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Internet of Things Goes Mainstream During the 2014 Holiday Season with Smart Home Devices Seeing the Most Growth

Posted on Dec 18 2014 by

New research from Experian finds that nearly a third of all Americans use at least one type of smart or connected device; 14 percent of homes are smart homes.

Experian Marketing Services published a new report today that tracks the recent rise and growing interest among consumers for connected devices and smart home products. A complimentary copy of the report, The Internet of Things: Opportunities through the rise in smart devices, can be downloaded here: http://ex.pn/1r0TJVp.

The report found that consumer interest in three connected device categories has shown significant growth in recent years, with no signs of stopping. In fact, according to the report, nearly a third of all Americans use at least one type of connected device. Further, at least 14 percent of U.S. households are smart homes and have a connected home device such as connected lights, locks, thermostats, or electrical outlets, among others.

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Sixty percent of marketers are unsure of the cost of fraud to their organization

Posted on Dec 17 2014 by

Balancing holiday marketing efforts with fraud prevention requires a coordinated approach according to survey findings from 41st Parameter, a part of Experian. The survey results from 250 marketers released today, looks at the relationship between omnichannel retailing, fraud prevention and the holiday shopping season. The findings show that few marketers understand the full benefit of fraud-prevention […]

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Top Mobile Banking Trends

Posted on Dec 17 2014 by

The world of mobile devices is constantly changing—everything is faster, bigger and better, and consumers have become more savvy and discerning about the features and benefits that make their lives more convenient, and in many cases, more manageable.

I use my phone to do everything from simple tasks like checking email or Facebook, to downloading coupons, buying movie and concert tickets, to checking my bank balance and making deposits on the fly (which is such a great feature).

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Experian Consumer Services [Video]

Posted on Dec 11 2014 by


How does Experian use data to help people get a firmer steer on their financial lives? In this film, our Experian CreditExpert customer Claire Barron tells us how we helped her get back on her feet, and we look at what’s next for our Consumer Services business.

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Experian Marketing Services [Video]

Posted on Dec 10 2014 by

In Marketing Services, we help our clients understand consumers and communicate in the right way, to the right people. This film reveals how we’re helping global charity phenomenon Movember and Europe’s biggest attractions company, Merlin, to make better marketing decisions.

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Experian Decision Analytics [Video]

Posted on Dec 08 2014 by


This film looks at how we’re helping client to expand banking services to new customers. It also uncovers how our expertise in software and analytics are helping financial services providers overcome some of their biggest challenges by making sound lending decisions.

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What it Means to Be a Top Workplace

Posted on Dec 05 2014 by

Experian has been named a Top Workplace by the Orange County Register.

This award means something special to us. We work really hard at making Experian a workplace where people feel good about spending their time. As you can imagine, this isn’t something that’s easy to measure. Being named as a “Top Workplace” is based on employee’s opinions of their employers.

The award validates that what we’re doing is working. It validates that Experian employees enjoy coming to work and like how things are going.

When we’re successful with our efforts to create a positive work environment, that’s a big deal. It’s important because it has a positive impact on our employees, consumers, our clients, and our community.

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Experian Verticals – U.S. Automotive (Video)

Posted on Dec 04 2014 by

Today, Experian operates across a number of different industry sectors known as Verticals. The US Automotive sector is a trillion dollar industry. Experian Automotive provides services to every part of the industry; manufacturers, lenders and dealers. In this film, we take a look at how our data can enable car dealerships to identify new customers and match them up with the right vehicle that they can afford.

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Credit Services: How We’re a Vital Part of Economic Life [Video]

Posted on Dec 02 2014 by

Why is Experian so vital to economic life? This film explores the role our Brazilian Credit Services business has played in a rapidly growing economy, and looks at the impact we’re having on businesses and consumers in Australia with the introduction of Positive Data.

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Inside Experian – Behind the Scenes [Video]

Posted on Nov 28 2014 by

The “Inside Experian” documentary was produced and directed by Martin Small.  In this “behind the scenes” interview, Martin talks about his approach to creating this documentary.

Martin Small is a documentary film-maker, whose work has been shown for many years at prime time on the main television channels in the UK. He specializes in business, politics and modern history, and has won a number of prestigious awards for his broadcast programs. He is married with 3 children and lives in London.

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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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How Do Your Holiday Shopping Plans Stack Up? Experian Survey Findings

Posted on Nov 21 2014 by

Do you already have a plan for your holiday shopping game this year? A recent study commissioned by Experian Consumer Services shows that spending confidence continues to recover, with 11 percent of those surveyed saying they anticipate spending more than they did last year on holiday gifts. Respondents plan to spend an average of $757.57 this year, up from $721.96 in 2013.

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Experian Marketing Services executive named Woman of the Year at 2014 Stevie® Awards for Women in Business

Posted on Nov 20 2014 by

Experian Marketing Services’ senior vice president of global marketing, Ashley Johnston, was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award for Woman of the Year in Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations at the 11th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business on Friday, Nov. 14, in New York City. Johnston was also recognized with a […]

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Experian named as one of the most innovative companies in the world

Posted on Nov 13 2014 by

Experian has been named to Forbes’ list of the top 100 most innovative companies in the world.

The world’s most innovative companies were united by one factor at the heart of Forbes’ methodology: ‘investors’ ability to identify firms they expect to be innovative now and in the future.

