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Credit Related Associations:

NACM - The National Association of Credit Management

This is an Association based in the U.S.A. which provides accreditation and information services for Credit Managers.

FCIB-NACM Finance Credit & International Business - National Association of Credit Management

This is an affiliate of the NACM which specialises in providing international credit management information, conferences and services.

International Energy Credit Association

Credit Research Foundation Online

This site includes CRF's Credit Assistant, a free credit management 'tool-box' of reference material.

Institute of Credit Management

Credit, Bank & Country Risk Rating Agencies:

Euromoney Online - analysis of the world's capital and money markets

Standard & Poor's

Moody's Investors Service

Fitch IBCA Home

Thomson Financial BankWatch
(Taken over by 'Fitch IBCA, Duff & Phelps' in 2001.)

Rundt's Intelligence Online Services

Coface @rating

A credit insurance organisation which publishes commercial credit ratings through this web site.

Credit Reference & Research Agencies

LloydsMIU (formerly: MRC Business Information Group Ltd)

LloydsMIU is the leading supplier of specialist credit reports and related commercial information in the energy and maritime markets. MIU's team of carefully trained experts, drawn directly from industry, deliver concise and authoritative knowledge of both players and markets. Since 1997, MIU has been part of the international publisher and specialist information group, Informa Plc. This gives MIU direct access to unparalleled sources of data.

Infospectrum Ltd

Infospectrum provides credit reports and in-depth research to the energy, shipping and commodity markets. Expert researchers based in Oxford England prepare concise reports and assessments which can be delivered instantly from their website, or delivered within 48 hours. Contact  for more detail.

Ocean Intelligence

Ocean Intelligence is a leading independent Maritime Credit Analysis company.  It has a commitment to provide effective credit risk management solutions that support its customers in understanding their counterparties and maximising sustainable business opportunities.

Capricorn Research  (Energy Sector Specialists)

Clive Gibson-Leitch and his associates provide a daily email newsletter, including breaking news and in-depth reports, for Credit Specialists operating in the Energy Sector (Oil, Gas, Coal and Electricity). Clive is based in the United Kingdom. To find out more about the "Capricorn Daily" email


Ducroire/Delcredere aim at providing value to exporters, investors, bankers, traders and all the other credit insurers. Providing real-time access to a synthesis of their risk analysis per country and their knowledge of credit insurance techniques.

STATUS Credit Reports Ltd

Status Credit Reports provides a wide range of Credit Information products to suit your credit assessment requirements.  Status was originally formed over 25 years ago and continues to provide Quality Information on both UK Limited Companies and Businesses.

DMS Group Pty Ltd (Sydney, Australia) & DMS Europe (United Kingdom)

DMS Group Pty Ltd (DMS) specialise in investigative reports with Risk Ratings and Credit Limit opinions for exporters and the credit insuring community worldwide. DMS on Line is a user-friendly resource, offering extensive data on Australian companies, but investigative reports on companies world wide are available - even those 'difficult markets'.   Export credit insurers in 40 countries and credit reporting agencies in 80 countries retain DMS as their correspondent.   Capability in 240 countries - during 2003-2005 DMS supplied reports on subjects in more than 140 countries to clients in 85 countries.  Standard DMS' Analytical Reports format now available on Subjects in 31 Asia-Pacific countries, with DMS internationally recognised Risk Ratings assessments.  Company Searches and other Registry data available from more than 100 countries Debt Collection - Worldwide Collection Network is now represented in 112 countries.

The Dynamar Group

Established in the Netherlands back in 1981 by Mr. Jan Meijer and the late Mr. Colin Munro, Dynamar BV provides both credit/marketing reports and consultancy services on the maritime sector. Over the years the company has expanded considerably. Dynamar BV now has offices and agents located around the world, while its product range has developed to reflect the needs of a larger and more diversified client base.

Credit Management Solutions Providers:


Sustainability Management

Perspectives on Sustainability of Financial Institutions in Financial Crises
Strategic Exposure Group is an advisory firm with client focus on proactively managing extreme-tail risk at financial institutions to ensure their sustainability during a future financial crisis. For more information about the firm’s capabilities, please visit or contact them at

IBM BTO Ireland Ltd (formerly: French & Associates, then Equitant)

Equitant is the leader in business process outsourcing (BPO) for the Accounts Receivable and Order-To-Cash functions among the Global 1000.  By assuming management and accountability of the full suite of Order-To-Cash processes, Equitant transforms and operates the entire function for its clients. 

Through world-class technology and process expertise, Equitant delivers integrated Order-To-Cash outsourcing solutions to help multi-national clients achieve and sustain measurable improvements in cost, working capital, and customer satisfaction.

