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CRIF Acquires Dun & Bradstreet UAE in Dubai

CRIF announced the acquisition of Dun & Bradstreet UAE (which is responsible for the Dun & Bradstreet business throughout the United Arab Emirates) from Dun & Bradstreet South Asia Middle East Limited (“DBSAME”). The acquisition will strengthen CRIF’s industry-leading position in the field of business and credit information, and risk management solutions in the region as a member of the ... Read More »

D&B Credit Bureau Tanzania Operational

Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureau Tanzania Limited yesterday confirmed receipt of a full operating license issued by the Bank of Tanzania.  The license empowers Dun & Bradstreet to offer Credit Bureau and related services in Tanzania. The issuance of an operating license by Bank of Tanzania to Dun & Bradstreet brings an end to the long wait of the financial ... Read More »

Tanzania: New Credit Bureau to Open in Dar es Salaam

Dun and Bradstreet Credit Bureau Tanzania, the first licensed credit bureau in Tanzania, is on Friday set to meet with bank executives at a consultative workshop in Dar es Salaam. The workshop which is a precursor to the official opening of Dun and Bradstreet Credit Bureau’s offices in Tanzania, is aimed at developing working relationship between the credit bureau and ... Read More »

Credit Information Network of Kuwait Selects Dun and Bradstreet as Solution Provider for Credit Bureau Turnkey Project

The Credit Information Network of Kuwait (Ci-Net) has appointed Dun and Bradstreet to develop and implement a new credit bureau system according to the international standards. Ci-Net’s vision is to progressively develop the bureau so it becomes an economic information center, which draws upon the analytical insights of all the fundamental economic sectors.  The Bureau will be designed to support ... Read More »

Nepal Credit Bureau Appoints D&B Credit Bureau and Analytics (Dubai) as Technology Partner

Karja Suchana Kendra Limited (KSKL) appoints D&B as the technology and business partner to upgrade the Nepalese credit bureau.  Established in 1989 under the directive of Nepal Rastra Bank, Nepals’s first and only private credit bureau – Karja Suchana Kendra Limited (KSKL) has appointed D&B as a technology & business partner. KSKL is jointly owned by Commercial Banks, Finance Companies, ... Read More »

Tanzania Credit Bureau Launched

Tanzania’s central bank has licensed the country’s first credit reference bureau to encourage information sharing among banks to spur lending and lower commercial interest rates, it said on Friday.  Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureaus and Analytics (Dubai) was licensed to operate the credit reference bureau. “Access to individual or company’s credit history reduces incidences of institutions lending to habitual defaulters,” ... Read More »

Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureau Limited Is Open for Business in Ghana

Dun & Bradstreet announced the opening of its credit bureau operations in Ghana.  After having received a license from the Bank of Ghana to operate a credit reference bureau, D&B is excited about launching business operations in the Ghanaian market. The main objective of this credit bureau is to provide information on the credit repayment trends of individuals and companies. ... Read More »

Dubai SME and D&B SAME Sign Partnership for Dubai SME 100

Dubai SME, the agency of the Department of Economic Development, or DED, Government of Dubai, entrusted with the development of the small and medium enterprise, or SME, has signed a partnership agreement with Dun & Bradstreet (South Asia Middle East Ltd) to offer exclusive benefits to the top 100 SMEs in Dubai. The partnership will entitle companies ranked under the ... Read More »

D&B SAME Launches Second Credit Bureau in Ghana

D&B SAME is to start full time operations as the second credit bureau in Ghana from September 2011, a year after XDS Data launched as the the first.  It was granted a credit referencing provisional license by the Bank of Ghana in October 2010.  Banks have often cited the high loan default rates as a major factor influencing the high ... Read More »

Qatar Central Bank awards Credit Bureau to D&B SAME

Qatar Central Bank announced that preparations are under way to inaugurate “Qatar Credit Bureau” as the establishment contract has been awarded to “Dun Bradstreet”, according to which, the company will provide an integrated solution to the Bureau comprising both the individuals and the corporate sector. The Bureau will help to support the sustainable growth of credit in the State of ... Read More »

Nigeria: Deepening Credit Market Through Information Sharing

Disturbed by low level of credit penetration in Nigeria, experts of credit bureau practice met with bankers in Lagos late March on a platform tagged Professionals Leadership Forum.  The meeting, which the conveners, CRC Credit Bureau Limited and Dun & Bradstreet, said would hold regularly as banks are more positioned to lend, was meant to review the level of credit ... Read More »