Bratislava, Slovak Republic, May 10, 2013
The project to connect the Slovak banking and non-banking registers will allow banks, leasing companies and other financial institutions to share data about the credit history of their clients. This increased sharing of information will positively impact on both businesses and consumers by enabling them to obtain more favorable loan conditions, and on lenders by improving their risk management processes through more accurate decision-making based on a detailed and more complex credit profile of borrowers or applicants.
Bologna, April 2013
Carlo Barbarisi has been appointed Managing Director of CRIF Credit Rating Agency. Since holding the role of rating service development
manager for Italy from 2000 to 2006 in Standard & Poor’s Italian
office, Carlo held a similar position at Fitch Ratings for a further
On February 21, Enrico Lodi, General Manager of Credit Bureau Services at CRIF, was invited to the World Bank InfoShop in Washington DC (USA) to participate in the presentation of the latest issue of the Credit Bureau Knowledge Guide, published by the IFC (International Finance Corporation). This event brought together global experts and market leaders on credit reporting systems to discuss industry insights, including the latest developments in credit reporting services - the first universal set of standards for the industry and credit reporting for micro, small, and medium enterprises – focusing on the important role played by the collection and sharing of credit information in expanding access to credit and in the pursuit of a responsible lending approach.
October 21-23, 2012
The 8th World Consumer Credit Reporting Conference was held in Taipei, Taiwan on October 21-23, 2012. More than 200 participants, decision-makers and experts in credit and credit reporting from all over the world attended the meeting to discover the latest developments in the credit bureau industry and to share knowledge about the information exchange issues in each country.
Enrico Lodi, Vice President of ACCIS (the European Association of Credit Bureaus) and General Manager of CRIF Credit Bureau Services, moderated the session titled “Credit reporting systems and their influence on responsible lending and borrowing and the role of positive data and its effect on banking risk assessment”.
Starting this October, the Czech version of the Cribis international business information platform will also be available as a native mobile application for smartphones. Information on Czech companies will be the first to become available to users directly on their mobile phones, both in Czech and English language versions.
Cribis Mobile gives its users a quick and comprehensive overview of information about their clients or business partners through an application developed for devices running the iOS operating system (iPhone, iPad, iPod).
The Czech company CCB - the Czech Credit Bureau is working with the Export Guarantee and Insurance Corporation (EGAP) on unique rating assessments of organizations from various geographical regions. EGAP is a state institution that provides credit insurance with state support and assists Czech exporters, investors, and their banks in situations where they cannot be insured due to the risks associated with the financing of exports or foreign investments.
In collaboration with NAUMIR, CRIF organized the event "Risk management as a business development tool: solutions for microfinance institutions" held in Moscow on June 26.
This intensive one-day conference brought together strategic decision makers from major Russian microfinance organizations to hear from expert speakers, and engage in interactive debates on the most pressing issues facing the industry.
Slovak Republic, 21/05/2012
The project of shared electronic communication between banks and bailiffs has brought greater efficiency to all of the participants connected through the project. It enables distrainments to proceed in a quicker and more transparent way, and at the same time the project eliminates paper communication and related manual activities, thereby reducing costs for bailiff offices and banks. SCB – Slovak Credit Bureau, as the tender winner, has been running this important project in cooperation with the Slovak Banking Association and Slovak Chamber of Bailiffs since 2011.