More evidence ofexpansion of US domestic credit reporting bureaus into the Asia-Pacregion. Atlanta-based Equifax is moving into India, one of the fastestgrowing markets for payment card issuance, with the help of six partnerfinancial institutions, Bank of Baroda; Bank of India; Kotak Mahindra PrimeLtd.; Religare Finvest Ltd.; Sundaram Finance Ltd.; and Union Bank of India. Competitor Experian, which runs credit bureaus in 15 countries, has hadoperations in the Indian market for nearly four years. TransUnion andDun&Bradstreet announced an Indian joint-venture in early 2008.
has launched a credit reporting business inIndia, a joint venture involving six Indian financial institutions, the companysaid Thursday.
The announcement comes fivemonths after the Reserve Bank of India awarded a license for Equifax Credit InformationServices Private Ltd. Equifax’s partners in the joint venture are Bank ofBaroda; Bank of India; Kotak Mahindra Prime Ltd.; Religare Finvest Ltd.;Sundaram Finance Ltd.; and Union Bank of India.
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