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CRIF Research on Debt Collection Practices

New CRIF Decision Solutions’ research on debt collection analyzes key challenges and future market perspectives. Since the outbreak of the 2008 financial crisis, debt collection management has become one of the most pressing topics for financial as well as non-financial companies. While drivers vary, from worsening credit conditions resulting in a decrease in overall collection percentages and an increase of ... Read More »

Analytics is the Fastest-growing Segment of Business Intelligence

A top information technology research company advises that riding the wave of applying advanced analytics to big data – to identify everything from opportunities to risk – should be global businesses’ top priority. Gartner says the booming trend of using advanced analytics within business intelligence (BI) is being fuelled by the need to make analysis accessible to more firms, and ... Read More »

FICO Introduces New FICO Analytic Cloud Partner Network

FICO invites early adopter partners and developers to join the new program to create, market and sell their wares in the FICO Analytic Cloud and marketplace FICO introduces the FICO® Analytic Cloud Partner Network.  The new program will provide independent developers and data providers with everything they need to create, market and sell analytic development tools, decision management technology, analytics-powered ... Read More »

Equifax India Completes Acquisition of Nettpositive

Equifax India announced that it has completed the acquisition of Bangalore-based analytics and business intelligence provider Nettpositive.  Equifax India had acquired a majority interest in the company in 2012, and has finished picking up the residual stake now, the company said in a statement. The acquisition will help Equifax give a combination of data and analytics on consumer behaviour to ... Read More »

FICO Launches Payment Integrity Platform

Payment Integrity Platform to Slash Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Health Care Insurance.   Integrated analytics help identify 30 to 40 percent more payment irregularities than traditional rules-based systems. FICO introduced the FICO® Payment Integrity Platform, which addresses health care payment fraud, waste and abuse with out-of-the box adaptive predictive analytics. This platform helps healthcare payers improve multiple aspects of their ... Read More »

Outsell Inc. Report: Financial, Credit, Legal and Governance, Risk & Compliance

Outsell has published its 2014 MARKET SIZE, SHARE, FORECAST, AND TREND REPORT on Financial, Credit, Legal and Governance, Risk & Compliance services.  In this report, Outsell provides an in-depth view of the finance, legal, and governance, risk and compliance (GRC) landscape. Outsell highlights several segments, including financial solutions, credit solutions, legal and regulatory solutions, risk and compliance solutions, and tax ... Read More »

S&P Capital IQ Adds Credit Ratings and Frequent Delivery to Xpressfeed

S&P Capital IQ, the data and analytics business of McGraw-Hill Financial, has made credit ratings from rival ratings agency Moody’s available via its real-time Xpressfeed data delivery platform to provide investment banks with additional metrics for credit risk analysis, and plans to add other ratings from other agencies in response to customer demand. The vendor is sourcing Moody’s ratings directly ... Read More »

Goldman Sachs Leads $15 Million Investment in Analytics Startup Kensho

Global Analytics Empowering the Largest Financial Institutions in the World with Technology that Brings Transparency to Markets.  It is said to eventually replace anlaysts and researchers.  Kensho announced that Goldman Sachs has led a $15 million investment round in Kensho, and has entered a strategic partnership to use Kensho’s real-time statistical computing and analytics technology across the firm. Kensho is a next-generation analytics ... Read More »

Equifax and Argus in Partnership to Launch Primary Impact™

Equifax and Argus Align to Optimize DDA Acquisition Strategies for Financial Institutions with Primary Impact™ Equifax Inc. announced at the BAI Retail Delivery conference that it has formed a strategic alliance with Argus Information and Advisory Services, a Verisk Analytics business and a leading provider of analytics, information, and solutions to consumer banks and their regulators.  The companies are excited to ... Read More »

TransUnion Acquires Predictive Analytics Company L2C

TransUnion Expands Alternative Data Offerings With L2C Acquisition TransUnion acquired the Atlanta-based company, L2C, Inc., an early innovator in predictive analytics using alternative data. L2C models are used by a variety of businesses and lending institutions to grow profitable portfolios in financially underserved consumer populations. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “We are committed to leading the industry with highly ... Read More »

Experian First Half of 2014 Revenues Up 4% (constant currency)

Experian reported first half of 2014 total revenue of US$2.4bn (2013: US$2.3bn).  Growth from continuing activities was 4%. There was no change in organic revenue.  Total revenue from continuing activities up 5% at actual exchange rates. Total EBIT from continuing activities of US$627m, up 3% at constant exchange rates. Total EBIT from continuing operations was also US$627m up 3% at actual ... Read More »

Acxiom Hires Key Executives

Appoints Recognized Leading Executives to Drive Growth of Global Analytics and Consulting Business, and Award-Winning Digital Impact;  New leader for West Coast Also Named Acxiom® announced three strategic hires, further strengthening its executive bench. Peter Davis joins as group vice president, global consulting and analytics.  He joins Acxiom from BCG consulting and also served as an advisor for McKinsey. Additionally, ... Read More »