Know Who You Are Dealing With.
We are an African Credit Reference Bureau,operating in Malawi with a strong understanding of the local African market.
The information we provide is reliable because of our understanding and experience operating in this market.
As a credit reference bureau we collect, process, and store the details of the credit commitments of individuals and institutions.
Some of former students of the University of Malawi (Unima) and Mzuzu University (Mzuni) have paid back K562 million of the K1.2 billion they owed government in student loans.
Credit Data Reference Bureau (CRB) has embarked on a harmonisation of personal identification for clients of different institutions in the country to ensure quality and reliable database.
In August 2018, the Higher Education Students’ Loans and Grants Board (HESLGB) signed an agreement with Credit Data (CD) which is a Credit Reference Bureau.
As a credit reference bureau our mandate is to collect and store credit histories on individuals and institutions. Lenders, including banks, Micro finances and other financial service providers, share credit information about their customers with us We also source information from other pertinent places like the courts, utility providers, city councils . The information we receive is used to create a credit reference report. Lenders use credit reference reports to help them decide whether to approve an application or not.
We do not give lenders an opinion about whether one should get credit or not, we simply provide information about contact details, and details of credit commitments which forms credit history.
We do not exist to make lives difficult. On the contrary, our reports enhance chances of getting credit at times, it also helps the lenders to make realistic and manageable credit risks.
Our customers are generally commercial organizations and government bodies that transacts on credit.
Only institutions that transact on credit are allowed to deal with our bureau.
AS A regulated institution under license number CRBL002 we are required to abide by The Credit Reference Bureau Act 2010 and the amendment of 2015.
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