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Equifax Small Business Credit Reports Are Now Available on Biz2Credit’s Online Credit Platform

Extensive Small Business Credit Information Available through Online Lending Platform EquifaxInc. (NYSE: EFX), a global leader in business and information solutions, and Biz2Credit, the #1 online credit resource for small businesses, today announced that entrepreneurs can now download the Equifax Business Credit Report on www.biz2credit.com. The report provides a view of a small business’s credit health and enables them to ... Read More »

BIIA at Online-Information Asia-Pacific Conference and Exhibit

BIIA partnered with Incisive Media, the organizer of Online-Information Asia Pacific by assisting in program development and organizing the BIIA Forum 2011.  Online-Information Asia-Pacific drew over 90 companies attracting approximately 1,000 visitors. BIIA took part in the exhibit together with its co-founder Outsell Inc.  In a cooperative spirit BIIA’s Hong Kong members, Business Strategies Group, D&B and TransUnion provided logistical ... Read More »

D&B Introduces DNBi Professional for Small and Midsized Businesses

Dun & Bradstreet has introduced an easy and affordable way for small and midsized organizations to analyze customer payment habits, protect cash flow and allocate resources for long term company growth. Part of the DNBi credit management product portfolio, DNBi Professional gives financial decision-makers a simplified tool to take advantage of D&B’s trusted insight on more than 190 million businesses ... Read More »

India: SMERA Rating Agency Receives SEBI Registration

The SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) registration makes SMERA, the sixth rating agency in India to rate issues related to capital market Mumbai, March 3, 2011: SME Rating Agency of India Ltd., a dedicated rating agency for the MSME sector in India, has been registered under Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) Regulations, 1999. SMERA ... Read More »

Scaling-Up SME Access to Financial Services in the Developing World

A new International Finance Corporation (IFC World Bank Group) report looks at more than 150 models worldwide for financing small and medium enterprises and makes policy recommendations to increase access to financial services for these economically important businesses. Micro, small, and medium enterprises in emerging markets have a credit gap of over $2 trillion and about 85 percent of these ... Read More »

BIIA / Incisive Media Business Information Forum March 24, 2011

Mark your calendar:   BIIA and Incisive Media are organizing a Business Information Forum 2011 in conjunction with the Online-Information Conference and Exhibit.  The afternoon session of the Business Information Forum will deal with the specific issue of overcoming the asymmetries of information in the SME.  The following key topics are being presented: The Work of the IFC (World Bank Group) ... Read More »

Will the EU Directive on Timely Payment Help the SME?

BIIA has been following a discussion about the new European Commission Directive combating late payment in commercial credit transaction.  Simon Groves wrote on LinkedIn: “For SMEs selling to government owned organizations, the revised directive is good news, as it holds those organizations – often cited as Europe’s worst payers – to paying within 30 days. And for those suppliers who ... Read More »

Discussion on LinkedIn: Extending Credit to SMEs

A credit manager asked the following question: SME entities generally do not have proper succession planning. Does it restrict access to long term finance? Joel Ntefuni Nandan comments:  Generally a good risk manager in taking a decision to approve a loan over a certain tenor will satisfy himself per his judgement that the borrowing organisation will at least operate as ... Read More »

MOODY’S LAUNCHES SMALL BUSINESS INFORMATION ZONE TO ASSIST U.S. SMALL BUSINESSES

NEW YORK, Sep 30, 2010 Moody’s Corporation announced the launch of Moody’s Small Business Information Zone, an online resource center that provides U.S. small business owners with free access to economic information and planning tools that can help them manage their business through difficult economic times. The site is available at www.moodysbiz.com Rating agencies generally do not work in the ... Read More »