This report addresses the Reserve Bank of India’s High-Level Task Force (HTF) Report published in June 2018 regarding the proposed Indian public credit registry (PCR).
The Case for a Public Credit Registry in India: Additional Evidence for Consideration
This paper examines a range of policy and market issues associated with the proposed introduction of a public credit registry (PCR) in India.
The Impact of Credit Reporting and Credit Scoring on the MFI Sector
This research analyzes a series of questions pertaining to the impacts on microfinance institutions (MFIs) when using credit bureau data (conventionally referred to as credit files) for purposes of underwriting credit; for the same purposes, it also analyzes credit scoring models and credit decisioning platforms that use credit bureau data.
Personalized Credit Education: Consumer and Small Business Owner Attitudes, Impacts and Impediments
This study is the final report on research that examines resulting credit score changes and consumer attitudes following the use of personalized credit education sessions by study participants. The credit education service examined is offered by a national credit bureau. Such services (offered by for-profit non-lender/non-creditor entities) are covered and inhibited by CROA.
The Credit Impacts on Low-Income Americans from Reporting Moderately Late Utility Payments
“The Credit Impacts on Low-Income Americans from Reporting Moderately Late Utiity Payments,” is a follow-up to the June 2012 report, “A New Pathway to Financial Access.” The new report addressess concerns some had about the impacts of reporting moderately late utility payments for low-income Americans.
Credit Impacts of More Comprehensive Credit Reporting in Australia and New Zealand
This report details the impacts of more comprehensive credit reporting in Australia and New Zealand. The report summarizes the results from a joint undertaking by PERC and Dun & Bradstreet Australasia using credit data from 1.8 million Australians.
A New Pathway to Financial Inclusion
This study compares results with data from2005/2006 and 2009/2010 credit reports to assess the consumer credit impact of including fully reported alternative data in credit reports. The data was selected to capture the period during which unemployment and late payments spiked.
Credit Reporting Customer Payment Data
This study examines the impact and benefits that accrue to consumers, lenders, and utilities and telecommunications firms when telecoms and utilities report customer payment information to credit bureaus.
Roadmap to Reform: Lessons from around the world to guide consumer credit reporting reform in Australia
PERC’s Roadmap to Reform details the benefits of comprehensive credit reporting, as well as detailing transitional challenges of switching to a full-file system.
Information Sharing and SMME Financing in South Africa: A Survey of the Landscape
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.