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.
- BIPA - Charter (PDF 66kb) BIPA Statutes are available on request.
Following a long period of discussion and meetings BIPA and its members are now actively engaged with HMRC in examining the possible benefits to the economy in making elements of the VAT Register available both generally and to CRAs. HMRC recently published a consultation paper Sharing and publishing data for public benefit as a first step in this which outlines some of the areas where this engagement is progressing