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TransUnion Payment Hierarchy Study Finds Consumers Paying Auto Loans Before Credit Cards and Mortgages

Recent updates to a key TransUnion study found that in 2011 consumers were more likely to pay their auto loans before their credit cards and mortgages. This insight was gained through TransUnion’s Payment Hierarchy study update, which also found that the divergence in payment patterns — where consumers are increasingly apt to pay their credit cards before their mortgages — ... Read More »

TransUnion South Africa Launches on-the-move Vehicle Verification and Valuation Reports

Johannesburg, 3 Apr. 2012 – TransUnion Auto Information Solutions has launched a mobile application that provides subscribing car dealers with an instant, anywhere, anytime report containing almost everything they need to know to make an informed buying or selling decision about a specific passenger or commercial vehicle or motorbike. Developed in association with IT business solutions integrator Business Connexion, the ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Retail Concern Grows

Concerns over staffing costs and online competition dampen retail outlook Nearly one in three (30%) retail executives said wages growth would have the biggest impact on profit in the coming months, up more than 10 points from 19 per cent in February. This was echoed by wholesalers, where concern grew 12 percentage points to one in four (25%). According to ... Read More »

Australian Credit Climate: Pitfalls and Red Flags of Bad Credit Management

Recent news reports have shown a long list of companies entering external administration and having issues with bad debt.  The increasing number of organisations finding themselves in trouble indicates a greater need for companies to pay closer attention to credit risk management. Veda’s Business Credit Demand Index for the December 2011 quarter showed that mainly small and medium sized businesses ... Read More »

TransUnion and Valen Announce PropertyRight(TM)

TransUnion and Valen Technologies introduced to the insurance market PropertyRight, a predictive analytics product that allows homeowners insurance carriers to more accurately identify homes with the highest likelihood of insurance-to-value (ITV) problems or condition and liability hazards.  The PropertyRight predictive models, coupled with one of the nation’s most comprehensive property inspection databases, provide a new solution to help improve underwriting ... Read More »

2012 CRIF Lending Solutions Forum

September 30 – October 3, 2012 in Colorado Springs. In 2012, the Forum is heading west to Colorado Springs and building on its first-year success with compelling keynote addresses, entertaining evening events, great networking opportunities, and informative and engaging sessions on: CRIF ACTion (APPRO, Cypress and Teres products) CRIF Select (Aimbridge and FLS services) CRIF Synergy (Magnum products) CRIF Achieve ... Read More »

Sinotrust Receives a High Appraisal for “The Social Satisfaction Assessment Project of Shenzhen Maritime Safety Administration”

At the “Shenzhen Maritime Safety Administration Working Conference 2012”, Sinotrust presented the research results of the “Shenzhen Maritime Safety Administration Satisfaction Assessment 2011”. Sinotrust carried out research oriented to the society and targets on such service channels as the Government Affairs Center of Maritime Department, hot line service, organ and office service, on-site service, Internet service, in addition to the ... Read More »

Equifax Partners With Avista Solutions on LQI Offering

Equifax has announced a direct integration of its Undisclosed Debt Monitoring solution, now allowing Avista Solutions’ customers access to the Loan Quality Initiative (LQI) solution for identifying undisclosed debts during the mortgage origination process—directly from their Avista Agile LOS. Undisclosed Debt Monitoring monitors and notifies lenders of new loan applicant activity initiated during the pre-funding period. By leveraging Undisclosed Debt ... Read More »

Equifax Launches Identity Protection and Credit Monitoring Product for the Family

With Child ID Theft Increasing, Equifax Introduces New Product to Help Protect Minors Equifax Inc. announced the launch of Equifax Complete(TM) Family Plan, which offers families a combined identity protection and credit monitoring product for two adults and their minor children. Child identity theft most often occurs when someone obtains the Social Security number or other identifying information of a ... Read More »

LexisNexis Acquires Portfolio Media – Parent Company of Law360

LexisNexis (www.lexisnexis.com) has acquired Portfolio Media, the parent company of Law360® (www.Law360.com), an online provider of speedy and trusted legal news and analysis for business lawyers, primarily in the United States. Law360 publishes breaking news and analysis with a particular focus on high-stakes litigation across more than 30 practice areas. This content is distributed through online daily newsletters that are ... Read More »

D&B Corporation Temporarily Suspends Operation of D&B Roadway China Pending Outcome of Investigation of Privacy Violations

Dun & Bradstreet Corp. reported late Sunday that it has temporarily suspended operations at its Chinese Roadway marketing division pending the outcome of an investigation into alleged privacy violations. The business information provider said late Sunday that the allegations assert that data collection practices at Shanghai Roadway D&B Marketing Services Co Ltd. may violate local Chinese consumer data privacy laws. ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: 400,000 Small Businesses Missing Out on Mainstream Finance

Nearly 400,000 small businesses are missing out on access to mainstream finance largely because credit providers are unable to adequately assess and price small business risk. According to a recent report by Dun & Bradstreet, ‘Giving Small Business Credit – Finding New Opportunities in Australia’s Most Dynamic Credit Market’, of the more than one million unincorporated businesses in Australia, more ... Read More »

SME Access to Credit: Finding new Opportunities in Australia’s most Dynamic Credit Market

D&B Australia has published a whitepaper which examines the challenge of information asymmetries in small business credit.  In particular it: Identifies the unique characteristics of a small business and provides a workable definition; Examines how information asymmetries for small business can be reduced; Reveals an untapped credit market of more than one million small businesses in Australia and provides an ... Read More »

CRIF in Technology Tie-up with MOPAPP LTD.

CRIF, one of Europe’s most innovative information services and data processing companies, has subscribed to a reserved capital increase of MOPAPP Ltd., a London based company specializing in the monitoring of mobile application performance.   Specifically, CRIF has subscribed to a reserved capital increase, which as a first step will allow it to obtain 25% of MOPAPP, with the option of ... Read More »