December 2014

Season's greetings from your friends at Creditinfo

2014 Christmas card

Players of the Month – December 2014

dream team in indonesia

Having spent a week in Indonesia with our new partners at PEFINDO Biro Kredit, this team not only signed the deal, but made some new friends during their stay too.

  • Pictured from the top of the stairs:
    Filip Kratochvil
    Alexander Novosolev
    Filip Hodul
    Johnny Lim
    Radka Szabova
    Missing from the photo, as he was the camera man – Paul Randall.

Great team work! Read more about the contract signing

Almar's Monthly Message – December 2014

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Another year draws to a close and over the past 12 months, we have celebrated successes, worked hard, laughed, said goodbye to some of our colleagues, welcomed new colleagues, made changes, faced challenges, relocated and/or redecorated offices. It’s been a busy year!

I would like to thank all our staff for their determination, dedication, skill and commitment in making Creditinfo what it is today.

Having gone from a one man band almost 2 decades ago, Creditinfo has grown into a dynamic and very well respected organisation with 280 employees who are located in numerous countries around the globe. We have our own 100% owned offices, we have some great joint ventures and partnerships as major and minor shareholders, and we have our software established and operating in many more countries – we are everywhere! Between us we speak almost 30 different languages, maybe more. Continue reading »

Christmas traditions around the world

We found this cool link which explains how different cultures around the globe celebrate Christmas.

Click the link:

You can read about some very strange traditions that are celebrated. From the Icelandic Yuletide lads / Jólasveinarnir to the Lithuanian tradition of cleaning the house for Kūčios / Christmas Eve. And in the Czech Republic you must read about people fasting and looking for the golden pig – We think that maybe down to too much Becherovka!

Come and meet us at….

11th Annual Global Microfinance Forum
19th & 20th March, Istanbul, Turkey

We will be one of the Partner organisations at this event.  So if you know of anyone else that would like to attend and meet us there, just let us know.  More info on the conference at: 

Christmas Jumpers in Iceland

Jumper day in icelandSome of our colleagues in Iceland got into the festive spirit wearing some rather wonderful Christmas jumpers to work.  Elfa, Tinna Björk Bryde, Brynja Baldursdóttir, Sigrún Finnsdóttir, Snorri Jónsson, Jóhannes Stephensen, Hákon Stefánssonand Eyjólfur Fannar Eyjólfsson.

Creditinfo supports PEFINDO Biro Kredit to become the largest Credit Bureau in Indonesia

Having obtained a principal license last August, the Indonesian biggest and oldest credit rating agency, PT Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia  (PEFINDO), recently announced their expectation to obtain an operating permit for its subsidiary, PT PEFINDO Biro Kredit (PEFINDO Credit Bureau), to operate as a Credit Information Management Bureau (LPIP). The issuing government authority, Financial Services Authority (OJK), will hopefully issue the licence in the second half of 2015.

After an extensive selection process, PEFINDO Biro Kredit has signed an exclusive long term partnership contract with Creditinfo earlier this month to provide a credit bureau solution and support of their Credit Bureau operations.  Creditinfo will provide PEFINDO Biro Kredit with its modular credit bureau solution, CBS5.  PEFINDO’s President Director, Ronald T Andi Kasim explained, “The company (PEFINDO Credit Bureau) will provide more comprehensive credit-risk profiles of debtors and credit-rating information about individuals to banks and other financing bodies, utilising the credit-rating information system provided and practiced by Creditinfo. We are currently preparing the company’s IT system and human resources, which are expected to be completed in the first quarter of next year.  Afterwards, we expect to obtain the permit in the second quarter of next year, so that operations can be started in the third quarter.” Continue reading »

Creditinfo Academy – Independent Mediator – Árni J Magnús

CIA_logo_small_Árni J  Magnús, Independent Mediator for Creditinfo Iceland hf, today delivered a presentation about his role and responsibilities.  Watch the recording here



Creditinfo Academy – CIFAS – Sue Wishart




On 4th December 2014, the Creditinfo Academy were pleased to welcome Sue Wishart, Head of Business engagement, CIFAS, to talk about the world’s first and largest database of shared confirmed fraud.

You can find links below to Sue’s biography and to watch the presentation on You Tube.


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click here for Sue’s Biography

click here for the Webex Recording

Da Afghanistan Bank Information Video

DABDa Afghanistan Bank who have Creditinfo Solutions CBS5 solution installed ave recently released a short video describing the work of a Credit Bureau and how good / bad credit scores can affect you in obtaining future credit. Check it out on FaceBook: