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London Identity Theft Rates Almost Three Times Higher

Central London and outer areas of the capital face significant targeting by identity thieves London is the country’s identity theft capital, with significantly higher rates than anywhere else in the UK. The statistics are based on the number of fraudulent applications across financial products including: current accounts, loans, mortgages, savings accounts, insurance, automotive and credit cards. The 2014 figures, which ... Read More »

Encompass Enters UK Insolvency and Restructuring Sector

New Encompass Visual Information Management Technology Set to Drive Step Change in UK Insolvency Industry Encompass Corporation, provider of industry-leading visual information management technology to the insolvency and restructuring sector, has announced its Encompass platform is now on general availability release across the UK. Founded in Australia in 2011 by seasoned entrepreneurs Roger Carson (now Global Sales Director) and Wayne ... Read More »

Meet our Member Thomson Reuter

BIIA Welcomes Thomson Reuters Financial Crime and Reputational Risk Unit as a Member Thomson Reuters has a wide range of products & services supporting corporate governance, addressing risks, and ensuring compliance for organizations. For further details go to:  Thomson Reuters Read More »

BIIA Welcomes MarkLogic as a Member

MarkLogic Overview For over a decade, MarkLogic® has been empowering global enterprises and governments to turn data into a competitive advantage. MarkLogic has emerged as the new generation database platform of choice by delivering a solution that helps enterprises not only analyze their data for better insight, but operationalize it to use in day-to-day activities that are crucial to business ... Read More »

Accenture Information Systems & Technology (IS&T) to ‘Move Mountains of Ore’ at Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto, a global diversified mining company, will move to a ground breaking information systems and technology (IS&T) delivery model, partnering with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to shape and deliver the transformation.  The new model will migrate core enterprise IS&T systems to an “As-a-Service” solution based in the cloud. It also incorporates consumption based pricing to ensure costs are fully flexible ... Read More »

Metadata May Kill Your Privacy

The UK government inquiry into whether it conducts mass surveillance and the legality of such an effort has recommended tighter controls on access to communications metadata. The inquiry finds that mass surveillance capabilities exist in the UK, but are used appropriately. The inquiry also rejects use of the term “metadata”, which it feels is not helpful because it is too ... Read More »

FCA due diligence review now vetting the finance sector

The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) current thematic review into due diligence practices is this month scrutinising how advisers assess products and services and what barriers they may be facing in the process. The FCA – an independent UK body that regulates the conduct of over 50,000 businesses – is currently looking into advisory firms who engage, from a series of ... Read More »

Information Literacy:  The Emergence of the Chief Data Officer

A new breed of data specialists are empowering big business. CDOs to bridge the gaps between data, people and technology Experian published the findings of its “Dawn of the Chief Data Officer (CDO)” survey, confirming that an increasing number of organisations are waking up to the strategic value of data.  The study, which interviewed over 250 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) ... Read More »

Bitcoin Exchange Suspension Unlikely to Derail Growth of Digital Currencies

London-based Bitstamp, the second largest exchange for alternative currency Bitcoin, suspended services following a hack that accounted for more than $5 million in losses. Nobody said the rise of digital currency would be a smooth ride.  Proof of that came again this week as one of the oldest, relatively speaking, Bitcoin currency exchanges went offline following a hacking incident. But ... Read More »

Experian UK Launched new SME Service

New Service Launched to Help UK SMEs Manage their Credit Scores and Improve Access to Finance Experian, the global information services company, announced the launch of a comprehensive new service to help the UK’s 2.2 million SMEs gain better access to credit and improve their chances of securing finance and funding. From the Funding for Lending scheme to crowd-funding, there ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Arachnys

The digital platform powering due diligence in emerging markets See our website here Review our data coverage here The only bespoke research platform designed for due diligence and compliance professionals Founded by former investigators and staffed by linguists, risk analysts and technology specialists Risk, KYC, AML information in over 160 frontier and emerging markets refined consolidated and translated in real ... Read More »

Nielsen Buys Digital Content Specialist Brandbank

Nielsen has announced the acquisition of Brandbank, which collects, manages and distributes FMCG product and brand image content, via digital means, for retail syndication across in-store, print promotional and e-commerce platforms. The deal includes the integration of Brandbank teams across the UK, France and seven other European nations, plus China, Thailand and Malaysia. Nielsen is also talking to Brandbank clients ... Read More »