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Credit or Debit? Which one will save you $159K?...

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...

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Good credit – an invaluable asset to businesses...

With Small Business Saturday quickly approaching, Experian wants to remind small business owners why it is important to have good business credit. Good credit scores – they’re not just for consumers. Businesses need them, too. According to a recent Experian survey, only 33 percent of small business owners said...

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Experian Consumer Services Launches Spanish-Language C...

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...

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Experian ProtectMyID Survey: 93 percent of respondents...

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...

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Debunking credit myths...

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...

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Join Experian at #FinCon14 in New Orleans...

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...

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Experian conducts analysis with Credit Builders Allian...

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...

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Perspectives on Debt and Education...

The following article is a guest post from Paul Combe, President and CEO of Boston-based American Student Assistance. According to recent Experian research, student loans were the only type of consumer debt to increase during the recession, growing 84 percent from 2008 to 2014. Today, 40 million Americans carry...

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CBA Symposium: Experian discusses credit building for ...

As many as 54 million Americans cannot access traditional, low cost credit because they have insufficient or no credit history. That fact often forces them to turn to high-cost financial resources, or worse, become trapped in a cycle of predatory lending. Credit Builders Alliance, an organization committed to helping...

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