Experian Partners With Orange County Rescue Mission, Fosters Financial Literacy in the Local Community

Posted on Apr 23 2015 by

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With the objective of supporting the local community and helping Orange County residents overcome financial issues, we have partnered with the Orange County Rescue Mission (OCRM) to spread financial literacy by providing residents with the insight and resources to guide them on a journey to independence.

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#DataTalk TweetChat Expands Experian’s Data For Good Initiative

Posted on Apr 22 2015 by

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With 90 percent of the data in the world being created in the last two years, now more than ever, we need to know how to get the most out of our data-driven economy because the power of data can be a tremendous force for good in the world.

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Going Green: Which Lane to Choose?

Posted on Apr 21 2015 by

A behind-the-wheel look at alternative-power vehicles. [Infographic]

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How Tech Is Bringing Brands Closer To Their Customers

Posted on Apr 14 2015 by

For years, brands lacked the means to create highly relevant and meaningful interactions with their customers. Today, that has changed–and the demand has never been greater.

According to Experian Marketing Services’ State of Cross-Channel Marketing Report, marketers from around the world are adopting more customer-centric engagement strategies. With cross-channel marketing technology and predictive analytical tools becoming smarter and more accessible to marketers, they have the ability to help brands manage data, understand the preferences of their customers and most importantly, turn that intelligence into action across every channel at scale.

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Vision 2015 Session Spotlight: A sneak peek on what to expect

Posted on Apr 09 2015 by

Experian’s 34th annual Vision Conference is quickly approaching. This year’s theme of “Think Big: Data, Analytics, Insights, Growth” will be explored through more than 80 breakout sessions with thought-provoking perspectives, best practices and solutions for addressing emerging business issues for clients.

Each year, Vision combines in-depth research, cutting-edge technology and expertise from industry leaders to help Experian’s clients strengthen their balance sheets and plan for sustained growth.

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From Subpar to Stellar: 5 Ways to Credit Success

Posted on Apr 08 2015 by

A recent report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) found that many people are confused and frustrated about how to check credit reports and scores and they feel they lack information to take action to improve their credit histories. I have to admit that I was not surprised by some of the survey’s results, and I suspect my colleagues in financial literacy weren’t either. We devote our careers to educating consumers, financial educators and businesses about how to empower people to understand credit and the role it plays in their everyday lives. But it’s a steep uphill climb.

As a new federal agency, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a relative newcomer to the financial literacy arena, but many of the people working in its education division have years of knowledge and experience in the field. I’ve met and worked with a number of them, and I have great respect for the focus they are bringing to such an important issue.

Many others — in the public sector like the Federal Trade Commission, and non-profits like the Mission Asset Fund and the Consumer Federation of America’s America Saves, and companies like Experian — invest in, conduct and work together on programs with the sole focus of helping people become more financially capable.

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Financial Apps and Information Security: Balancing Consumer Needs

Posted on Apr 08 2015 by

As more and more finance apps fill the marketplace, consumers have the opportunity to be increasingly selective with their download choices.

App availability is widely accessible to smartphone users, and many users are progressively feeling the need to keep a close tab on their finances when on-the-go, whether away from their home base, or simply in their daily routines between bank visits. When they make the decision to bring a financial app into their device, how do security concerns versus the convenience factor play out?

A recent study by Experian explored these decision-making evaluations and the motivations behind them, finding that nearly half of consumers currently use financial apps to gain confidence and control over their financial welfare (46 percent).

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Experian Named Organization of the Year for Financial Literacy

Posted on Apr 06 2015 by

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Experian® has been named the “Organization of the Year” and presented with the Excellence in Financial Literacy Education (EIFLE) Award by the Institute For Financial Literacy during the Annual Conference on Financial Education in San Antonio.

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