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Category: Schufa Germany

Schufa Goes Fintech:  Acquires Majority Interest in Munich Based finAPI GmbH

Schufa Holding AG, the leading German Credit Bureau, has announced the acquisition of a majority...

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German Supreme Court: Credit Scoring Methods Can Be Protected as Trade Secrets

The German Supreme Court recognizes that the underlying mathematical and statistical calculation method for credit scoring is worth protecting as a trade secret.  Schufa, Germany’s leading credit bureau was sued by a German...

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EU Commission Workshop: Improving Credit Assessment and Information for SMEs in Europe to Facilitate Access to Finance for SME

The EU Commission had invited a diverse group of experts ranging from credit rating, credit information, banking, alternate finance, and capital market participants to discuss whether regulating credit scoring would facilitate...

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Germany: Credit Scoring in the Cross-hairs of Consumerism

„Will Ilse Aigner continue her populist attacks against consumer credit information companies?“ asks Dr. Willi Bredemeier, Publisher of Password Germany in his recent Pushdienst of Friday March 15th 2015. According to German...

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The Quote of the Week: Enterprises without a Functional Credit Risk Management Live Dangerously

In a recent interview with the German credit management magazine “Der Kredit Manager”, Dr. Michael Freytag, Chairman of the Schufa* management board, stated that “credit managers hold a relative important position in the...

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Schufa Germany: Research Project Concerning the Mining of Social Media Data Draws Political Flak

According to press reports SCHUFA, Germany’s largest consumer credit information supplier plans to use information it gathers online, including information from individual social media such as Facebook and others, in its...

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BIIA 2017 Bienial Conference - Bangkok, Thailand

BIIA 2017 Bienial Conference - Bangkok, Thailand

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BIIA Welcomes First Central Credit Bureau as a New Member
BIIA Welcomes Gladtrust as a New Member
BIIA Welcomes Uzabase as a New Member
BIIA Welcomes Dynamic Business Information as a New Member
BIIA Welcomes Business Credit Reports as a New Member
BIIA Welcomes RUBIX Data Sciences as a New Member
BIIA Welcomes VietnamCredit as a New Member
International Research Associated (INRA) Ltd. as a New Member