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Business Intelligence Company Worldbox Expands into Rotterdam

BIIA member Worldbox, has opened a subsidiary in Rotterdam, Holland named Worldbox Benelux BV. Worldbox’s newest bureau – in addition to existing offices in Switzerland, the UK, Hong Kong and India – will broaden its international reach, offering an extended array of international business information services to existing clients, and reaching new customers from the heart of the European market. ... Read More »

D&B Q1 2014 Revenues Up 1%

D&B (NYSE: DNB) consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2014 were US$ 381.9 million, up 1% before foreign exchange and flat after the effect of foreign exchange.   Operating income was US$ 82.3 million, down 6%.  Free cash flow for the first three months of 2014 was $148.5 million; Net cash provided by operating activities for the first three months ... Read More »

D&B Establishes Cloud Innovation Center – Acquires Indicee

D&B (NYSE:DNB) acquired Indicee, an innovator in the cloud-based analytics and business intelligence (BI) space.  Indicee’s Vancouver-based employees will join the global D&B team as part of the newly created Cloud Innovation Center.  Based on comments made in the recent D&B Q1 earnings conference call Indicee provides Cloud based technology and has no products per which D&B would be selling.  The acquisition ... Read More »

Equifax Partners with Jumio, to Boost Mobile Commerce Capabilities

New Mobile Commerce Capabilities Mark Equifax Entry into Mobile Payments Market Equifax Inc. announced its partnership with Jumio, an industry leader in the mobile commerce space that specializes in payments and ID scanning and validation products for mobile and web transactions.  The companies will be working together in developing a series of solutions that will create a more streamlined, secure ... Read More »

Equifax Q1 2014 Revenues Up 3%

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) reported revenue from continuing operations of $584.5 million in the first quarter of 2014, a 3 percent increase from the first quarter of 2013 and a 5 percent increase in local currency. “Our performance this quarter was solid and very much in line with our expectations. We continue to make good progress on integrating the recent acquisitions ... Read More »

Equifax Sued by a Person Named ‘God’

God Martovich Gazarov, 26, a Russian native who became a naturalized citizen in January believes Equifax violated the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and the New York Fair Credit Reporting Act by allegedly failing to provide his full credit report to him and prospective creditors. God filed a lawsuit in federal court in the Eastern District of New York.  He ... Read More »

D&B Ramps Up Data and Analytics by Acquiring Fliptop’s Social Data Matching Business Unit

Acquisition expands D&B data and analytics to include social data delivered through the cloud D&B (NYSE: DNB) has acquired the social data matching business unit of Fliptop, a leader in software solutions that aggregates public web and social data.  The acquisition combines social data with D&B’s proprietary data and analytics to deliver results for a growing and global customer base. ... Read More »

Credit Information in India – Version 2

On 22 March, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) released the Report of the Aditya Puri led Committee to recommend Data Formats for Furnishing of Credit Information to Credit Information Companies. This report is open for public comments till 30 April. The recommendations listed in the report will have far reaching implications for consumers (data subjects), financial services and credit ... Read More »

RiskMa Argentina: A New Start-up in Credit Information

BIIA has been informed about the formation of RiskMa.  The company is domiciled in Buenos Aires, Argentina. RiskMa offers comprehensive credit reports with credit ratings in Spanish and English covering North and Latin America and the Caribbean Islands. For further information contact:  John Menganni, Risk Management Solutions  [email protected]  www.riskmasolutions.com Read More »

Facilitating SME Financing Through Improved Credit Reporting

The World Bank International Committee for Credit Reporting has released a report titled Facilitating SME Financing Through Improved Credit Reporting for public consultation.  BIIA encourages its members to study this document and submit their comments.  Please see the links below. Download report: Facilitating SME Financing Through Improved Credit Reporting. Please send your comments to Fredesvinda F. Montes Herraiz at [email protected] and Jose Antonio ... Read More »

TINUBU & ICM RESEARCH: UK Businesses are not Maximizing Available Tools to Improve Financial Management

Tinubu Square announced the findings of new research it has conducted with the Institute of Credit Management (ICM) into risk management operations across UK businesses.  The findings reveal that despite the huge efforts made by UK businesses in the years following the financial crisis “reducing days sales outstanding” was still considered the area with the greatest need for improvement in ... Read More »

D&B Named as one of the “2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere Institute for Sixth Consecutive Year

D&B (NYSE:DNB) has been named by The Ethisphere Institute as one of 2014’s World’s Most Ethical Companies, marking the sixth consecutive year D&B has been honored with this award. Recognizing organizations that continue to raise the bar on ethical leadership and corporate behavior, D&B is recognized as one of 145 companies, each earning its place by maintaining a culture of ... Read More »

CorteraPulse Wins GoldStevie Award for Business Intelligence Solution

Cortera® was presented with a Gold Stevie Award for Business Intelligence Solution, new version, in the seventh annual Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. More than 1,100 entries from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted to this year`s competition. Finalists were determined by the average scores of 120 professionals worldwide, acting as preliminary judges ... Read More »