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Merkle and TransUnion Partner to Enhance Audience Activation Across Connected TV

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

Merkle , a leading data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company, has announced its new partnership with TransUnion (NYSE: TRU).

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  • Merkle , a leading data-driven customer experience management (CXM) company, has announced its new partnership with TransUnion (NYSE: TRU).
  • Through the partnership, Merkles identity resolution and data platform Merkury will leverage TransUnions TruAudience Data Marketplace, formerly Tru Optik, to enable people-based audience activation in Connected TV (CTV).
  • As cord-cutting continues and streaming services gain momentum, Connected TV (CTV) has become a highly sought-after channel by marketers because of its ability to scale addressable audiences.
  • As the connected TV landscape continues to scale, we are excited to partner with TransUnion to provide marketers with access to people-based advertising opportunities on emerging CTV platforms, said Andy Fisher, head of Merkury Advanced TV, Merkle/CXM.

TransUnion Delivers Up-to-Date Property Replacement Cost Estimations with New e2Value Partnership

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:00pm

Internal and external factors remain fluid after initial underwriting, leaving carriers and consumers exposed to risks associated with underinsurance.

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  • Internal and external factors remain fluid after initial underwriting, leaving carriers and consumers exposed to risks associated with underinsurance.
  • The pandemic will likely keep reconstruction costs volatile over the next 12 to 18 months, posing a challenge for attaining accurate replacement cost assessments, said Mark McElroy, executive vice president of TransUnion Insurance Solutions.
  • TransUnions partnership with e2Value allows us to deliver instant, accurate and up-to-date insights on various local market demands that impact replacement costs.
  • We are extremely proud to have e2Values Pronto solution delivered with TransUnions property insurance suite, says Todd Rissel, CEO of e2Value.

Wages, Employment Prospects Improving for Black Workers, According to LISEP

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 5:08pm

LISEP issued its monthly True Rate of Unemployment (TRU) for September in conjunction with the quarterly True Weekly Earnings (TWE) report for the third quarter of 2021. TRU is a measure of the functionally unemployed -- the jobless, plus those seeking but unable to secure full-time employment paying above the poverty line. TWE is a measure of real median weekly earnings after adjusting for inflation, and differs from the data issued by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) through inclusion of all members of the workforce, including part-time workers and the unemployed.

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  • TRU is a measure of the functionally unemployed -- the jobless, plus those seeking but unable to secure full-time employment paying above the poverty line.
  • The Black TRU dropped 0.8%, from 28.7% to 27.9%, compared to an increase in the White TRU, from 21.2% to 22%.
  • LISEP issues TRU onetotwo weeks following the release of the BLS unemployment report, which occurs on the first Friday of each month.
  • The Ludwig Institute for Shared Economic Prosperity (LISEP) was created in 2019 by Ludwig and his wife, Dr. Carol Ludwig.

TransUnion Announces $400,000 Commitment to Advance Financial Inclusion with Credit Builders Alliance

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 1:30pm

As a global information and insights company committed to financial inclusion, TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) is announcing a $400,000 donation to Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) to help underrepresented consumers in the United States build credit a prerequisite to participating in the mainstream financial system.

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  • As a global information and insights company committed to financial inclusion, TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) is announcing a $400,000 donation to Credit Builders Alliance (CBA) to help underrepresented consumers in the United States build credit a prerequisite to participating in the mainstream financial system.
  • Access to safe and affordable financial products helps consumers build their credit health and take control of their financial futures.
  • TransUnion was the first credit bureau to partner with CBA to expand access to credit reports for financial coaches supporting low-income communities 13 years ago, said Dara Duguay, Chief Executive Officer, Credit Builders Alliance.
  • Credit Builders Alliance serves as a unique and vital bridge between our nonprofit members and the major credit reporting agencies (CRAs).

Sezzle Expands Partnership with TransUnion

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:45pm

MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sezzle Inc.(ASX: SZL) (Sezzleor Company) // - Sezzle, the leading Buy Now, Pay Later solution, today announces theexpansion of an existing partnership withTransUnion (NYSE: TRU) thatwill allow users to establish and build credit using their repayment history with Sezzle.

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  • MINNEAPOLIS, Oct. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sezzle Inc.(ASX: SZL) (Sezzleor Company) // - Sezzle, the leading Buy Now, Pay Later solution, today announces theexpansion of an existing partnership withTransUnion (NYSE: TRU) thatwill allow users to establish and build credit using their repayment history with Sezzle.
  • Sezzle userswho become eligible for the program, called Sezzle Up, will have their repayment behavior submitted to TransUnion, allowing Sezzle userswith thin credit, poor credit, or no credit history at all to take a much-needed step toward their financial wellbeing.
  • Sezzle Up will help empower userswho qualify for the upgrade to see their available spending limit with Sezzle, increase that limit over time, and enable Sezzle to share the User's payment history with TransUnion in order to help establish and build formal credit.
  • Through this partnership, Sezzle userswill be able to establish their credit and develop healthy financial habits to manage debt responsibly," said Liz Pagel, senior vice president of consumer lending at TransUnion.

eSentire Launches MDR with Microsoft Azure Sentinel Extending Response Capabilities Across Entire Microsoft Security Ecosystem

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 3:00pm

As a Microsoft Gold Security Partner, eSentire has demonstrated deep response capabilities.

