2022

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Open Banking: CRIF enriches its offering with a PISP licence for CRIF Realtime Ireland

CRIF announces its successful registration as a Payment Initiation Service Provider (PISP) with the Central Bank of Ireland. The authorization issued to CRIF Realtime Ireland, a Group company based in Dublin and 100% controlled by CRIF, extends CRIF’s capabilities in the Open Banking area by providing payment initiation services.

CRIF ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE THE CREDIT INFORMATION AND MANAGEMENT DIVISION OF TINEXTA

CRIF announces agreement to acquire the credit information and management division of Tinexta

Specifically, the transaction involves the sale to CRIF of Tinexta’s holdings in the companies Innolva S.p.A. and ReValuta S.p.A. The division was valued at a total enterprise value of € 237.5 million.

CRIF ACQUIRES THE MAJORITY OF SHARES IN HPI

CRIF acquires the majority of shares in HPI

The acquisition will strengthen CRIF’s local presence in the field of risk management and decision support solutions.

2021

CRIF ACQUIRES ICAP, THE LARGEST B2B SERVICES GROUP IN GREECE

CRIF acquires ICAP, the largest b2b services group in Greece

The acquisition will strengthen CRIF’s leading position in the field of business and credit information and risk management solutions in the region.

CRIF ACQUIRES CREDIT BUREAU IN KYRGYZSTAN

CRIF acquires Credit Bureau in Kyrgyzstan

CRIF has signed an agreement to acquire 70% of “Safe&Sound CJSC”, a credit bureau company in Kyrgyzstan. With the acquisition, the company name becomes "CRIF KG CJSC".

KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER AND CRIF ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AND GLOBAL COMMERCIAL PARTNERSHIP FOR PREMIUM CORPORATE KYC

Know Your Customer and CRIF announce strategic investment and global commercial partnership for premium corporate KYC

The partnership will enable Know Your Customer to leverage CRIF’s long-established and extensive customer network across 40 countries and 10,500 financial institutions to accelerate growth in new and existing global markets.

OPEN FINANCE CBI AND CRIF PARTNER UP TO ALLOW PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS

Open Finance: CBI and CRIF partner up to allow payment service providers

This partnership allows banks, Fintech and companies to develop and enrich their fintech services, optimizing of the new open finance scenario to its full potential.

CRIF DRAWS A NEW EUR 45 MILLION TRANCHE THROUGH THE PRIVATE PLACEMENT PROGRAM WITH PRICOA PRIVATE CAPITAL

CRIF draws a new EUR 45 million tranche through the private placement program with Pricoa Private Capital

This new issue is part of the Shelf Facility which provides the possibility of placing new issues up to a total value of USD 125 million, helping to support the EUR 350 million investment plan for the three-year period 2021-2023. The note placement involves a 12-year amortization plan (6.5-year average life span) at a fixed interest rate.

2020

CRIF KREDIT AXBOROT XIZMATLARI ESTABLISHES AND OPERATES CREDIT BUREAU IN UZBEKISTAN

CRIF Kredit-Axborot Xizmatlari establishes and operates credit bureau in Uzbekistan

The creation of this crucial infrastructure will facilitate the development of the Uzbek credit market, which will in turn help SMEs and consumers to continue to transition to more advanced markets, based on sophisticated credit reference services and value-added solutions.

CRIF ACQUIRED THE TOTAL SHAREHOLDING OF STRANDS, A FINTECH COMPANY SPECIALIZED IN ADVANCED DIGITAL BANKING SOLUTIONS

CRIF acquired the total shareholding of Strands, a FinTech company specialized in advanced digital banking solutions

Strands is one of the top global providers of AI-driven Business and Personal Financial Management with offices in the USA, Spain, Asia and South America.