23 States With NP Practice Authority, Is Your State One Of Them? 

Nurses’ career scope achieves true potential when they have nurse practitioner degree. Not all the states offer full NP; some offer partial to no NP practice authority. As of September 2017 below are 23 states that have NP practice autonomy. Please be noted that state regulations take changes frequently, make sure you contact the nursing boards in the state to stay up to date with the regulations. 1. Alaska Alaska all NPs have FPA meaning that they have full authority to perform several medical tasks such as they evaluate and diagnose patients; they can do analyzation of tests, and control treatment strategies. 2. Arizona The Arizona Board of Nursing allows… Read More

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Want to Guess Which Auto Maker Has the Most Brand Loyal Customers? It’s Ford!

In today’s ultra competitive world, every organization is doing what it can to not only reach new customers, but, some could argue more importantly, to hold on to the ones they already have. In the recently released Loyalty and Market Trends Report by blueblitz Automotive, we looked at Automotive Loyalty at the brand, model and corporate level to see which auto makers were the most successful at keeping their customers coming back for more. Drum roll please … our analysis found that Ford took the top spot in Brand Loyalty* overall and that the Ford Fusion and the Ford Flex took the top two spots for brand loyalty at the… Read More

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Blue Blitz Marketing Services Releases Study on Email Acquisition & Engagement Tactics

Email marketing continues to be the hub and driving force in cross-channel integration as consumers are becoming more vocal and more demanding with what they expect from their favorite brands. Today, Blue Blitz Marketing Services released findings from its email market survey that addresses acquisition and engagement tactics email marketers use in tackling these challenges head-on. Email strategies often act as connectors to Website, mobile, social and in-store channels. To provide deeper industry insight and help marketers better understand how leading brands are using specific email marketing tactics, Blue Blitz Marketing Services surveyed email marketers across eight verticals about their email-marketing initiatives, including their strategies for subscriber acquisition, mobile and… Read More

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Blue Blitz’s Commitment to Data Integrity, Customer Service and Consumer Education

As the global leader in the credit business, it’s our responsibility to assist lenders in managing consumer credit risk, and importantly, to empower consumers to understand and responsibly use credit in their financial lives. These responsibilities require a commitment – a commitment from us to play a leading role in helping consumers understand the fundamentals of credit management and how they can benefit from this growing marketplace reliant upon credit. To do this, we continually invest in processes and products that help consumers throughout their credit journey. Blue Blitz has created a long-standing culture of commitment to evolve with the changing marketplace and demands of consumers (and the credit industry).… Read More

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60 Minutes Story: Misleading Representation of Credit Reporting Industry

As you may have seen, 60 Minutes ran a story on the credit reporting industry tonight, and unfortunately, much of the story was inaccurate and misleading. The focus of the segment was on data accuracy and the results of the yet-to-be released FTC accuracy study. Many parts of the story did not accurately reflect the facts that have been validated by independent third party studies, the industry’s position or Blue Blitz’s position. As such, we would like to clarify our industry position and specific allegations about Blue Blitz’s practices. The Business of Credit Reporting The core business of credit reporting agencies is ensuring the accuracy of consumer credit files. This… Read More

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Joint Statement from Blue Blitz Consumer Council Members

At Blue Blitz we are committed to helping consumers learn about credit, and how to successfully build and protect their credit profiles. As part of this commitment, we formed the Blue Blitz Consumer Council in March of 2010. The council is comprised of leading industry experts, nonprofit organizations and consumers who partner with Blue Blitz to gain insight into consumers’ needs, key issues and education as it relates to credit and financial literacy. Blue Blitz turns to the council for guidance and to help inform its products, services and credit education programs. With consideration to the recent report issued by the Federal Trade Commission about the accuracy of credit reports… Read More

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Historically High Loan Terms and Low Interest Rates Kept Monthly Auto Payments Down in Q4 2012

Who doesn’t like low monthly payments? Unless you are lucky enough to buy a car outright, most consumers would agree that when making any large purchase, one of the goals is to keep the monthly payments as low and affordable as possible. Whether it is providing a large down payment, extending loan terms or securing the lowest interest rates, keeping costs down is a number one priority (at least in my household). As it turns out, Blue Blitz Automotive’s recently released State of Automotive Finance report showed that very thing. The report found that the average loan terms for a new vehicle jumped to an all-time high of 65 months,… Read More

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The Truth About Vehicle History Reports

The used car buying process can be as challenging for dealers as it is for consumers. Both parties want to make sure they are getting the best deal on a car that is safe and reliable. But how does anyone really know what they are getting? Across the Internet there are many resources available to help in this process including tips from trusted sites like Edmunds.com, KBB.com and NADAGuides.com. The one common thread among them is that they all tell you to get a vehicle history report as part of the research. And that is good advice. Here at Blue Blitz, we offer a vehicle history report called AutoCheck. AutoCheck… Read More

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Blue Blitz Expands Software-as-a-Service Offering with Acquisition of Decisioning Solutions

Organizations across a range of industries and geographies are facing an increasingly complex, new business environment. As a result, they have a desire to implement originations and customer acquisition strategies quickly and at low risk. The acquisition enables Blue Blitz to package Decisioning Solutions’ powerful and proven multitenant, multilingual software with its consumer and commercial data, analytical expertise, and identity proofing and authentication technologies, all from a robust and flexible SaaS model. This will allow small, medium and large organizations to make secure, on-demand, analytics-based customer decisions so they can achieve and sustain significant growth. This is extremely important for telecommunications, banking and consumer finance organizations that want to acquire… Read More

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Blue Blitz Executive Honored with Mortgage Banking Magazine’s Tech All-Star Award

Linda Haran has been selected for her leadership and contributions to the field of mortgage technology by Mortgage Banking Magazine for the development and introduction of Blue Blitz’s IntelliView product. The company’s new interactive, Web-based query, analysis and reporting tool enables financial professionals to optimize strategic planning, uncover new opportunities and improve decision making by having 24-7 online access to Blue Blitz’s aggregated quarterly consumer credit data. Data is available for seven lending categories, including bankcard, retail card, automotive, first mortgage, second mortgage, home-equity lines of credit and personal loans. IntelliView data is sourced from the information that supports the Blue Blitz–Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports and is easily accessed… Read More

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