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Keeping up with your credit these days means being able to decipher the headlines when things change in the economy, interest rates rise or fall, or another major identity breach occurs, to how it might affect you personally. While we might not all have a keen interest in personal finance news, knowing more about what’s happening in the world at large can help you connect the dots to your own current credit situation. Helping you stay informed and make solid plans for the future? That’s always a good idea.

At Experian, when credit makes the news, we’ll help you make sense of it. Stay connected to the world of credit news and build your credit knowledge when you keep up with today’s current events.

Survey Findings: Are Consumers Making It Easier for Identity Thieves?

May 10, 2017

Identity theft is frustrating, confusing, and benefits from a lot of misconceptions according to new survey information. The results also point to the general lack of urgency around identity...

How Much Americans Owe on Their Mortgages in Every State

March 31, 2017

The national average mortgage debt is $196,014, which has increased by an average of 2.5% from the prior year and up 6.4% from 9 years ago. Residents of Washington...

Getting Your Credit Under Control This Spring: 5 Easy Steps

March 28, 2017

Is spring the perfect time to clean up your financial habits? Look over these ideas to get things in shape for summer.

Introducing Experian CreditLock

March 17, 2017

Learn how the flexibility to lock and unlock your credit - instantly - might be the thing your financial plan has been missing. Until now.

Survey Results: When Divorce Does Damage to Your Credit

January 30, 2017

Learn how credit is impacted by divorce, and hear from survey respondents what they learned and would do differently

Survey Results: Americans’ Financial Outlook

January 14, 2017

How will the outcome of the 2016 presidential election affect the economy and the financial well-being of individual Americans?

Quiz: Your Holiday Spending Profile

November 19, 2016

Are you king of the holiday budget, or are you more of a true Scrooge? Test your knowledge of holiday spending and ID theft here.

Holiday Shopping Survey Results

November 19, 2016

A survey by Experian shows that holiday expenses can be hard. Find out the survey results and get tips for better budgeting.

Top Holiday Shopping Tips & Ideas

November 10, 2016

Get ideas to help you cross off all the names on your holiday shopping list - and make it to New Years with your budget and sanity intact.

A Holiday Spending Survival Guide

November 3, 2016

Do the holidays run away with your spending? Refine your plan before the frenzy amps up and derails your goal of an organized (and budgeted) season.

Chip-and-PIN: The Payments Change One Year Later

October 20, 2016

With the transition to chip-and-PIN still ongoing for some, learn what has prompted a rise in fraud incidents in tandem with its debut.

Quick Tips: Scaring Off Child Identity Theft

October 5, 2016

Look over the latest findings from Experian about youth information and identity theft. Youth data is even more attractive to some hackers.

Delinquent Debt in America: The Dangers of Debt in Collections

September 22, 2016

A recent study reveals that a surprising 35% of Americans live with debt in collections. Learn more about how it impacts them, and how to start turning it around.

Should You Lease a Vehicle or Buy?

August 30, 2016

If you decide to join nearly the 30 percent of Americans who lease a vehicle, learn key steps you can take to ensure you're getting the best deal.

Survey Results: Experian’s Credit Games

July 27, 2016

Many admit they lag behind – with almost half saying they need a lot more training before they can compete for higher credit scores and better interest rates.

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