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Ascend Acquired by Flightglobal (Reed Business Information)

Reed Business Information, publisher of Flightglobal and the business information division of Reed Elsevier, has announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of aircraft fleets and data business Ascend Worldwide Group Holdings. Ascend will be integrated with the aerospace information and data service activities provided by Flightglobal. Ascend, headquartered in London with offices in New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo, delivers aircraft and engine data through online ... Read More »

Commercial Credit Information: The Shape of Things to Come?

BIIA contributing writer Philip Cotter examines how two new entrants disrupt the current status quo in commercial credit information. Recently Cortera in North America and Creditsafe in Europe, have caused discomfort to the larger players through their aggressive pricing, PR practices that arguably allow them to punch above their weight and focus on serving the SME segments in the markets ... Read More »

Experian “Rides the Waves” of Expansion – Announces Year 2011 Results

A wave of new rules following the financial crisis “plays right into our hands”, admitted the chief executive Don Robert as he reported on Experian’s results of its financial year ending March 31st, 2011.   Revenues were up 9% reaching US$ 4.24bn.  Pre-tax profits were up 13% to US$679m. Experian wisely expanded into market vertical such as utilities, healthcare and telecoms.  ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires Cypress Software Systems

The Acquisition Supports Continued Expansion of CRIF in the Financial Services Technology Marketplace. CRIF has acquired Cypress Software Systems of North Richland Hills, Texas.  The purchase of Cypress Software Systems, one of the top providers of loan origination software for community and regional banks, credit unions and financial institutions, will further expand CRIF Lending Solutions technology offerings in the U.S. ... Read More »

Equifax Steps Up Focus on The Retail Sector in the UK

London, 4th April 2011 – Leading consumer credit and business risk management and marketing services provider, Equifax, is stepping up its focus in the Retail sector with the appointment of a new Head of Retail Sales. Equifax already has a very well established client base and track record in the Retail marketplace, working with major names in the burgeoning home ... Read More »

There is Value in Broadband Services: UK based BSkyB Acquires WiFi Provider ‘The Cloud’

Public WiFi technology is gaining in strategic importance due to the explosion in demand for high performance uncongested broadband data access outside the home and office.  As mobile and tablet devices are capturing more and more of content distribution, universal access to broad band becomes paramount.  In the latest development a content provider, in this case BSkyB, felt it was ... Read More »