Today we announced our results for the last financial year. The results and the business growth are strong, and a reflection of the actions we have taken to build our success. While we posted some very good results – 8% total revenue growth for the year is great – but it is the people, the strategy and the execution behind those numbers that we are most proud of.
In recent years, we intentionally set a course that started with a brand promise to power new opportunities for our clients while creating a better tomorrow for consumers and society. In the last year, towards our quest to achieve that promise, we have made significant progress:
- We have invested in technologies like API and analytical sandboxes to help us better serve clients worldwide and effectively and safely manage the data and decisioning tools that help our clients succeed;
- We have made key investments to add new sources of data – including the acquisition of Clarity Services in North America and our continued strategy to look at mobile phone data in EMEA and Asia Pacific to help those who are excluded from the traditional financial system;
- We have introduced new products for consumers that help them better protect their identities and help them effectively manage their financial profile and credit standings to help ensure financial access in today’s credit economy; and
- We have created innovations such as our “Text for Credit” offering, which not only makes it easier for consumers to have a seamless credit application process, but it also enables lenders to have a more productive relationship with consumers who are looking for loans.
Those are just some of the efforts that underscore our financial results. But more important than the positive results is the fact that we achieved this growth while also staying true to our brand promise.
We are doing great things around the world – for businesses, for people and for society. The possibilities and potential of data have never been more exciting or life-enhancing – and our belief remains that data is central to how we all live and has the potential to transform all our lives for the better.
The work our nearly 17,000 employees are doing – and have been doing – is indeed transformational. And that is one result for which we couldn’t be prouder.