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BIIA Appoints Adrian Ashurst of Worldbox, Dan Meder of Experian and Peter Villa of Schufa as Directors

Hong Kong Friday September 12 2014 –  BIIA – Business Information Industry Association today announced the appointment of Adrian Ashurst of Worldbox, Dan Meder of Experian, and Peter Villa of Schufa to the association’s board of directors. In announcing the appointments David Worlock, Chairman of BIIA expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the new board members for making their expertise ... Read More »

Veda Partners with IBM

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced it has signed a five-year multimillion dollar agreement with Veda (ASX: VED), a provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand.  The agreement extends Veda’s existing strategic outsourcing relationship with IBM, which continues to provide Veda with a highly reliable and resilient infrastructure, and now includes cloud services. “The contract reflects the deep partnership between IBM ... Read More »

Equifax Appoints Patricio Remon as UK Managing Director

Equifax has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director for its UK & Ireland business. Patricio Remon, currently General Manager of Equifax Iberia, will take over from Shawn Holtzclaw with effect from 15th September 2014. Shawn Holtzclaw is returning to Equifax US to lead its Credit Marketing and Debt Management operations. During Shawn Holtzclaw’s four year tenure, the Equifax ... Read More »

D&B’s U.S. Economic Health Tracker Points to Continued Economic Hesitation despite Pockets of Resilience

With conflicting performance of leading indicators, D&B is downgrading the 2015 real GDP forecast to 2.9% annual growth while still projecting robust monthly labor growth Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) released the September 2014 U.S. Economic Health Tracker which provides a monthly, multi-dimensional perspective on the U.S. economy, including small business health, total job growth, and overall U.S. business health. Despite downgrading the 2015 economic outlook, D&B’s ... Read More »

B2B Marketers Still Struggle with Lead Nurturing

Important Message to our B2B Marketing Professionals from Ruth Stevens. I thought it was widely understood by now that staying in touch with a prospect who has shown some interest in your product or service can triple, even quadruple, lead-to-sales conversion rates.  But a new study from Bizo and Oracle Marketing Cloud suggests that business marketers are still struggling to get the ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Names Technology Veteran Curtis Brown New Chief Information Officer

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) announced the appointment of Curtis Brown to the role of Chief Information Officer (CIO), reporting to Chief Operating Officer Josh Peirez, effective immediately.  Brown, who most recently served as Global Chief Technology Officer at AOL, assumes global responsibility for Dun & Bradstreet’s expanding portfolio of technology, proprietary data and related intellectual property. “As we continue to innovate ... Read More »

Experian Data Quality Launches Deliverability Audit Service

Experian Data Quality, a part of Experian Marketing Services and a leading provider of data quality software and services, announced the launch of a new deliverability audit service. The offering leverages a team of seasoned compliance and deliverability experts to provide a comprehensive analysis of a company’s email marketing program and practices. The goal is to identify tactics and/or products and services ... Read More »

BIIA Meeting October 21, 2014 at the Grand Hyatt Dubai

Grand Hyatt Dubai Meeting Room: ‘Al Massa’  15:30 – 17:00 hrs BIIA members and members of the consumer credit reporting industry are cordially invited to attend a meeting of BIIA members to discuss the formation of a BIIA chapter called Asia Pacific Consumer Credit Information Services (APCCIS).  The meeting will be followed by a dinner. This is a special initiative ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: D&B Profit Expectations Index Up for Q4

Business earnings are expected to return to pre-GFC highs during the final three months of this year on the back of sustained levels of optimism and healthy sales forecasts, with retailers particularly upbeat about increasing their profits. According to Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Business Expectations Survey, the profits expectations index has lifted to 29.1 points, up from 19.9 in the ... Read More »

What Grows? What Does Not? A Review of Q2 2014 Revenue Growth

Up, up, up and away:  Creditsafe and LifeLock continue to make the grade with double digit growth rates.  Credit rating and analytical services followed.  Credit Ratings: Following the financial crisis many critics had written off the rating agencies.  Regulators and competition would see to it that flesh was taken out of their hides.  Obviously the latest results from the credit rating ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Austria – The abrupt departure of Finance Minister, Vice Chancellor and party chief Spindelegger will not topple the government; Israel – an interest rate cut to practically zero; Peru – the government of Pres. Ollanta Humala barely scraped through the latest confidence vote. ARGENTINA: The government’s attempts to get around Judge Griesa’s orders are getting messier and messier. While to ... Read More »

Panjiva: US Imports Up in July 2014

The word from the Panjiva research team: imports to the U.S. were up in July from June, and there was a measurable year over year increase. This July showed levels of imports +2% above imports in July 2013. The numbers of these shipments coming into the U.S. changed +5% from June 2014 to July 2014. Previous years’ June to July ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes DEL-RISCO REPORTS EIRL Peru as a New Member

DEL-RISCO REPORTS was created in order to provide Business Information services for credit evaluations in a professional way, helping prestigious companies worldwide. Julio del Risco, General Manager of DEL-RISCO REPORTS, has an experience of over 45 years in the Peruvian market providing national and international clients with business information consulting services, becoming one of the main leaders in this industry. ... Read More »

Data Security: Record Year for Data Breaches?

Experian Data Breach Resolution released a collection of educational resources for businesses with anecdotes and advice on how to prepare for and manage a data breach. Compiled based on the company’s history of servicing some of North America’s largest data breaches, the initiative packages key learnings from Experian’s behind-the-scenes support of more than 2,000 client breaches last year. This includes ... Read More »

Equifax to Acquire Remaining 49% Stake in NettPositive

Equifax Inc plans to acquire remaining 49 per cent equity stake in Bangalore-based data analytics and business intelligence company NettPositive, subject to necessary approvals. Equifax had acquired controlling 51 per cent stake in NettPositive in 2012 for an undisclosed amount. Following the completion of the remaining stake, the Bangalore-based company will become an operating entity of Equifax India. “NettPositive has ... Read More »