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Credit Bureaus & Rating Agencies in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Credit Bureaus & Rating Agencies Market Research Report | SIC N82.912 | Sep 2016

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IBISWorld’s Credit Bureaus & Rating Agencies market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
Experian Ltd Experian Ltd market share
Fitch Ratings Ltd Fitch Ratings Ltd market share
Moody's Investors Service Ltd Moody's Investors Service Ltd market share
Standard & Poor's Standard & Poor's market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Credit bureaus and rating agencies collect, store and manage data about consumers and businesses. The industry is responsible for mitigating risk, regulating activity and standardising information for its clients, which include investors, credit issuers, investment banks, broker-dealers, governments and the general public. The industry can be divided into two separate segments: credit bureaus and credit rating agencies (CRAs). Credit bureaus help lenders assess the creditworthiness of prospective customers by collecting information on consumers' borrowing and repayment history. CRAs evaluate risk and assign ratings to various credit issuers and debt instruments... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Credit bureaus and rating agencies assist in the efficient allocation of capital by providing a centralised source of information on borrowers' creditworthiness. This helps creditors to decide if, and at what price, they are willing to provide credit to a particular borrower. Although they have this general function in common, the two sides of the industry are quite distinct, most notably in their markets. Credit bureaus sell information about consumers' and businesses' credit history to banks and other creditors to help them evaluate the risks associated with lending. Rating agencies sell ratings to the borrower rather than the creditor. Their customers are major corporations and governments looking to borrow by selling debt securities in financial markets. In .. purchase to read more


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What is the Credit Bureaus & Rating Agencies Industry?

Credit bureaus provide data and information used to assess the creditworthiness of consumers, businesses and other organisations. Credit rating agencies perform a similar function, but with a particular focus on debt securities that can be traded on secondary markets and the organisations that issue those securities.

Industry Products
Corporate and sovereign debt ratingConsumer credit reportingCommercial credit reporting
Industry Activities
Providing consumer credit informationProviding business credit informationCorporate debt security ratingGovernment debt security rating

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