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Datapool (S) started its operations in Singapore, providing information and financial checks for companies, businesses and law firms.
1986
Singapore 1000 was conceived - a ranking of Singapore's top 1000 companies by annual audited financials
1995
Pioneer in providing Singapore's first on-line real-time information system, “QuestLine"; a system extensively used by financial institutions for credit corporate and consumer checks
1998
DP Info started ranking Singapore's top 500 small & medium enterprises through the annual "Singapore SME 500" rankings

DP Info (as key information integrator) helped American Express of Singapore win the top award for the most successful AMEX Blue Card launch in the World.

Only business information partner to integrate its system backend to American Express, Maybank, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation, Bank of China, Diners Club (Singapore) Pte Ltd and DBS Bank; automating and shortening the credit operations process of these financial institutions.
2000
DP Bureau was formed as an ACRA-Appointed service bureau, providing incorporation and business filing services to small and medium business market.
2001
First Singapore business information bureau to form strategic alliance using world renowned credit rating engine from Moody's | K.M.V.
2003
DP Info started "Fastest Growing 50" certification ranking, promoting recognition for companies with 3-year compounded annual growth rates.
2004
QuestLine services tapped into web services technology for open architecture integration into credit and lending institutions' systems.
Awarded the prestigious BS7799 Certification for information security and data management.
2005
"QuestNet" - credit information portal was integrated into Ngee Ann Polytechnic's Finance diploma curriculum.

DP Bureau serves its 50,000th customer since opening its doors in 2002 to help entrepreneurs and business professionals across Singapore in all their incorporation and start-up needs.

DP Info Group teams up with IE Singapore to launch annual “Singapore International 100”, a ranking of Singapore’s top international revenue corporations.

DP Info partners with the Singapore Manufacturers’ Federation to open the DP-SMa Corporate Center to help the federation’s members enhance their corporate edge through credit ratings and corporate credit bureau services, amongst others.
2006
Building & Construction Authority adopts DP Credit Rating to credit rate construction firms.

DP Information Network achieves ISO/IEC: 27001:2005 Certification for Information Security Management

The Singapore Association of Credit Management (SACM) partners with DP Info Group on SACM-DP Certification, providing a professional development and recognition for credit managers across Singapore.

Annual ACE-DP Start-up Enterprise Survey of Singapore (STEPS) launched in partnership with the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE), providing a first-ever in-depth look into the growth and developmental concerns of Singapore start-ups.

DP Info Group is appointed as management operator by the Singapore Malay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SMCCI) to run their Enterprise Development Centre (EDC@SMCCI).

Official Research Partner of IE Singapore’s LatinAsia Biz Forum, producing research highlighting new opportunities for partnership and investment between Singapore and Latin American economies.
2007
DP Credit Bureau is recognized by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to help Singapore’s banks and financial institutions make better lending decisions by providing comprehensive information on consumers’ payment history and credit standing.

DP Info Group appointed by the Action Community for Entrepreneurship (ACE) to manage and operate the Dealflow Connection website, managing and facilitating traditional and non-traditional financing deals between Singapore companies and potential financiers.

DP Info teams with HSBC Singapore to launch new SME rankings, SME Growth Excellence Recognition, identifying Singapore SMEs on the fastest growth path.
2008
Experian PLC takes 40% minority stake in DP Information Group, bringing on board global technical and developmental expertise in areas such as consumer and corporate credit analytics.
2009
DP Credit Ratings is adopted by the Ministry of Education’s Council for Private Education to credit rate privately operated education organisations as part of the EduTrust certification.

The Hire Purchase, Financing and Leasing Association of Singapore (HPFLAS) appoints DP Info to redevelop, manage and maintain their internal systems, enhancing their credit checking processes.

DP Info Group teams up with the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) to provide a quarterly business sentiment index on Singapore SMEs.
2010
DP Info launched Singapore Financials Direct (SFD) – an XBRL-enabled analytics portal which leverages on XBRL financials filed with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA) on over 150,000 public and private companies in Singapore.
2011
DP SME Commercial Credit Bureau (Bureau) was gazetted by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) as a platform to enhance the enforcement of maintenance orders.

Experian® becomes DP Info Group's majority stakeholder; enhancing DP Info Group’s existing services and enables the implementation of international best practices to meet the demands of the global economy.
 
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