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BIIA Appoints David Knowles, Marketing Director of Creditsafe as a Director

David Knowles has been elected as a director of BIIA during its October 16th board meeting. David Knowles is Marketing Director at Creditsafe Group, one of Europe’s most used provider of business information.   In the last seven years he has overseen the re-launch and development of the Creditsafe brand under its “Simply Smarter” strap-line building a point of difference ... Read More »

TransUnion to Save TLO from Bankruptcy in a Bid to Acquire TLO for $105 Million

TLO LLC announced that it has reached an agreement in principle with TransUnion pursuant to which TransUnion will serve as the “stalking horse bidder” in conjunction with a court-supervised sales process to maximize value for the Company. TLO filed a motion seeking authorization from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida in West Palm Beach (the ... Read More »

Time Warner Cable Executive to Join Equifax Board

Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) announced that Robert D. Marcus has been elected to the Board of the Directors effective November 1, 2013, and will also serve on the Board’s Governance Committee effective January 1, 2014. Following this change, the company’s Board will consist of 10 directors, including nine independent directors. Mr. Marcus is President and Chief Operating Officer and a director ... Read More »

Jamaica: CRIF NM’s Credit Information Bureau Begins Operations

CRIF NM Credit Assure Limited, a joint venture between CRIF and Neal & Massy, announced the launch of the technical and business operations for its world class credit bureau in Jamaica, supporting the development of the retail credit industry in the country. CRIF NM received a fully operational status from the Bank of Jamaica on May 1, 2013 after satisfactorily ... Read More »

D&B Unveils D&B360 3.0 for CRM with All-New User Interface and Expanded Functionality

D&B (NYSE:DNB) has released D&B360″ 3.0, an upgraded version of its sales and marketing intelligence solution for CRM systems.   D&B360 provides sales and marketing professionals the insights needed to sell more effectively by providing direct access to D&Bs global business data and analytics within CRM systems, along with relevant news, social media and sales tools, to drive revenue growth. ... Read More »

CRIF Rating Agency and Informa D&B to Develop CRIF Ratings in Spain

CRIF Rating Agency has announced its entry into the Spanish market through a partnership with Informa D&B.   CRIF ratings will give investors an alternative and independent opinion on the creditworthness of Spanish companies.  Specifically, the two companies have signed a collaborative agreement through which CRIF, the ESMA-registered (European Security Market Authority) Credit Rating Agency, will extend its activities to the ... Read More »

D&B-Optimized Database Rationalizes Purchases For SKF

The Swedish engineering company SKF, a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems and services, has chosen BISNODE – D&B to stream-line its supplier database. With D&B rationalization, SKF has optimized its database of suppliers. The transparency gained enables more efficient purchase strategies and cuts costs. Global engineering company SKF is present in over 130 countries and purchases ... Read More »

BISNODE Supplies Business Data to Google Maps

Google has appointed Bisnode (former EuroContactPool) to supply business data to Google Maps for Sweden, Denmark and Finland. EuroContactPool provides and continually updates data for Google Maps from its pan-European business database. This enables users of Google Maps to see businesses in the location where they’re looking and click on to them to get more details. Users are also able ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member Informa D&B

INFORMA D&B, a company from Grupo CESCE, is a leader in the supply of Commercial, Financial and Marketing Information on companies and businesses, in order to increase clients’ and suppliers’ knowledge and to minimize business risk. Informa D&B Avda de la Industriea, 32 28108 Alcobendas (Madrid) Spain http://www.informa.es/ Read More »

Managing Commercial Information through Visualization – a Smart Way to Achieve Operational Efficiencies in the Legal Industry

Encompass published a White Paper which demonstrates how Encompass offers an information visualization solution to significantly improve the way law firms manage commercial information, enabling them to respond more effectively to market forces while continuing to increase client value and productivity.  The Encompass solution provides the means to achieve a lean data management vision to drive operational efficiency in this ... Read More »

TransUnion Launches New Mobile Application to Help Consumers Be Connected With Their Credit, Personal Finances

Research Shows Smartphones Making Consumers Smarter About Managing Finances TransUnion announced the launch of their new mobile credit monitoring application for consumers to help members manage their credit anywhere, anytime from their smartphone.  The new mobile app allows consumers to review their credit information and get alerts to help better protect them against identity theft — at home, on the ... Read More »

Country Risk Climate: Payment Practices Barometer for the Americas

BIIA member Atradius has just released its Payment Practices Barometer for the Americas:  Cash flow appears to be the biggest challenge for businesses this year. Businesses in the Americas express concern about maintaining adequate cash flow levels this year, and consider this one of the biggest challenges they will be facing. These opinions are consistent with those of businesses in ... Read More »

D&B Direct 2.0 Delivers Flexible, Streaming, Enterprise-wide Access to Data and Analytics from D&B and Third-party Providers

D&B (NYSE:DNB) announced the release of D&B DirectTM 2.0, the API solution providing enterprise-wide access to a broad range of business insight.  With a unified web services platform, the addition of risk scores and ratings, fraud and compliance monitoring, digital and social intelligence and more, D&B Direct 2.0 dramatically improves an organization’s ability to embed rich data and analytics in their business ... Read More »

Equifax and iovation Work Together to Create a World-Class Fraud Prevention Portfolio

Joint Offering Includes Remote Identity Proofing, Strong Authentication and Device Reputation Analysis Equifax Inc. has announced that it is working with iovation, the only provider of device reputation, to offer a combined solution to combat fraud.  This joint offering helps protect online and mobile customer access from identity theft, account takeover and other fraudulent activity. Equifax will combine its Identity ... Read More »

TransUnion Expands Offerings With Acquisition of eScan Data Systems

TransUnion announced it has acquired eScan Data Systems Inc., an Austin-based company with a market-leading technology that helps hospitals and healthcare systems reduce uncompensated care costs by identifying patient coverage after services were provided. eScan will be integrated into TransUnion’s healthcare business and will extend its solutions for managing uncompensated care from pre-screening through post-service and doubles the number of ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Businesses Expectations Improve Post Elections

Australian businesses are expecting an earnings boost during the Christmas period, with the outlook for year-end profits jumping to their highest levels since the beginning of the year as confidence returns following the election. After a year of weak and falling expectations, the business outlook for the final quarter of 2013 has improved for the key areas of sales and ... Read More »

Duedil Helps to Find New Leads

Duedil has launched a new advanced search feature, an industry-leading product which makes it easier than ever to research your market, identify companies and individuals to build relationships with, and turn prospects into meetings.  One will be spending less, freeing up more resources for what matters most – growing your business. Watch the introductory video. Whether you’re in IT consultancy ... Read More »

Veda Group: Dr Helen Nugent AO Appointed Chairman

Veda announced that Dr Helen Nugent AO has accepted the role of Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Veda Group.  Dr. Nugent will join existing directors Nerida Caesar, Anthony Kerwick, Tony Duthie and Geoff Hutchinson on the Veda Board. Dr. Helen Nugent is a leading Australian businesswoman. She currently serves on the boards of Macquarie Group, ... Read More »