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Duedil: The Mouse that Roared

BIIA covered the arrival of a new start-up in business information in the UK in its recent blog:  United Kingdom: A New Upstart in Business Information Causes Sleepless Nights for Competitors.  BIIA Chairman David Worlock took a closer look at Duedil and offers the following commentary: “This service is well worth a look. For one thing, the data presentation is ... Read More »

CRIF Enlarges its Geographic Footprint in Europe by Entering Austria and Switzerland

CRIF announced that it will acquire the Austrian and Swiss credit information and risk management services operations from Deltavista Group.  This transaction will further strengthen CRIF’s industry-leading position in the field of banking credit information and risk management solutions in continental Europe.  The acquisition of Deltavista Austria and Switzerland by CRIF are part of a series of increasing investments in ... Read More »

TransUnion Reports Double Digit Revenue Growth in Emerging Markets Operations

TransUnion reported an 8.4% growth in Q3 revenues up to US$ 267.6 million.  Revenues from emerging markets operations grew 23.4% up to US$35.6 million.   Revenues from Interactive grew by 19.9% to US$ 37.3 million.  Operating income was US$72.8 million up 10%.  Results for the 9 months ended September 30th 2011 revenues grew 8.4% to US$771.0 million.  Emerging markets revenues grew ... Read More »

Experian Reports Strong Growth in all Markets and Services Sectors

Experian announced today its half-yearly financial results for 6 months ended 30th September 2012.  Total revenues from continuing activities are up 15%.   At constant exchange rates, revenue from continuing activities are up 11%.  Organic revenue growth is up 6%.  Total Group revenue of US$2.3bn (2010: US$2.0bn). Further margin progression: EBIT margin from continuing activities up 20 basis points to 24.5%.  ... Read More »

Credit Information Services Revenues Rebound. Indices and Analytical Services Show Strong Double Digit Growth Rates, While Rating Services Declined In Q3.

What a difference three months make.   Moody’s ratings services in Q2 were up over 30%, now they are down 2% y-o-y in Q3.  Standard & Poor’s rating services were up 18% in Q2, now down 1% y-o-y basis in Q3. The double digit growth of indices and analytical services indicates an increasing value in benchmarking services and powerful analytics.   These ... Read More »

D&B Announces Third Quarter 2011 Revenue Growth of 8% – Reaffirms 2011 Guidance and Announces $500 Million Share Repurchase Program

Revenues are perking up at D&B as reflected by a steady growth during the last three quarters.   D&B launched 5 new products in Q3 and more product introductions are expected in Q4.   Management stated that the upside of the business is not reflected in the current stock price, thus it is undertaking the largest share repurchasing program in its history to ... Read More »

Equifax Q3 2011 Revenues up 4%

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2011. The company reported revenue from continuing operations of $490.4 million in the third quarter of 2011, a 4 percent increase from the third quarter of 2010. Excluding Brazilian operating results, a non-GAAP measure, due to the deconsolidation of Brazil in the second quarter of 2011, third ... Read More »

D&B Introduces Turkey Risk Map

Helping customers measure the pulse of the Turkish business community Leveraging its analytical capabilities and company ratings, World Wide Network partner D&B Turkey has introduced the D&B Turkey Risk Map, a tool that will enable domestic and cross-border customers to understand average risk across geographic and industry sectors, based on the report-demand activity in a given quarter. To read the ... Read More »

Finar A.S. Acquires Kompass Turkey

In June 2011, Finar A.S. signed an agreement at the HQs of Kompass International in Paris to acquire 99% shares of Kompass Turkey.   Earlier in the year Finar A.S. had become the new data provider and distributor of Kompass Turkey.   Established in 1944 in Switzerland, Kompass is an international commercial promotion system with headquarters now located in France. In ... Read More »

Management Changes at BISNODE: Johan Wall Resigns; Fredrik Åkerman Appointed acting CEO

Johan Wall leaves his position as CEO of Bisnode. Fredrik Åkerman, Business Area Director and CFO of Bisnode, has been appointed to serve as acting CEO until a replacement has been installed. Håkan Ramsin, Chairman of the Board of Bisnode, comments: “During his three years as CEO, Johan has successfully implemented a new business plan and strategy, and has carried ... Read More »

Australian Credit Climate: Australian Businesses Expect Slow Demand

Australian businesses remain cautious about the outlook for Christmas amid expectations of slowing demand and greater economic uncertainty. According to the Dun & Bradstreet Business Expectations Survey for the December quarter, firms are keeping expectations for the holiday period firmly in check with more than 50 per cent of firms anticipating demand to slow over the next 12 months. Dun ... Read More »

BISNODE Appoints Eckhard Geulen as Regional Director Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Eckhard Geulen has taken over as Regional Director DACH at Bisnode, the leading provider of digital business information in Europe, effective September 1, 2011. Geulen is responsible for leading Bisnode’s business operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and to continue the group’s growth path in this region.  Eckhard Geulen has a long-term experience from telecommunication and internet based businesses and ... Read More »

D&B Launches 200-Day Digital Tribute to Mark Reaching 200 Million Businesses

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) has reached a significant milestone: 200 million businesses covered in its global database. To celebrate, D&B will take the next 200 days to say “thank you” through a digital tribute to businesses around the world. Businesses can submit their own stories and join D&B’s celebration at www.dnb.com/200million. “Providing insight on more than 200 million businesses ... Read More »

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CREDIT REPORT© is dedicated to producing commercial credit reports.  Commercial credit reports are seen in our markets as valuable tools in professional credit risk assessment.  It is our objective to complete every research request made by our customers with “tailor-made” reports according to their needs.  We work for the most renowned Export Credit Agencies of the world, the most important ... Read More »