02:25 AM

TransUnion appoints leading expert

  Johannesburg, South Africa - TransUnion's Analytic and Decision Services division has recently employed leading vehicle financing and financing industry expert James van Dyk.

He will be responsible for providing strategic direction and consulting services as it relates to the division's analytic offerings. He will report directly to Thamir Hassan, CEO of TransUnion's Analytic and Decision Services.

Van Dyk has more than 47 years of financial-related experience that includes personal loans, commercial financing and vehicle financing. Prior to TransUnion, he was with WesBank, where Van Dyk was employed as the Head of Automated Assessment Credit Systems (Scoring).

Van Dyk is a well-known and trusted advisor in the financial industry. His international experience and in-depth knowledge gained from years of hands-on experience enables him to make invaluable contributions in all areas of the credit cycle. His team was responsible for building the first and only vehicle financing recent graduates' scorecard and a first-in-class scorecard for the leisure market. He was also in the privileged position to lead the team that implemented the first commercial scorecard in South Africa.

Van Dyk comments: "It is a great opportunity to work for TransUnion and I am looking forward to providing consultancy services in an industry that I am very passionate about. I am hoping to become an integral part of TransUnion - a company that is equally dedicated and shares the same strategic vision for this industry."

Hassan adds: "We are very pleased that James joined our team and we are confident that he will add significant value to our business and that of our customers. James' experience positions him as one of the leading authorities in the vehicle financing and financing industries."

About TransUnion

As a global leader in credit and information management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people and businesses around the world by gathering, analysing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion helps improve efficiency, manage risk, reduce costs and increase revenue by delivering comprehensive data and advanced analytics and decisioning. For consumers, TransUnion provides the tools, resources and education to help manage their credit health and achieve their financial goals. Through these and other efforts, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies worldwide. Based in Johannesburg and Pretoria, with global headquarters located in Chicago in the US, TransUnion is Africa's oldest and leading provider of data-based business intelligence solutions. Visit www.transunion.co.za or www.mycredit.co.za for more information.