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 company and the leading provider of credit information and analysis in Australia and New Zealand. From its core credit bureau business established in 1967, Veda has expanded to deliver a suite of credit and other analytical products targeted to customers and specific industry segments.

Veda's customers use data intelligence provided by Veda to make decisions on credit risk, verify identity and employee background, reduce identity theft and fraud, and undertake digital marketing strategies.

In February 2016, Equifax Inc., a global leader in information solutions, closed its acquisition of Veda. Equifax powers the financial future of individuals and organisations around the world, using its strength of unique trusted data, technology and innovative analytics. Together, Veda and Equifax offer their customers world leading insights and knowledge to help them make informed decisions.

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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. Mirus is now known as Veda eTrace service.

  • 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. KMS Data has been renamed Inivio New Zealand.

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    2014

    September 2014, Veda acquires Kingsway Financial Assessments.

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    2014

    December 2014, Veda acquires The Prospect Shop as part of its growth strategy for its Marketing Services division, Inivio.

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    2015

    July 2015, Veda acquires ZipID, a business providing face to face and mobile enabled identity verification services.

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    2015

    July 2015, Veda makes a strategic investment with a majority stake in GetCreditScore, the website providing free credit scores to Australians.

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    2015

    September 2015, Veda acquires ReachTEL expanding its Collections, Fraud & ID and Marketing Services

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    2016

    February 2016, Veda acquires EDX strengthening its solutions in Personal Property Securities registration and search.

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    2016

    February 2016, Veda is acquired by Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX), the global leader in information solutions with a footprint in 21 markets around the world.

 
 

 

Management team

Group Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand

BCom MBA GAICD

Chief Financial Officer

BSc MBA CFA GAICD

James joined Veda in May 2013 as CFO, and has more than 25 years’ experience leading teams across the treasury, finance and accounting, pricing, and legal functions.

Chief Data Officer

MASc (Mathematics) BCS IB

Lionel joined Veda in March 2015 and has over 20 years' experience in financial services in Australia and internationally.

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 USA with the last 16 years being in senior IT management positions.