Consumer lenders in Latvia obliged to exchange full positive credit history via Credit Bureaus

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Changes in Consumer Protection Law adopted by Saeima (Latvian Parliament) obliging consumer lenders to exchange positive credit information about consumer and to use this information in assessment of creditworthiness is a positive step, said “Kredītinformācijas Birojs”.

“Despite the fact that both licensed credit bureaus of Latvia are keeping the data on 95% of loans of individuals issued by banks and almost 90% of loans issued by other consumer creditors, no information was exchanged between these two groups. There was no exchange of the information between both credit bureaus either. Amendments adopted in the Consumer Protection Law and related amendments to the Law on Credit Institutions will at last eliminate these restrictions by ensuring that both groups of creditors have complete information on borrowers’ liabilities and late payments to companies of all other sectors (utilities, telecommunications, debt collection, health care, etc.). An important step has been taken to reduce the fragmentation of credit data and to ensure that information contained in credit history is complete”, tells the Chief of the Board of “Kredītinformācijas Birojs” Janis Timermanis.

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Agrifinance and Scoring: Georgia’s Case

When you walk down lively Tbilisi downtown all your senses are filled with a mixture of western and eastern cultures. You can see something amusing on every corner — an old orthodox church, sulfur baths and of course many street traders selling all kind of stuff. You should try churchkhela, candle-shaped candy made of nuts and grape juice. Small traders together with farmers, shop owners and craftsmen are the hallmark of Georgia and they are a vital part of country’s economy.

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Psychometric Solution Already Available at Kenyan Credit Bureau

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.

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Central bank of Belarus presented Creditinfo model for commercial banks

The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus recently presented the Creditinfo developed credit score in a specialized banking magazine.

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