Definitions for "Credit Reference agency"
This is an agency which provides details of information to third parties to assist with the assessment of a persons creditworthiness. Northern Rock uses such an agency when assessing the opening of Current Accounts.
Used by loan providers in order to assess their clients applications. Credit reference agencies have access to information about UK residents' credit history and will produce a 'credit report' based on these details.
A business which collects, collates and maintains a data base of information containing the assumed creditworthiness of individuals. For the payment of a fee, information can be supplied to enquirers, generally potential creditors.