European FlagEuropean Commission workshop on the subject of:  IMPROVING CREDIT INFORMATION FOR SMEs IN EUROPE  

As announced in the Green Paper on building a Capital Markets Union (February 2015), the European Commission (DG FISMA) held a workshop on SME credit information in Brussels on May 28th targeted at the following stakeholders:

  • Users of such information, e.g. non-bank lenders, trade and business partners of SMEs, as well as investors;
  • Credit information intermediaries, e.g. credit reference agencies, credit bureaus and business registers (in National Central Banks);
  • Public institutions that are responsible for legislation affecting SME credit information and more broadly access to finance.

BIIA directors Joachim C Bartels (Managing), David Knowles, Creditsafe and Enrico Lodi, CRIF and several BIIA members participated in the discussion.  BIIA will comment on these proceedings in the July I – 2015 issue of the BIIA Newsletter.

The following documents can be downloaded from this website:

Summary report from the workshop:  Summary_SME Credit Information Workshop Note_2015 06 15_final docx
Workshop program:  Workshop_programme_Credit_Information 2015_sent_2015 05 28 doc
List of Participants: Workshop_Credit_Information 2015_List of Participants_2015 05 28 doc
BIIA response to the EU Green Paper:  2015-05-11 BIIA Responds to EU Green Paper on Capital Markets Final

Source:  BIIA Secretariat