Small U.S. business defaults up in states hit hard by COVID-19 | The Mighty 790 KFGO

By Ann Saphir

(Reuters) – U.S. states hit hardest by COVID-19 had some of the biggest jumps in small business loan defaults since the onset of the pandemic, and some of the highest rates of default overall, according to data provided to Reuters on Friday by PayNet, a division of credit tracking company Equifax Inc.

For a graphic of the top ten states by default rates in June, please see

For a graphic of the top ten states by rise in default rates since February, please see

From February, before the scourge, to June, the most recent data available, defaults among small […] Read more

Jul 31, 2020 – Equifax Inc (EFX) CFO John W Jr Gamble Sold $2.9 million of Shares

CFO of Equifax Inc (30-Year Financial, Insider Trades) John W Jr Gamble (insider trades) sold 17,500 shares of EFX on 07/29/2020 at an average price of $164.77 a share. The total sale was $2.9 million.

Equifax Inc provides information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. It also provides database management, fraud detection, marketing, business credit, and analytical services. Equifax Inc has a market cap of $19.74 billion; its shares were traded at around $162.56 with a P/E ratio of 66.90 and P/S ratio of 5.34. The dividend yield of Equifax Inc stocks is 0.96%. […] Read more

Experian, Equifax, Trans Union, Identity Guard, IdentityForce – Bulletin Line

The prime objective of Credit Scores, Credit Reports & Credit Check Services Market report is to help the user understand the market in terms of its definition, market potential, influential trends, segmentation and the challenges that the market is facing. Deep researches and analysis were done during the preparation of the report. The readers will find this report very helpful in understanding the market in depth.

Global Credit Scores, Credit Reports & Credit Check Services Market Report begins with a basic outline of the industry which includes definitions, Brief introduction, classifications, applications and Supply Chain structure. The Market Report also provides […] Read more

Check your credit report weekly for free

RANDY HUTCHINSON, Better Business Bureau
Published 8:05 a.m. CT July 31, 2020


Since 2003, you’ve been entitled to get a free copy of your credit report annually from each of the major credit reporting agencies (CRAs) – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. In recognition of how these troubling times are impacting people’s finances, the CRAs made a mutual decision to provide free credit reports weekly through April 2021.

You can get your free report by visiting the official website […] Read more

Identity theft is on the rise: don’t become a victim

By Alex Kim, CFP®, MBA, CPA

Identity theft is on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to IDentity USA, a provider of identity monitoring, protection and recovery. Experts predict 1 in 4 people in the United States will be victims of this growing crime trend as more people work from home.

Cyber criminals hope to use coronavirus-related anxiety to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals.

For those already facing financial hardship, having your identity stolen can be even more disheartening. Telltale signs of a stolen identity include:

Debt collectors calling about debts that aren’t yours
Medical providers billing for […] Read more

Supply Risk Management Solutions (Part 4) Supplier Financial Risk

In previous installments of this Spend Matters PRO series, we outlined the overall segments of the supply risk management market and then began diving into the supply chain risk management segment and the overall supplier risk management area with a focus on risk management within a supplier management context that sits within the broader area source-to-pay (S2P).

For most procurement leaders though, supplier risk management can be a daunting problem to tackle if looked at truly holistically and strategically — especially when those leaders are not always measured on supply risk. In fact, in a research study that we did a […] Read more

EDB Growth Accelerates With 65 Percent Increase in Subscription Revenue; 4,300 Registrations for Postgres Vision

BEDFORD, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–EDB, a leading contributor to PostgreSQL, today announced that in the first half of 2020, it achieved record growth, further showing that PostgreSQL is a centerpiece of technology strategy for an increasing number of enterprises.

PostgreSQL popularity is rising

According to a recent Stack Overflow survey of nearly 65,000 developers, PostgreSQL is the second most popular and second most loved database, outpacing MongoDB and Microsoft SQL Server, among many others. EDBTM supercharges PostgreSQL, offering enterprises the software and services they need to go faster while reducing risk.

“The economic fallout from the pandemic is intensifying the move to open source and […] Read more

What to do if you receive DES benefits you didn’t apply for

Millions of claims have come through DES during the pandemic. Mixed in with legitimate people who need benefits are fraudsters trying to get money.

ARIZONA, USA — As Arizonans have sought unemployment benefits during the pandemic, scammers have found ways to take advantage of the system too.

Millions of claims have come through the Arizona Department of Economic Security during the pandemic, mixed in with legitimate people who need benefits, are fraudsters trying to get money.

DES Director Michael Wisehart said they’re using data like social security numbers, names, and addresses to fraudulently try and get benefits.

Wisehart said the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance is […] Read more