Credit Information Bureaus in Japan

(as of March, 2017)

Bureaus

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Personal Credit Information CenterCredit Information Center Corp.(CIC)Japan Credit Information Reference Center Corp.(JICC)
EstablishmentOctober 1988September 1984June 1986
Umbrella organizationJapanese Bankers Association--
Networknation-widenation-widenation-wide
Number of members※1,180 institutions946 institutions1,421 institutions
Quantity of information registered※93.9 million contracts697.5 million contracts356.6 million contracts
Number of inquiries
(as of March 2017)
1.15 million18.6 million11.6 million
Information retention period5 years5 years5 years
Consumer relation office for disclosuresOnly by mailing7 CIC branchesHead office and Osaka branche

 ※ As of the end of March 2017.