How we’ve got to where we are
To understand our history, you have to look past the organization known today as Experian.
Back to when our parent companies gained traction in lines of business that would take decades, and in some cases a century, to cross. As is the case with many documented bloodlines, it is sometimes the most unlikely of pairings that combine to produce a great champion.
Likewise, the story of Experian can be traced back as far as 1900, across three continents, to three primary organizations. Over the subsequent century, a series of events, mergers, splits, and reorganizations would uniquely position the combination of Europe’s leading information services company, CCN; the largest credit bureau in the U.S., TRW; and Brazil’s first credit agency, Serasa to form Experian—the world's leading information services company.
is a remarkable success story about a business built on innovation, global enterprise,
and above all, the endeavors and hard work of some amazing people.”
– Sir John Peace
That was 1996. Today, Experian is a global leader in providing information, analytical and marketing services to organisations and consumers to help them manage the risk and reward in making everyday commercial and financial decisions.
Experian operates on a truly global scale, with offices in 44 countries. What’s more, because we have ambitious plans to extend our network, an opportunity may be closer than you think.
We need people who are confident working across business lines, geographies and cultural boundaries. The challenge is certainly exhilarating and different office localities result in fascinating variations in local culture and methodologies. Come to Experian and you can experience a whole world of opportunities.
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