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Experian Acquires Melbourne-based Pacific Micromarketing

Experian has acquired Melbourne-based analytics business Pacific Micromarketing from publishing group PMP for $AUD 6.2 million (US $6.5m). Pacific helps clients analyze customer databases to develop consumer, market and neighbourhood classifications, analysis and insights, assisting with decisions from customer targeting to the location of new stores. Teams of consultants and analysts are backed up by tools such as the household ... Read More »

UK Risk Climate: UK’s Largest Companies Pay Nine Days Faster

Positive Impact of UK Prompt Payment Code: Four years after the Prompt Payment Code (PPC) was launched, Experian reveals that the difference between the late payment times of the largest firms (more than 1,000 employees) and the smallest firms (up to 25 employees) has improved significantly, falling by almost nine days during this period, driven by better payment behavior among ... Read More »

Skip-Tracing: Nowhere to Hide

Experian introduces TrueTraceSM, the most powerful skip-tracing offering for credit grantors and third-party debt collectors available today.  New and unique data sources, combined with streamlined search options, make this the premier product for debt recovery efforts. Experian’s TrueTrace enhances debt recovery efforts with its unique combination of skip tracing data, consumer credit data and several types of alternative data, including ... Read More »

US Credit Climate: Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index shows small businesses faced significant challenges in Q3 that will continue through most of 2013

Experian® announced that an increase in severely delinquent account balances and slower consumer spending growth posed a significant challenge to small businesses that will likely continue throughout the rest of 2012 and most of 2013. According to the latest Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index, the credit quality measured by the Small Business Credit Index began deteriorating in Q3 after ... Read More »

Experian Launches BusinessIQ in the UK

The full power of Experian’s business data and analytics harnessed in one online platform for the benefit of UK businesses Experian® United Kingdom has launched BusinessIQ, a powerful new online customer and supplier risk management system.   Developed for businesses in the UK, BusinessIQ provides a new level of sophistication in credit management.  For the first time, the entire commercial credit ... Read More »

Experian Reports Revenue Growth 12% for First Half (Ending September 30th, 2012)

Experian reported total Group revenue of US$2.3bn.  Revenue from continuing activities was up 12% at constant exchange rates and 6% at actual rates, principally due to the depreciation of the Brazilian real against the US dollar.  Organic revenue growth was 8% at constant exchange rates. Total EBIT from continuing operations of US$590m, up 14% at constant exchange rates and up ... Read More »

Law Society names Experian’s 192business as Preferred Identity Supplier

Law Society names Experian’s 192business as preferred identity supplier Experian® announced that its 192business unit has been selected by the Law Society as its preferred supplier of electronic identity verification tools for anti-money laundering purposes. 192business, part of Experian since it was acquired in March 2012, provides organisations with a range of identity verification tools, including personal data verification, fraud ... Read More »

Hong Kong Consumers Overwhelmed by Volume of Communication from Marketers – Inability to Unsubscribe Greatest Frustration

According to research from Experian Hong Kong consumers are suffering from information overload and no longer respond to blanket marketing. As a result of poorly targeted communication, 47 per cent of Hong Kong respondents have stopped engaging with four or more brands. A further impact of this is four out of ten consumers (41 per cent) said they now ignore ... Read More »

Experian Launches New Telecommunications Customer Management Service

Experian launched a comprehensive suite of customer management services for telecommunications operators at its International Telecommunications Forum in Rome. Experian’s latest innovation for the telecommunications sector brings together data, software and analytics from across the business to help operators successfully tackle the major challenges they face, from improving acquisition to reducing churn. It is available throughout Europe, the Middle East ... Read More »

Experian Develops Credit Scoring Product for Underbanked

Experian will offer a new product that assesses the creditworthiness of consumers with little or no traditional credit history. Extended View uses information from Experian’s credit data, rental information and public record data to develop a credit score for a person who is underbanked. The product provides a view of a consumer’s payment behavior and can be used by banks, ... Read More »

Experian Hitwise Launches New Client Website

Experian(R) Hitwise(R), a part of Experian Marketing Services, announced today the launch of a new interface to provide simple and faster access to insights for clients to execute marketing campaigns that drive results. Marketers must constantly understand what drives site traffic and conversions, across their industry and across channels to stay on top of consumer behavior and trends. The new ... Read More »

Experian and Moody’s Analytics Team up to Launch the Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index

Experian®, announced that it has joined forces with Moody’s Analytics to create a business index and detailed report that provides insight into the health of U.S. businesses.  The new Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index will be reported quarterly to show fluctuations in the market and discuss factors that are impacting the business economy. The Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit ... Read More »

Experian Introduces PowerCurve Decision Management Software

Experian announced availability of its new PowerCurve decision management software portfolio, which helps organizations to manage and grow their business by improving the way they use information to make decisions about their customers. As a flexible decision management technology platform, PowerCurve offers a unified set of component-based software products that make the process of creating, implementing and improving customer decisions ... Read More »

Experian Revenues Up 16% for Financial Year Ending March 31st, 2012

Experian reports record results for the financial year ending March 31st 2012. Total revenue from continuing activities is up 16%. At constant exchange rates, revenue from continuing activities up 15%. Organic revenue growth was 10% (excluding discontinued operations). Total Group revenue of US$4.5bn (2011: US$3.9bn). Good margin progression. EBIT margin from continuing activities up 50 basis points to 26.2%. North ... Read More »

Experian Divests PriceGrabber and LowerMyBills

Experian has sold PriceGrabber and LowerMyBills to an Indian group for less than a quarter of what the credit ratings and data company paid for the price comparison sites in 2005. Ybrant Digital, a digital marketing company based in Hyderabad, is to pay $175m for PriceGrabber and LowerMyBills, in cash and debt. Experian expects to realise a further $120m in ... Read More »

Mortgage Fraud also a Troubling Issue in the United Kingdom

Mortgage fraud is not only a troubling issue in the United States, but a major problem in the United Kingdom too, according to data released by Experian. For the fifth consecutive year, the rate of mortgage fraud increased compared to the prior year. In 2011, there was an 8% rise in year-over-year fraudulent mortgage applications in the United Kingdom.  Approximately ... Read More »