Consumer credit performance improving

Consumer credit performance is showing consistent improvement as both loan balances and the number of loan accounts issued are undergoing sustained positive growth, according to a report from the Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC). ...

Sok Chan

CBC wins consumer credit reporting award

Independent financial information provider Credit Bureau (Cambodia) Co Ltd (CBC) scooped an award for “Excellence in Consumer Credit Reporting”, CBC said in a January 5 press release. UK-based “reputed international business magazine” Global Business Outlook (GBO) honoured the locally-owned CBC for its “exceptional performance” in Cambodia’s ...

May Kunmakara

CBC develops wide-ranging financial app

The Credit Bureau of Cambodia (CBC) has made available a new digital application that for the first time allows Cambodian citizens to check their credit score, view credit reports and receive credit monitoring alerts. ...

Harrison White

Loans in Kingdom soaring

Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC) has reported that the total outstanding loans in the first quarter of the year reached about $28.4 billion, up to 26 percent compared with the same period last year. ...

Sok Chan

Cambodia’s total mortgages near $3.5B

Mortgage loans in Cambodia continue to surge this year, according to Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC). The credit body’s consumer report showed that outstanding mortgages hit $3.42 billion at the end of June. CBC’s data showed that loans have increased by 30 percent from the same ...

Hor Kimsay

CBC says growth of credit charging ahead

Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC) yesterday released its report for the fourth quarter of 2017, which showed significant growth in applications for credit, particularly in the credit card and mortgage sectors. ...

Brendan O’Byrne

Credit growth starts to cool off

New data released by Cambodia’s independent credit reporting agency indicate a significant slowdown in the rate of lending during the second quarter of the year, a sign that banking industry experts claim is due to a tightening of lending criteria and less demand from the ...

Kali Kotoski

New US partner to boost credit reporting

Cambodia’s credit bureau is looking to leverage the resources and experience of US-based Equifax, one of the three biggest American credit report agencies, to expand its credit analysis capabilities and introduce new products to the local market, its chief executive officer said yesterday. ...

Cam McGrath

A clearer picture for lenders

The double-digit growth of consumer lending in Cambodia has created a need for a comprehensive and centralised database of individual credit histories. The Post’s Cam McGrath sat down with Pascal Ly, CEO of the Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC), to discuss the role of the Kingdom’s ...

Cam McGrath

Credit bureau brings rural lenders into the fold

Five rural credit operators signed an agreement to join the Credit Bureau Cambodia on Thursday as the watchdog and the National Bank of Cambodia ramp up efforts to better monitor the country’s expansive, but largely informal, rural lending industry. ...

Kang Sothear and Tsz-kwan Ho

The Credit Bureau Cambodia at the five-month mark

Almost five months after the launch of the Credit Bureau Cambodia (CBC), experts agree that it has given financial institutions valuable new access to information about creditworthiness of potential borrowers, improving efficiency and loan quality. At the same time, there are still a few rough ...

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