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FICO:  Fast Track Analytics Application Development

Here is useful advice from FICO concerning analytics application development:  From days to minutes:  A payment processor decreased cycle times from days to minutes, lowered cost of operations, achieved a 60% reduction in manual reviews, and reduced fraud losses— all with greater business control. … all within three months: A large international micro-loan provider re-platformed an entire originations process while ... Read More »

Alibaba Increases Stake in SingPost

Alibaba Group and SingPost announced that they have signed a joint venture agreement to expand their e-commerce logistics collaboration. The joint venture will focus on three main initiatives that will aim to build a unique, worldwide e-commerce logistics platform. After the initiatives, Alibaba will increase the stake in SingPost to from 10.23% to 14.51%. Alibaba first acquired a stake in ... Read More »

Equifax Achieves Milestone in Helping Employers Manage the Affordable Care Act

Award-winning Technology Now Facilitates ACA Compliance for Over 10 Million Employees Equifax Workforce Solutions announced that it has achieved a major milestone in Affordable Care Act (ACA) management for employers. The company’s ACA Management Platform, a software application that automates ACA administrative tasks and helps employers reduce their potential for penalties, is now used to manage compliance for over 10 million ... Read More »

ITE WorldBuild365 launched

ITE Group PLC recently launched WorldBuild365, a digital platform that connects buyers and sellers in the building, design & décor, and interiors industries. Available online and from mobile devices, WorldBuild365 provides in-depth data on the industry, its professionals and products. The platform allows suppliers to add and edit information. In addition to the business conducted on the platform, there is ... Read More »

CoreLogic and ComplianceEase Launch LoanSafe Compliance Manager

New Solution Helps Lenders Comply with Upcoming TILA-RESPA Rule, as well as QM and High Cost Loan Requirements CoreLogic® announced the release of LoanSafe Compliance Manager™, a new solution to help lenders comply with a broad array of federal, state and local residential mortgage lending regulations, including the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule when it takes effect Aug. 1, 2015. LoanSafe ... Read More »

Coface Appoints Thomas Yong as Chief Commercial Officer, Asia Pacific

Thomas Yong will manage the commercial activities across the Asia Pacific, including new sales, renewal business, customer relationship management and Coface Global Solutions. Thomas, a Business Administration graduate from the National University of Singapore, enjoyed a long and successful career at renowned corporations. Prior to joining Coface, Thomas was Strategy & Operations (SE Asia & Oceania) Director at Samsung Electronic ... Read More »

Harte Hanks Announces Executive Leadership Change

Harte Hanks, a leader in developing customer relationships, experiences and defining interaction-led marketing, announced the appointment of Douglas C. Shepard as interim President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Mr. Shepard, the company’s Chief Financial Officer, succeeds Robert A. Philpott, who has stepped down as President and CEO, as well as from the Company’s Board of Directors, to pursue other ... Read More »

Credit Karma Raises $175 Million to Accelerate Plans to Reengineer Personal Finance

Credit Karma announced it has received $175 million in a Series D funding round with participation from Tiger Global Management, Valinor Management and Viking Global Investors LP. The funding will drive major platform additions to help consumers establish their online financial identities on Credit Karma, making it easier, faster and more effective to manage their personal finances. Investors have made ... Read More »

Acxiom Appoints Jeremy Allen as President of Marketing Services

Allen will manage and “reinvigorate” the company’s marketing services, a $445 million division, Acxiom said in a statement. Allen has more than two decades of enterprise marketing experience in leadership roles at Nielsen and McKinsey. In his most recent position as executive vice president of the marketing effectiveness division, he led turnaround revenue growth in three years. Allen earned a ... Read More »

FinTech Firm Mambu is Selected to Help Power Lending for Ferratum Group

Cloud banking tech provider Mambu has forged an agreement with the Ferratum Group to power “Ferratum Business”.  This new subsidiary is a designed to provide SME financing and loan service. Mambu’s cloud based, SaaS, will help manage loan application, origination, credit scoring and loan disbursement within one day. According to a release, Mambu’s service will operate in conjunction with existing in-house services already ... Read More »

UBM Acquires Global Sources’ Stake in eMedia Asia

100% ownership of the business adds attractive China International Optoelectronic Expo to UBM’s portfolio of events inChina  UBM plc (LSE: UBM) announced that it has acquired Global Sources Ltd.’s 60.1% interest in eMedia Asia Limited (“eMedia Asia”).  Following this transaction, UBM will own 100% of eMedia Asia.  The consideration for Global Sources’ 60.1% stake will be approximately USD $9.0m in cash, subject to adjustments ... Read More »

CoreLogic Enhances Online Leasing Application

New integrative and self-serve administrative capabilities accelerate clients’ go-live implementations CoreLogic®, an analytics and data-enabled services provider, launched an expanded version of Leasing Manager from CoreLogic, a cloud-based online leasing workflow solution for multifamily property owners and managers. Prospective residents applying for an apartment home, leasing professionals and property managers will benefit from greater efficiencies offered by the fully integrated ... Read More »

The Dangers of Internet-of-Things in Healthcare

More Hospitals Adopt Wireless Medical Devices & Wireless Connectivity Medical technologies have been taking a giant leap in the past years, producing instruments that can monitor, store and transmit data on one’s blood pressure, heart rate, glucose level, reparation or oxygen levels in order to produce better medical diagnoses and surveillance. These instruments can be worn, implanted or ingested and ... Read More »

Acxiom’s LiveRamp Hires Luke McGuinness as Head of Data Partnerships

McGuinness Appointment Signals Strong Momentum for LiveRamp, Further Supports Onboarding Capabilities and Data-Driven Marketing Growth and Adoption LiveRamp™, an Acxiom® company, announced it has hired Luke McGuinness as head of Data Partnerships. In this role, he will broaden LiveRamp’s network of partners and help companies successfully onboard their data assets into the marketing ecosystem. McGuinness–an experienced leader in business development ... Read More »

Open Register of Patent Ownership Launched

The Open Register of Patent Ownership (ORoPO) was launched, with the objective of creating a user-friendly and freely accessible database with information about which companies own which patents. Oropo is committed to assembling the first global database of who owns which patents. A report from the ORoPO Foundation stated that as much as 25% of the world’s patent ownership data may be ... Read More »