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BIIA Welcomes 360kompany GmbH as a Full Member

kompany provides easy and instant access to international business background information for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and business professionals around the globe. For its website www.kompany.com it has established solid partnerships with over 20 providers and government agencies and offers a wide array of products covering more than 21 million companies in 25 countries with instant access to more ... Read More »

India: Ministry of Corporate Affairs to Enforce Disclosure Compliance

India ramps up its enforcement of compliance in regard to accuracy and timeliness of company filings.  The Ministry of Corporate Affairs says that incorrect information in company filings to attract strict action!  This is a long overdue move to improve transparency. To curb instances of companies submitting misleading information in their filings, the government has said that strict action will ... Read More »

Australian SMEs Warned: Re-think What You Own and Register on the PPSR

Tips for SMEs from Australia’s leading insolvency, business, trade finance and credit experts Insolvency firms, business advisors, trade finance providers and trusted source of data intelligence, Veda, are warning small to medium enterprises (SMEs) about the consequences of not understanding the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).  Not having property interests registered with the PPSR can be devastating if a customer ... Read More »

India’s Business Information Gets a Boost

The Indian government has announced strict action will be taken against accountants who file incorrect financial records for businesses there. Previously in India, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs let chartered accountants, cost accountants and company secretaries file self-certified businesses accounts, online. The sea-change in filing regulations is, in part, a consequence of the country’s new Companies Act broadly coming into effect ... Read More »

Bundesanzeiger Verlag Germany is an Accredited Official International Source for LEI

The German public sector portal ‘Bundersanzeiger-Verlag’ is the accredited source for LEI (Legal Entity Identifier).  The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) project was launched by the Financial Stability Board with the objective to provide an identity number for each legal entity within a country. The Global LEI System has the objective of providing unique identification of parties to financial transactions across the ... Read More »

Experian Provides Facts on the Court Ventures Identity Theft Scam

In October last year Experian made headlines concerning its operating unit Court Ventures involvement in an identity theft scam.   Court Ventures was acquired by Experian in 2012.  The case still appears to make headlines prompting Experian to issue a new press release to clarify its position.  See Experian’s press release below: “In the event you have seen a series ... Read More »

Company Information Portal kompany Receives $2.5M Investment

kompany, the Austrian based Internet Start-up that provides easy access to verified international business information, raises fresh capital for expansion and expects operating break-even in 2014 Over the past two years, kompany.com has revolutionized the market for company information with real-time data solutions.  The 3rd funding round was lead by existing shareholder LIVAG GmbH of Industrialist Norbert Zimmermann (Berndorf AG) ... Read More »

Duedil Raises US$17 million in Private Equity – Develops an Automatic Alert System for Users

BIIA member Duedil – which the FT has dubbed as “the Bloomberg of unquoted companies”, for providing data on every private business in the UK – has raised $17million to develop new products. The latest round of funding of $17million, is led by US-based Oak Investment Partners, and will enable the company to turn its database into an automatic alerts ... Read More »

OpenCorporates: The Struggle of Capturing Control Information as Open Data

OpenCorporates believes that corporate control data is the cornerstone of a useful Open Corporate Data platform.  Without it, there’s no way to linking apparently unconnected regulated events that are in fact related.  The topic of “Understanding corporate networks. Part 4” was recently featured in an article which explains how the company records corporate data linking it to ultimate owners. OpenCorporates lists ... Read More »