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BIIA Welcomes United Global Credit Reference Co. Ltd.

The United Global Credit Reference Co. Ltd., is officially registered in Beijing 2011, registered capital of 50080000 yuan. The company provides professional credit services on personal credit, enterprise credit, personal rating, corporate credit rating, credit evaluation and risk management. The company offers full range of credit management consulting and credit management software system development services to individual, enterprise, government, financial ... Read More »

Australia Risk Climate:  Employment Plans Hold Despite Downturn

Despite a general pull-back in the near-term business outlook, corporate hiring intentions for the second quarter of 2015 remain resilient. According to Dun & Bradstreet’s Business Expectations Survey, the latest lift in hiring intentions comes during a period when fewer businesses are anticipating increased sales or profits, with below-trend growth continuing to subdue the economy. Survey responses have seen the ... Read More »

Credit Information Regulations in Russia:  Who has the Right to See a Credit History?

Russian citizens, as well as companies residing in the Russian Federation have the right to view their own credit history.  However if somebody wants to review credit history of a third person (company or consumer), prior consent is required in writing authorizing access to their credit records.  The Term “credit history” has only appeared in Russia since 2005. Since that ... Read More »

GBI-GENIOS Adds 3 million Credit Reports from Creditsafe

German based online business information provider GBI-GENIOS has added 3 million comprehensive credit reports from Creditsafe Germany to its data portfolio.  The cost of a comprehensive credit report is €23.80. About:  GBI-GENIOS, the no. 1 for online business information in Germany, provides direct access to around 1,000 qualified databases with hundreds of millions of documents. Monitor with us as the economic ... Read More »

TransUnion Files IPO

TransUnion filed with U.S. regulators on Tuesday for an initial public offering of common stock.  TransUnion filed for an IPO in 2011 but withdrew the offering in 2012 after it was sold by private equity firm Madison Dearborn Partners and the Pritzker family to Advent International and Goldman Sachs. According to Reuters, Goldman and Advent own about 49 percent each ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Data Bureau Limited, Fiji, Tonga & Vanuatu as Associate Member

Data Bureau Limited is the key provider of credit history information on individuals and businesses in the South Pacific.    Data Bureau Limited is a Fiji company established in 2001, with operations in Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu and plans to further expand into Samoa.  DBL although challenged with small market nations, is proving to become a growing operation, as stakeholders ... Read More »

Experian: Data Quality Holds the Key to Greater Profits

Experian published the findings of its 2015 Global Data Quality Research, confirming that while businesses are increasingly aware of the potential of their data – with estimates that it could improve profitability by up to 15%(1)- more than 90% still find data improvement challenging. The research, which interviewed representatives of 1,239 organisations in the UK, US, France, Germany, Spain, Australia ... Read More »

Experian Marketing Services Publishes White Paper: “Why Privacy Matters”

Why Privacy Matters in a Data Driven Economy Experian Marketing Services, a recognized leader in data-driven marketing, released a white paper that assesses the rise of the data-driven economy within the media and advertising industry and the evolution of privacy in that economy. The growing variety of communication channels and connected devices, when coupled with changing social norms, is adding ... Read More »

CRIF Establishes Credit Bureau in Jordan

CRIF announced that it has obtained an operational license from the Bank of Jordan to establish the first credit bureau in the country. The tender was issued by the Bank of Jordan with the strong backing of the country’s banking association, lending organizations and the Government. The Bank of Jordan selected CRIF as a strategic partner thanks to its proven ... Read More »

Creditreform’s Financial Database now Updated Weekly

Creditreform’s ‘FirmenWissen’ Financial Statements Database has moved to a weekly updating.  Customers receive an automatic alert when new financial statements have been filed at the company register.  ‘Firmenwissen’ has developed a product modul ‘Company Register’ providing information on company registrations, changes in the status of company including the reasons of a particular change.  Company data is linked to information of ... Read More »

Meet our Associate Member CCR Business Information Limited

CCR Business Information Limited provides freshly investigated reports on companies across North America.  On a global basis, CCR has been providing our comprehensive, easy to read, off-line reports to the world’s leading credit reporting agencies and to many of the large export insurance companies since the 1970’s. Over the past 4 decades we have seen tremendous changes in the international ... Read More »

Aussie Home Loans and Experian Launch CreditSavvy.com.au

Aussie Home Loans has joined forces with credit reporting agency Experian to launch a website offering access to free consumer credit scores and lots of information on credit reporting, scoring and management of personal finances. Consumers can also sign up on the website, creditSavvy.com.au, for free monthly credit score updates, a credit file monitoring service and alerts.  creditSavvy was launched ... Read More »

Credit Information China: CCRC’s online P2P Credit Platform

The People’s Bank of China’s Credit Reference Center (CCRC), through its subsidiary Shanghai Credit Information Services Co., Ltd (CIS), has recently launched an online financial credit system – NFCS.  According to CIS, NFCS now has 370 loan companies and 524,000 registered customers as of the end of December 2014.  An insider of CIS’ credit business branch claims the number of ... Read More »

BISNODE Acquires Business Partners Verification System OCTOPUS

Bisnode has bought the business partners verification OCTOPUS system from the DC GROUP, spol. s.r.o. company.   Through this transaction, Bisnode has added 600 new clients. The objective of the acquisition of the OCTOPUS system is to strengthen the Bisnode position in the Czech market, particularly in the segment of small and medium sized companies.  Apart from the competitive product ... Read More »