We are proud of our entrepreneurial roots

Compuscan was founded by Remo Lenisa in 1994.  It was established as South Africa’s first credit bureau for the micro finance sector at a time when South Africa was a fledgling democracy.

In the early days, Compuscan was a credit bureau, focused on the micro-lending industry. It enabled micro lenders to avoid financial loss by identifying clients’ repayment probability before issuing a loan. Loans were also registered on a national database, which was a first for the industry.

Following a period of growth and geographical expansion, Compuscan is now a full-service credit bureau and information services provider with an extensive product offering and offices in nine countries in Africa and Asia Pacific.

Our solutions and products add value across the customer life cycle and enable companies to identify, acquire, manage and reward their customers, and educate their workforce.

1994

1994

- Compuscan established as consumer credit bureau for microlenders.

1995

1995

- An FTP (File Transfer Protocol) data system was established to share positive and negative data across more than 1800 microlenders.

1997

1997

- Centralised database introduced meaning data could be accessed in real-time.

1999

1999

- Launch of online credit reporting system, Credit Check.
- ‘Sun and Oracle’ combined partner of the year award.

2003

2003

- Credit Skills Training Institute (CSTI) after training grant awarded to Compuscan from BANKSETA.

2004

2004

- CSTI formed part of Compuscan Holdings and officially established and accredited with the BANKSETA, Education and Training Quality Assurance (ETQA) body and became compliant with the South African Qualification Authority (SAQA).
- Largest secondary service provider of National Loan Register (NLR) data.

2005

2005

- Credit Check hosts Southern African Fraud Prevention Service (SAFPS) data.
- Gold certificate for exhibition excellence at the African Microfinance Conference.

2006

2006

- The National Credit Act (NCA) introduced and Compuscan registered as a credit bureau.
- Certificate of appreciation in support of Microfinance South Africa (MFSA).

2007

2007

- Became an associate member of the Credit Providers Association (CPA).
- Certificate of accomplishment in support of MFSA.

2008

2008

- Codix, Xcelerator, and Compuscore A solutions launched.
- The Credit Skills Training Institute changed to Compuscan Academy.
- Runner up for the Isabel Jones Lungisa Awards presented by the Credit Information Ombudsman (CIO).

2009

2009

- Upgraded to the new 11G Oracle database which allowed the data centre’s capacity to expand.

2010

2010

- Became one of the primary hosting bureaux of the South African National Loans Register.
- Selected as one of the top 10 African financial service technology solutions in Africa by the Financial Technology editorial team.

2011

2011

- Acquired shares in Scoresharp.
- Selected as one of the top 20 most ‘eNNovative’ companies in Africa by Financial Technology.

2013

2013

- Compuscan’s extensive product base expanded to include Commercial Credit Reports.

2014

2014

- Launched www.mycreditcheck.co.za, online platform for South African consumers to view their credit information.
- Actis won the Catalyst Private Equity Deal of 2014 for its shares acquisition in Compuscan Holdings, pinpointing it as the most notable private equity deal of the year.

2015

2015

- Acquired P:Cubed, a specialist marketing services provider driven by analytics.
- Compuscan hosts the first annual Credit and Decision Analytics (CADA) Conference.

2016

2016

- Acquired Profit Science.
- Acquired shares in Creditinfo.
- Became the first credit bureau to be Evo-ready.
- Introduced Compuscore PSY (psychometric scoring) to market.
- 2016 CADA presented by Compuscan.

2017

2017

- Acquired Encentivize and Encentivize Rewards.
- 2017 CADA held at Arabella Hotel by Compuscan.

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