Facilitating business decisions by protecting access to publicly available data

Facilitating Economic Growth

The Association has two primary purposes; firstly to facilitate economic growth through the promotion and protection of statutory publicly available data 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.


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The Government has announced in the 2014 budget its intention to legislate to provide a controlled release of non-financial VAT registration data. BIPA is pleased to support this proposal as it believes the availability of this data will lead to significant economic benefits to the UK economy. BIPA intends to continue its engagement with government on this important initiative. Read more