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EU Data Protection Update

Mike Bradford, Owner and Founder of Regulatory Strategies, can now confirm the next steps in the adoption process for the new data protection law.  The regulation will now move to the final stages of negotiation.  Trialogues between the Commission, the Parliament and the Council will begin on 24 June 2015 to resolve differences between the three proposals and agree the ... Read More »

Three barriers to B2B data-driven marketing

Ask any business marketer about the importance of data, and you’ll get plenty of good answers. “It’s essential,” they’ll say. “Data drives everything we do.” That’s a good thing, since marketers are under increasing pressure to manage, collect, and make use of data, according to a recent CMO Club/Gartner study. But in my experience, answers like this are just lip service. ... Read More »

CRIF Acquires 30% Equity Stake in Economic Research Company Nomisma

CRIF will enter with a 30% stake in Nomisma’s share capital, becoming the largest shareholder as well as the only shareholder-industrial partner in the Bologna-based economic and industrial research company. The transaction involves the acquisition of a minority stake aimed at future industrial partnerships. The Bologna-based economic research company will maintain complete and unchanged operational independence. The new structure will ... Read More »

Creditsafe Launches Debt Chaser and Debt Collection

Recovering debts made easy Creditsafe, the business intelligence experts, has announced that it has included two useful services for subscribers to its online platform: Debt Chaser and Debt Collection. It has developed the services in response to customer demand for additional services that can be used as part of the overall customer credit and debt management process. Creditsafe Debt Chaser ... Read More »

Sinosure Signs Partnership Agreement with Serasa Experian

The China Export and Credit Insurance Corporation (Sinosure) and Brazil’s largest credit report company, Serasa Experian, signed a long-term partnership agreement to collaborate on credit information and support services – the company’s first such agreement with a major Latin America-based company. Sinosure reportedly has partnerships in place with more than 120 credit information companies around the world. Source:  Xinhuanet.com Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Shifts to Partnership Model in Australia/New Zealand Market to Focus on Core Commercial Strategy

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) today announced it is shifting its Australia/New Zealand (ANZ) business to a Worldwide Network partner model. Archer Capital, a leading Australian private equity firm – via its newly-formed Credit Data Solutions* business – will acquire the entirety of Dun & Bradstreet’s ANZ business, including consumer risk and debt collection, and commercial solutions, for AUD $220 ... Read More »

General Motors CIO Randy Mott Joins Dun & Bradstreet Board of Directors

Dun & Bradstreet (NYSE: DNB) today announced the appointment of Randall D. Mott, General Motors’ senior vice president and chief information officer, Global Information Technology, to the company’s Board of Directors, effective immediately. Mott will serve on the Board’s Audit Committee and Innovation & Technology Committee. In this role, he will provide guidance in a number of areas, namely working with executives on ... Read More »

Arachnys Launches Brazil Country Audit

A practical guide to Brazil’s data and regulatory landscape As regulators demand greater sophistication from AML and compliance operations, global institutions are having to up-skill their teams and develop strategies to keep on top of developing regulatory and data landscapes. While many companies are able to build diverse teams of country specialists resembling a ‘mini United Nations’ within compliance departments, ... Read More »

Experian Appoints Barry Libenson as CIO

Experian, the global information services company, has appointed Barry Libenson as Chief Information Officer (CIO). Prior to joining Experian, Barry was CIO of Safeway in North America. Reporting to Kerry Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Experian, Barry will be responsible for the development and delivery of the Group’s global technology strategy. “Barry’s strategic, operational and leadership experience will enable us ... Read More »

Australian Risk Climate: Business Demand Shows Signs of Improvement

Veda Quarterly Business Credit Demand Index: Business credit demand shows signs of improvement (BCDI Jan to March 2015) Veda Quarterly Business Credit Demand Index, measuring applications for business loans, trade credit and asset finance, rose at an annual rate of 2.4% in the March 2015 quarter. The increase reflected significant rises in business loan applications (+7.8%) and asset finance applications ... Read More »

WAND Releases the Police Department Taxonomy

Police departments do much more than simply hand out tickets.  A police department is responsible for public safety as well as educating the public and providing community services. Police Officers also spend many, many hours in training throughout their careers and become very familiar with the crimes that are committed in their jurisdictions. The WAND Police Department Taxonomy addresses these topics and ... Read More »

Arachnys Has Raised $ 3.5 million in New Funding

Compliance technology provider Arachnys has raised $3.5 million in funding from UK and US investors including Tom Glocer (ex CEO of Thomson Reuters) and existing investor Martlet, the corporate venture arm of UK aerospace company Marshall Group. The company has developed software that trawls 16,000 public and private sources of data to help banks and other large companies conduct their ... Read More »

Encompass Announces Product Enhancements

The Gazette – now integrated and available to search. This month we deliver a number of updates to Encompass, this blog entry focuses on two: content from The Gazette and Workspace Refresh. One important and unique element of the Encompass offering is the range of information valued by insolvency professionals that we offer in one place. Nominated by our Pre-Release ... Read More »