CRIF in Jamaica & Worldwide
The CRIF Credit Bureau has been present in Jamaica since 2011, having originally been established as CRIF NM Credit Assure, a joint venture between CRIF S.p.A and the Massy Group, with the objective of providing a world-class credit bureau and related added-value services in Jamaica and the Caribbean. After obtaining the license in 2012 from the Ministry of Finance to operate a full file (positive and negative data) credit bureau in Jamaica, it began operations in September 2013.
At the begining of 2017, CRIF took the full control of the company and now CRIF Information Bureau Jamaica Ltd. is part of the CRIF Group.
As a duly licensed credit bureau, in Jamaica CRIF collects credit information from B.O.J approved Credit Information Providers (CIP’s), such as banks, credit unions, building societies, micro finance organizations, etc.; the information is then validated and transformed into factual and usable credit reports. These credit reports are then used by credit grantors and other approved users to assess an individual’s or company’s credit worthiness for loans, mortgages and a variety of other uses within the purview of the Credit Reporting Act 2010.
CRIF is the leading provider in continental Europe of banking credit information, one of the key players worldwide providing integrated services and solutions for business & commercial information and credit & marketing management, and is included in the prestigious FinTech 100, a ranking of the leading global technology solution providers to the financial services industry.
More than 6,300 banks and financial institutions, 44,000 business clients and 240,000 consumers use CRIF services in 50 countries on a daily basis.
CRIF at a glance:
27 country-based operations
58 subsidiary companies
3,700 staff professionals to serve you
480 million of euro total revenue (2016)
176,2 million of euro current equity (2016)