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Reed Rules Out Sell-off of Operating Units

Reed Elsevier saw pre-tax profits jump 23pc to £948m, helped by cost cutting and a focus on data products.  Revenues were broadly flat, slipping 1pc to £6bn. Reed Elsevier has ruled out making any major disposals after every one of its five business units grew in 2011 – the first time this has happened in four years.  Reed has come ... Read More »

Experian QAS Launches New Medical and Insurance Compliance Tool

Experian(R) QAS(R), a part of Experian Marketing Services and a provider of address verification software and services, today launched QASmedWatch(SM), an online medical and insurance compliance tool that allows companies to search for medical professionals who have either opted out or been excluded from federal funding programs. The service enables more flexible and intelligent searching of sanctioned lists, decreasing the ... Read More »

‘Fraud of the Day’ Forum Launched by LexisNexis Risk Solutions

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions announced the launch of “Fraud of the Day,” a forum dedicated to educating government officials about how fraud is being perpetrated. Located at fraudoftheday.com, the site offers a medium for information sharing and highlights different fraud-related news articles each day, incorporating commentary by fraud, waste and abuse experts such as Larry Benson, director of strategic alliances for ... Read More »

Experian Acquires 192business Ltd. in the UK – Invests in Fraud & Identity Services

Experian announced that it has agreed to acquire 192business Limited, subject to approval by the Office of Fair Trading. 192business is a leading provider of online identity verification services based in the United Kingdom.   Launched in 2002, 192business helps organizations to verify and manage the identity of their customers online in order to minimize fraud and risk.  Increasing regulation, the rise ... Read More »

Veda Australia Acquires Verify

Veda, a leading provider of commercial and consumer data intelligence and insights, announced the acquisition of employment verification services business, Verify. The acquisition of Verify is a natural fit with Veda’s existing portfolio of identification, verification, fraud, and risk assessment services. Veda’s resources will help to increase the breadth of Verify’s verification capability, and strengthen its technology, infrastructure and processes. ... Read More »

Reed Elsevier States its Case for Avoiding a Break-up

When results stagnate investors get restless Speculation has mounted that the owner of New Scientist and the Lancet could break itself up, but with no plans for a carve-up the company is understood to have been stressing the logic of keeping the business together.  The Anglo-Dutch publishing giant’s latest trading update was described as ‘reassuring’, ‘solid’ and even ‘dull but ... Read More »

TransUnion Acquired Financial Healthcare Systems LLC

TransUnion has acquired Financial Healthcare Systems LLC (FHS). The Denver-based company has worked with TransUnion Healthcare for more than two years to offer improved point-of-service collections and reduced bad debt for healthcare providers by integrating FHSClearQuote™ with TransUnion’s patented self-pay and charity care solution – Revenue ManagerSM. This acquisition will allow TransUnion to further integrate FHS’ patient payment estimation solution ... Read More »

Equifax Completes Acquisition of eThority

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX), announced today it has completed its previously announced acquisition of eThority. The company is an innovative provider of workplace and other analytical software that brings powerful, easy-to-use data interaction and reporting to business enterprises of all sizes. Financial terms for the transaction were not disclosed. eThority is now part of TALX, Equifax’s workforce solutions business unit. ... Read More »

Equifax Launches Tenant Selector-a New, Secure, Easy to Use, Online Tenant Screening Service for Property Management Professionals

Equifax (NYSE: EFX) announced today the launch of their new online tenant screening service, Tenant Selector. Tenant Selector gives registered property management professionals the ability to screen potential renters quickly and easily and will be featured at this year’s PM Expo taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from November 30 to December 2.2011     Source:  Equifax Press Release Read More »

Equifax Acquires DataVision Resources

Adds Industry-Leading Lending Services, Insurance and Data Management Capabilities – DataVision Resouces to become part of TALX Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) announced that it has acquired DataVision Resources, a leading provider of data and business solutions to the mortgage, insurance and financial services industries. Financial terms for the transaction, which was completed today, were not disclosed. DataVision’s operations will become ... 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 »

Equifax Introduces Flexible Options for Multifactor Authentication

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) announced today culmination of the post-acquisition integration of the Anakam Identity Services platform with general availability of Anakam Two Factor Authentication v5.0. The new release expands upon Anakam’s market-leading effort to fully integrate the most comprehensive and flexible methods of authentication with large-scale remote identity proofing and professional credentialing. Anakam Identity Services is certified to work with the ... Read More »

The D-U-N-S Number

The Data Universal Numbering System, abbreviated as DUNS or D-U-N-S, is a system developed and regulated by Dun & Bradstreet. The D&B D-U-N-S Number is D&B’s distinctive nine-digit identification sequence, which links you to a wealth of quality information products and services originated exclusively from D&B. The D&B D-U-N-S Number is an internationally recognized common company identifier in EDI and ... Read More »