Credit Reference Bureaus complement the central role played by banks and other financial institutions in extending financial services within an economy. CRBs help lenders make faster and more accurate credit decisions. They collect, manage and disseminate customer information to lenders with in a provided regulatory framework – in Kenya, the Banking (Credit Reference Bureau) Regulations, 2008 which was operationalised effective 2nd February 2009. Credit histories not only provide necessary input for credit underwriting, but also allow borrowers to take their credit history from one financial institution to another, thereby making lending markets more competitive and, in the end, more affordable. Credit bureaus assist in making credit accessible to more people, and enabling lenders and businesses reduce risk and fraud. Sharing of information between financial institutions in respect of customer credit behavior, therefore, has a positive economic impact.

List of lLicensed Credit Reference Bureaus in Kenya

Credit Reference Bureau Africa Limited t/a TransUnion
Physical Address: 2nd floor, Prosperity House, Westlands Road, Off Museum Hill, Westlands
Postal Address: P.O. Box 46406, 00100 NAIROBI, KENYA
Telephone: +254 730 651 000
Fax: +254 (0) 20 3751344
Email: [email protected]
Date Licensed: 9th February 2010

Metropol Credit Reference Bureau Limited
Physical Address: 1st Floor, Shelter Afrique Centre, Upper Hill, Nairobi
Postal Address: P.O. Box 35331, 00200 NAIROBI, KENYA
Telephone: +254 (0) 20 2689881
Mobile: +254 727 413 733/ 732 774 666
Customer Service Centre: 9th Floor, Barclays Plaza, Loita St. Nairobi
Tel: +254 709 834000
Email: [email protected]
Date Licensed: 11th April 2011

Creditinfo Credit Reference Bureau Limited
Physical Address: Spark Suites, Suite 12, 2nd Floor, Parklands Road, Nairobi
Postal Address: P.O. Box 38941 – 00623, Parklands
Email: [email protected]
Date Licensed: 29th April 2015

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How can CRB assist where someone borrowed from and defaulted repaying SACCO the consequence of which was that the guarantors have to repay?