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Callcredit Adopts Featurespace’s ARIC Technology

Callcredit Information Group has announced a partnership with behavioural analytics specialist Featurespace, which will enable Callcredit to extract more detailed insight from its clients’ data and predict more accurately future outcomes. The partnership will provide Callcredit with access to Featurespace’s core Adaptive Behavioural Analytics engine – ARIC, and its team of data scientists.  The award-winning ARIC engine combines the power of Bayesian statistical ... Read More »

CallCredit Enters China

Callcredit Information Group has further strengthened its presence in the international market by establishing an office in Shanghai, China. The company’s retail location planning consultancy, GMAP, has made the decision to establish a permanent presence in the country in direct response to retailer demand. The accelerated urbanisation of the country has resulted in the growth of a number of cities ... Read More »

LexisNexis Formalises Long-term Relationship with Zylpha

LexisNexis® Enterprise Solutions (www.lexisnexis-es.co.uk), a provider of content and technology solutions, announced a formal partnership with Zylpha (www.zylpha.com),  a specialist developer of legal and secure document bundling solutions that integrate with and are complementary to Lexis® Visualfiles®, the U.K.’s leading rapid development legal and case management system. The partnership formalises the relationship that LexisNexis and Zylpha have enjoyed for a ... Read More »

Informa Sells Five Corporate Training Assets for US $180 Million

Informa Plc agreed to divest its interest from its five corporate training businesses after signing an agreement with Providence Equity Partners. The total consideration for the sale amounted to US $180 million. The company, one of the premier academic publishing and business information and events groups, said in a statement that it’s looking to focus more on its subscription and ... Read More »

Experian Plc Reports 7% Revenue Growth in its Fiscal Q1 2013/14

Experian PLC Friday reported 7% revenue growth for the first quarter and said it continues to see mid-to-high single digit revenue growth for the full year. Organic revenue growth was also 7%. During the quarter, Experian signed new bank facilities totaling $875 million with maturities of between two and three years. Other than as disclosed, there has been no change ... Read More »

London Online Information 2013

Adapting to disruptive technologies and creating value with people, platforms and information A FEW WORDS FROM STEPHEN DALE, CHAIR OF THE EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE Though we might like to think that “it’s the people, not the technology that matters”, the truth is that the two are now so inexorably linked in the developed world that it’s difficult to imagine how ... Read More »

Experian Strengthens Global Identity Verification with New International Data Sources

Experian® UK announced that it has extended its international coverage for identity verification, adding comprehensive and reliable customer data from Denmark and the Netherlands to its global ID verification platform, Prove-ID. Danish CPR information (personal tax numbers) has been added to the Prove-ID platform as well as name, address and DOB validation for 100 per cent of the population. Data ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Unveils New On-Boarding Compliance Tool

Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), has launched D&B Onboard.  The online tool aims to help companies deliver customer due diligence (CDD) requirements efficiently in one place, making it easier for them to start financial transactions and enable businesses, including banks, to bill customers more quickly while minimising regulatory and reputational risks. Businesses face substantial challenges in verifying the authenticity of potential ... Read More »

Privacy, Data Protection and Consumer Rights: Big Government spying on Citizens …. Where does this leave Common Sense?

BIIA’s chairman David Worlock and BIIA’s Deputy Managing Director Phil Cotter have gone to bat on the intrusiveness of ‘big brother’ government (not just the US) in spying on its and other countries’ citizens.  David Worlock’s ‘thoughts from the bottom of his garden’ and Phil Cotter’s comments make interesting reading. The discussion can be found on VBZV is about to ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Acquires OTC Derivatives Pricing Analytics Provider, Pricing Partners

Thomson Reuters has acquired Pricing Partners SAS, an international software developer and provider of OTC (over-the-counter) derivative pricing analytics and services for financial firms. Pricing Partners will complement Thomson Reuters Pricing Service (TRPS), a global solution that provides evaluated prices to support portfolio, fund and single security valuations. The evaluated pricing space continues to grow at double digits based on ... Read More »

Salesforce.com Signs Agreement to Establish European Data Centre in the U.K. in 2014

Company selects NTT Europe to build new data centre for salesforce.com’s fastest growing region.  Data centre to support adoption of salesforce.com’s cloud computing services among growing base of customers across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM] announced that it has signed an agreement with NTT Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of NTT Communications, to establish a European data ... Read More »

Credit Assessment: The “Computer Says No” Myth

There’s a common fallacy that computers – because they have no souls – turn down loan requests automatically, whereas bankers – some of whom may have souls – are more likely to look at all the facts and say “yes.” This myth popped up again recently, when SME business owners in Birmingham, UK, told the UK’s Parliamentary Commission on Banking ... Read More »

Experian Reports 10% Revenue Growth for Full year 2012/13 (constant exchange rates)

Experian reported strong Full Year 2013 (Fiscal 2013 ending March 31st 2013) performance; considerable strategic progress with our global growth program gaining momentum and delivering strong results.  Notable performances from North America and Latin America, particularly in Credit Services, and from Consumer Services in the UK&I. Revenue from continuing activities up 10%, at constant exchange rates. Organic revenue growth of ... Read More »

Duedil Raises $5m Venture Capital

UK based BIIA Member Duedil has raised $5m (£3.3m) in Series A funding, which it will use to expand into new territories and develop its product offering by tapping into additional data sets. Launched in April 2011 by entrepreneur Damian Kimmelman (pictured),  Duedil offers a source of private company information in the UK and Ireland. As well as Companies House, ... Read More »