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Tinubu Square Implements Risk Management for Eurotoll

European heavy goods vehicle (HGV) tolling credit risk management is being streamlined via a new, advanced system from Tinubu Square.   The Tinubu Square has implemented at Eurotoll credit management processes that provide real-time visibility into trade credit exposure, reduced cost of credit and the number of accounts in arrears and optimized credit insurance premiums and coverage.  With the use of ... Read More »

Apptus: Check-box Navigation

Check-box navigation is eSales’ somewhat sophisticated way to support what is known in the e-commerce sphere as faceted navigation. This feature is introduced in eSales 3.8 and complements the standard filter feature already present in eSales. Check-box navigation replaces the filter in terms of faceted navigation. Filters are still the appropriate way to make a priori restrictions of result sets ... Read More »

Veda Partners with ITM

Veda announced a strategic alliance with ITM … The Data Specialist (ITM), the company responsible for setting the standard of data audits within the superannuation industry. The new alliance provides Veda’s superannuation customers with streamlined access to ITM’s data audit capabilities, and the specialized data interrogation tool DataSapient. In turn, ITM customers will benefit by not only being able to identify data ... Read More »

Creditsafe Launches new ‘Blended Score’ Product – Partners with Call Credit

Creditsafe has partnered with Callcredit Information Group to source the personal credit report data for the launch of a new Blended Report product to further reduce the risk of late or defaulted payments when trading with non-limited enterprises.   The Blended Score, developed by Creditsafe’s market leading analysts, is an algorithm that takes an individual’s personal credit score and combines ... Read More »

D&B Credit Bureau Tanzania Operational

Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureau Tanzania Limited yesterday confirmed receipt of a full operating license issued by the Bank of Tanzania.  The license empowers Dun & Bradstreet to offer Credit Bureau and related services in Tanzania. The issuance of an operating license by Bank of Tanzania to Dun & Bradstreet brings an end to the long wait of the financial ... Read More »

D&B Q3 2013 Revenues Flat

D&B reports core and total revenue flat year over year, before the effect of foreign exchange (down 1% after the effect of foreign exchange).  Diluted EPS before non-core gains and charges up 14% year over year; GAAP diluted EPS up 6%.  Operating income before non-core gains and charges was flat year over year; GAAP operating income up 10%.  Free cash ... Read More »

TransUnion Healthcare Report: Patient Costs Continue to Skyrocket While Available Credit Declines

TransUnion Healthcare issued a report on patient cost and the availability of revolving credit to cover such costs.  The report indicates that out-of-pocket costs for healthcare patients jumped more than 25% in the first half of 2013 and it’s likely they will increase even more in the next year, according to the latest TransUnion Healthcare Report. While out-of-pocket costs (average ... Read More »

Financial Literacy: BIIA Member Schufa Publishes New Textbooks for Teachers

“Making Young People Fit in Financial Matters” As part of a new education initiative titled “Business Workshop – Taking Charge of Your Financial Matters”, Schufa published a revised set of teaching materials for teachers.  This latest set of teaching aids provides teachers in Germany with an extensive pool of diverse materials available to realistically integrate the development of financial literacy ... Read More »

D&B Sweden in Partnership with Syncron

Bisnode subsidiary Dun & Bradstreet Sweden has signed a partnership agreement with Syncron, enabling secured business intelligence data based on the global ID system for company identification, built on DUNS®Numbers. By integrating D&B Insight with daily quality data for BI, Syncron customers get integrated access to the global ID-System built on DUNS®Numbers.  Giving Syncron users an advantage to daily secure ... Read More »

Panjiva: Shipments in Imports to the U.S. Declined in September

The word from the BIIA member Panjiva research team:  September showed a dip in imports to the U.S., but overall the numbers are still high.  The numbers of waterborne shipments coming into the U.S. dipped -6% from August to September 2013. Previous years’ August to September changes: -4% in 2012, -8% in 2011, -7% in 2010, -5% in 2009, and ... Read More »

Veda Appoints Independent Directors Leading Up to IPO

Veda announced the appointment of Ms Diana Eilert, Mr Bruce Beeren and Dr Peter Shergold AC to their Board of Directors, along with the resignation of Mr Tony Duthie.  The new directors will join recent appointee as Chairman, Dr Helen Nugent AO, and previous directors, Mr Geoff Hutchinson and Mr Anthony Kerwick, along with the CEO and Managing Director, Ms ... Read More »

TransUnion Launches CreditVision(R) – Enhanced Credit Information Foundation for Suite of New Product Offerings

TransUnion announced the launch of CreditVision® enhanced credit information, a new look in consumer credit data reporting that allows for deeper insights into credit behavior for both businesses and consumers. In conjunction with this launch, TransUnion is offering a suite of CreditVision products, featuring an expanded credit report with new and enriched data fields, historical account information, premium algorithms, and ... Read More »