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Veda Partners with ITM

Veda announced a strategic alliance with ITM … The Data Specialist (ITM), the company responsible for setting the standard of data audits within the superannuation industry. The new alliance provides Veda’s superannuation customers with streamlined access to ITM’s data audit capabilities, and the specialized data interrogation tool DataSapient. In turn, ITM customers will benefit by not only being able to identify data ... Read More »

Creditsafe Launches new ‘Blended Score’ Product – Partners with Call Credit

Creditsafe has partnered with Callcredit Information Group to source the personal credit report data for the launch of a new Blended Report product to further reduce the risk of late or defaulted payments when trading with non-limited enterprises.   The Blended Score, developed by Creditsafe’s market leading analysts, is an algorithm that takes an individual’s personal credit score and combines ... Read More »

D&B Credit Bureau Tanzania Operational

Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureau Tanzania Limited yesterday confirmed receipt of a full operating license issued by the Bank of Tanzania.  The license empowers Dun & Bradstreet to offer Credit Bureau and related services in Tanzania. The issuance of an operating license by Bank of Tanzania to Dun & Bradstreet brings an end to the long wait of the financial ... Read More »

D&B Q3 2013 Revenues Flat

D&B reports core and total revenue flat year over year, before the effect of foreign exchange (down 1% after the effect of foreign exchange).  Diluted EPS before non-core gains and charges up 14% year over year; GAAP diluted EPS up 6%.  Operating income before non-core gains and charges was flat year over year; GAAP operating income up 10%.  Free cash ... Read More »

TransUnion Healthcare Report: Patient Costs Continue to Skyrocket While Available Credit Declines

TransUnion Healthcare issued a report on patient cost and the availability of revolving credit to cover such costs.  The report indicates that out-of-pocket costs for healthcare patients jumped more than 25% in the first half of 2013 and it’s likely they will increase even more in the next year, according to the latest TransUnion Healthcare Report. While out-of-pocket costs (average ... Read More »

Financial Literacy: BIIA Member Schufa Publishes New Textbooks for Teachers

“Making Young People Fit in Financial Matters” As part of a new education initiative titled “Business Workshop – Taking Charge of Your Financial Matters”, Schufa published a revised set of teaching materials for teachers.  This latest set of teaching aids provides teachers in Germany with an extensive pool of diverse materials available to realistically integrate the development of financial literacy ... Read More »

D&B Sweden in Partnership with Syncron

Bisnode subsidiary Dun & Bradstreet Sweden has signed a partnership agreement with Syncron, enabling secured business intelligence data based on the global ID system for company identification, built on DUNS®Numbers. By integrating D&B Insight with daily quality data for BI, Syncron customers get integrated access to the global ID-System built on DUNS®Numbers.  Giving Syncron users an advantage to daily secure ... Read More »

Panjiva: Shipments in Imports to the U.S. Declined in September

The word from the BIIA member Panjiva research team:  September showed a dip in imports to the U.S., but overall the numbers are still high.  The numbers of waterborne shipments coming into the U.S. dipped -6% from August to September 2013. Previous years’ August to September changes: -4% in 2012, -8% in 2011, -7% in 2010, -5% in 2009, and ... Read More »

Veda Appoints Independent Directors Leading Up to IPO

Veda announced the appointment of Ms Diana Eilert, Mr Bruce Beeren and Dr Peter Shergold AC to their Board of Directors, along with the resignation of Mr Tony Duthie.  The new directors will join recent appointee as Chairman, Dr Helen Nugent AO, and previous directors, Mr Geoff Hutchinson and Mr Anthony Kerwick, along with the CEO and Managing Director, Ms ... Read More »

TransUnion Launches CreditVision(R) – Enhanced Credit Information Foundation for Suite of New Product Offerings

TransUnion announced the launch of CreditVision® enhanced credit information, a new look in consumer credit data reporting that allows for deeper insights into credit behavior for both businesses and consumers. In conjunction with this launch, TransUnion is offering a suite of CreditVision products, featuring an expanded credit report with new and enriched data fields, historical account information, premium algorithms, and ... Read More »

Outsell Inc. Publishes 2013 Market Size, Share, Forecast and Trend Report B2B Trade Publishing and Company Information Market

Outsell Inc., a co-founder of BIIA, has published its 2013 Market Size, Share, Forecast, and Trend Report for B2B Trade Publishing and Company Information Market.  Most certainly the latter should be of great interest to our members.  According to Outsell the total Company Information market segment grew 5.1% in 2012 (US$4.3bn in 2011 to US$4.6bn in 2012). The Outsell report ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Trade Payment Delays

Australian businesses are failing to pay their bills on time more often than not, with 60 per cent of invoices settled beyond the standard 30-day payment period. The high rate of late payments, as revealed by Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Trade Payments Analysis, has seen businesses pay their bills in an average of 53 days during the third quarter of ... Read More »