Experian Announces New Credit Resource for Small-Business Owners: BusinessCreditFacts.com

Web site offers insight and tools to help the business community understand

the benefits of establishing and managing business credit

Sep 17, 2007, 01:00 ET from Experian

    COSTA MESA, Calif., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian(R), a global
 information solutions company, today announced the launch of
 BusinessCreditFacts.com, a new online resource designed to help
 small-business owners gain a greater understanding of the many topics
 dealing with business credit, such as the importance of business credit and
 tips for establishing and improving business credit scores.
     "Business credit scores commonly serve as the foundation for procuring
 competitive business loan rates and credit terms from potential suppliers,"
 said Marc Kirshbaum, president, Experian's Business Information Solutions.
 "Having complete and up-to-date business credit information is the best way
 for small-business owners to obtain favorable financial terms.
 BusinessCreditFacts.com serves as a one-stop online resource for the
 business community to not only review their reports, but also to ask
 questions and gain greater knowledge about how to establish and improve
 business credit."
     Small businesses are particularly susceptible to changes in the
 economy. Managing cash flow is challenging for small-business owners even
 in good times, but difficult economic conditions can be especially
 problematic. A strong credit standing is crucial to allowing small-business
 owners access to additional capital.
     BusinessCreditFacts.com contains information on the following business
 credit topics:
     -- A question-and-answer section containing information on establishing
        business credit, the credit information available on a business credit
        report and how best to maintain good business credit
     -- Tools to submit requests to update a company's demographic information
     -- Links allowing small-business owners direct access to a business credit
        report and score and to sign up for continuous monitoring of their
        business credit file
     -- Tools to enable small-business owners to "write their suppliers" and
        encourage them to report their payment experiences -- a factor in
        strengthening a business credit score
     BusinessCreditFacts.com is an interactive Web site that allows members
 of the small-business community to take an active role in learning more
 about business credit. Users can rate the usefulness of the
 question-and-answer section and also suggest new topics that they would
 like addressed. BusinessCreditFacts.com also provides insight as to why
 business owners should keep their business credit separate from their
 personal credit, and practical tips are provided to help ensure that
 small-business owners establish and maintain good business credit
 throughout their company's life cycle.
     BusinessCreditFacts.com utilizes Precise ID(SM), Experian's consumer
 authentication tool, to verify the identity of business owners, ensuring
 updates are made only by the business owner or corporate officer of record.
     For more information, please visit http://www.businesscreditfacts.com.
     About Experian
     Experian is a global leader in providing information, analytical and
 marketing services to organizations and consumers to help manage the risk
 and reward of commercial and financial decisions. Combining its unique
 information tools and deep understanding of individuals, markets and
 economies, Experian partners with organizations around the world to
 establish and strengthen customer relationships and provide their
 businesses with competitive advantage. For consumers, Experian delivers
 critical information that enables them to make financial and purchasing
 decisions with greater control and confidence. Clients include
 organizations from financial services, retail and catalog,
 telecommunications, utilities, media, insurance, automotive, leisure,
 e-commerce, manufacturing, property and government sectors.
     Experian Group Limited is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN)
 and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. It has corporate headquarters
 in Dublin, Ireland, and operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., and
 Nottingham, UK. Experian employs approximately 15,500 people in 36
 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 65 countries. Annual
 sales are in excess of $3.8 billion.
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     Contact:  Marryn Santucci
               Experian Public Relations
               714 830 7153

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