Feels good to be #1: with 33 credit bureaus running today, Creditinfo appears to be the most widespread global partner in this field worldwide. Most of Creditinfo bureaus are powered by the credit bureau system CBS, which is a flexible solution enabling to easily integrate most various sources of information.
The Kenyan market is amongst the first in Africa to benefit from a fully integrated psychometric module within a credit bureau system, thus enabling more accurate credit decisioning and broader access to finance, thanks to an additional layer of information on the consumer, coming from the consumer himself/herself: information on one’s personality.
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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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The Banking Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan, organized by the Azerbaijan Banks Association, focused on the challenges and perspectives related to the development of the banking system in post-oil period and covered the benefits of opening a credit bureau in the country. This major industry event took place on the 24th and 25th of November, 2016.
After an extensive selection process spanning over 2 years, Azerbaijani Credit Bureau Executive Committee members, representing 14 key financial and credit institutions in the country, announced the selection of Creditinfo as technical partner and majority shareholder to implement and operate the first credit bureau in the country.