Creditinfo Guyana in the News

How to Improve Your Credit Score

The credit report and score reflect credit payment patterns over time with more emphasis on recent information. A Credit Score is a statistical estimate of the probability of default of an existing or prospective borrower based on characteristics available in the information that the Credit Bureau has collected. A poor credit score will definitely improve […]

Your Credit Bureau and You – Ten (10) things you should know

A Credit Report is a detailed breakdown of an individual’s credit history prepared by a Credit Bureau. The Credit Bureau is an independent organization that collects financial information about individuals and businesses, thereafter creating Credit Reports based on the information provided by Credit Information Providers. Lenders use the reports along with other details to determine […]

Creditinfo offering free advanced reports this week

In order to assist individuals becoming more aware of their current credit profiles, Creditinfo Guyana is offering Advanced Credit Reports for free during this week, the agency said in a release. The local company sets aside one week every year in which its public awareness campaign is intensified in keeping with its mandate to encourage […]

Creditinfo Guyana launches online service

Subscribers to Creditinfo Guyana (CIG) will now be able to request and view their credit reports online, as the company launched its new service on Friday. Speaking to the media at their New Market Street office, IT Consultant Phil Mingo explained that with their e-service, persons will be able to access their personal credit report […]

Creditinfo spreads awareness of financial ‘Ol’ Higue’

CREDITINFO Guyana Inc. is continuously seeking creative ways to educate locals about responsible borrowing for consumers and businesses. The agency seized another opportunity to promote its important message by sponsoring another year of beautiful, vibrant costumes for St Ambrose Primary School in the junior category of the Children’s Mashramani Costume Parade. Under the theme “Scoring […]

Creditinfo Group wins contract with Central Bank of Oman for the Implementation & Support of Oman Credit Bureau “OCB”

Creditinfo joins forces with Central Bank of Oman (CBO) to implement a world class Credit Bureau in the Sultanate London, 10th January 2019 – Creditinfo Group, the leading global credit information and fintech services provider, today announced a new strategic partnership with the Central Bank of Oman (CBO). As part of the contract, Creditinfo Group will offer […]

Not even Govt can access credit scores – Creditinfo assures

Although a person’s personal credit information is available to all subscribers of Creditinfo Guyana, the credit bureau has assured that provisions are in place to protect a borrower’s rights. This is according to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Judy Semple-Joseph, who gave a lecture on the bureau’s operation on Wednesday, facilitated by the Guyana Press Association […]

Creditinfo Guyana aiming to make credit reports available online

– wants more requests from borrowers Creditinfo Guyana is working to make personal credit reports accessible online by January 2019 but before this can be possible the general public needs to be made more aware of the agency and its function. Legally each Guyanese is entitled to a free credit report within every 12-month period […]

Feature By Paul Randall, Executive Director, Creditinfo Group following recent visit to Guyana

My name is Paul Randall, Executive Director from Creditinfo Group, the parent company of Creditinfo Guyana, I was leaving Guyana when I read a copy of the Guybiz Inc. publication at the airport.  Upon reading the particular Issue 29 I find that most of your main articles had significant resonance with my visit to Guyana.  […]

Creditinfo records increased use of credit reports

As it celebrates its fourth anniversary in Guyana, Creditinfo Guyana is boasting of its success, having recorded an increase in individuals accessing its services when applying for credit. This, it said, was seen after the amendment of the credit reporting legislation in 2016, an event that has to date been hailed as the single most […]

New law to make risk check mandatory for credit seekers

The National Assembly yesterday passed an amendment that will make it mandatory for institutions, like banks and major stores offering credit lines, to submit their customers’ credit information for a licensed credit bureau to evaluate whether they might constitute risky business. The government’s Credit Reporting (Amendment) Bill 2015 was passed without objection by the opposition […]

GWI partners with Creditinfo agency

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) recently embarked on a historic partnership with Creditinfo Guyana which the two agencies said will aid consumers to access loans from banks and microfinance institutions. Through the initiative, information on the payment patterns of individuals from the utility will be made available to third parties in support of their credit […]

Guyana launches first Credit Bureau

Guyana took a momentous step in its financial history with the launching of its first credit bureau- CREDITINFO (GUYANA) Inc. on Friday. A credit bureau is an organization that collects credit information from lenders and information from other sources on a consumer, analyses it, and uses it to create comprehensive credit reports and other value […]

First credit info bureau opens in Guyana, consumers to benefit significantly

The launching of Guyana’s first credit info bureau has been described as a significant and important milestone in the development of the financial sector by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds. Delivering the feature address at the launch the Prime Minister said, “We have a liberalized market economy and endeavor to comply with all international best practices […]

First Licensed Credit Bureau Opens its Doors in Guyana to Support Access to Finance

In Washington, DC: Vanessa Bauza, IFC Phone: +1 202-458-1603 E-mail: In Georgetown, Guyana: Judy Semple-Joseph, Creditinfo Guyana Phone: 592-227-7005 E-mail: Georgetown, Guyana, September 27, 2013 – IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has helped the  Bank of Guyana establish the country’s first credit reporting system, which will enable local financial institutions […]