The Credit & Financial Information (C&F) segment continued to outperform the information industry as a whole in 2006, with growth of 9% against total industry growth of 6% to achieve a total market size of$35.5 billion. Outsell forecasts that growth in the Credit & Financial Information segment will slow slightly in 2007, from 9% to 8.5%, and to a low of 8% in 2008 and 2009. This segment is forecast to reach a total market size of $47.4 billion in 2010, with a compound annual growth rate of 8.4%.

Driving this continued impressive growth rate has been strong global demand for credit and risk management information, protection of personal information, and expansion into new market niches and geographies.

 As has been the case for several years, Credit & Financial Information companies derive a large majority of their revenues from mature markets in the Americas and Europe (83%, down from 84% in 2005). The vast majority (96%) of the revenue earned by Credit & Financial Information companies is from content which is delivered electronically. Revenue is much more concentrated in electronic media in this segment than in the information industry as a whole, where only 41.5% of revenues are derived from the delivery of electronic content.  Source: Outsell C&F 2007 Market Forecast and Trend Report

BIIA Newsletter November 2010 Issue