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Forbes Recognizes Experian among “World’s Most Innovative Companies” in 2018

Innovation is at the heart of our business and our culture.

It is one of the reasons we’re proud to be named one of the top 100 most innovative companies in the world for the fifth year in a row by Forbes magazine. In the publication’s eighth annual list of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” Experian climbed to the rank of 57th and is amongst the top 10 most innovative companies headquartered in Europe.

Technology, innovation and new sources of data are fusing to create an unprecedented number of new ways for us to solve pressing business and consumer challenges. This accolade underscores our commitment to innovation, and using the power of data and technology to transform lives, businesses and economies for the better.

At Experian, we have created a culture of continuous innovation focused on opportunities for businesses and consumers in today’s digital and data economy. Just a few examples include our involvement with the TechCity FinTech4All competition,  which aims to discover a new generation of innovators and entrepreneurs who will change the future of finance, and our Experian MicroAnalytics work, which has extended over 5 billion credit offers to the world’s unbanked people.

Experian has jumped up 40 places in this year’s Forbes ranking, placing us alongside some of the world’s leading technology companies including Tesla, Netflix and Amazon. This accolade demonstrates investors’ confidence in Experian’s ability to innovate, both today and in the years ahead, and is a testament to the tireless work of our employees.

Even more exciting is that we’re leading our industry in innovation. This is reflected in Experian being the only credit bureau to make the list this year.

And innovation experts agree.  According to author Greg Satell, who profiled Experian in his highly touted business book Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age, “Experian is the manifestation of a culture of discovery that enables it to grow and evolve while remaining at the forefront of innovation.”

The key to our success going forward is to continue to actively seek out unresolved problems and to create new products and technologies that will helps transform the way businesses operate and consumers thrive in today’s society.

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