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FICO Opens Istanbul Office

Fast-growing credit market to benefit from analytical risk management, marketing and fraud solutions FICO (NYSE:FICO) announced its plans to grow business in Turkey, as it opened its first office in Istanbul. FICO has served banks in Turkey for more than 10 years, and counts among its clients several leading lenders, including Garanti, Yapi Kredi Bank, Finansbank, Akbank and Isbank.   As ... Read More »

CRIF S.p.A. Establishes Office in Indonesia

CRIF, a company specializing in the development and management of credit reporting, business information and decision support systems, has opened an office in Jakarta, Indonesia, as part of its regional expansion strategy.  With existing operations in China, and partnerships in Vietnam, India and Bangladesh, the new representative office in Indonesia will strengthen the company’s presence in the country as well ... Read More »

CRIF Develops the First Full-fledged Credit Bureau in Tajikistan

CRIF announced that it has been awarded the international tender for the development and management of the first credit bureau in Tajikistan.  The tender was issued by the Credit Information Bureau of Tajikistan (CIBT), with the strong backing of the country’s Central Bank, and supported by the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the World Bank Group member institution specializing in private ... Read More »

Nepal Credit Bureau Appoints D&B Credit Bureau and Analytics (Dubai) as Technology Partner

Karja Suchana Kendra Limited (KSKL) appoints D&B as the technology and business partner to upgrade the Nepalese credit bureau.  Established in 1989 under the directive of Nepal Rastra Bank, Nepals’s first and only private credit bureau – Karja Suchana Kendra Limited (KSKL) has appointed D&B as a technology & business partner. KSKL is jointly owned by Commercial Banks, Finance Companies, ... Read More »

Tanzania Credit Bureau Launched

Tanzania’s central bank has licensed the country’s first credit reference bureau to encourage information sharing among banks to spur lending and lower commercial interest rates, it said on Friday.  Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureaus and Analytics (Dubai) was licensed to operate the credit reference bureau. “Access to individual or company’s credit history reduces incidences of institutions lending to habitual defaulters,” ... Read More »

ICRA Poised to Offer Rating Services in Nepal

India’s rating major ICRA Limited (ICRA) is poised to offer credit rating services in Nepal following the grant of rating licence to its subsidiary ICRA Nepal Limited (ICRA Nepal) by the Securities Board of Nepal (SEBON). ICRA Nepal was incorporated in November 2011 as a subsidiary of ICRA, which has a 51 per cent equity holding in the company; the ... Read More »

Connotate Opens Office in London to Serve EMEA Markets

Connotate, the leading provider of solutions that help organizations automate data collection from the Web, today announced the opening of a London office to serve as the center of its European operations.  The London office will permit Connotate to accelerate the development of new partnerships with EMEA-based companies, as well as better serve its growing base of customers in Europe, including ... Read More »

European Creditsafe Group Launches North American Operation

Competition in the North American commercial credit information market is heating up with the entry of the European Creditsafe Group, which announced that it will be locating its North American Headquarters in Allentown, Pennsylvania. “We are expanding into the North American marketplace and the offices on Pond Road will act as our USA national headquarters.” said David Knowles, marketing director ... Read More »

LexisNexis Opens New Data Center in United Kingdom

LexisNexis ® Legal & Professional (www.lexisnexis.com) announced the opening of a new, state-of-the-art data center in the U.K. that will provide comprehensive hosting services for law firms, litigation service bureaus and in-house legal departments. The new LexisNexis data center is located in Redhill, outside of London, and is convenient to nearby Gatwick Airport. The raised-floor facility has obtained all industry ... Read More »

Connotate on the Growth Path – Opens office in the UK

A Leading Provider of Data Monitoring and Collection Solutions Initiates Strategic Expansion Connotate, Inc. announced record growth in second quarter 2012 revenues, with bookings increasing by more than 40 percent compared to the first quarter 2012. This marks the second consecutive quarter of record growth for the company.  As a privately-held, venture-backed software firm, Connotate does not release specific revenue ... Read More »

CRIF NM Obtains License from Bank of Jamaica and Ministry of Finance

CRIF NM, a joint venture between CRIF and Neal & Massy, has obtained a license from the Bank of Jamaica and the Ministry of Finance, to establish an entirely private and voluntary credit bureau in Jamaica. In line with the local regulatory framework, the credit bureau developed by CRIF NM will gather positive and negative credit information on individuals and businesses ... Read More »

WorldOne Opens in Shanghai

Online healthcare data collection firm WorldOne has expanded its network in Asia with the opening of a new office in Shanghai, China, adding to its existing presence in Hong Kong and Tokyo. Founded in 2000, WorldOne offers access to a panel of 500,000 physicians and 200,000 other healthcare professionals across more than 80 countries.  Its Chinese panel provides exclusive access ... Read More »

BISNODE’s EuroContactPool Adds Austrian Data

EuroContactPool, has announced the addition of Austrian business data.   The inclusion of data on 100 per cent of Austrian registered companies and 95 per cent of non-registered proprietorships will fuel the growth of EuroContactPool, which now covers 26 million contacts in 16 countries. The Austrian data provides details on 630,000 named executives in 615,000 companies.  The in‑depth information includes: contact ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Invests in COMPLIANCE COMPLETE ASIA

Thomson Reuters have invested significantly in the Asia region with increased unique editorial content and contributions from our network of consultants and lawyers.  Thomson Reuters now track more than 50 regulatory bodies across Asia and have also added “rulebooks” content from key bodies such as Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), Singapore Exchange (SGX) and the Hong Kong Securities and Futures ... Read More »