In the race to provide better information to all the different parties in the debt-ownership and -collections industry, Global Debt Registry has just hitched itself to a rocket.
Courtesy of a new partnership, TransUnion will begin marketing the services of Global Debt Registry. TransUnion is a major provider of information for collections departments at large banks and other financial institutions, and is ranked among the top three credit bureaus in the world.
“The ability to team up with GDR to offer our clients GDR tools to manage account information post charge-off—and to support validation of a given debt—is a natural extension to our core services offered to financial institutions, debt collectors, and consumers,” said Peter Ghiselli, vice president in TransUnion’s specialized risk business unit.
Above: Global Debt Registry Chief Commercial Officer Charles Moore demonstrated his company’s technology at FinovateFall 2014 in New York.
Mark Parsells, Chairman and CEO of Global Debt Registry, pointed to TransUnion’s leadership role in providing data and information to the collections community. “GDR and TransUnion’s mutual customers will benefit from our collaboration, which offers a broader market of debt buyers, collectors and financial institutions to reduce costs and risks, improve transparency and efficiencies to the debt-ownership industry.”
Founded in 1968, TransUnion serves more than 45,000 businesses, and more than 500 million consumers in more than 30 countries around the world. The company has been active in the direct-to-consumer market since 20o2, followings its acquisition of TrueCredit in 2002.
Global Debt Registry is a clearinghouse for the debt industry, giving debt owners, collection agents, financial institutions, and consumers a new level of transparency and insight into the “chain of title.” This transparency makes it easier for those working in the industry to accurately identify the true owners of debt for collection purposes. Through a consumer portal, Debt LookUp, Global Debt Registry’s platform can be used, for example, to ensure that repayment on a debt is being made to the correct individual.
Global Debt Registry made its Finovate debut at FinovateFall 2014. The company was founded in 2009, and is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware. GDR announced a $7 million Series A round in January. Read our interview with CEO Parsells from the beginning of the year.