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Forrester’s 2013 Data Privacy Heat Map

Forrester has published a data privacy report to help security and risk professionals navigate the complex landscape of privacy laws around the world.  Forrester created a data privacy heat map that highlights the data protection guidelines and practices for 54 different countries. Due to the dynamic nature of data protection legislation, information within the interactive tool is kept up-to-date with ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member Iberinform

Iberinform is a company of Crédito y Caución (Atradius Group) specialized in business valuation, preparation of business and financial information and marketing database. Its services help companies in making business decisions and minimize your risk customers. It is the only provider market with its own network of informants that extend and update the information from public sources through personal interviews, conducting an average ... Read More »

CRIF Slovakia: Efficient Electronic Communications between Banks and Bailiffs

CRIF – Slovak Credit Bureau has created a secure electronic communication system called SEES (Secure Electronic Exchange System), to help banks and their partnership institutions communicate in an easy and efficient way.  This innovative project was implemented with the backing of the Slovak Banking Association (SBA) and the Slovak Chamber of Executors (SKE), and with the cooperation of the Tax ... Read More »

TransUnion First Quarter 2014 Revenues Up 4.4% (constant currency)

TransUnion reported revenue of $303.4 million, an increase of 4.4% compared to the first quarter of 2013. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a decrease in revenue of 2.0%.  2013 acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 5.3%. Operating income was $34.8 million, compared to $44.2 million in the prior year.   Adjusted Operating Income was $34.8 million, compared to $43.1 ... Read More »

HG Data Secures $2 million in Funding

HG Data (www.hgdata.com), a global leader in enabling B2B technology companies to target sales and marketing programs by the installed technology environments of their customers and prospects, announced it has secured $2 million in additional Series A funding led by venture capital fund Rincon Venture Partners, bringing its total Series A funding to $5.5 million.  Also participating in the round ... Read More »

Veda Acquires ITM Adding to its Suite of Superannuation Focussed Solutions

Veda announced the acquisition of ITM … The Data Specialist (ITM), the business responsible for setting the standard of data audits within the superannuation industry.  The acquisition provides Veda’s superannuation customers with access to ITM’s data audit capabilities, and the specialised data interrogation tool DataSapient. In turn, ITM customers will benefit by not only being able to identify data integrity issues, but ... Read More »

Creditsafe Named 36th Best Mid-sized Company in the UK 2014 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ List

BIIA member Creditsafe has once again secured a top placing in the “100 Best Companies to Work For” list.  Creditsafe’s position as the most forward thinking employer in the credit industry saw the company ranked 36th in the list, as one of the UK’s leading medium-sized employers, its third consecutive Top 100 ranking.  The dynamic and innovative business environment fostered ... Read More »

Business Intelligence Company Worldbox Expands into Rotterdam

BIIA member Worldbox, has opened a subsidiary in Rotterdam, Holland named Worldbox Benelux BV. Worldbox’s newest bureau – in addition to existing offices in Switzerland, the UK, Hong Kong and India – will broaden its international reach, offering an extended array of international business information services to existing clients, and reaching new customers from the heart of the European market. ... Read More »

Clients Unify Consumer and Business Lending with CRIF Lending Solutions

Gone are the days when a bank’s business and consumer lending had to operate independently. Clients choose CRIF ACTion to automate workflow for business and consumer lending The ACTion division of CRIF Lending Solutions has announced partnership agreements with some of the most emerging banks in the industry. This latest group of partners includes Birmingham, Ala.-based Cadence Bank, Fargo, N.D.-based ... Read More »

D&B Q1 2014 Revenues Up 1%

D&B (NYSE: DNB) consolidated revenues for the first quarter of 2014 were US$ 381.9 million, up 1% before foreign exchange and flat after the effect of foreign exchange.   Operating income was US$ 82.3 million, down 6%.  Free cash flow for the first three months of 2014 was $148.5 million; Net cash provided by operating activities for the first three months ... Read More »

D&B Establishes Cloud Innovation Center – Acquires Indicee

D&B (NYSE:DNB) acquired Indicee, an innovator in the cloud-based analytics and business intelligence (BI) space.  Indicee’s Vancouver-based employees will join the global D&B team as part of the newly created Cloud Innovation Center.  Based on comments made in the recent D&B Q1 earnings conference call Indicee provides Cloud based technology and has no products per which D&B would be selling.  The acquisition ... Read More »

CRIF Lending Solutions Expands Its Symitar Integration Across All of Its Credit Union Loan Software Platforms

Clients using the ACTion, LoanCenter, and SAIL loan origination systems can now connect to a major core processing system on the market  CRIF Lending Solutions has expanded its integration with Symitar’s Episys® core processing system to all of its credit union loan origination systems.  Credit unions using the ACTion, LoanCenter, and SAIL platforms from CRIF Lending Solutions are now able to integrate ... Read More »

Transunion and Rocket Fuel Combine Technologies to Enable Artificial Intelligence Powered Online/Offline Marketing Initiatives

TransUnion and Rocket Fuel (NASDAQ: FUEL), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI) advertising solutions for digital marketers, announced a partnership to boost return on investment (ROI) for financial institutions’ advertising initiatives.  This partnership will enable financial services companies to improve advertising success and better secure prospective customers across multiple channels, both online and offline. Financial institutions that offer credit ... Read More »

WAND Releases Procurement Taxonomy

The latest addition to the WAND Taxonomy library is the WAND Procurement Taxonomy, comprised of 145 categories and 124 synonyms.  Procurement is an important operational function for any organization and this taxonomy is ideal for tagging and organizing documents and content related to the procurement process. This taxonomy includes terms related to procurement process, procurement implementation, procurement methods, procurement planning and tendering. ... Read More »

Australian Country Risk Climate:  Business Credit Demand lifts Moderately 2.1%

Veda’s Business Credit Demand Index lifts moderately 2.1%, with Business Loan Demand fuelled by 18% growth in Commercial Mortgage Growth Moderate lift in business credit demand to 2.1% for the March quarter (vs March quarter 2013), but mining states show sustained weakness Business Loans grew by 4.2% on the back of commercial mortgage volumes growing at 18% for the March ... Read More »