Dun & Bradstreet hosted the University students to a seminar at its Dar es Salaam offices.

As part of efforts to create awareness about the existence, usefulness, functions and benefits of Credit Bureaus in Tanzania, Dun & Bradstreet hosted the students of the Institutes of Finance and Management and the University of Dar es Salaam to a seminar at its Dar es Salaam offices today.

The event which featured a presentation co-delivered by staff of Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureau Tanzania Limited, was attended by 40 participants drawn from both the University of Dar es Salaam and the Institute of Finance and Management.

Participants at the seminar revealed their excitement to learning about Credit Bureaus and also about Dun & Bradstreet. One of the participants said, “before now, I knew very little about credit bureaus. In fact, I thought that Credit Bureaus are used as a blacklist but today, I know better. Thanks to D&B for this seminar”

Also speaking, Dr. Bill Kiwia (PhD), said that “the importance of a credit bureaus in an economy can not be over-emphasized and we are grateful to Dun & Bradstreet for hosting this seminar. Today our students are better informed about Credit Bureaus and have learned about the importance of being responsible with money. D&B has done well and we hope that more of this seminar will take place soon”.

During the presentation, General Manager, Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureau Tanzania Limited gave a call to all Tanzania to embrace the concept of Credit Bureau as a tool that aids access to credit on the one hand and responsible lending on the other. According to Mr. Atobatele, the economy stands to gain a whole lot more if everyone knows about the credit bureau and make good use of its product and services. In his words “successful economies do not just happen. They are cultivated and we all have a responsibility to cultivate ours by ensuring that those who deserve to get access to credit actually do”.

Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureau Tanzania is a subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet Credit Bureaus Limited – a company that has been actively involved in building Commercial, Consumer and SME credit bureaus all across the world.