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Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools Report positions Experian

Posted on Dec 23 2014 by

Today, we are excited to announce that Experian has made it onto the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools.

We are positioned as a ‘Challenger’, which we believe means our organization is recognized as performing well within our line of expertise, providing customers with the right products and services they need to effectively manage their data.

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Using Data to Spread Holiday Cheer this Season

Posted on Dec 17 2014 by


Black Friday has come and gone, and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. This year, retailers and economic experts alike have high hopes for robust spending and a needed economic boost. And so far the results look promising. On Cyber Monday, alone, the top online retail sites registered 242 million visits, followed closely by Black Friday’s 228 million visits. And according to a new survey from Experian Consumer Services, 36 percent of consumers plan to spend more on gifts this year than they did in 2013.

At Experian, everything we do is about putting insights into action. This entails formulating and analyzing insights that can help both consumers and businesses alike. We sat down with two of Experian’s leading experts, one from the consumer side of the business and another from our marketing services business, to find out more about the key trends that will define this holiday shopping season.

Guy Abramo, President, Experian Consumer Services and Matt Seeley, President, North America, Experian Marketing Services share their thoughts and insights below:

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Inside Experian – Documentary Film

Posted on Nov 27 2014 by

Come and take a look ‘Inside Experian’, a brand new documentary that lifts the lid on our global business – explaining who we are, what we do and how we’re helping people and businesses around the world to protect, manage and make the most of their data.

Seen through the eyes of our customers, employees and business leaders, Inside Experian takes a look at our origins — from London tailors in the early 1800s to rocket scientists — to breaking new ground as one of the original Big Data pioneers, right through present day where we take a glimpse at what the future holds in store.

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Credit or Debit? Which one will save you $159K?

Posted on Nov 18 2014 by

Bankcard lending is trending upward, according to the 2014 Experian “State of Credit” report. One in 17 consumers obtained at least one bankcard this year, compared with one in 21 people back in 2013.

Consumers now carry an average of 2.18 bankcards apiece (an increase of 4.2 percent), and an average of 1.54 retail cards (a jump of 6.7 percent).

In other words, credit availability is on the rise. Can we do it smarter this time?

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Experian Consumer Services Launches Spanish-Language Credit Product

Posted on Oct 08 2014 by

Experian Consumer Services in association with Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, recently launched a Spanish-language, credit-focused product and online financial resource center for the U.S. Hispanic community called Crédito y Más.

The new product was developed to improve Hispanics access to credit education and resources. With Crédito y Más, consumers can check their credit score, receive a credit report, and have credit monitoring, among other benefits and access the information in Spanish or English. One of the most valuable features is the Centro de Información™, a robust resource center with articles, videos, financial calculators, a glossary of key credit terms and more.

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Experian® and Clear Channel Partnership Makes Waves

Posted on May 23 2014 by

Experian® is pleased to announce its partnership with Clear Channel and the premiere of its iHeart Radio show, Credit & Finance Talk with Experian, which is already gaining lots of listeners.

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Vision 2014: The first 24 hours after a data breach

Posted on May 15 2014 by

The first 24 hours of a Data Breach Response are the most critical and we have the most important seven steps to insure that your organization does not go off track.

A data breach of personal identity information or protected healthcare information is a breach of trust. Employees, patients, consumers or even partners are put at risk if their information is disclosed during a security incident.

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Vision 2014: A current look at commercial credit consortium data

Posted on May 15 2014 by

The Small Business Credit Share is a “give-to-get” data consortium in which members provide more detailed data about the performance of the accounts in their portfolios. In exchange for expanded contribution, members get exclusive access to enriched information that is deeper in content than what is available to standard Experian clients or through competitive credit share programs. They benefit from the more comprehensive reports, business credit scores, attributes, and reporting that are available. The Small Business Credit Share is open to all credit granting institutions, including financial institutions, companies that issue trade credit, telcos, utilities and others. The tradeline performance reporting from this broad swath of B2B companies helps drive the effectiveness of the products that are available to members. The Small Business Credit Share has firm qualification standards to insure consistent information and regular reporting guidelines are followed, to help protect the interests of all members.

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