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Bisnode Divests Credita, Switzerland

The business information company Bisnode is selling its Swiss noncore operation Credita, specialized in debt collection. The sale of Credita is part of Bisnode’s effort to streamline its business as a supplier of decision support tools based on credit, market and business information.  Credita has its office in Urdorf with 16 employees, have annual revenue of SEK 26 million with ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Q4 Revenue Up 4% – Full Year 2014 Up 2%

D&B reported 2014 full year revenue of US$1,681.7 million up 2% from prior year.  Fourth quarter revenue was US$ 489.8 up 4% before and 3% after the effects of foreign exchange.  North American core and total revenue was $379.9 million, up 4% year over year both before and after the effect of foreign exchange. Asia Pacific core and total revenue ... Read More »

TransUnion Kenia Launches Credit Score

TransUnion Kenia announced the launch of a credit score for the Kenyan market that will help lenders determine the credit risk of borrowers.  TransUnion Africa CEO Wachira Ndege told journalists in Nairobi that the tool will offer financial institutions and other credit lending facilities valuable insight into the credit health of their customers. “The credit score will enable lenders to ... Read More »

Information Literacy:  The Emergence of the Chief Data Officer

A new breed of data specialists are empowering big business. CDOs to bridge the gaps between data, people and technology Experian published the findings of its “Dawn of the Chief Data Officer (CDO)” survey, confirming that an increasing number of organisations are waking up to the strategic value of data.  The study, which interviewed over 250 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) ... Read More »

Equifax Personal Solutions Partners with H&R Block to Address Growing Threat of Tax Identity Theft

Assists Tax Services Industry Leader in Launching New Product, Tax Identity Shield, During Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week In 2013, 1.63 million taxpayers were victims of tax identity theft according to a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. In response to this increasing problem, Equifax Personal Solutions, a leading provider of credit monitoring and identity protection solutions ... Read More »

Experian UK Launched new SME Service

New Service Launched to Help UK SMEs Manage their Credit Scores and Improve Access to Finance Experian, the global information services company, announced the launch of a comprehensive new service to help the UK’s 2.2 million SMEs gain better access to credit and improve their chances of securing finance and funding. From the Funding for Lending scheme to crowd-funding, there ... Read More »

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Is Clear: You Can’t Outsource Responsibility

Federal regulators have demonstrated through recent regulatory guidance and enforcement actions that financial institutions are responsible for managing third party service providers’ activities. Recently, Peggy Twohig, the CFPB’s Assistant Director for Nonbank Supervision, went a step further, indicating that if a service provider is not meeting regulator expectations, a financial institution should renegotiate or even sever the relationship. This means ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes Arachnys

The digital platform powering due diligence in emerging markets See our website here Review our data coverage here The only bespoke research platform designed for due diligence and compliance professionals Founded by former investigators and staffed by linguists, risk analysts and technology specialists Risk, KYC, AML information in over 160 frontier and emerging markets refined consolidated and translated in real ... Read More »

Experian Data Breach Resolution and BillGuard in Partnership

Experian and BillGuard collaborate to transform data breach response with launch of an active fraud surveillance and identity theft resolution offering ProtectMyID® now includes payment card fraud monitoring at consumers’ fingertips with the BillGuard mobile app With the explosion of payment-card data breaches last year, Experian Data Breach Resolution has enhanced its award-winning active fraud surveillance and identity theft resolution product, ... Read More »

ICRA NAMES NARESH TAKKAR AS CEO OF GROUP ICRA

ICRA Limited appointed Naresh Takkar CEO of Group ICRA, succeeding PK Choudhury, effective immediately. Mr. Takkar will continue to hold his current title as Managing Director and CEO of ICRA, Limited. “Mr. Takkar has provided strong leadership to ICRA over a career spanning more than 20 years with the company, and he will be able to leverage his knowledge and ... Read More »

Who are the TOP Online B2B Marketing Businesses in Asia?

BIIA co-founder member recently issued a report the Top 30 online B2B businesses in Asia.  This report provides a ranking, based on website traffic, of the Top 30 online B2B businesses in Asia. The companies broadly fall into two categories, online sourcing platforms and online trade publications. In addition to ranking the companies, this report also includes profiles of companies new ... Read More »

EU Proposes Central Registers on Beneficial Owners of Corporate and other Legal Entities

The fourth EU anti-money laundering directive (AMLD) will require EU member states to keep central registers of information on the ultimate “beneficial” owners of corporate and other legal entities, as well as trusts.   A “beneficial” owner is defined as a person who actually owns or controls a company and its activities and ultimately authorizes transactions, whether such ownership is exercised ... Read More »

CRIF Decision Solutions Merges into CRIF to Provide an Integrated and Holistic Approach to Credit Management

As of January 1, 2015, CRIF Decision Solutions is incorporated as a business line into the parent company CRIF S.p.A. The merger will provide an ever more robust offering of know-how, predictive analytics and technology to enable banks, financial institutions, telco, media, energy and utility firms to achieve sound & optimized decision-making and compliant processes in every phase of the ... Read More »

Equifax Announces New Automotive Technology Platform at NADA Convention

AutoConnect platform from Equifax allows partners to seamlessly deliver auto-specific solutions in real-time to its customers Equifax unveiled at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention and Expo 2015 its automotive technology platform,  AutoConnect, which will enable partners to deliver credit, marketing, risk and verification solutions seamlessly to their clients. With the automotive industry experiencing significant growth and evolution in the consumer ... Read More »