Big Data can Unlock the Future of Fraud Prevention

Posted on Oct 20 2014 by

More than 10 years ago I spoke about a trend at the time towards an underutilization of the information being managed by companies. I referred to this trend as “data skepticism.” Companies weren’t investing the time and resources needed to harvest the most valuable asset they had – data.

Today the volume and variety of data is only increasing as is the necessity to successfully analyze any relevant information to unlock its significant value. Big data can mean big opportunities for businesses and consumers.

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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 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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Congress Should Take Action to Improve Financial Education In Our Country

Posted on Oct 06 2014 by

How can I improve my credit score?

That’s a question thousands of consumers ask Experian every day. This question is asked even more frequently now that lenders are sending an estimated 120 million credit-score disclosures each year to consumers when they are denied credit or are offered terms that are less favorable than those offered to others. These score disclosures provide consumers with basic information about the score used in a transaction and direct them to the national credit bureaus if they have any questions.

However, when consumers ask Experian how they can improve their credit standing, it’s difficult to respond in an easy and consumer-friendly way. The difficulty arises because, although we want to help, the Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA) puts substantial roadblocks between credit bureaus and consumers.

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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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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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