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2013 CRIF Lending Solutions Forum

At the 2012 CRIF Lending Solutions Forum, you voted and we listened. And now it’s with great pleasure that we announce that the 2013 CRIF Lending Solutions Forum will be held September 22-25 in – drum roll, please – Savannah, Georgia! Our headquarters in Atlanta is pleased to host the 2013 Forum in Savannah, a city steeped in history, charm, ... Read More »

Analytics, Platforms, Software & Workflow plus Big Data Drive Developments in Business Information

Analytics, Platforms, Software & Workflow plus Big Data continue to remain the driving forces in business information accounting for 50% of business development activities in 2012 (see charts). Acquisitions accounted for 24% of announcements. In credit information there were two billion dollar deals in 2012.  Experian acquired a remaining stake in Serasa for US$ 1.5 bn.  Equifax paid US$ 1 ... Read More »

Taxonomy: Litigation and E-discovery Drives Corporate Records Retention

Litigation and e-discovery is the other key driver for corporate records retention. The vast volume of documents that are created in a business is all potential evidence in future litigation, making it an important litigation risk management issue. A recent Network World article noted that at any given time, the average U.S. business is involved in over 300 lawsuits.  When ... Read More »

China Regulates Credit Information

According to a press release of the Legislative Affairs Office of the People’s Republic of China, Premier Wen Jiabao, presiding over a State Council executive meeting, examined and adopted the “Credit Management Ordinance”. The legislation covers consumer and commercial credit information and took several years of extensive consultation between the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council, the People’s Bank ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Provides Free Commercial Credit Reports

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., a provider of credit building and credibility management solutions for businesses, introduced CreditSignal(TM), a first-of-its-kind free business credit report (in the USA*) that alerts companies to changes in their business credit scores and ratings. D&B Credibility designed CreditSignal as a free offering because the company saw an acute market need for a business credit alert ... Read More »

Cortera Pulse Named SIIA CODiE Award Finalist for Best Business Information Solution

Cortera®, a provider of business-to-business payment and purchase data and insights for U.S. companies, announced its Cortera Pulse, a B2B intelligence solution, has been named a 2013 Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) Content CODiE award finalist for the Best Business Information Solution category. Finalists in the Content categories represent the best products, technologies and services created by or for ... Read More »

Credit Impacts of More Comprehensive Credit Reporting in Australia and New Zealand

PERC released a report on the impact of comprehensive credit reporting in Australia and New Zealand. The report summarizes the results from a pioneering joint undertaking by PERC and Dun & Bradstreet Australasia using credit data from 1.8 million Australians. The results of this study show strong empirical support for the credit reform in Australia.  With fair file reporting, fewer ... Read More »

Panjiva Partners with ThomasNet: Provides Access to 500,000 US-based Suppliers

For several years, Panjiva has been working to connect buyers and suppliers across borders, but had been unable to connect buyers with one very important group of suppliers — American suppliers.  Today, this changes, thanks to Panjiva’s newest partner, ThomasNet. Now buyers on Panjiva can use Global Search to access a whole world of suppliers, including over 500,000 suppliers in the United ... Read More »

TINUBU SQUARE APPOINTS INDUSTRY EXPERT TO SPEARHEAD GROWTH IN UK

Tinubu Square, the Paris-based developer of B2B credit risk solutions for credit insurers and enterprises, has announced the appointment of industry heavyweight, Michael Feldwick, as Head of UK and Ireland.  He will have responsibility for shaping Tinubu Square’s growth strategy in the UK market and developing its burgeoning portfolio of customers. Prior to joining Tinubu Square, Feldwick was Head of ... Read More »

Bisnode Divests Baby DM Scandinavia

Bisnode has divested Baby DM Scandinavia in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland. Baby DM Scandinavia offers marketing solutions targeted towards young families and parent to be. The divestment is in line with Bisnode’s strategy to streamline its business and focus on growth in the core offering. Baby DM Scandinavia owns the concepts Baby Bag and Babybox. Baby DM Scandinavia has ... Read More »

United States Risk Climate: Total Consumer Debt Fell In Third Quarter – Americans Remained Cautious

Equifax reports that across the USA, consumers remain cautious about taking on new debt.  Overall consumer debt levels fell $256 billion in the third quarter versus the same period a year ago.  However, the 2.28 percent year-over-year decline is the slowest rate of decline since the second quarter of 2009, showing that some of the caution may be starting to ... Read More »

India: Trends and Sector Outlook for the Commercial Vehicle Industry

ICRA invites interested parties to a teleconference on December 12, 2012 (Wednesday) at 4.30 PM (IST) on Trends and Sector Outlook for the Commercial Vehicle Industry The presentation (about 20 minutes) would be followed by Q&A session with the participants. The presentation and Q&A would be addressed by: Mr Shamsher Dewan, Assistant Vice President Mr Jitin Makkar, Assistant Vice President ... Read More »

Veda Introduces Enhanced Credit Reporting Solution for Small Amount Lenders

New requirements to Responsible Lending laws impacting small amount lenders (micro-financiers) will be made easier with the introduction of an enhanced credit reporting solution from Veda, one of Australia’s leading credit information solutions provider. Underpinned by the most complete consumer credit reporting information data set available in Australia, Veda’s enhanced credit reporting solution combines Veda’s credit report and scores with ... Read More »