Promoting economic growth & reducing economic crime by facilitating access to business information


Promoting economic growth & reducing financial crime by facilitating access to business information


The Covid-19 crisis is first and foremost a humanitarian crisis and all our members are putting people first in their response.  As an industry body, BIPA believes that our role during this crisis is to ensure that the economy continues to benefit from informed credit decisions and we are reaching out to government and other stakeholders to offer our help in whatever way we can.  We will provide updates as appropriate.


The Association’s primary purpose is to promote economic growth and reduce financial crime by facilitating access to business information. This information is essential because it helps to reduce the risk inherent in business transactions; deters fraud; and facilitates the granting of credit.

Secondly, the Association facilitates communication between the commercial Credit Reference Agencies, government 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.



Covid-19 Update.... Commercial CRAs play a key role in the economy by providing accurate, timely and complete data on businesses to lenders, including trade creditors, in order to support sensible, responsible decisions on extending afford… Read more