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30 April 2019

Managing the tension between business growth and credit risk as covered by Credit Manager Magazine

The May issue of Credit Manager magazine features a Bureau van Dijk article titled “Managing the tension between business growth and credit risk”. Credit Manager is published by the The Polish Institute of Credit Management (PICM), a platform for corporate credit risk management professionals. It's a Polish-language magazine, but the article is in English.

Our article covers the importance of best practices in know your customer (KYC) and regulatory compliance. It explores how a holistic internal approach to credit risk and company information can help create balance between risk and growth.

Challenges for credit managers

Emerging markets have great potential for business growth but there can be limitations to credit risk processes. These include: 

  • a lack of available company data
  • knowing where to source data from
  • being aware of international and unilateral sanctions

How company information helps

Orbis is the world’s most powerful resource on private companies. Using Orbis, credit risk professionals have access to: 

  • standardized financials designed to make it easier to analyze and compare companies in all countries
  • quantitative scores such as ModeFinance’s MORE credit risk score with an overview of risk by geographic region
  • qualitative scoring where limited financials exist to understand:
  • company management and directors
  • number of employees
  • structure information including subsidiaries
  • corporate ownership information to assess the corporate group or take the financial strength of the parent company into account


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Our solutions are designed to help different business challenges and streamline your workflow. Many of our customers blend our information with their own internal data to get a more complete picture of the companies in their ecosystem.

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