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Equifax Acquires TDX Group

Equifax has acquired the TDX Group, UK for £200m.   TDX Group provides businesses with technology, data and advisory solutions to improve debt recovery rates and the fair treatment of consumers in financial arrears.  It was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Nottingham, UK. TDX employs approximately 345 people globally.  TDX currently has £9.8 billion of debt under management.  TDX data, technology and ... Read More »

In Memoriam: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Winfried Hassemer, Ombudsman of Schufa

Schufa mourns the passing of Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Winfried Hassemer, who died recently after a serious illness.   Professor Hassemer was the quintessential pivot in the dialog between consumers and Schufa.  During his tenure as Ombudsman of Schufa, Prof. Hassemer worked on over 900 disputes.  As a neutral mediator and highly reputable legal expert he was very effective ... Read More »

D&B and FirstRain to Deliver Deep, Actionable Insight Through Structured and Unstructured Business Data

D&B (NYSE:DNB), and FirstRain, announced a partnership to deliver a ground-breaking solution combining structured and unstructured business data and analytics. The solution will provide a 360-degree view of a company that unifies relevant social content with D&B’s leading commercial content in a simple and seamless manner that is easy to use and integrate into business applications, in near real time. ... Read More »

Creditreform Launches FirmenWissen Watchlist

Creditreform’s (Germany) subsidiary ‘FirmenWissen’ (Company Knowledge) has launched a new service called ‘Watchlist’ for its premium customers which includes new functions and data sources.  The current service is an event driven alert service which provides e-mail notification on company register changes, availability of new financial statements etc. The new Watchlist service allows clients to configure their own internal watchlist and ... Read More »

Sales and Marketing Intelligence Services: Dun & Bradstreet Ranks Overall Highest in an Outsell Product Review

Dun & Bradstreet Sales & Marketing Solutions received the highest overall ranking in the recent Outsell product ranking report on “Sales and Marketing Intelligence Services”.  Outsell used D&B Sales & Marketing Solutions as an “umbrella” term which includes three of the company’s flagship products: Hoover’s, D&B360, and D&B Direct. Outsell reviewed five products in the Sales and Marketing Intelligence Services ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Two Out of Three Businesses Express more Optimism for 2014

Two out of three Australian businesses (68 per cent) are more optimistic about growth this year compared to 2013, with the positive mood lifting first quarter expectations for sales, profits, selling prices, investment and employment to their highest levels in 12 months. With greater activity expected, Dun & Bradstreet’s Business Expectations Survey reveals that 18 per cent of businesses are ... Read More »

Benefits of a BIIA Membership

BIIA is one of few Business Information Industry Associations that is able to provide a global perspective of industry practices and regulatory issues.  This applies in particular to consumer and commercial credit information, decision analytics, marketing data, d-a-a-s, workflow tools and platforms etc. BIIA Members appreciate the fact that they can refer to BIIA as a neutral industry forum, representing an ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member KSV1870

    Kreditschutzverband von 1870 is Austria’s largest association for the protection of creditors and protects the interests of its approx. 22.000 members in cases of bankruptcy. KSV1870 Holding AG As internal service provider for the KSV1870 Group, all service facilities are brought together here. KSV1870 Information GmbH provides business and private information, perfectly tailored to meet your personal needs. ... Read More »

Gareth Dowding, Manager Information Procurement of Atradius Retires

BIIA has learned that Gareth Dowding, Manager of the Atradius Information Procurement Unit will retire at the end of the year.  Gareth was managing a team of information specialists based in the Netherlands and UK, who have various regional responsibilities, supporting the Atradius information strategy and requirements.  Thus Gareth is well known in the credit information industry. Gareth worked in ... Read More »

BIIA Re-appoints Directors at Annual General Meeting

At its Annual General Meeting on December 20th, 2013 the BIIA Full Membership: Adopted the audited financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2012 Elected the following directors who were up for re-election: Joachim C. BARTELS as Director David WORLOCK as Director Lawrence TSONG as Director Lawrence YEE as Director John Arthur ROBERTS as Director Enrico LODI as Director ... Read More »

TransUnion Healthcare’s Enhanced Charity Screening Solution Helps Healthcare Providers Better Assist Patients Living in Poverty

TransUnion Healthcare released a new scoring model for its Financial Assessment solution that accesses patient financial data from public records to offer healthcare providers an enhanced solution to deliver more charity care or payment assistance options to patients. The new model uses non-credit, public record-based data sources to identify patients who may be eligible for charity care or payment assistance. ... Read More »