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TransUnion IPO Launched on New York Stock Exchange

TransUnion, which shares the title as one of the big three credit-reporting firms with Equifax and Experian, opened trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday June 25th up at $24.62, 9.4% above its initial public offering price of $22.50. It’s stayed pretty steady ever since, trading at $24.66 in recent trading. It was not the credit-reporting company’s first attempt to ... Read More »

Organizations Across EMEA See Data Integration as Biggest Challenge

Experian Research: 69 PER CENT OF ORGANISATIONS ACROSS EMEA SEE INTEGRATION OF MULTI-CHANNEL CUSTOMER ACQUISITION AS THEIR BIGGEST CHALLENGE New market research launched today reveals the five new rules of customer engagement that will satisfy the demands of the new and growing generation of less-loyal and self-service customers of the future More than two thirds of organizations across Europe, the ... Read More »

Experian Data Quality Launches New Self-Service Email Validation Tool

True software-as-a-service offering provides leading bulk email validation for transactional pricing Experian Data Quality, a leading provider of data quality software and services, today announced the release of self-service bulk email validation on https://www.edq.com. This is the first in a new line of self-service software-as-a-service offerings the company is releasing to provide customers with additional access options to data quality tools, allowing them ... Read More »

Is There a New Breed of Forward Looking Credit Bureau Solutions on the Horizon?

When asked what made him an outstanding hockey player Wayne Gretzky replied,” I skate where the puck is going, not where it has been”. Unlike today’s credit characteristics which are based upon an historical perspective of a consumer’s behavior, this new breed of credit characteristics anticipate future consumer credit profiles allowing lenders to tailor credit offerings and risk management strategies ... Read More »

Opening Information Markets in Asia

A delegate of 60 executives came together last month at Outsell’s exciting first event focused on doing business in Asia, and co-produced with the region’s leading association, Business Information Industry Association (BIIA) Important Details: Leading-edge thought leaders blazing information industry trails in the far east came together last month at the Regent Singapore at Outsell’s event [1] to compare practices, ... Read More »

UK Claims Portal retains CRIF as Tech Partner

Claims Portal Limited has concluded its tender process for the development and hosting of the Claims Portal (claimsportal.org.uk). In May the Claims Portal Board collectively approved of retaining CRIF Decision Solutions (CRIF) as its technology partner, rather than make an award under the tender. The Claims Portal has been supported by CRIF since its inception in 2010 under a five ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet and 1010data in Strategic Partnership

Dun & Bradstreet and 1010data announced a strategic partnership that aims to provide a solution to hedge funds and asset managers seeking insights and analytics that go beyond traditional analysis of financial statements and key financial ratios. Through the strategic partnership, Dun & Bradstreet’s content, including key business performance data, will be made available through the 1010data platform, providing an enhanced solution to ... Read More »

Cortera Announces New Releases of eCredit® Software

Cortera, Inc. is pleased to announce two new releases of eCredit, the award-winning credit scoring and collections automation platform. These two releases continue the tradition of providing forward-thinking, customer-driven enhancements to keep eCredit at the forefront for credit and collections software. Version 7.6 went live in March 2015 and incorporated the Cortera Score into eCredit reports. The Cortera Score assesses ... Read More »

Regulatory Strategies Wins Consultancy Award for Second Year

Nottingham-based consultancy Regulatory Strategies Limited has been announced as the winner of the Most Outstanding Regulatory Consultancy Award (UK) for 2015 by leading corporate finance publication, Acquisition International Magazine, having won the same award in 2014. This year a particular citation was to be recognised for its innovation in the uses and applications of credit data in the development of ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Now Integrated With Adobe Marketing Cloud

Dun & Bradstreet announced that its commercial data is now available in Adobe Marketing Cloud via Adobe Audience Manager’s Audience Marketplace feature (now in beta), which enables advertisers and publishers to buy and sell anonymous third-party data to expand audience segments. The integration of Dun & Bradstreet’s unique, deterministic data, curated from over 30,000 global sources and featuring more than 700 targetable attributes, enables B2B ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Partners with NGOs to Fight Human Trafficking

Powerful data analytics will enable companies to identify sources of labor in their supply chains and avoid risk of involvement in exploitation Thomson Reuters announced new partnerships with two of the world’s premier anti-slavery organizations to turn the power of data analytics onto corrupt labor brokers and people traffickers.  Companies and financial institutions can become unwitting participants in slavery due ... Read More »

FINTECH at its Best: Goldman Sachs Enters the Fray

Goldman Sachs is entering online lending!  BIIA editorial comment. Six months ago Goldman Sachs was a lead underwriter on the initial public offering of Lending Club, the biggest and brashest of a new breed of online lenders.  There it got an inside view of how financial disrupters work.  Now this financial powerhouse is looking to disrupt the disrupters, launching its ... Read More »

WAND Launches Fire Department Taxonomy

Fire Departments carry a lot of responsibility.  Not only do they fight the fires in our communities, they also rescue people from dangerous situations and provide a variety of fire and emergency safety education programs for everyone from preschoolers to senior citizens. Firefighters also spend many, many hours in training throughout their careers.  Unlike most of us, they also stay ... Read More »

Linking Data is the Biggest Challenge for Global Marketers

Annual global research identifies linkage, technology and organizational structure as the three key challenges in digital marketing Digital marketers are facing an on-going battle getting to grips with the huge amounts of data they have to work with. The biggest hurdles and key priorities for marketers this year are dependent on having accurate, enriched data, linked together in a central location ... Read More »

Worldbox Expands Hong Kong Office for Asian Operations

Worldbox Business Intelligence has expanded its Hong Kong bureau to serve as a hub for Asia-Pac co-ordination, as well as offering corporate solution services as an extension of its company information product line. The Swiss-based firm, specializing in international cross-border business information, has expanded its Hong Kong office to become the regional headquarters for the Asia Pacific region. Founder and ... Read More »