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Experian RentBureau to Receive Rental Payment History from Riverstone Residential Group

Posted on May 30 2012 by


Experian® RentBureau®, the leading provider of rental payment history data to the multifamily industry, today announces the agreement of Riverstone Residential Group to contribute its residents’ payment data to Experian RentBureau.

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Consumer Credit Scores for Auto Loans Drop to Near Prerecession Levels

Posted on May 29 2012 by

Experian Automotive today announced that average credit scores for consumers buying a vehicle have dropped to near prerecession levels.

According to its quarterly automotive credit analysis, the average credit score for financing a new vehicle dropped six points to 760 and dropped four points to 659 for used vehicles. Comparatively, credit scores in Q1 of 2008 were at an average of 753 for new vehicles and 653 for used.

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Experian Acquires Conversen Inc.

Posted on May 21 2012 by

Experian Marketing Services today announced the acquisition of Conversen. Conversen is a pioneer in developing interaction management technologies that enable marketers to create fully integrated, cross-channel conversations through mobile, Web, social, email and traditional channels.

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50% Discount on BusinessIQ Express to Celebrate National Small Business Week

Posted on May 21 2012 by

Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced that during National Small Business Week, May 20–26, it will offer BusinessIQ Express at half off its annual subscription price for the first year of service.

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Experian and Moody’s Analytics Launch Small Business Credit Index

Posted on May 17 2012 by

Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced that it has joined forces with Moody’s Analytics to create a business index and detailed report that provides insight into the health of U.S. businesses.

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Securely Access Your Social Security Earnings and Benefit Information Online

Posted on May 17 2012 by

Secure and convenient online access to your Social Security earnings and benefit information is available due in part to fraud prevention services that help the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).

The SSA uses Experian fraud prevention services to securely authenticate and safeguard the identities of consumers who now have online access to their Social Security earnings and benefit information through the SSA’s new online Social Security Statement.

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Experian Provides Renters Opportunity to Build Credit with ClearNow®

Posted on May 16 2012 by


Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced that it has extended its capability to accept rental payment data from individual landlords and property managers through its new collaboration with ClearNow®. Learn more.

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How PowerCurve Decision Management Software Helps Businesses

Posted on May 15 2012 by


We recently announced the availability of PowerCurve, the new decision management software portfolio, which helps organisations manage and grow their portfolios by improving the way they use information to make customer decisions.

PowerCurve builds on more than 30 years of experience that Experian has providing organizations across the globe with expert decisioning tools. It is equipped with some of the most advanced decision analytics capabilities in the market today.

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Move Forward Into Dynamic Decisioning with PowerCurve

Posted on May 11 2012 by

For those of you who did not attend Experian’s Vision Conference this week, you may have missed an opportunity to learn how to drive profitable growth by leveraging the PowerCurve software to make accurate, analytics-based decisions quickly, efficiently and repeatedly to acquire, manage and grow your customer relationships. However, it’s not too late for you to catch up.

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New Online Tool Helps Small Businesses Improve Cash Flow

Posted on May 10 2012 by


Earlier this week, Experian launched BusinessIQ Express, a new online tool designed to help small businesses improve cash flow by helping them make more informed decisions about their business relationships. Learn how this new tool can help small businesses.

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Experian News from Vision 2012 – Wednesday Morning Show

Posted on May 09 2012 by


On the final day of Vision 2012, we talk with Michele Raneri, vice president, analytics, to analyze one of the industry’s most pressing issues: financial stress of the American consumer. We also get some key takeaways from Vision 2012 from Kerry Williams, Experian group president.

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Experian News from Vision 2012 – Tuesday Evening Show

Posted on May 08 2012 by


This Experian TV episode kicks off with a review of some of the key priorities of the CFPB and looks at some of the programs it is planning to develop. We also sit down with Keir Breitenfeld, senior director, fraud and identity solutions, to discuss fraud detection, and we go one-on-one with Amy Hysell from Arizona Federal Credit Union to look at how a troubled portfolio can be turned around using Experian tools.

