Creditinfo Group launches Creditinfo Academy website
22 September marked RSM’s fifth annual RSM World Day and the largest celebration of the common vision, values and purpose that the sixth largest independent audit, tax and consulting network has ever seen.
Through a wide variety of different activities all around the world, staff in RSM firms across more than 70 countries united in colleague, client and charity events to celebrate RSM’s core values of collaborative working, deep individual understanding, idea and insight sharing for client benefit.
RSM in Malta has been a member of the RSM network for 11 years. This year, the Malta team came together for a day of team building activities at the Scouts International Campsite in Ghajn Tuffieha, which included team games and outdoor cooking.
Maria Micallef, Managing Partner at RSM in Malta, said, “RSM World Day brings together a global network of professionals to share the common vision and values of RSM. These events help us to align our thinking to the global network and brand ambition. Our operation in Malta continues to grow successfully and our 120 staff members make sure they help our clients move forward with confidence every day.”
RSM World Day activities included client events, staff breakfasts, volunteer/charity work, and team building to further strengthen engagement with RSM’s common purpose and increase their understanding of the RSM brand values, the global network, its capabilities, and its positioning – ‘The Power of Being Understood’. The network also initiated a major global advertising campaign across international media titles and in major international airports highlighting RSM’s belief in the importance of developing a deep mutual understanding in order to build successful business relationships. RSM World Day 2016 falls nearly a full year after the RSM network came together under a single unified brand, reinforcing the network’s global strength in providing consistently high quality audit, tax and consulting services to entrepreneurial, growth-focused organisations wherever they may be.
Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International said: “RSM World Day is a celebration of our shared values as a global network and a special event in RSM’s calendar. We’re a people business, and our clients value the insights and expertise of our staff, so keeping our employees engaged with activities like RSM World Day and encouraging collaboration and engagement through the RSM Academy is crucial to ensuring all our member firms are working together for the benefit of clients. We may be a large number of firms across over 120 countries, but we are also a global, unified network.” Creditinfo Academy was established with the purpose to assist in the development of sustainable financial and credit management and helping businesses to increase their efficiency through innovative technologies. The objective is to offer a diversified range of training which will help organisations as well as customers to enhance their financial responsibility. Creditinfo Academy’s mission is to lay down responsible lending practices through the involvement of financial literacy programmes. Creditinfo Academy believes that through its courses it can influence the development towards a more sustainable and financial inclusive economy. In order to be closer to its clients, partners and past and future students, it is launching the Creditinfo Academy website www.creditinfoacademy.com, where one can explore further the academy’s training offering.
Creditinfo Academy, part of Creditinfo Group, is a skills development and training provider that delivers generic and customised training services. Creditinfo Academy focuses on providing training for clients who want to develop their skills to improve operational efficiency and overall business performance; as well as train consumers and assist the public sector in their quest for financial inclusion.
It has identified that one of the challenges facing financial institutions, especially FinTech companies, is the fast pace of technological developments and FinTech innovations, which happens around the globe. The issue here is to ensure that the staff managing those new products and digitalized lending processes possess a relevant set of skills. The conservative approach to credit control and monitoring won’t work in this case.
Credit officers are no longer dealing with Excel spreadsheets and direct interviews with clients. They have to adapt to new technologies, understand the latest products and understand the trends, as well as the new risks which come with it. That is why the Creditinfo Academy was established, to assist those professionals with such challenges. Credit Risk Management is not only about analyzing credit applications and overlooking loan portfolios, it starts with acquiring the client through various new means, managing and monitoring the follow-ups.
It offers various seminars, for example, Improving your Credit Risk Management practices, Fraud Risk Management – a series of workshops and Advanced Credit Scoring to mention just a few. This month the academy will conduct a three-day specialised seminar on Advanced Credit Scoring – one will be held in Nairobi between 12-14 October and the second in Dar es Salaam between 19-21 October.
For more information visit www.creditinfoacademy.com