Dun & Bradstreet Hong Kong collaborates with the banking sector to support SME lending market through Commercial Data Interchange

Hong Kong SAR, [Oct 25, 2022] – Dun & Bradstreet Hong Kong, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, welcomes the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s (HKMA) announcement of the launch of the Commercial Data Interchange (“CDI”) which is built for Hong Kong’s next-generation financial data infrastructure.

As the sole operator of the Commercial Credit Reference Agency (“CCRA”) in Hong Kong since 2004, appointed by the Hong Kong Association of Banks under the industry initiative supported by the HKMA, Dun & Bradstreet Hong Kong will also participate as one of the key data providers of CDI. In addition to providing CCRA-originated credit reference data, the new platform also has the potential to deliver data and data analytics from alternative data sources. By linking the CCRA database with the CDI, it enables banks and other CCRA members to quickly access and factor additional data-points into their decision-making processes, which in turn helps reduce risk and boost efficiency in both products and outcomes.

Mr. Andrew Wu, Managing Director, Dun & Bradstreet China - Mainland and Hong Kong SAR commented:

“Dun & Bradstreet Hong Kong is fully committed to its ongoing collaboration with the CDI to support further acceleration and upscaling of credit risk assessment processes, which will be benefit financers in Hong Kong’s SME lending market.”

Mr. Howard Lee, Deputy Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, said,

“This year, along with the production launch of the CDI, we are delighted to see the CDI ecosystem continues to flourish with the participation of new data providers. This further enriches the data spectrum on CDI, encourages more collaborations between various stakeholders and the banking sector to develop innovative applications and offer better and more efficient banking services to their customers, co-develops a data-centric digital economy, and promotes financial inclusion.”

Dun and Bradstreet and HKMA’s Fintech Facilitation Office participated in Hong Kong FinTech Week 2022

The Commercial Data Interchange and Commercial Credit Reference Agency

A core element of the HKMA’s “Fintech 2025” strategy, the new consent-based CDI platform, will measurably enhance banking and financial service efficiency via a revolutionary new financial data infrastructure platform. Instead of multiple one-to-one connections between banks and sources of commercial data each individual bank and data provider will now link to the CDI via a single connection. Data sharing will thus become more secure, efficient, and scalable. With unprecedented levels of connectivity and data accessibility facilitated by the CDI, it significantly enhances the efficiencies of the existing Hong Kong government-regulated CCRA database.

The speedy and safe sharing of reliable commercial data is critical in assessing customers’ credit risk. By linking the CCRA to the CDI, it will streamline the accessing of credit data via Application Programming Interfaces (“APIs”) and will make data sharing more secure, efficient, and scalable than ever before. The CDI will also help reduce human errors. By fueling up-to-date, relevant, and authenticated business data, it will further accelerate and upgrade credit risk assessment processes, delivering huge benefits for financers in the SME lending market.

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香港特別行政區【2022年11月16日】 — 香港金融管理局(”金管局”)宣布推出新一代的金融數據基建「商業數據通」。全球領先的商業決策數據及分析公司鄧白氏商業資料香港(“鄧白氏香港” )對此表示歡迎。

鄧白氏香港於2004年獲香港銀行公會的委任,成為「香港商業信貸資料庫」(“CCRA” )的唯一營運商,以配合金管局的行業政策。同時,鄧白氏香港也參與「商業數據通」成為其中主要的數據提供方之一。除了提供源自「香港商業信貸資料庫」的信貸數據外,這個新平台還有潛力提供其他數據來源的數據及分析服務。這個新平台透過將「香港商業信貸資料庫」與「商業數據通」連接,銀行以及其他商業信貸資料庫成員可在決策過程中透過這個新平台迅速獲取及分析額外的數據點,更有助降低風險而且還可提升效益。



金管局金融科技促進辦公室與鄧白氏香港參加香港金融科技周2022(Hong Kong FinTech Week 2022)

關於「商業數據通」和 「香港商業信貸資料庫」





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+852 2516 1294