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  • As a Microsoft Gold Security Partner, eSentire has demonstrated deep response capabilities.
  • All eSentire MDR for Microsoft services are zero-install, delivering time to value in hours.
  • The eSentire MDR for the Microsoft portfolio addresses these gaps with highly certified Microsoft security experts and zero-trust security services that deliver 24/7 Microsoft ecosystem visibility, security event monitoring, threat detection, threat investigation, threat disruption and complete response, across three core areas of service that can be consumed independently or bundled as part of a complete solution:
    eSentire MDR with Azure Sentinel : Monitor & respond to events generated from sources across the Microsoft cloud ecosystem including Azure Security Center, Azure Defender, Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Cloud App Security, and Microsoft Defender for Identity
    eSentire MDR with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint : Automated and rapid, human-led threat hunting and containment across Microsoft endpoints
    eSentire MDR with Microsoft Defender for Office 365 : Office 365 email threat prevention, identity response, account & access suspension and phishing attack investigations & response; all led by eSentire experts
    "With the launch of eSentire MDR with Microsoft Azure Sentinel, we are advancing our complete portfolio of MDR for Microsoft services and delivering robust Managed Detection and Response capabilities to organizations that have already made a significant investment in the Microsoft ecosystem, said C.J.
  • eSentire was recognized for its multi-signal MDR capabilities, industry-leading incident response support, and advanced detection engineering expertise reinforcing why organizations continue to choose eSentire to secure their Microsoft environments.

Bill Shields Named TransUnion’s Chief Information Security Officer

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 1:00pm

CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) announced today the appointment of industry veteran Bill Shields as the companys new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

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  • CHICAGO, Oct. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) announced today the appointment of industry veteran Bill Shields as the companys new Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).
  • Shields will lead a global organization supporting end-to-end information security efforts and guide the evolution of TransUnions comprehensive information security risk-based program according to numerous industry, regulatory, and best practice requirements.
  • Safeguarding information is a top priority at TransUnion and Bills expertise advances our best-in-class information technology organization while helping us achieve our priorities today and beyond, said Abhi Dhar, TransUnions Chief Information Technology Officer.
  • In between his time at Visa, Shields worked for Citadel where he led the vision and development of the firms first information security program as their chief information security officer.

eSentire Leverages Guidewire to Quantify and Reduce Cyber Security Risk

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 1:55pm

The combination of eSentire and Guidewire Cyence technologies and expertise fill a significant gap to help businesses assess, design, and implement cyber risk solutions and quantify their security ROI and risk reduction.

Key Points: 
  • The combination of eSentire and Guidewire Cyence technologies and expertise fill a significant gap to help businesses assess, design, and implement cyber risk solutions and quantify their security ROI and risk reduction.
  • Guidewires cyber risk modeling and scoring data for more than 600,000 businesses is now integrated with eSentires asset risk scoring, providing security recommendations through eSentires Insight Portal:
    Business Risk Scoring: eSentire customers now have access to Guidewires Cyence Risk Rating within the eSentire Insight portal.
  • eSentire leverages these insights to make proactive security recommendations on how to reduce each customer organizations risk.
  • Through their work together, eSentire and Guidewire have identified and remediated several open RDP scenarios, thereby reducing risk and enabling the organizations to improve their cyber insurance risk profile.

18.7 Million U.S. Consumers in Financial Hardship Programs Experienced an Increase to their Credit Scores; Study Finds Their Performance Similar to Non-Hardship Consumers

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 1:00pm

Yet, the credit risk of those individuals in financial hardship programs often changed based on when they exited a hardship status.

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  • Yet, the credit risk of those individuals in financial hardship programs often changed based on when they exited a hardship status.
  • Financial hardship is defined by factors such as deferred payment and forbearance programs for credit products such as auto loans, credit cards, mortgages and personal loans.
  • Our research shows that while many consumers were negatively impacted by the pandemic, the majority experienced an increase in their credit scores.
  • However, consumers in financial hardship present different risks based on whether they exited or remained in financial hardship as of Q3 2020.

TransUnion Invests in Monevo To Serve the Personal Credit Market

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 11:00am

Monevo is a B2BC Personal Credit Platform and API (application programming interface) that operates in the U.K., U.S., Poland and Australia.

Key Points: 
  • Monevo is a B2BC Personal Credit Platform and API (application programming interface) that operates in the U.K., U.S., Poland and Australia.
  • Monevo provides the infrastructure, technology, decisioning and relationships to facilitate a highly complex global personal credit marketplace that is growing rapidly.
  • Monevo powers personal credit comparison and search for some of the worlds leading financial services brands.
  • Monevo is used by over 100 lenders and banks globally to distribute personal loans and credit cards.