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Experian Launches Platform to Manage Cross-channel Fraud Risk

Precise ID® with FraudNet provides a single view of a consumer’s identity across devices Experian® has announced the launch of a cross-channel fraud platform to better authenticate consumers, validate their mobile devices and identify mobile fraud. The platform combines Experian’s Precise ID®, an industry-leading risk-based authentication service, with FraudNet, a global fraud detection and prevention service from 41st Parameter®, a company Experian recently ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Argentina – in default, after all; Ghana – a fresh pounding for the cedi; Iraq – a Kurd becomes president, but picking a PM will be harder; Korea (South) – a strengthened parliamentary majority for Pres. Park Geun-hye; Thailand – the military will keep an iron grip on power. ANGOLA:  The authorities are trying hard to raise oil output. The ... Read More »

Customer Centricity Success Story: Reducing Compliance Risk

FICO shares the story of a client, which it refers to as Bank C, which was fined by regulators for misconduct in selling fee-based extra services to new account holders.  Moreover, the light shined on this problem made it clear that over-zealous sales activities weren’t the institution’s only vulnerability to fines and reputational damage from regulatory noncompliance. Bank C executives ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Launches Supplier Risk Manager™ 2.0

Second-generation software solution will help businesses mitigate financial and operational risk across supply chains Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) announced the launch of D&B Supplier Risk Manager 2.0, a second-generation software solution to help businesses mitigate financial and operational instability, analyze risk and monitor distribution resources to maintain sustainability across supply chains. Leveraging D&B’s proprietary database of more than 235 million businesses worldwide, ... Read More »

Andreas Tesch, the New President of ICISA Targets SME Sector

In an exclusive interview with Global Trade Review (GTR), the new International Credit Insurance & Surety Association (ICISA) president Andreas Tesch has singled out SME finance and stronger association links as key aims moving forwards. In his first interview as president of ICISA, Tesch spoke to GTR about the association’s goals and ambitions, and also his personal view of the industry, with ... Read More »

Experian Marketing Service Unveils Comprehensive End-to-End Marketing Suite

The Experian Marketing Suite enables brands to create and deliver authentic customer experiences across all interaction points Experian Marketing Services launched the Experian Marketing Suite .  Unveiled at Experian Marketing Services’ 2014 Client Summit in Las Vegas, Nevada, the Marketing Suite is a cohesive end-to-end marketing solution that enables brands to create and deliver authentic customer experiences every time, in any channel and ... Read More »

Regulatory Strategies Recognized with UK Data Protection Consultancy of the Year 2014 Award

BIIA is delighted to learn that Regulatory Strategies has been independently recognized by Acquisition Finance magazine (ACQ) with the UK Data Protection Consultancy of the Year 2014 Award   Congratulations to Mike Bradford and his team!  Regulatory Strategies Founder Mike Bradford is an acknowledged expert in UK and international regulatory and consumer affairs, compliance and data protection, combining a strategic ... Read More »

Outsell Inc. Releases “CEO Topics: 2014 Outsell 50 Performance Rankings”

BIIA co-founder Outsell Inc. has released a new CEO Topic, “CEO Topics: 2014 Outsell 50 Performance Rankings” THE CHALLENGE: Investors in large information companies can only buy shares of an entire organization and not individual divisions operating in different segments. Overall performance is therefore the most important indicator of a company’s relative market position. And in a world of convergence, ... Read More »

Experian and Capita Partner in Rental Exchange Project

The Experian – Capita partnership will enable housing providers to share their tenants’ rental payment information quickly and easily Experian® has partnered with Capita’s software services business, to enable easy and efficient collection of social housing rental data from social housing providers.  By sharing rental data, social housing providers will play a key role in helping their tenants gain access ... Read More »

Experian Unveils Entity Linkage Service

New tool helps companies increase customer retention and segmentation, and improve marketing spend Experian® launched Entity Linkage Service, a new tool designed to help companies acquire qualified commercial accounts by identifying business owners and company decision makers within their current consumer customer base. By leveraging their existing consumer portfolios, companies using the new service can maximize the full potential of ... Read More »

Country Risk Climates: Trends to Keep an Eye On

Bulgaria – the PM has resigned, leaving the banking crisis unresolved; Ecuador – a novel effort to “replace” the dollar as legal tender; Indonesia – Jokowi is the President-elect, yet challenges conjure up the prospect of weeks of uncertainty; Ukraine – PM Yatsenyuk has stepped down, making way for elections; United States – seeking to block corporate “inversions.” CHINA: Economic ... Read More »

Equifax Reports Second Quarter 2014 Revenues Up 5%

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) reported revenue from continuing operations of $613.9 million in the second quarter of 2014, a 5 percent increase from the second quarter of 2013 and a 6 percent increase in local currency. Second quarter diluted EPS from continuing operations attributable to Equifax was $0.75, an increase of 2 percent from the second quarter of 2013. On ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Publishes Global Economic Update for 2014

Report Reveals Recovery Amidst Risks of Continued Debt, Rising Interest Rates and Policy Gridlock in Emerging Markets  –  While long-term sentiments indicate restrained improvements, signs point to accelerating growth over the next few years Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE:DNB) announced the results of its Global Economic Update for 2014, based on deep analysis of its proprietary business data.  The report confirms ... Read More »

B2B Marketing is Falling Down on the Job – The List of Oft-forgotten B2B Marketing Imperatives

Ruth Stevens, BIIA’s Director, recently commented on failings in B2B Marketing: I heard a horror story the other day from a consumer packaged goods executive ranting about a meeting with a vendor.  “I gave the guy an appointment, and he spent the whole time presenting his product,” she said.  “[He] never asked me a thing about my situation, and what ... Read More »