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D&B Reports 5% Revenue Growth for 2011

Core revenue for the full year 2011 was $1,758.5 million. This result is up 5% from the prior year similar period, before the effect of foreign exchange, (up 7% after the effect of foreign exchange). Operating income before non-core gains and charges for the full year 2011 was $500.1 million, up 4% from the prior year similar period. On a ... Read More »

Global Reach Group to become Libra Credit Group

The Global Reach Group, Damascus, Syria has informed BIIA that effective of Feb. 1st 2012 – the company has changed its trade name, postal address, emails & official website, to Libra Credit Group. The company address will be at Damascus Free Zone, P.O. Box 7710, Damascus, Syria:  E-mail address [email protected] or [email protected]   Website:  www.libracredit.com Source:  Libra Credit Announcement Read More »

Equifax Search Service Promises to Dig Deeper

Equifax UK has launched a service to provide more information on companies and directors.  Equifax Commercial Silver will allow members to share information on suppliers and individuals that they may not be able to get from Companies House. Neil Munroe, external affairs director for Equifax UK, said: “Two things that businesses need are enhanced information about people they are trading ... Read More »

Outsell Inc. Preliminary 2011 Results: Market Size US$462bn – Growth 2.9%

Outsell Inc. has just released its 2011 preliminary market size and share report for the information industry.  Preliminary estimates show that the Information Industry grew 2.9% in 2011 to $462 billion, compared with 0.6% growth in 2010. The strongest growth was experienced in the Search, Aggregation & Syndication (SAS), Market & IT Research (MITR), and Company Information segments of the ... Read More »

D&B Offers Strategic Risk Management with New Portfolio Risk Manager™ for DNBi

D&B announced Portfolio Risk Manager™ for DNBi to enhance the DNBi Risk Management™ suite of products.  Portfolio Risk Manager for DNBi is the only on-demand and customizable solution that combines proprietary D&B insight with users’ customer data, allowing businesses to see risk and opportunity across their entire customer base —through simple one-click reports.  Credit professionals at more than 20,000 companies ... Read More »

After the “Go-Go Days” Part 4 Business Information – The Current State of Play

BIIA has asked Phil Cotter, an expert in the consumer and commercial credit information industry and BIIA’s newest contributing staff writer, to express his views about the shape of the credit information industry post financial crisis and how the major players intend to grow their business. Part three was published in recently in the BIIA News Section on www.biia.com and ... Read More »

After the “Go-Go Days” Part 3 The Current State of Play

BIIA has asked Phil Cotter, an expert in the consumer and commercial credit information industry and BIIA’s newest contributing staff writer, to express his views about the shape of the credit information industry post financial crisis and how the major players intend to grow Part two was published in the BIIA News Section on www.biia.com and focused on the three major Consumer ... Read More »

Outsell Inc.: Information Content Budgets to Remain Flat in 2012

Outsell Inc. has released its study  “CEO Topics: 2012 Information Pricing Survey “ The overall picture from this year’s survey shows IM functions with relatively flat content budgets, or budgets increasing by only a few percentage points over the 2011 renewal cycle, coupled with a large proportion of vendors increasing prices. Our 2010 survey showed a similar picture. As Outsell ... Read More »

The Socialization of Business Information

The credit information market exists for more than a 100 years. The market is rapidly becoming a niche in the fast growing world of information services. And Credit Information did not provide big answers in the credit crisis. The credit information industry can be characterized as a closed decentralized expert network of proprietary databases. Some key words for booming information ... Read More »

India: AIRTEL Data Center Hit by Major Fire Causing Service Disruptions for Information Providers

Airtel has reported a major fire in their Malad data centre, which has impacted their data and cellular network.   Airtel’s official Twitter account – Airtel_Presence – tweeted, “Some Airtel customers may be experiencing connectivity issues due to an unforeseen technical outage on some circuits in Western region…” According to reports, due to fire in Bharti office, Blackberry and voice services ... Read More »

World Bank Issues General Principles for Credit Reporting

The World Bank, in collaboration with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), the IFC (International Finance Corporation), various central banks and members of the information industry represented by ACCIS (Europe), BIIA (Asia Pacific), CDIA (USA) and the Latin American Credit Reporting Association, has been working on developing universal standards for credit reporting.  Following a six months consultative period the World ... Read More »

First American Drops CoreLogic Buyout Plan

Title insurer First American Financial Corp (FAF.N) said it was dropping its plan to acquire CoreLogic Inc (CLGX.N), barely two months after it offered to buy its former unit.  First American, which owns about 9 percent of CoreLogic, made the offer after the real estate data provider said it had hired boutique advisory firm Greenhill & Co to help explore ... Read More »

BISNODE Appoints Lars Pettersson as CEO

Lars Pettersson has been appointed as the new President and CEO of Bisnode. Lars is currently Managing Director of the IT company Atea’s Swedish operations and a member of Bisnode’s board of directors. Lars Pettersson has wide-ranging experience from the IT industry and comes more recently from Atea, a market-leading supplier of systems integrations in the Nordic and Baltic regions, ... Read More »

Creditreform ‘FirmenWissen’ Adds Credit Evaluation

The Creditreform unit ‘FirmenWissen’ has added a credit evaluation (Bonitaetsauskunft) to its company reports. The reports contain the following content:  Company name, trade name, location and communication details, company identification number, status of company and credit evaluation.  The latter provides: Probability of failure, legal form, registration data, shareholders and management, ultimate parent, activity code, sales, employment, banking relationship, credit evaluation, ... Read More »

The Financial Times has named D&B CEO Sara Mathew as one of the Top 50 Women in World Business for 2011

BIIA congratulates Sara Mathew on this great achievement of being recognized as one of the leading business women in the World.   The Financial Times’ comment is in particular appropriate in the case of Sara Mathew referring to her involvement in transforming her company as customer needs and technology demands.   The FT commentary ends with the quote: Sara Mathew of Dun & ... Read More »