This ‘Innovation Premium’, alongside other factors, determined whether a company is included in Forbes’ exclusive list.

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Certified used vehicles are a “treasure” in smaller markets

Posted on Nov 12 2014 by

One of my favorite sayings growing up as a kid was, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” While these words can have a very literal meaning, at its essence, it means that everything has a value to someone.

There couldn’t be a more fitting circumstance to apply this saying than when you look at the automotive industry, especially in relation to leased and certified used vehicles. After all, most certified used vehicles were once leases.

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Join Experian at the #Money2020 conference in Las Vegas

Posted on Nov 04 2014 by

This week, Experian is participating in the Money 20/20 conference at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. This premier conference highlights innovators that are profoundly changing how consumers and businesses manage, spend and borrow money. At the conference, Experian is providing a comprehensive view on customer intelligence and how we can be a data partner in helping businesses make powerful decisions that help acquire, grow and protect mobile customers.

The Experian team has hit the ground running and if you are attending the conference, be sure to check out all of the ways to meet up with us and stay connected.

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Independent research firm concludes that email marketers are poised to be industry leaders in cross-channel marketing

Posted on Oct 27 2014 by

New research shows email marketers are two times more likely than all other marketers to integrate customer data across all channels According to a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Experian Marketing Services, maturity in cross-channel marketing is low and, despite the adoption of multiple channels in marketing programs, integration and coordination […]

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Experian addresses fraud and cybersecurity challenges as risks mount for banks, retailers and public sector

Posted on Oct 13 2014 by

Experian hosting Future of Fraud and Identity event during National Cyber Security Awareness Month Costa Mesa, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 — Identity and fraud concerns are a pressing global issue for many industries, including financial services, public sector and retailers. With the rise in security and data breaches, many organizations across the United States are […]

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Experian Marketing Services expands cross-channel consulting program with launch of Marketing Sophistication CurveSM

Posted on Oct 09 2014 by

According to new research from Experian Marketing Services, a recognized leader in data-driven marketing, 90 percent of marketers struggle to move beyond single-channel marketing programs to optimize their marketing across channels or around the customer. The company today announced an expansion of its strategic, cross-channel consulting offerings to address this need and help organizations increase […]

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Experian #FinCon14: Thoughts on the expo, our Plutus win and beignets

Posted on Oct 01 2014 by

Just a little over a week ago, I was in New Orleans surrounded by interesting, engaging and financially-savvy people with a common interest.

All of these people were brought together for FinCon Expo, which took place from September 18-21. It was not only a tremendous financial media community networking event, it was an opportunity to learn, grow and find inspiration.

From the Experian perspective, it was an opportunity to further build and focus on our social channels as a way to reach consumers and provide education and dialog around credit and financial empowerment. The two-day conference featured an expo hall where one could score some great information (along with some cool swag), keynote sessions that were led by powerful speakers like Jeff Goins, Farnoosh Torabi and Chris Ducker, and a full daily schedule packed with educational sessions and panel discussions (and of course, a lot of beignets served along the way).

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Homeowners are borrowing again, as HELOC lending increased 27 percent in Q2 2014

Posted on Sep 29 2014 by

Experian–Oliver Wyman data reports $120 billion in new home-equity credit loans in past year; Q2 2014 saw new mortgage originations totaling $292 billion Costa Mesa, Calif., Sept. 29, 2014 — Mortgage origination volumes saw an increase of 15 percent in Q2 2014. Home-equity line of credit (HELOC) lending saw the biggest gains, according to Experian, the […]

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Experian Marketing Services launches identity-linkage engine for digital advertising industry to resolve data-quality and accuracy challenges

Posted on Sep 24 2014 by

Experian Marketing Services, a recognized leader in data-driven marketing, today unveiled OmniView™, a persistent data-linkage technology that creates a real-time single customer view, as part of the Experian Marketing Suite. The single customer view, or persistent identity, created by OmniView allows organizations to increase the precision, authenticity and sophistication of their marketing campaigns across channels […]

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New sales for alternative-powered vehicles dip for first time since first half of 2009

Posted on Sep 15 2014 by

Over the last few years, there has been a plethora of attention around hybrid and electric vehicles, from both consumers and media alike. Whether it’s due to the fact that consumers have become more environmentally conscience, or that fuel economy standards have begun to take shape, alternative-powered vehicles have steadily risen in popularity. But as the rest of the automotive industry continues to develop more fuel-efficient vehicles, can we expect this “green” car segment to keep growing?

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Harnessing Big Data and Big Data analytics to improve financial inclusion

Posted on Sep 13 2014 by

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As the increased buzz about Big Data has filtered into Washington, D.C., policymakers have sought to learn more about Big Data, the technology that drives it, and the benefits and potential impacts for consumers. To that end, there have been three government reports released over the past year — two issued (1) by the Obama administration that focused explicitly on Big Data and one by the Federal Trade Commission that centered on “data brokers.”

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Experian’s Instant Prescreen service selected by American 1 Credit Union and Credit Union of Southern California

Posted on Sep 08 2014 by

Experian® chosen for its integration with Symitar, along with streamlined delivery and advanced real-time decisioning  Costa Mesa, Calif., September 8, 2014 — Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced that American 1 Credit Union and Credit Union of Southern California selected Experian’s Decisioning as a ServiceSM for its Instant Prescreen service that identifies […]

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