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Bisnode Entering two new Markets in Central Europe

Bisnode is expanding its offering in southern Central Europe by acquiring a sales-oriented information business in Serbia and establishing a new sales office in Bosnia-Hercegovina.  Bisnode will thus be present in 19 European markets. Today Bisnode has a market-leading offering and position in the Central European region. By exploiting this platform for growth and rolling out the current product portfolio ... Read More »

TransUnion 2012 Q 4 Revenues Up 12.4% – Full Year 2012 Up 11.3%

Fourth Quarter 2012 Results The Company reported revenue of $284.4 million, an increase of 12.4% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. Weakening foreign currencies accounted for a reduction in revenue of 0.4%. Acquisitions accounted for an increase in revenue of 3.0%. Operating income of $43.4 million in the fourth quarter, compared to $64.3 million in the prior year, was ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member AsianCIS®

      AsianCIS® is not only different from other firms engaged in the credit-reporting and credit information data-base industry, it is unique. AsianCIS® is one of the largest single producer and supplier of commercial credit reports in Asia / Pacific, Central Asia and Middle-East, covering 78 countries, 48 million company records, and  a totally reliable 24/7 supply and support infra-structure. Our database, exceeding 6.5 terabytes, is proactively ... Read More »

Business Online Thailand (BOL) Revenues Drop 7.7% in 2012

Bangkok-listed business information provider, Business Online (BOL), reported revenues of US$12 million, down 7.7% year-on-year.   Net income for the year was US$2.8 million, flat compared with 2011. Diluted earnings for the period were Baht 0.11 per share. The decrease in revenue was attributed to a drop in BOL’s “other service” segment, declining 22% to US$4.3 million.   That segment ... Read More »

Consumer Data Quality Issues: CDIA Response to ’60 Minutes’

The US news media corporation CBS aired a program on ‘60 Minutes’ concerning the recent FTC study that up to 40 million Americans have mistakes on their credit reports.  The ’60 Minutes’ correspondent Steve Kroft reported on why little is being done to fix the errors. The US based Consumer Data Industry Association (CDIA) published its response to the somewhat ... Read More »

Identity Theft: Internal Revenue Service Notes Tremendous Increase in Tax-related Identity Fraud

The Internal Revenue Service has seen a tremendous increase in the number of fraudulent returns filed. As of September 2012, the IRS had identified 641,690 tax-related identity theft incidents from the first nine months of the year. This compares to 242,142 total incidents in 2011 and 47,730 total incidents in 2008. All it takes for a thief to file a ... Read More »

CRIF Italy Expands into Tajikistan

Following its move into Georgia some time ago, CRIF has now ventured deep into Central Asia by placing its flag into Tajikistan.  Enrico Lodi, General Manager of Credit Bureau Services at CRIF explained:  “CRIF’s experience in both starting up, operating and managing credit bureaus in several countries worldwide will be invaluable in providing the Tajikistani market with a world-class credit ... Read More »

D&B Stock Retreats on Q4 2012 Earnings Results

Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $463.1 million, down 7% both before and after the effect of foreign exchange, as compared to the prior year similar period. Total revenue for the fourth quarter of 2011 included the results from businesses that were divested or shut down. Risk Management Solutions revenue of $272.4 million, down 3% both before and ... Read More »

Graydon UK Commented on Government Plans to back SMEs

Alexander Schwendtner, Managing Director Graydon commented on Government plans to boost SME growth Prime Minister David Cameron saluted Britain’s record rate of new business creation.  One ironic positive from the on-going financial crisis is that the number of entrepreneurs setting up new small and medium sized businesses is on the rise.  As unemployment rises and while we wait for the ... Read More »

The Growing Business Imperative for Supplier Diversity

The Shifting Economic Power in the USA The Census Bureau estimates that minorities, both arriving from abroad and born in the United States, will account for nearly 90 percent of the total growth in the U.S. population from 1995 to 2050. $3 trillion is the number being reported as ‘Buying Power’ of African American, Hispanic American, and Asian American-owned businesses. ... Read More »

TransUnion Healthcare Provides Intelligence in an Instant(R) With Announcement of ClearIQ

Integrated Platform Benefits Both Healthcare Industry and Patients CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwire – Jan 29, 2013) – In an effort to provide the healthcare industry with a smarter patient access process, TransUnion Healthcare today announced the launch of ClearIQ. The exception-based automated decisioning platform provides, among other things, patient payment estimation, insurance eligibility and benefits verification information upfront, making a patient’s first ... Read More »

TransUnion Announces Acquisition of ZipCode in Brazil

The Deal Enriches Company’s Regional Data Management and Decisioning Offerings TransUnion has signed an agreement to acquire control of ZipCode, one of the largest independent providers of registry information to companies in Brazil’s information management sectors that include credit, fraud prevention and marketing.  The acquisition provides TransUnion with new tools to deliver even more comprehensive data, analytics and decisioning capabilities ... Read More »

Equifax 2012 Full Year Revenues Grew by 10.2%

Equifax continues with a stellar performance.  Its Q4 US Consumer Information Solutions grew by 9% and 16% for the full year.  North American Commercial Solutions returned to growth in Q4 to 4%, for the full year up 1%. The company reported revenue of $558.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, a 9.5 percent increase from the fourth quarter of ... Read More »