This report focuses on the current state of credit access for small, medium, and micro-enterprises in South Africa. In particular, it examines barriers to credit access and viable near-term solutions to reduce or eliminate those barriers.
This is a follow-up to the 2007 small business survey and provides further insight as to the progress of recovery from the hurricanes of 2005. As with the 2007 survey, this year’s survey asked small business owners and operators about the changing state of their business since the 2005 hurricanes, and since August of 2007.
A follow-up to PERC’s ground-breaking report on alternative data, this study examines the long-term effects of using non-traditional data in credit files using quantitative analysis.
This white-paper, produced for the Asia-Pacific Credit Coalition, outlines recent developments in the economic impact of information sharing in consumer credit markets.
As the Brazilian congress weighs its options, we survey and analyze the more comprehensive and systematic of the studies to detail important lessons to consider on the eve of credit reporting reform in Brazil.
The study assesses the impact of varying participation rates on access to credit and default rates in Latin America. A series of micro-simulations demonstrates the importance of participation in a private, full-file credit reporting system.
PERC’s landmark study on bringing the estimated 35 to 54 million Americans outside the mainstream credit system into the credit fold, Give Credit Where Credit Is Due offers feasible market solutions involving “alternative” or non-traditional payment data, such as payment obligations such as rent, gas, electric, insurance, and other recurring obligations, to evaluate the risk profile of a potential borrower.
PERC’s initial study on alternative data, Giving Underserved Consumers Better Access to the Credit System examines the likely win-win outcome if non-traditional data is included in credit files.