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Australian Risk Climate: New Legislation a Game-Changer for Commercial Risk Management

New Comprehensive Reporting legislation will add significant value to the assessment of the commercial risk of small businesses”, says Veda’s General Manager – Commercial Risk Products, Moses Samaha.  Speaking at a recent Veda road show to more than 150 Trade Credit businesses, Samaha urged creditors to also assess the credit profile of the directors and proprietors behind a company or business ... Read More »

Outsell Launches Regulatory Affairs Council

Exclusive Network of Regulatory & Government Affairs Professionals BIIA co-founder member Outsell Inc.  invites Regulatory and Government Affairs professionals to become part of the information industry’s most exclusive network of government affairs and policy executives.  Outsell’s Regulatory Affairs Council (ORAC) expects to provide the tools one needs to understand the business impacts of regulatory requirements – as business threats and ... Read More »

CRIF: Tajikistan’s First Credit Information Bureau Begins Operations

CRIF, the Credit Information Bureau of Tajikistan (CIBT) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group member institution specializing in private sector development, came together to launch the technical and business operations of the first private credit bureau in Tajikistan. During the launch event held on June 12 2013 CRIF presented its all-round experience in the development of ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Unveils New On-Boarding Compliance Tool

Dun and Bradstreet (D&B), has launched D&B Onboard.  The online tool aims to help companies deliver customer due diligence (CDD) requirements efficiently in one place, making it easier for them to start financial transactions and enable businesses, including banks, to bill customers more quickly while minimising regulatory and reputational risks. Businesses face substantial challenges in verifying the authenticity of potential ... Read More »

CRIF: Jamaican Credit Bureau Gets Go-ahead

CRIF NM Credit Assure Ltd., a joint venture between CRIF and Neal & Massy, a licensed credit reporting agency as supervised by the Bank of Jamaica, has now satisfactorily met the conditions stipulated in the license issued by the Minister of Finance under the Credit Reporting Act 2010 (CRA) on April 10, 2012. This approval from the BOJ is what ... Read More »

D&B Launches Small Business Health Index

Small Business Health Index Offers Perspectives on Small Business Success in Recognition of National Small Business Week In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week (June 17-21), D&B (NYSE:DNB) offers perspectives that help small businesses recover, grow and succeed. As a trusted partner to small businesses for more than 171 years and ... Read More »

Creditreform Germany Reports 1.1% Revenue Growth for 2012

Creditreform Germany reported revenue growth of 1.1% to Euro 493.6 million (vs Euro 488.2 million 2011).  Consolidated revenues (including Central and Eastern Europe) revenues grew 1.2% to Euro 550.8 million. Uwe von Padberg, President of Creditreform stated that Creditreform’s business is characteristically stable, notwithstanding the general economic volatility.  During the past 10 years its revenues have grown at a steady ... Read More »

E-marketing and the Rifle Shot into the Dark

Anthea Stratigos, Co-founder and CEO of Outsell Inc. expresses her frustration about the flood of irrelevant, misdirected mail.    The following is an excerpt of her recent ‘Insight’: “Every so often, everyday life with end users yields profound insights about how parts of the media and information industry really work. The ever increasing amount of irrelevant email pouring into the inbox ... Read More »

Improved Data Integration: D&B Offers Partnerships to Seamlessly Connect Data

Vertical and niche linked data – from D&B Data Exchange partners D&B (NYSE: DNB) introduces the D&B Data ExchangeTM.  This unique, cloud-based service provides customers one-source access to industry-specific data from select companies that join the D&B Data Exchange as partners.  All of the data is linked through the D&B D-U-N-S® Number, enabling customers for the first time to confidently combine ... Read More »

D&B Australia Highlights Importance of Trade Credit

Dun & Bradstreet Australia (D&B) has sought to turn the economic debate away from straight bank credit and towards trade credit.  The traditional focus on bank credit has resulted in “a view that is skewed to the larger end of town as credit is much easier to access for this group of businesses”, D&B Australia and New Zealand CEO Gareth ... Read More »

Duedil Expands Information Coverage to 20 Countries

BIIA member Duedil (short for ‘due diligence’) announced that it is making data on companies in 20 new countries available to businesses and developers through the Duedil API.  The new API enables businesses and developers to integrate 20 years of private data on companies and directors across the UK and Europe directly into their applications. Information available through the Duedil API includes financial accounts, ... Read More »

TransUnion Divests Health Care Analytics Division (HCA)

Altegra Health has acquired TransUnion’s Healthcare Analytics Division (HCA).  Terms were not disclosed. Healthcare Analytics (based in Chicago, IL) through its secure, webbased reporting system, provides health plans, providers, and accountable care organizations (ACOs) access to a large dynamic library of quality metrics, performance analytics, and care management tools.  Altegra Health (based in Miami Lakes, FL) provides technology enabled business ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Consumer Credit Demand Index Rose 4.7% over the Past Year

Demand for consumer credit shows strongest annual growth since Global Financial Crisis Veda, Asia-Pacific’s leading provider of consumer and commercial data intelligence and insights today revealed the results of its consumer credit demand index for the first calendar quarter of 2013.  The index, which measures the change in consumer credit demand for the March quarter compared to the same period ... Read More »

Panjiva Partners with ETCN (Export to China) to Provide Access to Chinese Import-export Data

Panjiva, an online search engine with detailed information on global suppliers and manufacturers, recently announced that through a partnership with Export to China (ETCN) it is the first company to make Chinese trade data accessible in searchable company profiles. ETCN is a Chinese information, consulting, and commercial platform helping international enterprises with China import-export trade. Panjiva said it now holds ... Read More »