The Federal Association of German Collection Companies
The BDIU has been representing the interests of the collection sector since 1956. As a partner to the business community and intermediary between the public and political spheres, the association strives for fair dealing together. Overseeing appropriate, conscientious and honest professional practice on the part of its members is a core concern for BDIU. Today the association counts more than 550 companies as members.
As an associate member and as a service provider for the collection sector, we support the activities of the BDIU, particularly its advocacy for a reputable and legally unimpeachable collections economy. We’re regular attenders and exhibitors at the BDIU congress and enjoy constant exchange with numerous fellow BDIU members. In this way, we’re as fully informed as possible regarding which solutions we can contribute to the collection and claims management sector in Germany.
The Federal Association of Service Providers for Online Retailers
The BDOA promotes vocational training in the field of online services. Alongside this, we dedicate ourselves to promoting scientifically agreed standards in terms of integrating different performance indicators from value-added online services to systems, as well as supporting current scientific expertise.
As an online credit agency, we stand fully behind the association goals of the BDOA, especially when it comes to networking, vocational training and knowledge research in the digital economy. Our customers benefit from our know-how as an online service provider which, with the help of the association’s resources, we’re continually deepening and developing further.
The Federal Association of Collection and Claims Management
The BFIF is a combination of people and companies that are professionally involved in the fields of collection services and claims management, together with people who are closely connected in their work activities with the subject of debt collection. It represents the professional interests of its members with respect to state agencies and public authorities, promotes exchanges of information and experience and combats abuse in the area of legal advice and in the context of unfair competition.
As members of the BFIF, we share to the fullest extent the association’s aims, in particular the exchange of experience and know-how in sector-specific topic areas. Our customers benefit from having us as a close partner that understands their needs and as one that meets them as an engaged and involved dialogue partner.
The Federal Association of Loan Purchase and Servicing
The BKS has since 2007 been representing the interests of company members active in the credit trading business in Germany. It advocates at the political level for a functioning credit trade. It promotes exchanges of opinion and expertise from services across disciplinary and sector boundaries, supports training and continuing education in the occupational field of investors and servicers, and is dedicated to maintaining and cultivating the reputation of the profession.
As a supporting member we assist with the concerns of the BKS, which represents the interests of the credit trading sector as they apply to policy in the context of functioning credit trading. We are convinced that the reintroduction and return of non-performing loans into the economic cycle presents an invaluable economic contribution, and with this conviction we’re strengthening our customers from this sector with the encouragement of the BKS behind us.
The ECC Club is a network for decision-makers in the realm of e-commerce. It’s the primary contact partner for analyses and strategic consultation on the theme of trends and developments in the world of digital retail. Connected with Cologne’s renowned Institut für Handelsforschung (Institute for Retail Research) and its extensive network, the ECC’s experts have been providing support for e-commerce since 1999. Retailers, manufacturers and service providers benefit from the strong competencies in method, comprehensive market data and strategic know-how of the highly engaged team.
As a member of the ECC Club, we share in the professional and personal exchanges of a vibrant and inspired community. From the forward-looking and positive atmosphere of the online retail community, we receive more and more stimulation, motivation and ideas for novel and enhanced solutions from which our customers from the sector can immediately and directly benefit.
The Data Protection and Data Security Association
The GDD stands up for sensible, reasonable and technically realisable data protection. It represents the interests of data-processing agencies, data protection officers and affected citizens in their relationship with public authorities and legislative bodies. The GDD is mainly concerned with reinforcing operative forms of self control that abide by data protection regulations, as well as effective self-regulation that renders surveillance and official restrictions as superfluous as possible. To achieve this, it promotes the training and continuing education of professional and official data protection officers and a functional exchange with professional colleagues and supervisory authorities.
As a non-state-controlled credit agency and data-processing company, we have a special social responsibility. With our membership of GDD we recognise the right to self-determination when it comes to information and we make the case for a data-protection transparent and healthier digital economy. We benefit from the know-how of GDD’s experts, swap stories about data protection challenges as a result of new technologies and in this way stay up to date in order to safeguard at all times the data protection compliance of every one of our processes and solutions.
The Merchant Risk Council
The MRC is a globe-spanning network of more than 500 e-commerce companies and providers of solutions for battling fraud in the online retail landscape, for optimising payment processes and for risk management. By means of continuing education programmes, online forums and conferences, MRC examines the state of knowledge and promotes exchange of experiences and expertise among its member companies.
As a member of the MRC, we network on a worldwide basis with companies from the online retail sector as well as solutions providers, to discuss and shape the digital transformation of the economy together. As a sponsor and host of MRC events, we contribute to fertile exchanges in the sector. In this way we access decisive impulses and build viable partnerships for precisely those solutions that our clients from the e-commerce sector can sustainably advance.