About us

Data doesn't stand still - and nor do we. We are passionate about accumulating data, transforming it and then connecting it, to provide our customers with the complete picture.  This is what we do.

Veda is a data analytics business. As the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand, we act as the conduit between the data that we accumulate, and the insights that this data provides for our customers. The result of this process is empowerment. Our goal is to empower every one of our customers to make proactive, responsible and informed decisions, based on the insights we can provide.

Our core product offering includes the provision of credit reports in relation to individuals and businesses. From our stable core credit bureau business, Veda has expanded to deliver a suite of credit and other analytical products targeted to specific industry segment needs. Veda's data includes credit information on 20 million individuals and 5.7 million commercial entities in Australia and New Zealand.

Veda has an international footprint in Singapore, Malaysia, Cambodia and Saudi Arabia.

Over 40 years of history

  • 1967

    Credit Reference Association began as a mutual organisation.

  • 1998

    Credit Reference Association is demutualised and became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Data Advantage Group (Credit Advantage).

  • 2001

    Data Advantage merges with Baycorp Holdings to form Baycorp Advantage with dual listings on the ASX and NZX.

  • 2006

    Shareholders of Baycorp Advantage vote for a new company name in November.  Baycorp Advantage becomes Veda Advantage. Baycorp Collection Services is sold in May for A$97 Million.

  • 2007

    Veda becomes a fully privatised company owned by Pacific Equity Partners and Merrill Lynch Private Equity Partners.

  • 2007

    Veda Advantage acquires Atlantis Group's marketing division in July as part of Veda Advantage's strategy to expand and diversify its range of marketing services.

    In September, Veda Advantage acquires Australian Business Research (ABR) and National Tenancy Database (NTD) from Collection House Limited (CLH).

  • 2009

    Veda Advantage acquires Secure Sentinel to enhance its credit file and alert services.

  • 2009

    Veda established Australia’s first online automotive bureau in 2009 and re-branded to CarHistory in 2010.  CarHistory.com.au provides the most comprehensive report on the history of a used vehicle in the country to help make it easier and safer for you to buy a used car.

  • 2011

    Veda acquires Mirus Online, further strengthening its' footprint in People Location services targeted focused on the Collections market.

  • 2011

    Veda acquires Verify, a provider of in depth candidate and employee background verification services.

  • 2013

    Strengthening its position in the commercial credit and supplier risk market, Veda acquires Corporate Scorecard, an independent provider of quality financial and supplier risk assessments.

  • 2013

    December 2013 Veda lists on the Australian Stock Exchange.

  • 2014

    Veda acquires a controlling interest in data and analytics agency Datalicious as part of its growth strategy for its Marketing Services division, Inivio.

  • 2014

    Veda acquires ITM in May 2014, adding to its suite of superannuation focussed solutions.

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    2014

    August 2014, Veda acquires KMS Data in New Zealand.

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    2014

    September 2014, Veda acquires Kingsway Financial Assessments.

 
 

 

Management team

CEO and Managing Director

BCom MBA GAICD

Nerida was appointed CEO and Managing Director of the Company in February 2011, and has over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing and business management.

Chief Financial Officer

BSc MBA CFA

James joined Veda in May 2013 as CFO, and has more than 20 years’ experience leading teams across the treasury, finance and accounting, pricing and legal functions.

Chief Data Officer
Simon joined Veda Group in November 2010. His career spans 20 years in a wide range of financial roles in Europe and Australia.
Chief Information Officer

BCompSc MBA

Tony joined Veda in August 2008, and has over 30 years’ technology experience primarily in the financial services industry in Australia, the UK and the US.