CIS Kenya Membership

In May 2021, CBK approved a Code of Conduct that will govern all the non-regulated entities that are approved to participate in the CIS mechanism. The essence of this is to ensure best practices are exercised by all the players. To check the code, please follow this link

Read more about membership categories below.

Full Member (Approved)

Is your institution approved by the Central Bank of Kenya as a credit information provider? You have until 31st December 2021 to subscribe to the industry Code of Conduct on CIS. Follow the steps below.
This category consist of credit providers approved by the Central Bank of Kenya to share credit information with CRBs. It is mandatory for Non-regulated lenders approved to participate in CIS to subscribe to industry Code of Conduct (CoC) before 31st December 2021. Please download application form here and follow the steps below.
Code of Conduct Signing Steps
Step I:   Familiarize yourself with the Code of Conduct by getting a copy on this link

Step II:   Print, fill, sign and stamp a copy of the form on Page 25 of the Code referred to as “Institution’s acknowledgement Form” declaring that you will abide by the Code of Conduct

Step III:   Access CIS Kenya’s membership form on this link. Print, fill and stamp it

Step IV:   Scan both the institution’s acknowledgement form and duly filled application form and send them via email to members@ciskenya.co.ke

Step V:  In addition, scan and email the following documents to the same email address;

       i. Business Registration /incorporation certificates
       ii. Business PIN certificate
       iii. Most Recent annual audited accounts

Step VI:  CIS Kenya will review submitted documents to ensure completeness

Step VII:  CIS Kenya will issue you with an invoice for membership and subscription fees

Step VIII:  After your payment is received, CIS Kenya will issue you with a receipt and a membership certificate confirming subscription to the Code of Conduct. In addition, CIS Kenya will include your name in the list of its members on its website and continually engage you on all matters relating to its members.

Full Member

(Not Approved)

Does your institution wish to join the CIS mechanism? If yes, see guidance below on how to seek CBK approval.
Full Members (Not Approved) consist of potential Credit Information Provider which are not yet approved by the Central Bank of Kenya to participate in CIS. To seek Central Bank of Kenya approval to share credit information with the bureaus please apply here.

Full Member (non-CoC members)

Do you wish to join CIS Kenya membership and are not required by law to subscribe to the industry Code of Conduct? No worries, the process below is so simple.
Institutions not required by law to subscribe to the Code are those regulated by the CBK or SASSRA. This category of members can join CIS Kenya by downloading and filling membership application form here and following the steps provided below.
Membership Application Steps (Non CoC Members)
Step I:  Download a membership form using this link

Step II:   Fill and stamp the downloaded form accordingly

Step IIII:   Scan the completed form and ensure all the other required documents listed below are scanned as well for submission via email to members@ciskenya.co.ke

       i. Business Registration /incorporation certificates
       ii. Business PIN certificate
       iii. Most Recent annual audited accounts

Step IV: CIS Kenya will review your documents to ensure completeness

Step V:  CIS Kenya will issue an invoice for membership and subscription fees

Step VI:  CIS Kenya will issue a membership certificate as proof of membership.

Associate Member

 

Are you licensed to conduct CRB business under CRB Regulations, 2020? If yes, you are eligible to be an Associate Member of CIS Kenya.
Associate Members are service providers that provide data services to credit providers. This category is restricted to licensed Credit Reference Bureaus only. To become an Associate Member, please download the application form here follow the steps below.
Associate Members Application Steps
Step I:  Download a membership form using this link

Step II:   Fill and stamp the downloaded form accordingly

Step IIII:   Scan the completed form and send it to members@ciskenya.co.ke.

Step IV: CIS Kenya will review the form to ensure completeness

Step V:  CIS Kenya will issue an invoice for membership and subscription fees

Step VI:  CIS Kenya will issue a membership certificate as proof of membership.

Affiliate Member

 

Did you know that you can join CIS Kenya Affiliate Member if you are our donor or a regulatory authority in credit market?
Affiliate Members include donors and regulatory authorities. This Category of members have have no voting rights and are not involved in any of CIS Kenya decision making committees. Please download the application form here follow the steps below to join.
Affiliate Member Application Steps
Step I:  Download Affiliate Membership form using this link

Step II:   Fill and stamp the downloaded form accordingly

Step IIII:   Scan the completed form and send it to members@ciskenya.co.ke.

Step IV: CIS Kenya will review the form to ensure completeness

Step V:  CIS Kenya will issue an invoice for membership and subscription fees

Step VI:  CIS Kenya will issue a membership certificate as proof of membership.