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Panjiva Helps to Understand Chinese Trade Data

Understanding Trends with Chinese Data Panjiva knows that data, used correctly, can produce great insights. Panjiva’s technology is making it easier to access, understand, and gain insights from data. To that end, Panjiva has recently enhanced the amount of Chinese trade data on its platform, and it has created a new, macro distillation of the data. Panjiva now covers 90 ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: TRENDS TO KEEP AN EYE ON

Argentina – the debt options are diminishing; Kyrgyzstan – a USD 500-million lure from Russia; Mexico – economic growth is picking up; Netherlands – the hardest-hit EU member under Russian sanctions; Slovenia – a new Finance Minister facing difficult challenges. BRAZIL: The accident that killed presidential candidate Campos has thrown the run-up to the October elections into disarray, upsetting the ... Read More »

9th World Consumer Credit Reporting Conference, Dubai UAE

Registrations for the 9th World Consumer Credit Reporting Conference in Dubai are ahead of expectations. As a result, we are close to reserving all the rooms we requested at the Hyatt, especially those at the guaranteed conference rate for delegates coming in before Oct. 19, or staying after Oct. 21. The Conference agenda is set. Some of the timely sessions ... Read More »

How Big Should Your Campaign Budget Be?

At the ClickZ Live conference in New York, Michelle Killebrew presented an interesting case study of an IBM campaign called Rethink Business. It got me thinking (or, should I say, rethinking?) about campaign budgeting. My question is: How do you set a budget for a multi-touch, multi-target B2B digital campaign like the one Michelle was describing? The short answer is: Spend as much as ... Read More »

BIIA Welcomes the Credit Reference Center, People’s Bank of China as a New Member

BIIA is pleased to announce that the Credit Reference Center, the People’s Bank of China (CCRC) has joined the BIIA – Business Information Industry Association as a new member. The Credit Reference Center, the People’s Bank of China (CCRC) was established in March 2006. Its mandate is to establish, operate and maintain the national centralized commercial and consumer credit reporting system ... Read More »

Priorities in the Telecoms Sector: Operational Efficiency and Monetization

Experian’s international survey of leading executives in the Telecoms industry concluded that the need for more operational efficiency and data monetisation are two of the most significant challenges facing the telecoms sector, while improving the quality of decision making and reaching the right customers is considered crucial for success in 2014. The main findings from the survey include: The number ... Read More »

South Africa: Experian and TPN Team Up on Rental Data

Experian announced that it has signed an exclusive partnership with TPN credit bureau, the largest rental bureau in South Africa specialising in vetting tenants for rental properties.  People who live in rented accommodation and pay their monthly rent on time, will see their positive payment behavior being made accessible to participating credit providers, helping to open up access to more ... Read More »

Equifax and SharpLending in Partnership

SharperLending Makes Employment and Income Verifications Accessible to Settlement Service Providers With Equifax Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) has announced that SharperLending, LLC is now offering employment and income verifications through The Work Number® for customers using its SharperLending Settlement Services platform.  The Work Number® is a proprietary database of employment and income information owned by Workforce Solutions, a business unit of Equifax ... Read More »

Encompass New Product Feature Adds Trusts & Relationships to Workspace

Encompass announced in July additional product features.  Encompass’ brand new Manual Edit mode, available now. Easily add entities such as trusts, companies, people and properties to the workspace. With Manual Edit mode, you can also add custom relationships, (such as spouses and business partners) to enhance the picture.  Manual Edit is now available to subscribers on Enterprise Encompass.   Encompass published ... Read More »

Gerry McCarthy Named President, TransUnion Healthcare

TransUnion announced that Gerry McCarthy has joined the company as the new president of TransUnion Healthcare.  McCarthy will be responsible for the strategic direction of the healthcare business and expanding its footprint in the healthcare market overall. He will report directly to chief executive officer and president Jim Peck. McCarthy has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare information ... Read More »

Experian, TransUnion Start Adding Rent Payment Data

Consumers who have made on-time rental payments had been frustrated that their histories didn’t count in credit scores.  The non-reporting of key credit records is costly to renters, economy as a whole. Why?  Because the landlord, phone and cable companies, and many other creditors don’t report your payments to Equifax, Experian or TransUnion, the big three credit bureaus. In the ... Read More »

Panjiva Releases Q1 2014 Trendspotting Report

Panjiva recently released a new version of its Trendspotting report, which is a quarterly look at emerging trade trends. For this report, the Panjiva data team analyzed data from Q1 2014. Following a strong economic pick-up in Q4 2013, values for both imports and exports fell during Q1. Imports dropped 5.42% and exports 3.84% over Q4 2013, though activity in March fared better ... Read More »

Veda Announces PEXA Sponsorship in Next Step Towards Electronic Property Settlement

Veda announced the formalization of their agreement with Property Exchange Australia Limited (PEXA Ltd).  As a ‘Sponsor’, Veda will integrate PEXA into its existing product offering, providing seamless access for lawyers and conveyancers through its online portal, VedaCheck. “The move to electronic settlement is a transformational event for residential property in Australia. Veda has invested in solutions for the mortgage ... Read More »

SharePoint Fest – Denver 2014

BIIA member WAND will be exhibiting at the Denver SharePoint Fest at the Colorado Convention Center September  22 – 24, 2014.  Wand will be showing off the WAND Taxonomy Library Portal for SharePoint and talking about how WAND is helping our customers speed up the process of bringing high quality taxonomies into the SharePoint term store. At SharePoint Fest – Denver ... Read More »

Singapore MAS Proposes Enhanced Oversight of Credit Bureaus

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has published a consultation paper on proposals to strengthen oversight of credit bureaus. As credit bureaus collect increasing and more detailed borrower credit information from banks, MAS proposes to subject them to formal oversight under a new Credit Bureau Bill, so as to safeguard sensitive borrower credit information and protect consumers’ interests. Under the proposed ... Read More »

Creditreform Boniversum: BONIGO Awarded Trusted Store Seal

Creditreform’s Boniversum’s new service BONIGO, the credit service for individuals www.bonigo.de was awarded the EHI seal and the seal of approval “Trusted Shops”. BONIGO was launched in January 2014 and offers individuals the opportunity to obtain their own credit information online. In addition, BONIGO offers other credit services such as forwarding credit data to third parties, for example a landlord. ... Read More »