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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 »

Panjiva: Shipments in Imports to the U.S. Declined in September

The word from the BIIA member Panjiva research team:  September showed a dip in imports to the U.S., but overall the numbers are still high.  The numbers of waterborne shipments coming into the U.S. dipped -6% from August to September 2013. Previous years’ August to September changes: -4% in 2012, -8% in 2011, -7% in 2010, -5% in 2009, and ... Read More »

S&P Capital IQ Introduces New Credit Risk Indicators

S&P Capital IQ has announced the development of newly calibrated models to provide point-in-time, short to mid-term, and long-term measures of credit risk for all non-financial corporates and financial institutions across the globe.   The models are designed to identify weakening credit, and help users strengthen their surveillance process for both rated and unrated entities. The global database from S&P ... Read More »

NACM Reiterates Opposition as Virginia Continues Consideration of Commercial Credit Reporting Bill

The National Association of Credit Management (NACM) reiterated its opposition to Virginia House Bill 2198 this week as policymakers in the Commonwealth continue to consider the bill’s ramifications ahead of the next legislative session in 2014. NACM continues to oppose HB 2198 on the grounds that it would make it harder for commercial credit managers to get the information they ... Read More »

Equifax Reports Third Quarter 2013 Revenues Up 11%

Equifax reported revenue from continuing operations of $572.0 million in the third quarter of 2013, a 10 percent increase from the third quarter of 2012 and an 11 percent increase in local currency. Third quarter diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to Equifax was $0.71, an increase of 14 percent from the third quarter of 2012. On a non-GAAP basis, ... Read More »

Outsell Inc. Publishes 2013 Market Size, Share, Forecast and Trend Report B2B Trade Publishing and Company Information Market

Outsell Inc., a co-founder of BIIA, has published its 2013 Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trend Report for B2B Trade Publishing and Company Information Market.  Most certainly the latter should be of great interest to our members.  According to Outsell the total Company Information market segment grew 5.1% in 2012 (US$4.3bn in 2011 to US$4.6bn in 2012). The Outsell report ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation Introduces Mobil APP ‘CreditReporter’

The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation has introduced a mobile APP, “CreditReporter,” to provide business owners quick and easy access to credit information they need most.  The APP uses the latest technology and is lightning fast.  Among other features, users can see their companies’ profiles and credit scores in real-time, can find out when others are pulling their report, and ... Read More »

Time Warner Cable Executive to Join Equifax Board

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) announced that Robert D. Marcus has been elected to the Board of the Directors effective November 1, 2013, and will also serve on the Board’s Governance Committee effective January 1, 2014. Following this change, the company’s Board will consist of 10 directors, including nine independent directors. Mr. Marcus is President and Chief Operating Officer and a director ... Read More »

D&B Unveils D&B360 3.0 for CRM with All-New User Interface and Expanded Functionality

D&B (NYSE:DNB) has released D&B360″ 3.0, an upgraded version of its sales and marketing intelligence solution for CRM systems.   D&B360 provides sales and marketing professionals the insights needed to sell more effectively by providing direct access to D&Bs global business data and analytics within CRM systems, along with relevant news, social media and sales tools, to drive revenue growth. ... Read More »

CRIF Rating Agency and Informa D&B to Develop CRIF Ratings in Spain

CRIF Rating Agency has announced its entry into the Spanish market through a partnership with Informa D&B.   CRIF ratings will give investors an alternative and independent opinion on the creditworthness of Spanish companies.  Specifically, the two companies have signed a collaborative agreement through which CRIF, the ESMA-registered (European Security Market Authority) Credit Rating Agency, will extend its activities to the ... Read More »

D&B-Optimized Database Rationalizes Purchases For SKF

The Swedish engineering company SKF, a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services, has chosen BISNODE – D&B to stream-line its supplier database. With D&B rationalization, SKF has optimized its database of suppliers. The transparency gained enables more efficient purchase strategies and cuts costs. Global engineering company SKF is present in over 130 countries and purchases ... Read More »

BISNODE Supplies Business Data to Google Maps

Google has appointed Bisnode (former EuroContactPool) to supply business data to Google Maps for Sweden, Denmark and Finland. EuroContactPool provides and continually updates data for Google Maps from its pan-European business database. This enables users of Google Maps to see businesses in the location where they’re looking and click on to them to get more details. Users are also able ... Read More »