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eBureau & Oxxford Information Technology Team Up in Strategic Alliance

eBureau and Oxxford Information Technology, a leader in banking, insurance and business analytics, are pleased to announce a long-term strategic alliance to offer a comprehensive solution for accurately assessing fraud and credit risk at time of acquisition and measuring the probability of recovering customer debt from small businesses. With the combination of Oxxford’s business data, representing almost 97 percent of all ... Read More »

Bundesanzeiger Verlag Germany is an Accredited Official International Source for LEI

The German public sector portal ‘Bundersanzeiger-Verlag’ is the accredited source for LEI (Legal Entity Identifier).  The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) project was launched by the Financial Stability Board with the objective to provide an identity number for each legal entity within a country. The Global LEI System has the objective of providing unique identification of parties to financial transactions across the ... Read More »

IPREO to Be Acquired by Blackstone and Goldman Sachs

Ipreo Holdings LLC (“Ipreo”), a leading global provider of market intelligence and workflow solutions to capital markets and corporate professionals, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to be acquired by private equity funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE:BX) and by the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (“Goldman Sachs”) (together, the “Sponsors”). The Sponsors are acquiring the business from affiliates of ... Read More »

Google Capital Backs Credit Karma with 85M Funding

Google Capital participates in a new funding of $85 million for Credit Karma, a San Francisco-based startup that provides free credit scores to consumers.  Google Capital financed roughly half of the $85 million round, with the rest coming from Tiger Global, Ribbit Capital, and Susquehanna Growth Equity. People visiting Credit Karma can take a free peek at their credit score ... Read More »

ID Verification: Introduction to Canadian Based Trulioo

Trulioo describes itself a leading global ID verification company providing advanced analytics based on traditional information such as public records, credit files and government data as well as alternative sources including social login providers, ad networks, mobile applications, e-commerce websites and social networks. Trulioo specializes in scoring online identities as authentic, machine generated or fraudulent with our identity bureau covering ... Read More »

Cloudera Launches China Offices to Expand Presence in Asia

George Ling appointed Head of Cloudera China to address Growing Customer Demand and Local Innovation Cloudera, a supplier for enterprise analytic data management powered by Apache Hadoop™, announced the opening of new offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, China. The new sites will help accelerate Cloudera’s presence in China and Asia, addressing current and growing customer demand for Hadoop-based solutions. Local ... Read More »

Meet RATINGPLATFORM – An Initiative Supported by EACRA

RATINGPLATFORM has been created to provide a unique global platform for ratings and assessments from high-reputable qualified sources. It is an initiative supported by the European Association of Credit Rating Agencies (“EACRA”) and has therefore European roots. Given the international environment for CRAs, where new legislation is being implemented in several countries and regions, RATINGPLATFORM’s target is to provide guidance ... Read More »

Mobius Knowledge Services India

Mobius is a leading provider of Data Services. Mobius is a Pioneer in extracting publicly available information and processing it to actionable business knowledge for global companies.  Mobius has been providing complete back-office services for data and content intensive industries, such as Information Providers, Media, e-Commerce, Financial Services and Real Estate. Mobius uses contemporary technologies and tools coupled with human ... Read More »

InfolinkGazette:  UK Companies Enter Liquidation with an Average of 25 Unsecured Creditors

The latest Q3 2013 research from InfolinkGazette, the UK providers of Unsecured Creditor information shows that UK companies enter liquidation with an average of 25 unsecured creditors. The average unsecured loss in Q3 2013 was £28,940, compared to the annual average of £43,000 and total Q3 Unsecured Creditor losses were just under £0.5 billion. The average Shareholder Funds (Net Worth) ... Read More »

Arvato (Bertelsmann) Acquires Gothia Financial Group

The Bertelsmann subsidiary Arvato AG is acquiring Gothia Financial Group headquartered in Norway and thereby combining its financial services activities.  The combination with its subsidiary Arvato Infoscore as a nucleus makes Arvato Europe’s number 3 in the fast growing field of Business Information and Financial Services with a combined revenue of more than EUR 500 million.  Arvato and Herkules Capital, ... Read More »


InfolinkGazette is a constant source of prime new business prospects for commercial credit risk management solution providers.  InfolinkGazette are the only online provider of unsecured creditor lists in the UK. Offering Trade Credit Insurance Brokers, Debt Collection Agencies, Asset Based Finance, Factoring & Discounting Professionals: instant access to a database of over 80,000 unsecured trade creditors. We capture the liquidators ... Read More »

Japan: Payments by Bills and Checks

In Japan, paper bills and checks are mainly used for corporate payments. Although these are important payment means, the number of transactions has been declining (Figure 11 in the attached report). In addition to checks (documents in which the drawer instructs the drawer’s bank to pay the amount shown to the bearer of the check instantly), bills (promissory note – ... Read More »

GB Group PLC Announces Acquisition of Data Discoveries Holdings Ltd (“Data Discoveries”)

GB Group Plc, the identity management specialist, announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Data Discoveries for a total consideration of £0.61m.  Data Discoveries is a provider of trace software to Government and the debt collection industry which enables organisations to trace and make contact with individuals through a better understanding of their identity and behaviour. The ... Read More »

Rose Leemon Credit Reports & Collections Ltd

Founded in 1976 and now a leading player in the industry, Rose Leemon Credit Reports & Collections Limited is a company based in Bangladesh which specializes in company credit information and risk management. The Company was founded by Mr. A.O.Z Rose, when business information or its need was not familiar with most of the people in country. But he had ... Read More »

About the NPAC (Number Portability Administration Center)

The NPAC System is part of the infrastructure for the telecommunications industry, providing the portability that supports the continued convergence of wireline, wireless, voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) and IP communications. Today, the NPAC is the world’s largest number portability registry, managing over 500 million telephone numbers for over 2,000 carriers across the U.S. and Canada . The NPAC has been administered by CIS-Lockheed ... Read More »