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AvantCredit signs multi-year contract with Equifax
Thursday, 30 April 2015

AvantCredit, an online consumer lending platform active in the US and UK, has signed a long term deal with Equifax, the business insights expert. The contract appoints Equifax as a provider of credit and anti-money laundering checks for AvantCredit in the UK.

Tinubu Square announces new head for Asia Pacific region
Tuesday, 28 April 2015

27 April 2015 – London, UK – Tinubu Square, leader in credit risk software solutions for trade credit insurers and businesses, has today announced the appointment of Charles Dufourcq as vice president for Asia Pacific.  After seven years in Singapore, Charles is widely experienced in the region’s technology market, where he has worked for a number of large international organisations.

Verifone selects Thales to protect card holder data
Monday, 20 April 2015

RSA Conference 2015, San Francisco, CA and Plantation, Fl – April 20, 2015 – Thales, leader in critical information systems and cybersecurity, announces that Verifone now uses Thales nShield hardware security modules (HSMs) for its end-to-end payment encryption solution – VeriShield Total Protect – to provide robust, high speed, scalable crypto to protect card holder data, whether transmitted from a card or mobile device, right from the moment of capture.

Creditsafe provides immediate online access to 17 million Brazilian business credit reports
Friday, 17 April 2015

Creditsafe, the business intelligence experts, has announced the immediate on-line availability of credit reports for 17 million Brazilian companies.  The reports are available to all Creditsafe customers as part of its international coverage, which now includes reports for 120 million companies across 190 countries.

Two sectorial assessments updated due to impact of lower oil prices
Thursday, 16 April 2015

The recent drop in the price of oil has had knock-on effects for company credit risk around the world. Among the 14 sectors analysed, Coface has identified one big winner and one big loser, with the corresponding assessments revised upwards or downwards.

Has the US automotive sector shifted safely into top gear?
Thursday, 16 April 2015

According to the latest press release from Coface, the bail-out for the US automotive industry, at a cost of 80 billion dollars and large-scale layoffs, traumatised the United States. Its automobile manufacturers are now rebuilding their competitiveness and benefiting from the upturn in US economic growth (forecast at 2.9% in 2015).

DenizBank and Experian opens up access to credit in Turkey
Thursday, 16 April 2015

DenizBank in Turkey – part of the Sberbank group – is the first client in the Balkans, Turkey & Middle East to sign up to an exciting new initiative from Experian, delivered in partnership with the leading provider of psychometric testing for the credit and risk sector, VisualDNA. The new initiative will enable DenizBank to assess its thin-file customers with a psychometric quiz besides traditional credit check and scoring techniques.

Ukraine must enforce its new anti-corruption strategy and legislation
Thursday, 16 April 2015

Widespread corruption was one of the main reasons that led to the change of the political regime in Ukraine in 2014. The new administration pledged to fight corruption, a challenging task in the current context of the economic crisis and military conflict in the East of the country. It has made a major breakthrough in anti-corruption policy, legal and institutional reforms. But it has so far failed to deliver convincing results beyond legal reforms. Ukraine must enforce its new anti-corruption legislation, and bring corrupt officials to justice without delay, says the new OECD report.

Alesco Determines Optimum Risk Financing and Insurance Strategies with Palisade’s Risk Software
Thursday, 16 April 2015

Alesco Risk Management Services (Alesco), uses Palisade’s risk analysis tool @RISK in its approach to optimising insurance spend and identifying alternative future strategies for the financing and transfer of key risks. This helps its clients in the global energy industry develop informed risk management tactics and delivers significant value to all aspects of the business.

RiskIQ Highlights Digital Threats to Banks
Thursday, 16 April 2015

San Francisco, Apr 16, 2015 – Security specialist RiskIQ says the growth in digital business is producing an increasing threat to banks across the world, as they seek new ways to connect with customers. Its latest research shows that a selection of 35 top banks have more than 260,000 assets exposed to external risk.

Euler Hermes launches South Africa operations
Wednesday, 15 April 2015

JOHANNESBURG – 15 APRIL 2015 - Euler Hermes, the worldwide leader in trade credit insurance, is launching services for  the South African market, strengthening its presence on the African continent as well as growth markets overall.

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