FinTech Summit: APFF Financial Technology Workshop

  Dr. Michael Turner will moderate the APFF Financial Technology Workshop, jointly organized by Asia-Pacific Financial Forum, Asian Development Bank, and APEC Business Advisory Council, at the Asian Development Bank in the Philipines. The workshop brings together stakeholders from across the FinTech spectrum to discuss policy and regulations regarding new and accelerating FinTech  growth in Asia. Also speaking will […]


Dr. Turner and Patrick Walker present the findings of their study on the value of credit reporting and scoring to the IFC. In addition to finding that automating underwriting credit scores often leads to higher success rates, their work inspired one of India’s largest micro-lenders to improve their data and work towards further automating operations. Full findings: […]

APEC Cross- Border Credit Information Seminar

Ankush Tewari spoke in Ninh Binh at the APEC Seminar on Cross-Border Credit Information Exchange. Ankush presented data on the key elements of a successful Cross-Border Credit Information Exchange mechanism, as well as leading a talk on ways to move forward so as to safely and securely allow for the transition of pertinant credit data across […]

Credit Information System Beta Test Launch

Dr. Turner spoke at the event, hosted by the Credit Information Corporation, announcing the beta launch of their new Credit Information System. This system simplifies and expedites credit sharing, focused in the Phillipines. The event itself placed an emphasis on reaching out to non-bank lenders to increase understanding of why credit sharing helps all those […]

The Advisory Group on APEC Financial System Capacity-Building

Chet Wiermanski attended an APEC Advisory Group meeting in Korea. The attendees made essential decisions regarding financial systm building, especially in promoting long term investment in financial infrastructure of APEC members.

​International Symposium on Personal Data Protection and Credit Reporting

  Patrick Walker presented twice at the International Symposium on Personal Data Protection and Credit Reporting in Beijing. Patrick spoke on how data protection relates to the credit industry as a whole as well as on how it impacts credit bureaus and information sharing, specifically.  

NASWA Winter Policy Forum: Rebuilding America’s Workforce

PERC Sponsors NASWA Winter Policy Forum: Rebuilding America’s Workforce. PERC is proud to support efforts by the leadership among state workforce agencies (SWAs) to collaborate on policy solutions to one of the most pressing economic policy issues of our generation. If you plan on attending, come say hello.


Dr.  Turner will participate as moderator and  a panelist on the First 2017 ABAC Meeting​ in Bangkok, Thailand. He will moderate on Innovative Financing Mechanisms: Development and Potential for Funding MSMEs in addition to serving as a panelist  to discuss on how APFF/FIDN is helping APEC economies accelerate the development of their credit information infrastructure.

CFPB Field Hearing on Alternative Data in Charleston, West Virginia

PERC’s Patrick Walker joined a private community roundtable meeting with Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Richard Cordray and attended the Field Hearing on Alternative Data. Mr. Walker provided comments at the hearing.

Financial Infrastructure Develop,emt Network Event

  Dr. Michael Turner presented at this three-day workshop on credit information sharing, using automated underwriting tools, FinTech, and Big Data in Manila from December 7-9, 2016, an APEC Finance Minister’s Process Initiative. Also participating were APCC members FICO, Lexis-Nexis, and TransUnion. View the speaking schedule here: FIDN_Manila_120416_FINAL