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The Randomness of Credit Card Fraud and How to Prevent It

Posted on May 08 2012 by


We’ve all seen news clip of a tornado that twisted down a street, destroyed one house, missed the next two then demolished another block or two of people’s lives. Credit card fraud is equally indiscriminate.

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Mortgage Lending Still Under the Microscope – Vision 2012

Posted on May 08 2012 by

As more Americans emerge from the economic depths of the recession, they’re reminded by one significant fact: not all consumers reduced their debt burdens during 2011. Super-prime VantageScore® consumers — those with scores of 901 to 990 — actually increased debt by $100 billion from Q4 of 2010, notably in new mortgage, bankcard and auto debt.

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Experian Vision 2012 – Tuesday Morning Show

Posted on May 08 2012 by


To gear up for the second full day of Vision 2012, we chat with Kerry Williams, Experian group president, to discuss how clients can achieve growth using three key strategies. Check out the video to see his recommendations.

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Experian News from Vision – May 7, 2012

Posted on May 08 2012 by


The first day of Vision 2012 covered numerous topics and offered attendees many new industry insights. In this episode of Experian TV, we catch up with Steve Wagner, president, consumer information services, to discuss universe expansion and strategies to find new consumers, and Tony Hadley, senior vice president, government affairs, to review consumer financial literacy and the CFPB. We also sit down with Andy Sheehan, senior vice president of marketing, to discuss this year’s Vision theme: growth.

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The Lifespan of a Fraudster – Vision 2012

Posted on May 07 2012 by


The lifespan of a fraudster is short, but prolific. It typically takes about seven days to wreak millions of dollars of damage across a wide network of unsuspecting customers. The fraudsters begin by sending tens of thousands of emails to unsuspecting folks—your customers. They politely ask them to log-in to their bank account to confirm their password.

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Consumer Credit Trends: The Ups, The Downs – Vision 2012

Posted on May 07 2012 by


Unemployment remains high nationally, though consumer spending is steadily increasing.
Housing remains a stumbling block for the economy, while loan delinquencies show signs of improvement for most lines of business. What does this all mean?

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The State of the Mortgage Industry – Vision 2012

Posted on May 07 2012 by

Mortgage industry trends have already been a huge topic of discussion at Vision 2012. Although we’re seeing signs of recovery in the auto and bankcard lending sectors, when it comes to mortgage we’re clearly not out of the woods yet.

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Experian Addresses State of U.S. Credit Markets and More in New White Papers

Posted on May 07 2012 by


Our Vision 2012 conference white papers are now available for free download. Here is our complete list of 8 studies you can download now.

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Getting Ready for Vision 2012

Posted on May 07 2012 by


Hundreds of business leaders, risk officers and credit managers are gathering this week in Scottsdale, Arizona for Experian’s annual must-attend industry event Vision 2012. Over the course of three days, this group will hear from dozens of experts on new ways to improve business performance and make the most informed decisions. This blog will publish regular updates from the conference.

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Cable Viewership in the U.S. & Demographic Segmentation

Posted on Apr 25 2012 by

As part of Advertising Age’s American Consumer Project, Matt Carmichael (Director of Information Projects at Advertising Age) recently reported on “How the U.S. Watches Cable.” The coverage, and supporting map/infographic, offer some revealing analysis around cable television viewership with relation to demographic segmentation, with the map providing a snapshot of viewership by County. Experian Marketing Services contributed data and analysis.

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Report Finds High level of Compliance with Online Behavioral Advertising Self-Regulations

Posted on Apr 18 2012 by


Last month, the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI)—a coalition of more than 80 leading online marketing companies—released its 2011 annual report reviewing efforts in online advertising self-regulation. In the annual report, which is required by the NAI’s self-regulatory Code of Conduct for Online Behavioral Advertising (OBA), the NAI reviewed the practices of member companies with regards to the collection, use and disclosure of data for OBA purposes.

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