PIC Solutions

PIC Solutions is the largest specialist customer management solutions company in the Southern Hemisphere. Providing Project management, Integration services and Consulting solutions to a wide range of blue chip clients in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region. Their informative monthly e-newsletter provides numerous articles and features including website links, industry news and events listings.

Credit Management Systems Providers:


ELCY LIMITED provides an electronic web-based facility to enable clients to auction their trade finance instruments to a range of banks. Multiple banks can be simultaneously asked to confirm a high value Letter of Credit, opened by an emerging market bank. The auctions are essentially a price discovery process and clients do not have to accept the lowest bid. Banks will also consider direct corporate trade-related risk. Many new banking relationships have been built, while response times and pricing have been impressive.
Contact ELCY LIMITED at for further information., Inc.

A financial analysis software and credit data management systems provider.


DC-PRO is the last word on documentary credits. The leading authorities on documentary credits have produced DC-PRO Focus (reference) and DC-PRO Mentor (training), fully web based reference and training services that carry the ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) seal of approval. Documentary credit practitioners will find DC-PRO an essential resource and support environment.

The Focus reference product includes a powerful search engine with access to all ICC publications, including case reports.


TradeCard enables Sellers and Buyers to transact safely, without the administrative and cost implications of Letters of Credit. This internet-browser-based service has been operating successfully for several months. The usual value of transactions is around US$100,000 or Euro100,000.

GlobalTrade Corporation @GlobalTrade e-Document Management System

GlobalTrade Corporation (formerly: CCEWeb) has helped evolve trade processing into a fully open, interactive secure payment and trade management system called @GlobalTradeTM capable of serving multiple financial institutions around the world and bringing all parties in a trade transaction onto the same electronic page. @GlobalTrade incorporates straight-through processing by merging the credit card and bank payment systems with a document management system that allows users to leverage their existing technology infrastructure.
@GlobalTrade makes the payment process faster, guarantees irrevocable funds availability, authenticates customers and trade service providers, and integrates invoices, transport documents and payments. It provides all participants in an international trade transaction a secure means of initiating, processing and completing the transaction over the Internet.

Emerging Market Debt Recovery Services:

Omni Bridgeway 

Leaders in debt recovery, OMNI have been providing solutions for defaulted bank and trade debt from political risk countries for more than fifteen years.

East-West Debt

East-West Debt provide financial services specialising in asset management, debt recovery, equity swaps and debt collection on high risk countries. 

Language Specialists & Interpreters:

Institute of Translation & Interpreting

The Institute of Translation & Interpreting was founded in 1986 as the only independent professional association of practising translators and interpreters in the United Kingdom.  It is now one of the primary sources of information on these services to government, industry, the media and the general public.

Specialist Recruitment Agencies:

jobs in credit

The only dedicated credit industry job board in the UK with 100’s of jobs available on-line now!


Deutsche Bank

Royal Bank of Scotland

Royal Bank of Scotland's Global Transaction Services web site. Also with access to the MaxTrad Trade Information Centre

Central Bank of Russia

EBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction & Development

National Bank of Hungary

Bulgarian National Bank



Deutsche Bundesbank

eNewspapers & Information Sources:

Trade Services Update

L/C Monitor (LCM) is an independent voice of the trade services industry. LCM was first published in 1999 as a legal financial journal covering practical aspects of payment instruments in international trade. In June 2000 LCM acquired ‘LC Update’ from Thompson Publishing Group. In 2008 LCM launched Trade Services Update (TSU) the only electronic newsletter devoted to the topic of trade services.


CAROL is an on-line service offering one point access to Company Annual Reports On-line, and a range of other investor information.  Asian, European and USA company reports are available through this service.

Business Credit Management

Business Credit Management is the United Kingdom's leading Resource, Directory and Portal for Businesses and Credit Professionals.

Trade Finance Magazine

The website includes a comprehensive search engine as well as access to an archive of magazines, supplements and breaking news stories.

National Credit News (NCN) 

Published 10 times annually in both English and French, National Credit News is a highly regarded Canadian Credit Journal written for Credit Professionals by Credit Professionals. The Journal offers information on many topics that are of interest to Credit Managers and Administrators.

British Bankers Association - LIBOR

To access the definition, today's rates and historic rates for LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) click the LIBOR link on the BBA home page.

World News

Free access to up-to-the minute news from around the world.

The Times Online

This is the electronic version of The Times and The Sunday Times (London UK).

People's Daily ( China )

Online version of the People's Daily available in English.

The Moscow Times

KYIV POST (Ukraine)

Vladivostok Times

The Economist

Central Europe Online -- Daily News

BISNIS - Commercial Information on Russia and the NIS (Newly Independent States)

American-Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry

International Chamber of Commerce

Policy statements and other ICC papers on documentary credits are available free of charge in the Banking section of the International Chamber of Commerce web site.

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