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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The Future of the Data-Driven Economy

Posted on Nov 24 2014 by

Earlier this week, I had the privilege of speaking before an audience of my peers in New York City at the Evanta CDO Executive Summit. I call this a privilege because every time one is allowed to share ideas and questions with others, it provides an opportunity for growth – growth that comes from being challenged on what really matters in a rapidly changing field.

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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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Big Data Helps Businesses in Big Ways

Posted on Nov 19 2014 by

It’s no secret that businesses are what drive the U.S. economy. The exchange of goods and services for business large and small is what our society is built on. But, did you know that big data is actually a driving force in commerce? How, you ask? Businesses rely on data — just as we as consumers do — to form the basis for everyday decisions.

Experian has always been at the forefront of using big data, and over the years we have streamlined its uses to help drive commerce for the business community. Our commercial database contains unbiased information on more than 25 million active businesses in the U.S. However, data just scratches the surface of what we do. Our technology, analytical and consultative services help financial institutions and businesses (large and small) derive insights, which enable them to make more sound lending decisions, better manage their credit portfolios and acquire the right customers.

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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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State of Credit 2014

Posted on Nov 18 2014 by

Experian unveiled its fifth annual State of Credit report today, which provides a snapshot of consumers’ credit scores broken out nationally and by local market.

This year’s findings show that the nation’s average VantageScore has improved by two points since last year, coming in at 666. In the city listings, Mankato, MN takes the top spot with a VantageScore of 706 and Greenwood, MS residents have the lowest score of 609 in the study. While the report gives residents of certain cities reason to celebrate their higher scores, the study isn’t meant make the lower cities sing the blues. These types of data-driven insights are meant to help consumers — to give them a reason to be interested in credit, to want to understand and improve their financial well-being, and to become a more savvy credit user and manager.

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