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Top 10 Tips for Managing Trade Credit in 2014

BIIA member Tinubu Square recently has issued its Top Ten Tips for Managing Credit in 2014: Signs of economic recovery should be treated with caution: Trade credit may well become more widely available in 2014, but it is crucial to exercise robust financial management and not to overstretch limits due to an improving market. Don’t overtrade and remember recovery never ... Read More »

Veda Steps up Growth Strategy with Datalicious Investment

Veda Group Limited (Veda) announced that it has invested in data and analytics agency Datalicious, acquiring a controlling position in the company.  The investment is part of Veda’s growth strategy for its Marketing Services division, Inivio.  Veda Chief Executive Nerida Caesar said the investment was consistent with Veda’s growth strategy to make targeted bolt-on acquisitions and investments. Datalicious, founded in ... Read More »

WAND Inc. Releases Non-Profit Taxonomy

WAND has developed a taxonomy exclusively for non-profit organizations.   The WAND Non-Profit Taxonomy was created for any non-profit organization so they may better organize and find their content and documents. The top level terms include Board of Directors, Budgeting and Financial Management, Bylaws and Policies, Compliance, Donations, Fundraising, Grants, Members, Programs, Public Relations, and Volunteers.  The taxonomy covers all of the major concepts, policies, ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member Forrester Research

Forrester Research (Nasdaq: FORR) is a global research and advisory firm serving professionals in 13 key roles across three distinct client segments. Our clients face progressively complex business and technology decisions every day. To help them understand, strategize, and act upon opportunities brought by change, Forrester provides proprietary research, consumer and business data, custom consulting, events and online communities, and ... Read More »

D&B Q4 Revenues Up 4% – Full Year Up 1%

D&B’s core and total revenue for Q4 was up 4% year over year, before the effect of foreign exchange (up 3% after the effect of foreign exchange). For the full year of 2013 core revenue was up 1% year-over-year, both before and after the effect of foreign exchange.  Total revenue was flat year over year before the effect of foreign ... Read More »

German Supreme Court: Credit Scoring Methods Can Be Protected as Trade Secrets

The German Supreme Court recognizes that the underlying mathematical and statistical calculation method for credit scoring is worth protecting as a trade secret.  Schufa, Germany’s leading credit bureau was sued by a German individual concerning the lack of transparency of its credit scoring methods.  The plaintiff had been denied credit for a car loan.  Schufa had provided the individual with ... Read More »

Panjiva: Supply Chain Wage Inflation Worries Buyers and Suppliers

Last Fall BIIA member Panjiva kicked off a new State of Trade Survey to Panjiva members.   These members are a cross section of people who use trade data:  buyers, sellers, and people who research or analyze trade in other capacities. BIIA has just received Panjiva’s report which has the aim of showing how individuals working in trade see how the world is ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires Turkish Receivables Management Company Recom

BIIA Member CRIF has acquired a majority share in Recom, a company operating in the receivables management and collection sectors in Turkey. Established by Selim Tezel, a senior executive in the finance sector, Recom is one of Turkey’s leading players in the market. Recom, whose main activity is professional receivables management, has been helping organizations manage their receivables more efficiently ... Read More »

Outsell Inc. Publishes “Information Industry Market Size & Share Rankings” Preliminary 2013 Results

  Outsell Inc. published its Market Size & Share Report, “Information Industry Market Size & Share Rankings: Preliminary 2013 Results”. Outsell estimates show that the industry grew in aggregate by 4.4% in 2013 to $753 billion, compared with growth of 3.5% in 2012. Search, Aggregation & Syndication, CRM and Human Capital Management grew at over 10%; Credit Information, Financial Information, ... Read More »

Panjiva Unveils Network View

Panjiva announces the launch of Panjiva’s Network View tool, a detailed, interactive visualization of trade networks.  The tool provides the fastest and easiest way to get a snapshot of a company’s entire trading network. To view the interactive networks, simply visit any Panjiva profile with customs data and click on the ‘Suppliers’ or ‘Customers’ tab and select the Network View ... Read More »

Australian Country Risk Climate: Flat growth for business credit in Q4 of 2013

Overall business credit growth increased by +0.9%, slight rise from -0.7% in September quarter Asset finance enquiries fall by -5%, second consecutive quarter of reduced demand Western Australia data shows mining slowdown continues to bite as demand for business loans, asset finance and trade credit contracts Veda revealed the results of its business credit demand index for the fourth calendar ... Read More »

Equifax in New Tenant Verification Partnership

Landlords and letting agents network landlordreferencing.co.uk has chosen Equifax to enhance its tenant vetting services as part of a three-year agreement.  The integration of Equifax consumer credit data into the network’s checks gives members of landlordreferencing.co.uk a real-time vetting solution, which it claims reduces the risk of fraud without affecting the decision-making process. According to Equifax, as a result of ... Read More »

Creditsafe UK 2013 Scorecard on Most Searched Companies and Directors

Creditsafe analysed its UK database of 3 million limited companies and 10 million directors in December 2013 to establish the most searched for enterprises and individuals by its 30 000 UK customers during 2013.  ….and the winners are:  Neville Wilshire infamous star of BBC’s ‘The Call Centre’ was the most searched for company director in the last 12 months. Neville, ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate Japan: TDB Issues Economic Forecast

Teikoku Databank Japan felt the pulse of Japanese companies about their perspectives of 2013 and prospects for 2014: The real GDP growth rate (revised figure) for the July-September period, as released on December 9, 2013, shows that it has experienced a 0.3% increase from the previous period (April to June) and saw an annualized growth rate of 1.1%.  Thus, there ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate: Myanmar Eases Company Registration Amid Unprecedented Growth

Myanmar authorities have indicated that they will speed up company registration by cancelling the ‘temporary permit’ issuance, as the country sees strong international investment. Company formation traditionally worked in Myanmar by applying to the Directorate of Company and Investment Administration (DICA) to obtain a permit to trade and to register. This granted the applying company with a temporary company registration, ... Read More »