COSTA MESA, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian®, the leading global information services company, was recognized by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) for its consumer advocacy around financial literacy, earning it the esteemed Making the Difference Partner award. The award was presented to Experian's Victor Nichols, chief executive officer, North America, by the NFCC at the organization's 48th Annual Leaders Conference in Denver.
The NFCC's Making the Difference Partner award was inaugurated in 2005 and honors individuals from organizations who have made significant contributions to assisting consumers with financial literacy, awareness and education, furthering the NFCC's mission, visions and programs through a national presence.
"The NFCC is pleased to honor Experian's Victor Nichols with the 2013 Making the Difference Partner award and to acknowledge the strength and power that our relationship provides to consumers," said Gail Cunningham, vice president of membership and public relations at the NFCC. "Experian's commitment to consumer education aligns with the NFCC's mission of creating a national culture of financial responsibility, making Experian an obvious choice for this award."
"I am proud that Experian was recognized for the second year in a row with this award, and I commend our team for their involvement and dedication in making a positive difference in consumers' financial lives," said Nichols. "We understand what an impact education has in helping consumers manage their financial lives, and we will continue to make financial literacy a priority along with our commitment to always put the consumer first."
The NFCC's Annual Leaders Conference addresses relevant and timely topics affecting the credit counseling sector. Attendees convene to network and to learn more about the latest developments in the housing, bankruptcy, legislative and financial education sectors.
Experian's Maxine Sweet, vice president of public education and last year's Making the Difference award recipient, along with Rod Griffin, director of public education, hosted the Being a Credit Ambassador workshop at the conference for NFCC educators and counselors. The session led by these two public education leaders included an in-depth look at how to guide consumers in building and restoring their credit, fraud prevention and learning to manage their credit and debt.
The following Experian resources are available to help consumers better manage their finances:
- Experian's help site — provides answers to common questions, advice and education about consumer credit
- Live Credit Smart — Experian's one-stop resource for financial education tools
- Experian #CreditChat — join an interactive conversation hosted by @Experian_US on Twitter with financial experts and consumers every Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern time.
- Consumers are welcome to ask their credit questions on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ExperianUS
Additionally, the NFCC and Experian partnered to develop the following tool to help consumers understand their financial situation:
- NFCC's MyMoneyCheckUp tool helps individuals understand their financial standing and how they can improve. The site is also available in Spanish at https://www.MiAyudaFinanciera.org.
The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), founded in 1951, is the nation's largest and longest serving national nonprofit credit counseling organization. The NFCC's mission is to promote the national agenda for financially responsible behavior, and build capacity for its members to deliver the highest-quality financial education and counseling services. NFCC Members annually help millions of consumers through more than 600 community-based offices nationwide. For free and affordable confidential advice through a reputable NFCC Member, call (800) 388-2227, (en Español (800) 682-9832) or visit www.nfcc.org. Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NFCCDebtAdvice, on Twitter: twitter.com/NFCCDebtAdvice, on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/NFCC09 and our blog: http://financialeducation.nfcc.org/.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended March 31, 2013, was US$4.7 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.
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