ACCIS (Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers) issued in March 2011 an analysis of a survey of credit bureaus in Europe

The report was prepared by the European Credit Research Institute (ECRI) based in Brussels.  Established in 1999 for the study of banking and credit in Europe, ECRI focuses on institutional, economic and legal aspects related to retail finance and credit reporting.

ACCIS Established in Dublin in 1990, the Association of Consumer Credit Information Suppliers (ACCIS) is an international non-profit association under Belgian law bringing together 37 consumer credit reference agencies in 27 European countries and 4 associate members from all other continents. ACCIS’ main role consists in representing, promoting, protecting and preserving the common interests of its members. This includes in particular the representation and advocacy of members’ interests’ vis-à-vis government agencies, the public and all other third parties and to inform its members about matters of concern to them, including information about practices of other members. It also tries to coordinate their mutual interests and to represent them in the world committee. ACCIS aims to create a legal climate in which its members can continue to offer and further develop their services both at home and in Europe.

To read the report click on the link