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FICO and Equifax Will Bring Forward-Looking Scores to UK Market

Global information solutions leader Equifax and FICO, the leading provider of predictive analytics and decision management technology, today announced their agreement to develop new analytics for the UK market. The first two of these analytics will assess the capacity of consumers to handle additional credit, and show how individuals’ risk would change under different macroeconomic conditions. These analytics will complement ... Read More »

Equifax Launches Tenant Selector-a New, Secure, Easy to Use, Online Tenant Screening Service for Property Management Professionals

Equifax (NYSE: EFX) announced today the launch of their new online tenant screening service, Tenant Selector. Tenant Selector gives registered property management professionals the ability to screen potential renters quickly and easily and will be featured at this year’s PM Expo taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from November 30 to December 2.2011     Source:  Equifax Press Release Read More »

Veda’s Secure Sentinel Partners with Virgin Australia on Identity Protection

Veda announced a partnership that will help to protect Virgin Australia’s Velocity Frequent Flyers from fraud and identity theft via its Secure Sentinel service. The new protection packages include SecureIdentity for Platinum Velocity Frequent Flyers and SecurePlus for Gold Velocity Frequent Flyers and will be effective for 12 months from the date of member opt-in. All other Velocity members will ... Read More »

Atradius Extends Credit Insurance Offering in Asia on the Back of Robust Growth

Atradius, one of the leading global credit insurers, has extended its pan-Asian partnership with Tokio Marine Asia Pte Ltd (TM Asia), following a period of sustained growth in the region.   This partnership now enables Atradius to issue policies locally in Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines by TM Asia affiliated insurance companies. Within Asia, Atradius now offers credit insurance, either ... Read More »

Meet Our Associate Member Panjiva

Panjiva is the leading intelligence platform for global trade professionals.  With detailed information on 1.5 million companies that do business across borders, Panjiva is the go-to source for information for global trade professionals who want to find, evaluate, and connect with companies in other countries. Buyers use the Panjiva platform to: Quickly develop short-lists of potential suppliers Conduct background checks ... Read More »

BISNODE Appoints Eckhard Geulen as Regional Director Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Eckhard Geulen has taken over as Regional Director DACH at Bisnode, the leading provider of digital business information in Europe, effective September 1, 2011. Geulen is responsible for leading Bisnode’s business operations in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and to continue the group’s growth path in this region.  Eckhard Geulen has a long-term experience from telecommunication and internet based businesses and ... Read More »

McGraw-Hill Receives ‘Wells Notice’ from SEC

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MHP), today filed a Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) acknowledging that on September 22, 2011, it received a “Wells Notice” from the Commission Staff stating that the Staff is considering recommending that the Commission institute a civil injunctive action against Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (“S&P”), alleging violations of ... Read More »

D&B Launches 200-Day Digital Tribute to Mark Reaching 200 Million Businesses

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) has reached a significant milestone: 200 million businesses covered in its global database. To celebrate, D&B will take the next 200 days to say “thank you” through a digital tribute to businesses around the world. Businesses can submit their own stories and join D&B’s celebration at www.dnb.com/200million. “Providing insight on more than 200 million businesses ... Read More »

Credit Information Bureau (CIB) Launched in Bangladesh

An inaugural ceremony was organized in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on July 19, 2011 to announce the launch of the Credit Information Bureau (CIB) online services.  CRIF was the technological partner and developed this innovative project by redesigning the credit bureau processes, originally based largely on manual procedures, and completely modernizing the technological infrastructure. Mr. Vincenzo Resta, Senior Business Consultant at CRIF, ... Read More »

LexisNexis Canada Launches Innovative Dockets Service for Easier Access to Court Information

Cross-court searching, filters and enhanced search functionality provide a cost-effective way for legal and business professionals to stay on top of emerging case issues LexisNexis Canada (www.lexisnexis.ca), a leading provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, today announced the launch of the LexisNexis CaseConnection™ Dockets service. From one intuitive online interface, LexisNexis CaseConnection Dockets enables fast access to key case information for ... Read More »

McGraw-Hill Companies Announces Comprehensive Growth and Value Plan to Increase Shareholder Value

The comprehensive growth and value plan entails three key elements: Spin-off of Education creating two industry-leading public companies, one focused on Key Global Markets (with financial services as a core element) and the other on Education Streamline operations and reduce cost Acceleration of share repurchasing to US$ 1 billion The announced plan is a response to Jana Partners proposal to ... Read More »

Equifax Acquires Costa Rican Credit Information Company Datum

Equifax has acquired Datum, the leading national credit reporting company in Costa Rica. Financial details of the transactions were not disclosed. Datum collects, synthesizes and provides consumer credit data to banks, telecommunications companies, retail and insurance businesses across Costa Rica. The company is headquartered in San Jose. Equifax currently operates a global Shared Services Center in Costa Rica that provides ... Read More »

Meet Our Associate Member Credit Report Latin American SAC

CREDIT REPORT© is dedicated to producing commercial credit reports.  Commercial credit reports are seen in our markets as valuable tools in professional credit risk assessment.  It is our objective to complete every research request made by our customers with “tailor-made” reports according to their needs.  We work for the most renowned Export Credit Agencies of the world, the most important ... Read More »

Mayfield Media Strategies and Business Strategies Group join forces to unlock acquisition opportunities in Asia.

Mayfield Media Strategies and Business Strategies Group have formed a partnership to help exhibition organisers in Asia market themselves for sale to international purchasers. Mayfield Media are the leading specialist acquisition brokers for the exhibition industry.  Over the past 15 years, they have helped many independent organisers sell their businesses or set up joint ventures with international partners.  Mayfield Media ... Read More »

Salesforce.com and Dun & Bradstreet Launch Data.com

Salesforce.com is joining forces with Dun & Bradstreet on Data.com, a cloud-based storehouse of company and customer contact information for use in CRM (customer relationship management) systems. The Dun & Bradstreet partnership will provide Data.com users with access to 200 million businesses.  That information will “seamlessly integrate” with the Jigsaw contact data and be accessible from within Salesforce.com’s on-demand CRM ... Read More »

Outsell Releases Product Review: Nexis

LexisNexis’ Nexis is a corporate and news research tool, and LexisNexis also provides several other news and business research products. The company’s various products draw on approximately 45,000 publications and media outlets from around the world: Nexis itself provides access to about 36,000 sources. Given the firm’s background and reputation for legal information, it is no surprise that Nexis includes ... Read More »