The Creditinfo Chronicle
On Friday, April 27, 2018, Creditinfo Guyana hosted, current and potential subscribers from a broad range of utility, financial and other commercial entities, at a Breakfast Seminar in Georgetown to coincide with the visit of the Group CEO, Executive Director and Regional Manager for Latin America and the Caribbean. In attendance were representatives from 23 institutions.
Creditinfo Jamaica organised its first Business Solutions Breakfast Seminar, which was held in Kingston, Jamaica. The Seminar was held with a view of exposing subscribers and other critical industry officials to Creditinfo’s Value Added Products.
Within the Credit Bureau industry, we often talk about better financial inclusion and ways to facilitate access to finance, especially in light of the 2 billion “unbanked” population – a number reported in the Worldwide Findex Database by the World Bank and escalated by many industry players.
Our decision to partner with Creditinfo for Risk Management Services is hinged on their innovative value-added services, risk consulting and overall commitment of the leadership team. Creditinfo is a leader in automated risk-decisioning systems, data analytics and scoring services. Their risk consulting services is world class and manned by the best.
We use Instant Decision Module (IDM), their flagship product for risk-decisioning in our micro-lending business. IDM provides us the means to securely protect our risk decisioning rules, which, equates to our IP; IDM also enables us to set risk decisioning rules at granular level, and to track/measure outcomes for post-mortem reviews. It has a web-service interface that enables our loan application to interact with it in real-time. With IDM, risk becomes measurable and controllable.
— Ikedichi Kanu, Country Head at Atlas Mara Digital, Kenya
In order to contribute in strengthening the credibility of checks and reducing the risk of unpaid checks, Bank Al-Maghrib has signed an agreement, with Creditinfo Checks, for the management of the Irregular Check Centralization Service (SCCI), following expressed interest.
Creditinfo Kenya has been instrumental in helping us build our mobile lending platform – Shika, which is a micro-lending app, through assisting us with building our credit rating technology that we use to score our users when giving out loans. They have been extremely helpful partners with a team that is committed, reliable and solution driven. We are glad to be associated with them.
— Kevin Mutiso, CEO Alternative Circle
Creditstar has experienced a significant growth in business over the last years. The company has successfully entered new markets such as Spain, making financial products easily available to a population of more than 120 million people. In 2017, Creditstar approached Creditinfo to help them to review their loan origination processes for operations in Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom. Creditstar wanted to make sure that they were doing things according to the industry best-practice.
Creditinfo consultants reviewed underwriting policy, usage of internal and external data sources as well as usage of decision support tools and scorecards. Based on valuable insights supported by a rigorous analysis of data that were provided, Creditstar has implemented several improvements in their credit processes that led to higher operational efficiency, better risk management and more transparency. Creditstar implications also helped to enrich key reports structure and lay ground for future automation. Reviews during and after the project enabled practical outcome and helped to focus on the most important aspects.
— Aaro Sosaar, CEO of Creditstar
Creditinfo Group makes progress in Central Asia region and partners with ISHENIM Credit Bureau on developing IFRS 9 models for the entire financial industry in Kyrgyzstan. It is the first sale of the product in that region.
Instant Hit. This is what the newest solution by Creditinfo is. Introducing the Instant Decision Module, a novelty that walks the talk and permits accurate lending decisions in an instant. It is a SAAS solution dedicated to lenders, including digital and mobile lenders from the financial and non-financial sectors, to enable automated accurate credit decisioning. The Instant Decision Module opens more room for more opportunities for established lenders, as it provides automated decision-making in existing institutions and products with really simple integration and minimum IT effort.
After several years of actively listening to the market’s needs and expectations, the international innovator in credit risk management solutions’ – Creditinfo – opens a subsidiary in Asia. Counting the success of the full scope credit bureau solution implementation in Indonesia, launched back in 2017, as well as the positive results from various decision analytics and consultancy services in the region, Creditinfo opens its doors with a dedicated team of top-level professionals based in Singapore to meet the increasing demand for a fresh and innovative approach in credit risk management and fintech, as well to be closer to the company’s existing clients in order to serve them better.
We are proud to launch Creditinfo’s new IFRS products created by Creditinfo Global Solutions.
Today is a special day as we have a movie premiere to announce: THE CREDITINFO STORY – a real short documentary about Creditinfo, or Creditinfo philosophy to be exact, and all of this through the eyes of the company’s founder and Chairman of the Board, Reynir Gretarsson.
The Creditinfo Story is a genuine documentary telling an authentic business story, that started back in 1997. It includes flashbacks on how the business was founded, reminds of what its roots were and displays the core if its DNA, which remains unchanged.
You are welcome to check it out right here.
“When users have to share identifying data with a third party, security risk is high. A new tool puts users in charge of their identity and attempts to make ID management seamless.” Check article by Priyanka Ketkar at TechTarget.
The tango of alternatives and classics in credit risk management and fintech is a beautiful dance that we will enjoy for a few more years to come, it seems. The alternatives challenging the status quo are striving to narrow the gap between the consumer expectations and the ability of current business to meet them, so whoever will manage to close that gap will be able to move the whole party to a completely new dance floor.
Interestingly, these challengers that defy, support or supplement the classic players can be quantified and the number is impressive: more than 35.000 start-ups in the past 5 years. Such numbers don’t show a trend anymore, they show a reality. We believe that sharing is the way to grow together, because most of us share the same goal: a higher level of financial inclusion and this is what counts.
Let’s share and grow faster together, in facilitating access to finance!
Creditinfo and www.dataminingapps.com have agreed to work together to conduct research into the predictive nature of location and mobile call data to enhance the ability to increase access to credit for the unbanked. With more than 2 billion people in the world without formal banking and access to credit it is important innovative methods are found to introduce people to the formal sector.