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Australian Risk Climate: PRICES ON THE RISE

Falling Australian dollar impacting business costs After easing in the lead-up to Christmas, prices are expected to begin rising this year with 31 per cent of businesses intending to lift their selling prices in the first quarter, while just four per cent will discount. Dun & Bradstreet’s monthly Business Expectations Survey shows the Selling Price Index for the March quarter ... Read More »

Top Trends for Business Intelligence in 2015

Business Intelligence continues to evolve as developers unravel the mysteries of big data via analytics. Meanwhile, BI costs are falling, allowing SMEs to compete with corporate rivals. Here are some other trends we’re set to see this year… Big Data analytics firm Tableau Software thinks 2015 will see corporate governance transforming, with organisations aligning their people, processes and technology to ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Acquires NetProspex

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) announced that it has acquired NetProspex, the Massachusetts-based company that is a leader in B2B professional contact data and data management. The acquisition combines NetProspex’s comprehensive professional contact database with Dun & Bradstreet’s proprietary global business data and analytics. The combination of Dun & Bradstreet and NetProspex brings best-in-class capabilities to ensure professional contact data sets are accurate, complete ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes CIBI Information Inc., Philippines

ABOUT CIBI Information Inc.: CIBI Information Inc. is the premiere provider of business and personal information for the Republic of the Philippines. CIBI Information Inc., prior to its incorporation, was the business information division of then Credit Information Bureau Inc. which has been in operation since 1982 and was jointly created by the Central Bank of the Philippines, the Philippine ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes CTOS Data Systems Sdn Bhd Malaysia

CTOS Data Systems (CTOS) is Malaysia’s largest private credit reporting agency and is a registered Credit Reporting Agency under the Malaysian’s Credit Reporting Agencies Act 2010. CTOS was established in 1990 and is the pioneer agency in the industry. According to World Bank’s IFC Doing Business Report, Malaysia has been consistently ranked highly in terms of access to credit. As ... Read More »

Veda Acquires ‘The Prospect Shop’

Veda announced the acquisition of direct marketing and data agency The Prospect Shop (TPS).  The investment is part of Veda’s growth strategy for its marketing services division, Inivio. The acquisition of TPS expands Inivio’s offering into the not-for-profit market sector and business to business marketing. TPS provides target marketing services to improve return on marketing investment (ROMI) for their customers ... Read More »

TransUnion SmartMove® Partners With YapStone’s RentPayment™

TransUnion and YapStone announced a partnership to provide RentPayment, YapStone’s online rent payment solution, to independent landlords and small property managers through TransUnion SmartMove.  The new offering provides access to rent payment and reporting tools typically available only to larger property managers. According to a recent TransUnion survey, more than six in 10 landlords prefer to always or frequently use online payments to ... Read More »

HG Data Partners with Leadspace

Partnership to Take Predictive Analytics and Sales Funnel Analysis to a New Level.  Enhances Leadspace’s ability to generate laser-like sales and marketing targeting at both the company and the contact level for its customers HG Data, a global leader in competitive intelligence on installed technologies, announced the company has entered into a partnership with Leadspace, the leading B2B demand gen platform. ... Read More »

Forbes Includes Experian in its Exclusive Top 100 List of the ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’

Experian has been named by Forbes magazine as one of the ‘World’s Most Innovative Companies’. The global information services company is the only company of its kind to be included in Forbes’ exclusive innovation league for 2014.  Brian Cassin, CEO, Experian, said: “Science and innovation are part of Experian’s DNA and it is a tremendous achievement to be recognised by ... Read More »

TransUnion and ImageWare Systems Join Forces in Pursuit of Biometric Security

TransUnion and ImageWare Systems have struck a deal to combine their technological forces in pursuit of a biometric authentication system to protect against fraud. The bulk of TransUnion’s business is the management of credit and financial information, and as commerce continues to shift into the mobile and digital world, their interest in securing their ID Manager platform is obvious. ImageWare, meanwhile, is ... Read More »

European Risk Climate: Atradius Expects Insolvencies to Remain High

Atradius expects insolvencies to remain high despite improving economic growth Insolvencies in many European economies are expected to remain well above 2007 levels in 2014 and 2015 according to Atradius Credit Insurance N.V. Economic performances in the US, UK, and Asia are underpinning global growth. The US is experiencing a broad-based economic recovery. As a result, annual business failures in ... Read More »