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Schufa Offers Data management Service Packets for Individuals

BIIA member Schufa offers data management service packets for individuals ranging from providing identity protection to access to information on businesses.  Individuals are able to seek advice on matters relating to financial inclusion, identity protection, how to deal with companies providing services such as home remodeling, repairs and hire purchase financing.  The service is provided in German, English and Turkish. ... Read More »

Elixir Reports Steady Growth

Steady growth for Elixir, the Czech Republic register of financial advisors ​The register, operated by CRIF – Czech Credit Bureau, was created in 2012 to bring its members information about the quality of financial advisor services. The easy-to-use Elixir register includes information on the qualitative indicators, professional history and outstanding commitments of financial service providers operating in the banking, insurance ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Ushers in a New Era

Brand Modernization Underscores Impact of Data on Growing Business Relationships Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) unveiled a new brand purpose, values, tagline and logo as part of a major brand modernization effort.  The company’s new creative expression and tenets are rooted in a data inspired, relationship-driven approach, bolstered by the new tagline: “Growing relationships through data.”  The work was created in collaboration ... Read More »

US Credit Bureaus Launch National Consumer Assistance Plan

Equifax, Experian and TransUnion Launch National Consumer Assistance Plan to Enhance Credit Report Accuracy, Consumer Experience Equifax, Experian and TransUnion announced a National Consumer Assistance Plan that will enhance their ability to collect complete and accurate consumer information and will provide consumers more transparency and a better experience interacting with credit bureaus about their credit reports. The plan was announced ... Read More »

BISNODE: CEO LARS PETTERSSON RESIGNS

Pettersson has decided to resign as President and CEO of Bisnode. CFO Anders Berg will take over as acting CEO. Chairman of the board Jon Risfelt will strengthen the company by becoming executive chairman for a period. A recruitment process is underway. Bisnode has undergone an extensive and comprehensive journey of change in recent years with regard to strategy, geographic ... Read More »

Financial Inclusion: TransUnion’s CreditVision Risk Score Raises Eligibility for better Terms

A recent TransUnion study found that more than 23 million U.S. consumers would be classified as Super Prime, the highest-rated consumer credit risk group, when evaluated by TransUnion’s CreditVision® risk score. Compared to the use of a traditional risk score, the use of CreditVision would increase the percentage of consumers in the Super Prime risk category from 12% to 21%. ... Read More »

BOL Revenue Up by 13%

Bangkok-listed business information provider, Business Online (BOL) reported 2014 revenues of US$14 million, up 13% year-on-year.  Income in the year decreased by 12%, down to US$2.4 million.  Diluted earnings per share in 2014 were Baht 0.10 (US$0.0030). More than half of BOL’s revenues were generated through its flagship online information service, amounting to US$7.0 million.  This represents a 10% decrease from ... Read More »

‘Astounding’ history of bribery uncovered in Alstom scandal

Lack of Transparency – In the end there is always the possibility that these misdeeds come to light! The extent of French engineering company Alstom’s bribery record continues to unravel as Poland joins the UK in filing charges against it just a week after its $772m fine by the US Department of Justice. The DoJ fine – the largest criminal ... Read More »

Outsell’s BrainGain Event – Singapore May 2015

Entering a new market takes planning, strategy, and adaptability — and there is no “one right answer” in our fast-moving global media and information industry. The pressure is enough to keep even the most seasoned leader up at night. That’s why Outsell and BIIA, the leading business information industry association in Asia, are partnering to bring you this important event. Join ... Read More »

Central Bank of Ireland Has Selected CRIF as Partner to Operate the Central Credit Register

The Central Bank of Ireland has selected CRIF SpA as its partner to establish and operate the Central Credit Register (CCR).  Contracts have been signed with CRIF Ireland Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of CRIF SpA. ​The Central Credit Register (CCR) is a database of personal and credit information to be created by means of a national mandatory credit reporting ... Read More »

Veda launches VedaScore VedaScore Apply®

New Service helps credit providers minimise risk, maximise approval rates and ease transition to comprehensive reporting Veda, a leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand announced the launch of VedaScore Apply®, a new service designed to help lenders better assess the risk profile of individuals applying for a loan. VedaScore Apply® leverages the new comprehensive ... Read More »

CRIF launches iCRIF Business Information Platform in Austria

​iCRIF, CRIF’s business information service, has been launched in Austria.  iCRIF offers flexible business information and financial reports. Providing different types of report, iCRIF supports clients in turning data into insight, helping them make informed decisions and develop business strategies. The online platform has been specifically developed to meet the needs of SMEs and individuals who would like to search ... Read More »

Credinform (Russia) Expands Data Coverage

BIIA Member Credinform (Russia) has expanded coverage of company records in its Information and Analytical System GLOBAS-i®: In addition to company records in its Russian database (data on 9 million companies + 7 million individual entrepreneurs), Kazakhstan and Ukraine, it has added company records from Belarus.  The data is now available online. Over 150 000 Belarus company records were added to ... Read More »