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US Risk Solutions: The Small Business Financial Exchange, Inc. and SBFE, LLC (SBFE®)

The Small Business Financial Exchange, Inc. and SBFE, LLC (collectively known as SBFE) is the leading source of US small business credit information. Established in 2001 as a non-profit organization, today the exchange houses information on about 24 million businesses in its SBFE Data Warehouse™, and enables blind information exchange among its Members. Through its resources, relationships and SBFE Certified Vendors™, SBFE makes ... Read More »

Turkey based Finar Group Acquired by CRIF

Italy based CRIF has acquired Turkey based Finar group of companies bringing together Finar, D&B Turkey and Kompass Turkey.  The group was acquired from Dubai based D&B Same. Board Member Dr. Selim Seval noted that the group will introduce a much larger number of value-added products and services to the Turkish market in parallel with CRIF’s worldwide investment strategy and ... Read More »

Value of Business Information: CVC Capital to Buy Cerved For 1.13 Bn Euros in Deal Valued at 3.87 Times Revenue

UK-based private equity firm CVC Capital Partners Ltd. agreed to acquire Italian based Cerved Group SpA from its private equity owners Bain Capital, LLC and Clessidra SGR S.p.A. for 1.13 billion euros.  The completion of the deal is subject to customary competition clearances. Cerved is a leading business information supplier with 2012 revenues of Euro 292 million, 30,000 clients, including ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member Fox & Parker SpA

Fox & Parker Group has the important mission of supplying its customers & partners: know-how, services and all data for a Credit Risk Management Best Practice. Strongly Customer Oriented F&P became a real landmark for its partners and a quality leader in Credit Management. Service Details: On-line official data issued by Chambers of Commerce, Land Registry, Court Registry On-line Business ... Read More »

China: D&B Fined In D&B Roadway Case

As reported by the Wall Street Journal a Shanghai court has fined Dun & Bradstreet Corp. one million yuan ($160,640) and sentenced four former executives to up to two years each in prison for illegally buying information on Chinese consumers. Shanghai’s Zhabei district court, which issued the ruling, posted the decision on microblogging site Tencent Weibo on Wednesday afternoon.  The ... Read More »

InfolinkGazette

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 »

Meet our Full Member Creditsafe

The Creditsafe Group is Europe’s most used supplier of on-line company credit business intelligence with five Creditsafe Group reports downloaded every second! Privately owned and independently minded Creditsafe is looking to change the way business information is used by providing high quality data in an easy to use format that everyone in an organisation can benefit from. Launched in Norway ... Read More »

Fight for IP rights to heat up in 2013

In 2013, we can expect Congress and the Obama Administration to maintain a primary focus on economic and fiscal issues. As that agenda proceeds, however, issues outside solving the longterm U.S. debt problem will also move forward. We can expect much discussion on how to craft policies that promote and provide growth opportunities for U.S. business, both here and abroad.  ABM member companies ... Read More »

Analytics, Platforms, Software & Workflow plus Big Data Drive Developments in Business Information

Analytics, Platforms, Software & Workflow plus Big Data continue to remain the driving forces in business information accounting for 50% of business development activities in 2012 (see charts). Acquisitions accounted for 24% of announcements. In credit information there were two billion dollar deals in 2012.  Experian acquired a remaining stake in Serasa for US$ 1.5 bn.  Equifax paid US$ 1 ... Read More »

Experian Launches new Tender Fraud Prevention Service in South Africa

South Africa’s fight against tender fraud is gaining ground thanks to the launch of a new service from Experian, the global information services company, which makes combating fraud easier for organisations. This is the conclusion of Experian SA’s Managing Director, Michelle Beetar, who reveals that increasing numbers of corporations in South Africa are turning to its fraud prevention system to ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Provides Free Commercial Credit Reports

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., a provider of credit building and credibility management solutions for businesses, introduced CreditSignal(TM), a first-of-its-kind free business credit report (in the USA*) that alerts companies to changes in their business credit scores and ratings. D&B Credibility designed CreditSignal as a free offering because the company saw an acute market need for a business credit alert ... Read More »

Cortera Pulse Named SIIA CODiE Award Finalist for Best Business Information Solution

Cortera®, a provider of business-to-business payment and purchase data and insights for U.S. companies, announced its Cortera Pulse, a B2B intelligence solution, has been named a 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Content CODiE award finalist for the Best Business Information Solution category. Finalists in the Content categories represent the best products, technologies and services created by or for ... Read More »

FICO Introduces Expanded Analytic Service to Speed Small Business Lending

Lenders can access FICO Small Business Scoring Service 7.0 models in the cloud through FICO LiquidCredit FICO (NYSE: FICO), a leading provider of predictive analytics and decision management technology, today announced the availability of FICO® Small Business Scoring ServiceSM (SBSSSM) solution version 7.0, which brings expanded data and analytics to small business lending. This new version of the small business ... Read More »

Panjiva Partners with ThomasNet: Provides Access to 500,000 US-based Suppliers

For several years, Panjiva has been working to connect buyers and suppliers across borders, but had been unable to connect buyers with one very important group of suppliers — American suppliers.  Today, this changes, thanks to Panjiva’s newest partner, ThomasNet. Now buyers on Panjiva can use Global Search to access a whole world of suppliers, including over 500,000 suppliers in the United ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Enhances Corporate Governance Workflow and Business Intelligence in latest BoardLink Release

Thomson Reuters announced further strategic enhancements to its BoardLink service, a secure board workflow solution designed to serve companies as they operate across borders and involve increasingly mobile, global boards. Thomson Reuters BoardLink has enhanced and adapted its functionality to include strategic business insight for directors, new corporate governance features like online voting and a sharply enhanced user experience. These ... Read More »