Facilitating business decisions by protecting access to publicly available data

Promoting Economic Growth

The Association has two primary purposes; firstly to promote economic growth by facilitating access to business information as used by the Credit Reference Agencies This information is essential because it helps to reduce the risk inherent in business transactions; deters fraud; and facilitates the granting of credit.

Secondly to facilitate communication between the Agencies and the business community to create greater awareness of the data held; how this data is used; and how it benefits business decisions and responsible lending.


Founder Members


The Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill has now proceeded through the Select Committee stage and BIPA welcomes the opportunity of working with Government on the implementation of the Bill which includes the publication of the VAT Register. BIPA is pleased to support this Bill as it believes that the addition of this data will lead to a significant increase in the availability of trade credit to companies and generate significant economic benefits to the country. Read more