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Equifax Partners with Digital Matrix Systems

Equifax announced a Partnership with Digital Matrix Inc. to Introduce Credit Score Alternative for Auto Insurance Equifax announced a relationship with Digital Matrix Systems, Inc. (DMS) to introduce a new, innovative credit score alternative for the auto insurance industry.  The risk evaluation tool will enable insurers to reduce risk exposure, reduce acquisition costs and simplify the customer quote process. Compare.com, an auto insurance ... Read More »

PERC Study on Expanding Credit Access for ‘Credit Invisibles’

Fully Reported Utility and Telecommunications Payment Data Could Expand Credit Access for “Credit Invisibles,” PERC Study Finds Using fully reported utility and telecommunications payment data (timely and late payment information) in credit reports and credit scores could expand credit access for significant numbers of Americans with thin or no credit files while decreasing credit risk for lenders overall, according to ... Read More »

Acxiom Launches LiveRamp Connect across Australia & New Zealand

Connects the Digital Marketing Ecosystem Acxiom a customer data solutions and marketing services company, acquired privately held San Francisco based LiveRamp in 2014, the leading service for onboarding customer data into digital marketing applications, for approximately $310 million. Together, Acxiom and LiveRamp became the industry-leading solution for bringing offline customer data online accelerating Acxiom’s vision of a connected ecosystem that delivers ... Read More »

Australia: Metadata is Personal Data

The Australian Privacy Commissioner has ruled that telco metadata on the phone calls a person receives and sends is ‘personal information’ and therefore access rights apply. The requester, a journalist, wanted access to all the metadata information Telstra, a telecom company, had stored about him in relation to his mobile phone service, including (but not limited to) cell tower logs, ... Read More »

Acxiom Corp. Sells IT Business for $190 million

Acxiom, an enterprise data, analytics and software-as-a-service company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its IT Infrastructure Management business (Acxiom IT) to Charlesbank Capital Partners and M/C Partners for total cash consideration of up to $190 million. The sale is expected to close in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, following the satisfaction of regulatory ... Read More »

IBM Launches Watson Analytics Pro

IBM introduced Watson Analytics Professional, a new edition that gives users more business-centric capabilities, such as a collaboration function that lets multiple people work simultaneously in a single Watson Analytics dataset.  Also, the new edition supports IBM dbDash, IBM DB2 databases, Java Database Connectivity (JDBC) API connectors for SQL databases, IBM SQL Database for Bluemix and report data from IBM Cognos ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Brazil – negotiations to freeze budget spending; Dominican Republic – strong growth, robust peso; Georgia – benefitting from its Western connections; Tanzania – the shilling has fallen to an all-time low. EGYPT: President al-Sisi is doing well in polishing Egypt’s international image and, importantly, in paving the way for an economic rebound. Most of the indicators are now pointing in ... Read More »

Data Distrust Pits Consumers against Business

Consumers around the world are actively sabotaging business success every day by deliberately providing the wrong information when asked for personal details, scuppering organisations’ growth plans. A new study by GBG, the leader in identity data intelligence solutions, shows consumers are fed up with being asked for their details, with two in three admitting to deliberately giving incorrect information because they ... Read More »

Infogroup Media Solutions and dbSignals Form Strategic Marketing Partnership

Infogroup Media Solutions gains greater distribution capabilities for data services; dbSignals benefits from international data solutions dbSignals, a provider of next-generation marketing automation software, and Infogroup Media Solutions, a data-driven services and marketing solutions provider, announced they have formed a strategic marketing partnership to increase their offerings, especially to the underserved business-to-business market. Through its data partnership with Infogroup Media ... Read More »

Infogroup Media Solutions Adds Services to Multinational B2B Marketing Database

Infogroup Media Solutions launched an update to Sapphire International, its multinational B2B marketing database, that will offer enhanced call center and lead generation services to give marketers the power to bridge languages, cultures and time zones, while delivering the right message at the right time. Sapphire International Teleconnect is an all-inclusive solution for global data-driven marketing services. In addition to high-quality global ... Read More »

IBM White Paper: Battling Fraud at the Root Cause

In the 2014 IBM Chief Information Security Officer assessment, nearly 60 percent of security leaders interviewed felt that “the sophistication of attackers was out stripping the sophistication of their organization’s defenses.” It’s no wonder.  Analysis of attacks over the years have shown that cybercriminals are studying their prey closely—understanding the security solutions, policies and procedures each bank implements—and devising successful ... Read More »

Made-in-China.com’s Q1 2015 Profit Up 31%

News this week: Shenzhen-listed Focus Technology, the operator of Made-in-China.com, released its financial results for the quarter ended 31st March 2015. Revenues dropped 15% year-on-year, down to US$17 million. The company’s management did not comment on the decline. Net income in the first quarter jumped 31%, amounting to US$3.8 million. Diluted earnings per share in the quarter were RMB 0.20 ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Australia – a cautious budget, not too tough but still disciplined; Peru – popular resistance keeps many mining projects in limbo; Slovenia – a political crisis has been avoided. BRAZIL:  The outlook for the economy remains bleak, beclouded, as it is, by three uncertainties that could raise havoc as they conflate. One of them is the pernicious corruption scandal that ... Read More »

FCIB Summit: Global Companies Increasingly Turning to Bank Payment Obligation

Technological platforms are becoming a more prevalent resource within the credit industry as ways to help boost a company’s supply chain and optimize working capital. As more corporations see partners and competitors using them with positive results, acceptance will only increase. And the interest in using such tools is already huge, according to panelists at FCIB’s recent International Credit and ... Read More »

Moody’s Appoints Scott Kenney SVP

Moody’s Corporation announced that Scott Kenney has been appointed Senior Vice President and General Auditor of the Corporation.   Mr. Kenney will oversee the independent assessment of Moody’s governance, risk management and internal control processes. Mr. Kenney, who joins Moody’s from Deloitte’s Governance Regulatory and Risk Strategies practice, has more than 19 years of advisory experience in internal control design and ... Read More »