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Experian Q1 Revenues (fiscal 2015) Up 4% (3% Organically)

In the three months to 30 June 2014, total revenue from continuing activities increased by 4%, at constant exchange rates growth was 3% and organic revenue was unchanged. The difference relates mainly to the acquisitions of The 41st Parameter (41st Parameter) and Passport Health Communications (Passport) and to the translation effect of the movement in British pound sterling relative to ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate:  Credit Demand Trends Show a Mixed Picture

Credit Demand trends show a mixed picture and Mortgage Demand continues to grow in eastern states Overall consumer credit demand eased to -3.0% (vs June quarter 2013) Credit card applications up by only 1.6% on June quarter 2013 Personal loan applications fall -7.1% on June quarter 2013 Growth in mortgage enquiries solid, but eases to 6.1% (vs June quarter 2013) The Veda ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Assigned Patent on Data Matching

Nine employees of D&B are named as co-inventors –  Congratulations BIIA member Dun & Bradstreet has been assigned a patent (8,768,914) developed by nine co-inventors for a “system and method for searching and matching databases. The co-inventors are Anthony J. Scriffignano, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, David Allaway, Parsippany, New Jersey, Eric Gustafson, Palm Beach, Florida,Amy Hayenhjelm, Murray Hill, New Jersey, Edward Ohlson, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Courtney Shipman, Murray Hill, New Jersey, Larry Skahill, Parsippany, New ... Read More »

Cortera Partners with Mountain States Commercial Credit Management

Cortera Inc., a provider of business-to-business analytics and cloud-based risk management solutions, has welcomed Mountain States Commercial Credit Management (“Mountain States”), a leading commercial collection agency, as the latest partner to join the Cortera Open Receivables™ network. The new Cortera Open Receivables network enables providers of receivables management solutions to easily integrate with Cortera Pulse® and streamline the user experience of mutual customers. Source: ... Read More »

Creditreform ‘Firmenwissen’ Updates Company Profiles Daily

Creditreform ‘Firmenwissen’ is updating three million company profiles of companies located in Germany, Austria and Luxembourg on a daily basis. In addition company profiles will now include the names of persons holding a power of attorney within a company (Prokurist).   Search capabilities now include names of persons who hold a power of attorney within a company and search by legal ... Read More »

BSG Hong Kong Publishes Report on Exhibit Industry in Asia

BIIA co-founder member Business Strategies Group announces that it will publish in July 2014 a report on the Trade Fair Industry in Asia. With over 120-pages of data, analysis and commentary, this report is designed to help marketers and professionals within the exhibit industry to understand the latest developments in Asia’s trade fair markets. For background information click on this ... Read More »

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 »

Republic of Georgia 2014 In Perspective

Georgia has successfully recovered from the global financial crisis of 2008-2009 and has returned to consistent growth. The post-crisis yearly GDP growth rate over the last 4 years has been 5.5%. Likewise, the future looks bright as the International Monetary Fund forecasts the economy to grow by 5% yearly over the next 5 years. The growth has been possible due ... Read More »

Cortera Partners with Andersen, Randall & Richards’ Debt Recovery Services

Cortera has welcomed Andersen, Randall & Richards, a leading commercial collection agency, as the newest partner to join the Cortera Open Receivables™ network. The new Cortera Open Receivables network enables providers of receivables management solutions to easily integrate with Cortera Pulse® and streamline the user experience of mutual customers. Source:  Cortera Press Release Read More »

Business Information Agency (BIA) Georgia Ramps Up its Services

“Business Information Agency” (BIA) that is the largest provider of business information in Georgia via its online “Business Catalogue” (www.bcat.ge) – has been a member of BIIA since 2013.  BIA reports that various rapid changes have taken place in the company for the last year. BIA has become aware that a vast number of Georgian businesses lack adequate personnel to effectively ... Read More »

Cortera Partners with Equipment Street to Provide Credit Risk Assessment Tools

Equipment Street, through a new partnership with Cortera Inc., will now provide its equipment marketplace with business credit risk management solutions.  After completing an extensive assessment of the current credit analytics providers, Cortera was selected due to their highly comprehensive and user friendly offerings.  Equipment Street chose Cortera as their preferred provider of credit information on businesses and corporations, to ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate:  Bright Signs for Credit Growth

The outlook for commercial borrowing is showing signs of improvement with survey findings that 21 per cent of businesses intend to seek credit to grow during the third quarter of the year, the strongest response since the beginning of 2011. With interest rates remaining at record lows and the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealing that business lending in April increased ... Read More »

BOL Thailand Makes Strategic Investment in Ecart Studio Co. Ltd.

Business Online Thailand has acquired a 15% equity interest in Ecart Studio, a developer of Web-based applications and enterprise location based software applications.  Price of the transaction was 52,941,176 Baht (US$ 1.64 million). Ecart Studio’s deep expertise in online mapping systems is to further BOL’s business potential in the future.  Both companies will partner in government projects. Source:  BOL Filing Read More »

Apptus Feels the Pulse of UK Online-Shoppers

BIIA member Apptus surveyed more than 500 UK consumers about their current experiences of online shopping and the experience they expect to receive.   Here are three statistics APptus found interesting: 88% have favourite websites that they use all the time because they have had a positive online shopping experience with them 57% will give up on a bad website and ... Read More »

WAND Medical Administration Taxonomy Released

Wand has released the WAND Medical Administration Taxonomy Top level terms in this taxonomy include Medical Services, Patient Admission and Discharge, Medical Records, Healthcare Systems Management, Administration, Facilities Management, Medical Facility Oversight, Healthcare Laws, Forms and Charts as well as Policies and Procedures. The WAND Medical Administration Taxonomy is designed for any medical related facility and includes 1343 terms and 386 synonyms.  ... Read More »

Disruptors in the Financial Information Market: Key New Players in the Ecosystem and Their Impact

Outsell Inc. issued its latest report “Disruptors in the Financial Information Market: Key New Players in the Ecosystem and Their Impact” The volume of news and information, both in structured and unstructured data, continues to rise in financial services in support of driving superior trading and investment decisions that help financial institutions competitively differentiate.  Interestingly, regulations such as the Dodd-Frank ... 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 »

Cerved Launches IPO

Cerved made its debut on the Milan bourse on June 24 2014 with a stock market value of 995 million euros ($1.3 billion).  During the placement Cerved has collected approximately euro 490 mln with a market capitalization of approximately 995 million Euros. Banca IMI acted as sponsor and UniCredit as Head of the placement. Mediobanca and JP Morgan were the ... Read More »