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Equifax and Argus in Partnership to Launch Primary Impact™

Equifax and Argus Align to Optimize DDA Acquisition Strategies for Financial Institutions with Primary Impact™ Equifax Inc. announced at the BAI Retail Delivery conference that it has formed a strategic alliance with Argus Information and Advisory Services, a Verisk Analytics business and a leading provider of analytics, information, and solutions to consumer banks and their regulators.  The companies are excited to ... Read More »

TransUnion Acquires Predictive Analytics Company L2C

TransUnion Expands Alternative Data Offerings With L2C Acquisition TransUnion acquired the Atlanta-based company, L2C, Inc., an early innovator in predictive analytics using alternative data. L2C models are used by a variety of businesses and lending institutions to grow profitable portfolios in financially underserved consumer populations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are committed to leading the industry with highly ... Read More »

Connotate Announces Release of Connotate 4.3

New Release Features Improved Performance, User Experience, Speed, and Database Integration Connotate, Inc. announced the latest release of its industry-leading platform: Connotate 4.3. The new release includes significant enhancements to current functional capabilities, including a new browser engine that expands coverage to a broader array of dynamic websites, productivity advancements that make it faster to build and publish Agents, and for ... Read More »

Coop Norge Launches New e-commerce Solution from Apptus

Coop Norge selects Apptus’ solution for personalised shopping experiences, allowing customers to more quickly find relevant products. Apptus’ solution for behavioural and automated merchandising simplifies shopping experiences for Coop Norge customers in all channels. Apptus strengthens its position in the Nordic region’s fastest-growing e-commerce market.  “This is a breakthrough for Apptus on the business-critical Norwegian market,” says Michael Mokhberi, Apptus ... Read More »

Penton: Transforming into Business Information – From Print to Digital

Penton Marks Evolution to an Information Services Business, Rolls Out New Branding to Reflect Transformation.  Events Key Revenue Stream, Followed Closely by Digital and Marketing Services, Collectively Seeing Double Digit Growth David Kieselstein, CEO of Penton, announced at the Business Information Management Summit (c-level event for business information ecosystem), the launch of the Company’s new branding and website (penton.com), which marks the ... Read More »

Harte Hanks Q3 2014 Revenues Flat

Harte Hanks third quarter 2014 revenues of $134.1 million were relatively consistent with the $135.0 million of revenues in the same quarter last year. Customer Interaction revenues were $121.1 million compared to $121.3 million in the same quarter last year. Within Customer Interaction, our Financial Services vertical grew from increased credit card solicitation and home equity loan generation activity. In ... Read More »

India: Wilful Defaulters May Face Trial in 30 Days

Over 40,000 cases worth Rs 1.73 lakh crore (US$28bn) of Wilful Defaults: The India finance ministry had set up a committee to come up with effective measures to deal with wilful defaulters The Indian finance ministry had set up a committee to suggest measures to deal with wilful defaulters. VK Bhasin, former secretary in the law ministry’s legal department, is the advisor ... Read More »

Equifax Q3 2014 Revenue Up 7%

Equifax Inc. reported revenue from continuing operations of $613.4 million in the third quarter of 2014, a 7 percent increase from the third quarter of 2013 and a 8 percent increase in local currency.  Local currency fluctuations against the U.S. Dollar negatively impacted the revenue by $5.6 million in the third quarter of 2014. Third quarter diluted EPS from continuing ... Read More »

Happy Birthday to the FICO® Score!

Congratulations to FICO from BIIA! The FICO® Score is 25 years old in 2014.  Introduced in 1989, it democratized access to credit by removing many of the barriers to fair lending.  For the first time, lenders could assess someone’s creditworthiness scientifically and objectively. Over the last 25 years, the FICO® Score has adapted to remaining the most predictive consumer credit ... Read More »

CRIF Appoints Francesca Fraulo Managing Director – Head of Corporate Ratings

Francesca Fraulo has been appointed Managing Director – Head of Corporate Ratings of CRIF Rating Agency.  She will be reporting into the agency’s General Manager, Carlo Barbarisi. Francesca Fraulo came from Rating Agency Fitch.  During her 12-year tenure at FitchRatings, Francesca worked as a Director in the EMEA Utilities & Transport Team in London (from 2002 to 2005) and in Milan (from 2006 ... Read More »