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Cerved Group and Creval in Strategic Alliance

Credito Valtellinese S.c. (“Creval”) and Cerved Information Solutions S.p.A. (“Cerved Group”; MTA: CERV), parent holding company of the largest credit information player in Italy, via its subsidiary Cerved Credit Management Group S.r.l. (“CCMG”), have signed an agreement for the development of a long term industrial partnership for the management of non-performing loans (NPLs). CCMG has 670 dedicated employees is the ... Read More »

Exciting new Tools for B2B Prospecting

Finding new customers is a lot easier these days, what with innovative, digitally based ways to capture and collect data.  Early examples of this exciting new trend in prospecting were Jigsaw, a business-card swapping tool that allowed sales people to trade contacts, and ZoomInfo, which scrapes corporate websites for information about business people and merges the information into a vast ... Read More »

Experian: Sixty Percent of Marketers are Unsure of the Cost of Fraud to their Organization 

41st Parameter®, a part of Experian, surveyed 250 marketers to understand the relationship between omnichannel retailing, fraud prevention and the holiday shopping season.  The findings show that few marketers understand the full benefit of fraud-prevention systems on their activities as 60 percent of marketers were unsure of the cost of fraud to their organization. The survey also indicated that 40 ... Read More »

HG Data and EverString Form Strategic Partnership

Combining EverString’s powerful predictive analytics with HG Data’s vast install datasets will help clients precisely identify, target, prioritize, and engage with their top customer prospects HG Data and EverString, a predictive marketing and sales intelligence SaaS provider, announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership and reseller agreement. As part of this agreement, EverString’s algorithms for predictive lead scoring ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Business Credit Demand Levels Out, with a Modest rise in the Fourth Quarter of 2014

Overall business credit applications rose 1.5% for the December quarter 2014 (vs December quarter 2013) Modest growth in business loans (+2.9%) and trade credit (+1.8%), although the rate of growth eased Asset finance declined slightly (-1.1%)  (vs December quarter 2013) The Veda Quarterly Business Credit Demand Index, measuring applications for business loans, trade credit and asset finance, rose at an annual ... Read More »

TransUnion Announces Its New Brand Platform — Information for Good

Enhancements Expand Company to Global Information Solutions Provider TransUnion unveiled a new brand identity platform and logo, reflecting the company’s focus and capabilities as an information solution provider for consumers and businesses. The new branding marks the culmination of expansion in which the company moved beyond its traditional consumer credit data reporting role and has begun using data and analytics ... Read More »

Payment Systems:  Creditreform Introduces CrefoPay

Creditreform Germany introduced its new payment system CrefoPay at the recent CeBIT* Convention and Exhibit Center in Hannover.  In making this announcement, Creditreform President Christian Wolfram stated: “CrefoPay is a complete solution for payment processing in online trading.  More and more consumers take advantage of shopping on the Internet – mobile generated sales in 2014 has risen 42% alone in ... Read More »

EPICOM in Partnership with Dun & Bradstreet

Epicom is partnering with Dun and Bradstreet to offer Sugar users a native integration to D&B for data cleansing, list building, and data enrichment.   Benefits of the Dun & Bradstreet integration for Sugar include: Stronger pipelines and increased sales effectiveness with fresh and accurate leads Greater insight and talking points with company and industry news and information Reduced research time ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Named First SBFE Certified Vendor

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) became the first certified vendor of the Small Business Financial Exchange, Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary SBFE, LLC (SBFE®).  As an SBFE Certified Vendor™, Dun &Bradstreetgains access to the SBFE Data ™ on more than 24 million small businesses.  Combined with Dun & Bradstreet’s global commercial data and analytics, the enhanced information will allow Dun & Bradstreet’s financial services customers who ... Read More »

New Credit Bureau Data Content Challenges Today’s Analytic Approach

Chet Wiermanski, BIIA contributing editor, comments on the latest consumer credit bureau content challenges. Given the highly competitive nature of the U.S. credit reporting industry the three major national credit reporting agencies are constantly racing ahead to improve the quality of their data and solutions. The most recent enhancements released by the “Big Three” involves the introduction of a new ... Read More »

TransUnion South Africa Launches Claims Enabler

TransUnion South Africa has launched Claims Enabler, a one-stop solution for the insurance industry that empowers faster, more efficient claims processing. Claims Enabler integrates multiple data sets across the TransUnion portfolio, aggregating all of the information insurance providers need to make faster, more accurate decisions and expedite the claims process for enhanced customer service. “While all of the data used ... Read More »

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 »

Number of UK ‘Debut Directors’ Hits All-time High

Increasing number of first-time directors entering market with less capital – One in 13 directors lives in social housing The number of first-time business directors in the UK is at an all-time high, according to Experian data. Alongside a lower level of business experience, these ‘Debut Directors’ start-up with less investment than ever before and an increasing proportion come from ... Read More »