D&B Announces Services for Customers to Better
Predict Small Business Credit Risk
l D&B Joins Forces with TransUnion to Blend Consumer and Commercial Credit Data to Assist Financial,
Service and Product Providers in Making Confident Risk Management Decisions
l New Offerings Will Provide Convenient Accessto Consumer Credit Insight and D&B’s Industry-Standard
Business Credit Analytics
May 17, 2010 07:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time
SHORT HILLS, N.J.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--D&B (NYSE: DNB), the world's leading source of
commercial information and insight on businesses, has joined forces with TransUnion, a global leader in consumer
credit and information management, to integrate consumer and business credit information to improve the
predictiveness on small and micro business credit risk. Data and score enhancements, which utilize D&B’s
proprietary DUNSRight® Quality Process giving customers unmatched business information, are being previewed at
D&B’s booth #422 at the annual National Association of Credit Managers Credit Congress in Las Vegas today
through May 18.
“With D&B’s high-quality global database of over 150 million business records and TransUnion’s 500 million global
consumer credit histories, we will provide powerful analytic tools to boost our customers’ ability to assess credit-
worthiness. This demonstrates our commitment to innovation, providing customer value and helping our customers
decide with confidence,” said Byron Vielehr, president, D&B Global Risk and Analytics.
D&B’s Commercial Credit Score 8.0, which will be launched in August, incorporates aggregated consumer credit
attributes for geographic areas with business risk information. This provides increased predictability for the credit risk
assessment of small businesses that have fewer than 15 employees and often have minimal established trade credit.
“Small businesses’ credit-worthiness can be correlated to consumer credit history,” noted Vielehr. “By merging the
credit data from two leading companies, we e