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The Creditinfo Chronicle

06
Apr

Creditinfo to launch Collateral Registry as a stand-alone system

Creditinfo Decision Analytics is launching the Collateral Registry as an essential stand-alone solution to contribute in ensuring a healthy financial ecosystem by enabling to centrally manage information on collaterals and thus avoid duplications or potential fraud.

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27
Mar

Creditinfo Volo signs contract in Benin and now covers all countries of the West Africa Monetary Union

The signage of contracts for data sharing between the Credit Bureau (BIC) of West Africa Monetary Union (WAMU), Creditinfo Volo and 26 Benin institutions, amongst which 15 banks and 11 other large microfinance institutions, represents a very important step in concluding legal proceedings to build a strong financial ecosystem in West Africa. Benin is the final country from the 8 members of the WAMU to enable such information sharing and therefore will contribute in strengthening and increasing the efficiency of credit management in the whole region.

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27
Mar

Creditinfo acquires a Kenyan mobile financial services provider to facilitate financial inclusion

On Friday, 24th March 2017, an agreement was signed between Creditinfo Group and Alternative Circle, a Nairobi-based mobile financial solutions innovator, to facilitate financial inclusion in Africa. Seed capital, as well as extensive Creditinfo expertise in classic and alternative credit risk management, will empower Alternative Circle to enable access to consumer data that was unavailable before, therefore lowering barriers to a wider population to get access to finance.

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21
Mar

Lenders in transformation to optimize the use of new data source

The vast data source in the Kenyan credit bureau are currently under utilized by the markets’ banks and MFIs according to credit bureau expert Kamau Kunyiha CEO of Creditinfo Kenya. The lenders will need to transform their processes or be left behind by the competition.

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02
Mar

Creditinfo Trend Report 2017

Check out latest industry developments on Creditinfo Trend Report 2017

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22
Feb

Alternative meets classics in credit risk management at Creditinfo Global Forum 2017

On 20-21st September, Marrakesh (Morocco) will become the capital city of lenders, credit risk managers and industry experts, as Creditinfo will be hosting its bi-annual worldwide conference — the Global Forum 2017.

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31
Jan

Creditinfo Lithuania‘s R&D project approved for EU funding

Creditinfo Lithuania together with partners received an approval for more than 430 thousand euros EU funding. Funding is allocated for research and innovation activities.

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31
Jan

Creditinfo Lithuania – at TOP3 most advanced companies in Lithuania

Knowledge Economy Forum, Lithuanian think-tank for country’s progress, nominated Creditinfo Lithuania for „Knowledge economy company’s 2016” awards.

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25
Jan

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe launching online exchange of information between banks via Creditinfo Credit Bureau Solution

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) announced on January 1st the official launch of the system for online exchange of information between banks via Creditinfo Credit Bureau Solution. The operation is live already. 

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20
Dec
08
Dec

New law on credit bureaus comes into force in Azerbaijan

Big news for the economy of Azerbaijan: on 7 December 2016, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan signed the Decree on implementation of the Law on Credit Bureaus, which will be the foundation of credit bureau operations in the country. Continue Reading..

07
Dec

Central Bank of Iraq to start online credit information exchange

On Tuesday, December 6th, the Central Bank of Iraq announced the launch of online exchange of information between the banks via a credit bureau system. The system, named CBS5, is provided by Creditinfo, who won an international tender initiated by WorldBank. The credit bureau system was built from scratch in only 10 months, including transfer of know how and financial institutions’ education and training in risk management. According to the Central Bank’s official press release, from now on this solution will enable a fast and reliable way to share credit information between government and private banking institutions. The implementation of a modern credit bureau system will contribute in increasing the efficiency of risk assessment in order to make sound credit decisions.

07
Dec

Interview: the President of the Azerbaijan Banks Association about the credit bureau in Azerbaijan

Zakir Nuriyev, the President of the Azerbaijan Banks Association, mentions the benefits of the establishment of a credit bureau in Azerbaijan in his interview for Banco.az. He states that along with banks and non-bank credit institutions, the credit bureau will process much more information on payment behavior than only information on loans. The credit bureau information will include individual, insurance, leasing, telecommunication as well as utility companies’ data, thus allowing to gather more information about borrowers, such as whether they actually pay phone bills, water or electricity invoices.
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02
Dec

Creditinfo Solutions is celebrating its 10th anniversary

Creditinfo Solutions is celebrating its 10th anniversary. A decade ago, on 1st December, 2006, we opened our doors, not knowing what was about to happen. Since then, we have grown from just a couple of employees to in excess of 100 employees. The company’s initial focus working with just local clients changed after a short period of time.  Creditinfo Solutions, with the support and backing from our parent company, Creditinfo Group,  soon began to successfully sign a number of sizeable deals to deliver credit bureau solutions in Sudan, Tanzania, Afghanistan, Iraq, Indonesia, Latvia and South Sudan. Now, our clientbase spans more than 40 countries around the world.

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02
Dec

Coremetrix for financial inclusion

Financial Technology is often seen as a sector that works for those who are already winning: something to help sophisticated users of personal and commercial finance streamline their access. It performs that function, of course, and many of us have seen our professional and personal lives enriched as a result. But FinTech also has an essential role to play in opening access, as well as improving it.

At Coremetrix, we are committed to realising that potential. Part of the Creditinfo Group, we believe data on individuals – obtained voluntarily, and focusing on personality rather than the information used for traditional credit scoring – can broaden access to financial products of all kinds. Lenders and other financial institutions across international markets agree with us, and we are partnering with a number of them to provide access to credit and other services based on who people are, not what they can prove.Continue Reading..