Authorities to expand local companies’ access to financial database
The move is aimed at further expanding CreDB’s data-sharing capacity. Launched in June 2019, the system has opened up anonymized credit information, including loan records and credit card application, to financial firms, social commerce companies, as well as research institutions.
Making use of the additional insurance information offered by KCIS’ database, ranging from insurance types to reasons for cancellations, local financial companies will be able to recommend better customized finance products to consumers, the FSC said.
Meanwhile, consumers’ transaction histories will also be opened up to industry players during the second half of this year by the Korea Financial Telecommunications and Clearings Institute, a nonprofit organization managing secure payment services. The agency plans to anonymize large sets of payment records related to banking transactions or electronic money transfer and offer them to local businesses through its data portal.
“By partnering with related financial organizations, the FSC will speed up building infrastructure for local markets’ greater access to useful big data, while promoting policies to boost usage by setting up a special committee on big data industry,” the FSC said.
By Choi Jae-hee (firstname.lastname@example.org)