Pertama Digital, Experian to jointly explore alternative credit scoring solutions


KUALA LUMPUR: Pertama Digital Bhd has signed a memorandum of understanding with Experian Information Services (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd on a partnership to jointly explore developing alternative credit scoring solutions that can better serve financially excluded Malaysians.

As part of the agreement, Experian will leverage its global expertise in credit scoring and beneficial supporting data solutions while Pertama Digital will feed relevant data from its cache of alternative data sources to the developing credit scoring engine.

Pertama Digital director of strategy Saify Akhtar said the company is delighted to have Experian join its list of strategic partners on the overarching journey to drive financial inclusion.

"Being able to leverage their credit reporting and data analytics expertise will be a massive boost to advancing this mission,” he said in a statement. - Bernama

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