Rating well: High housing transfer numbers have driven industry revenue growth

The Credit Agencies industry has grown at a solid pace over the past five years, driven by strong demand from banks and other organisations for credit reporting services. A high number of housing transfers and a comparatively low unemployment rate have contributed to this growth. Furthermore, Australia's overall debt has continued to grow over the past five years, with increases in lending and investment amounts to businesses, investment funds and households. As a result, industry revenue is expected to increase at an annualised 7.3% over the five years through 2017-18, to $1.1 billion. Revenue is anticipated to increase by 2.5% in 2017-18...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Australia's overall debt has continued to rise over the past five years, boosting industry growth
  • Profit margins have remained strong due to growing demand and pricing increases
  • Fewer business bankruptcies and a flat unemployment rate are forecast to constrain industry growth
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The Credit Agencies industry is characterised by high barriers to entry. The scale and reputation of the established industry participants represent the most significant entry barrier for new firms. These large incumbent firms benefit from practical, rather than regulatory, barriers to entry. Their reputation and wealth of proprietary knowledge entrench their market positions, as does the relative size of the Australian financial system, which limits the available business opportunities for other companies. Additionally, there are significant barriers in establishing a database of companies and individuals. For example, the largest credit reporting companies tend to hold millions of files relating to individuals' credit details. The...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Credit Agencies Industry

    IBISWorld has determined the most important Key Success Factors for the Credit Agencies are:

  • Development of new products
  • Stringent information security system
  • Access to an appropriately skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Amount of equity capital raising and Number of housing transfers in the Credit Agencies industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Credit Agencies Industry?

    The industry provides independent opinions about the creditworthiness of companies, individuals, securities or financial obligations. A credit bureau (or consumer credit reporting agency) provides opinions about an individual’s creditworthiness. A credit rating agency assigns a credit rating for a particular issue of debt and evaluates the overall creditworthiness of the issuing entity.

    Industry Products
  • Consumer credit reporting
  • Commercial credit reporting
  • Corporate and sovereign credit ratings
  • Other credit rating services
  • Industry Activities
  • Commercial credit reporting
  • Consumer credit reporting
  • Credit investigation services
  • Credit rating services
  • Credit reporting
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Amount of equity capital raising
  • Number of housing transfers
  • National unemployment rate
  • Ratio of interest payments to disposable income
  • Business bankruptcies

  • Current Performance
  • Solid industry performance
  • Strong profit margins
  • Australian debt
  • Regulation heightens
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Future industry drivers
  • Extending credit
  • Assessing the assessors
  • Bond markets
  • Technical changes and competition
  • Table: Credit Agencies Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Credit Agencies Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumer Goods Retailing
  • Finance
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Computer and Electronic Office Equipment Manufacturing
  • Data Storage Services

  • Products & Services
  • Consumer credit reporting
  • Corporate and sovereign credit ratings
  • Commercial credit reporting
  • Other credit rating services
  • Chart: Credit Agencies Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Mortgage brokers and finance services providers
  • Accounting, legal and consulting firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Household and other sectors
  • Banks, credit unions and building societies
  • Debt collection and administrative services providers
  • Rental and hire firms
  • Property and real estate managers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Credit Agencies Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Credit Agencies

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Credit Agencies Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Equifax Australia Group Pty Limited, D&B Hold Company Pty Ltd, S&P Global Australia Pty Ltd,
  • Table: Equifax Australia Group Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: D&B Hold Company Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: S&P Global Australia Pty Ltd - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Credit Agencies Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Credit Agencies Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A written commitment from a borrower to a lender, agreeing to repay the holder of the bond a specified sum on a specified date, often along with intermittent interest payments.
  • Credit Rating
  • An opinion regarding an issuer's ability to make timely repayments in general, or relating to a particular financial obligation.
  • Debt Issuance
  • The act of borrowing money by selling bonds or similar securities in financial markets.
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