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What is a credit bureau?

A credit bureau (or credit reference agency) is an independent company that collects and maintains credit data from a variety of sources to help lenders with loan-making and portfolio management decisions.

What is a credit score?

A credit score is a statistical representation of a borrower's credit worthiness. The score represents a ranking of risk in any population and is far more objective than judgmental evaluations.

What is a credit report?

A credit report is a collection of data on an individual or company's past borrowing and repaying habits – financial information plus non-financial data to include name, address, employer and phone number.


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1 What every borrower should know 7300
2 Credit Bureau Basics 4945
3 Credit Bureau as a Social Accountability Mechanism 3271
4 Identity verification with the Next-Generation Credit Bureau 4045
5 Effective Debt Collection using Credit Bureau Information 7044
6 Using Credit Bureau Data to improve Risk Assessment 4108
7 Credit Bureaus & SMEs 3811
8 Modern Credit & Risk Management Business Models for Consumer & Small Business Lending 5472
9 The Importance of Risk Based Pricing 3338
10 Why you need to monitor your portfolio 3065
11 The Importance of Credit Reporting in the Banking Industry 5965
12 Collections Analytics 3756
13 Focus on Fraud 3140
14 Focus on Fraud II 2415
15 Introduction to Credit Scoring 5147
16 Introduction to Credit Scoring II 2187
17 Credit Bureau FAQs 1343

Who we are

CR Services (Credit Bureau) Plc provides a cutting-edge approach to credit and risk management. By applying biometric technology and our industry-leading information and education programs to help lenders and retailers manage risk and increase revenue, we provide every tool to get the job done. Our products and services include credit reporting that enables creditors, employers, landlords, insurers, etc. to make credit opportunities available to consumers and small businesses.

  • First private credit bureau operator in Nigeria (Incorporated in Nigeria in January 2003)
  • First fully operational credit bureau in Nigeria (Bureau service commenced in December 2003)
  • First credit bureau in the world to integrate anti-fraud and biometric technologies into a credit bureau system
  • First credit bureau to record 100% coverage of commercial banking industry in Nigeria
  • First to introduce credit bureau scores into the Nigerian market
  • Largest credit bureau database of over 30 million recordsand still growing
  • Widest member coverage by industry

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