read More »

Acxiom and Starcom Mediavest Group in European Partnership

Acxiom® announced it has signed a European-wide partnership with Starcom Mediavest Group (SMG), the number one ranked global media network, which will see both organizations working closer together and sharing data assets to be able to deliver increased value to their respective clients, enter new territories and connect digital and physical identifiers. The deal, which is part of a wider global agreement ... Read More »