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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Data is Good… Analytics Make it Great

Posted on Oct 01 2014 by

The power of data is good.

Couple it with analytics and it becomes great.

Derive real and tangible insight from this process, and you are left with a very potent tool to affect real change and do a lot of good in the process.

At Experian, we have deep experience harnessing the power of data, in fact, we have been doing it since 1897. Using our insights to help merchants and consumers by providing an annual credit reference directory, we were using “big data” before big data was a buzz word.

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Experian ProtectMyID Survey: 93 percent of respondents believe that identity theft is a growing problem

Posted on Oct 01 2014 by

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and Experian’s ProtectMyID® issued its new survey results about cybersecurity. The study, conducted by Edelman Berland, reveals areas where consumers’ identities are the most at risk, including electronic devices and online accounts. The findings show that 93 percent of respondents believe that identity theft is a growing problem yet are not doing enough to address the issue.

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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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[INFOGRAPHIC] Debunking credit myths

Posted on Sep 18 2014 by

School is back in session, but many people still have questions about a subject that is rarely taught in the classroom: their credit. Through its credit education portal, Experian provides people who have questions about credit reports or credit scores with a simple, convenient way to learn more about credit.

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Join Experian at #FinCon14 in New Orleans

Posted on Sep 16 2014 by

Experian is proud to be one of the sponsors and participate in the FinCon 2014 conference, taking place September 18-21 in New Orleans, Louisiana. FinCon is an opportunity for financial media to come together to learn what’s trending in personal finance, share best practices for successful social engagement and how, as a community we can […]

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Experian conducts analysis with Credit Builders Alliance and confirms value of credit building to the financially vulnerable

Posted on Sep 16 2014 by

The following article is a guest post from Dara Duguay, executive director, Credit Builders Alliance.

A good credit history is crucial in today’s economy. Far more than just a number, a good credit score can make the difference in being able to access the affordable lending products necessary to go to college, buy a home, or start and grow a small business. Renting an apartment, paying for car insurance, signing up for utilities and even landing a job can also be affected by a person’s credit history – or the absence of one.

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