This week’s data and analytics news include a German state’s purchase of Swiss bank data, diners’ card data stolen by hackers, and Franklin Capital Network’s new banking data and analytics website.
July 18, 2012 | The Asian Banker Editor
German state buys Swiss bank data
Authorities in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia have bought a CD from Switzerland containing wealthy Germans’ bank details in a bid to identify tax evaders. The state authorities reportedly paid $4.3 million for the CD, which contained the names and bank details of some 1,000 customers of Coutts, the private banking arm of the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Diners’ card data stolen by hackers
Authorities have urged patrons of the Puerta Grande restaurant in Winchester, US, to check their bank and credit card statements after the restaurant suffered a major data breach which resulted in the theft of credit card information from nearly 100 people. Some of the stolen card data was used to make fraudulent purchases in several states and in the Dominican Republic.
FCN launches BankDATAWORKS.com
Franklin Capital Network has launched a new banking industry website, BankDATAWORKS.com. The website produces affordable quarterly reports that deliver comprehensive data and analytics on all 7,000-plus US banks and the national, regional, state and more than 250 local banking markets.
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