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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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The Credit Bureaus & Rating Agencies market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 Products Chapter

The industry is made up of two distinct sides. On the rating agencies side, firms rate debt securities and their issuers. On the credit bureau side, firms supply credit reports and information on consumers and businesses. Additional functions include services like credit fraud detection. At their core, both sides of the industry assist the efficient allocation of capital by providing a centralised source of quantified information on borrowers' creditworthiness. This helps creditors decide if, and at what price, they are willing to provide credit to a particular borrower or purchase a debt security in secondary markets.

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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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