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LexisNexis Legal & Professional UK Lauches SmartWatch

LexisNexis Launches Game-Changing Risk Monitoring Tool for Supply Management Professionals LexisNexis® Legal & Professional (http://www.lexisnexis.com), announced the UK launch of LexisNexis® SmartWatch.   Drawing upon the vast LexisNexis collection of global news content and proprietary risk event tagging, LexisNexis SmartWatch algorithms score and surface concerns about an organisation’s suppliers and supply management partners, based upon each enterprise’s particular risk profile. ... Read More »

Equifax Q1 2013 Revenues Grew by 12%

Equifax continues to enjoy double digit growth rates and continues to outperform the market.  Equifax’s first quarter revenues grew by 12% and its stock has reached a new high of 61.63. Equifax Inc. (EFX) reported revenue from continuing operations of $566.5 million in the first quarter of 2013, a 12 percent increase from the first quarter of 2012. First quarter ... Read More »

Veda and RP Data Announce a Strategic Alliance

Big data to benefit Australia’s property market with unprecedented insight Veda announced a strategic alliance with RP Data, Australia’s leading provider of property data and risk analytics.  The alliance gives lenders, and other commercial entities that extend credit, the option to incorporate RP Data’s real-time property valuation model with Veda’s own credit bureau data. “This strategic alliance will really help ... Read More »

Veda Announces Acquisition of Corporate Scorecard

Veda announced the acquisition of Corporate Scorecard, an independent provider of quality financial and supplier risk assessments. Corporate Scorecard (CSC) has been in business for over 30 years providing high quality and dependable financial viability and risk advisory services to Government and private enterprises, with a core competency in financial viability assessments on entities involved in Government contracts and major ... Read More »

IHS Inc. Reports First Quarter 2013 Results

IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS), a leading global source of information and analytics, reported results for the first quarter ended February 28, 2013 Revenue of $383 million, up 12 percent from the prior-year period Organic revenue growth rate of five percent overall, including eight percent for subscription-based business Adjusted EBITDA of $118 million, or 30.9 percent of revenue Non-GAAP earnings per ... Read More »

FICO / EFMA: Risk Tops European Banks’ Analytic Priorities

Analytic investments are priorities for banks across Europe, who are looking not better risk management, better identification of customer needs and better capital management. This is evident in the results of FICO and Efma’s seventh European Credit Risk Outlook, published on Tuesday. More than 40% of respondents say they will invest in improving their analytics for a host of functions, with ... Read More »

FICO Acquires Infoglide

Infoglide is a leading provider of entity resolution and social network analysis.  The acquisition is to accelerate fraud investigation and brings new, high-powered analytics to fraud detection, security and compliance. Read More »

Business Information: What Grows and What Does Not?

This is BIIA’s latest update on 2012 revenue growth based on the latest annual reports.  We have mapped the individual growth rates of major business information suppliers against Outsell’s growth estimates for 2012.   Outsell’s Credit & Financial Information segment grew by 6% to US$ 55bn. The company information segment grew by 6% to US$ 5bn.  The Outsell growth benchmark of ... Read More »

SME Ratings: Creditrefom Rating Enters into Co-operation with Feri EuroRating and Fischer Bussmann Konrad

Creditreform Ratings AG (a specialized SME credit rating company based in Germany) has entered into a co-operation with Feri EuroRating Services AG and Fischer Bussmann Konrad GmbH.  The purpose of the co-operation is to create customer-specific industry reports. Creditreform contributes 70,000 financial statements from its Financial Statements Database covering approximately 200,000 companies.  Feri EuroRating contributes industry benchmarks and Fischer Bussmann ... Read More »

FICO Awarded 10 New Patents for Decision Management and Fraud Protection

FICO (NYSE: FICO), the leading provider of predictive analytics and decision management has been awarded 10 patents by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, bringing its patent portfolio to 137 U.S. and foreign patents.  These patents were awarded to FICO Labs team members for inventions underlying FICO’s industry-leading solutions in decision management and fraud protection. “FICO helps its client extract ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics, Inc. 2012 Revenues Up by 15.2%

Total revenue increased 18.2% in the fourth quarter and 15.2% for fiscal year 2012.  Excluding the impact of recent acquisitions, revenue grew 6.7% for fourth-quarter 2012 and 7.3% for fiscal year 2012.  Revenue growth in the fourth quarter was driven by a 28.7% increase in Decision Analytics revenue, with additional contribution from the 2.9% growth in Risk Assessment revenue.   ... Read More »

TransUnion 2012 Q 4 Revenues Up 12.4% – Full Year 2012 Up 11.3%

Fourth Quarter 2012 Results The Company reported revenue of $284.4 million, an increase of 12.4% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a reduction in revenue of 0.4%. Acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 3.0%. Operating income of $43.4 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $64.3 million in the prior year, was ... Read More »