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15 May, 2017, 06:00 ET Identity theft survey results: Consumers need more education and help

News of data breaches and the risks of identity theft and fraud persist, but consumers' vigilance and awareness haven't kept pace. A national...


10 May, 2017, 08:00 ET Credit utilization rates have expanded briskly in the first quarter to reveal a strong small business market with favorable credit conditions

Small business conditions were on the upswing at the start of 2017, per the Experian/Moody's Analytics Main Street Report. The detailed analysis,...


19 Apr, 2017, 14:30 ET Experian makes debt collection easier for consumers

Getting debt collection right is about more than money. It's about knowing the difference between a customer who has simply forgotten to make a...


14 Apr, 2017, 07:14 ET E-commerce fraud increased 33 percent in 2016

Understanding where fraud takes place matters so businesses and consumers can be diligent in protecting themselves. Fraudsters continue to migrate...


03 Apr, 2017, 09:30 ET Experian recognizes Financial Literacy Month to help move Americans toward financial capability

Multiple studies have shown that consumers lack the confidence in their personal finance knowledge they need to make effective, fiscally wise...


20 Mar, 2017, 09:00 ET Experian and Finicity collaborate to digitize the lending marketplace with an easier, quicker and less tedious experience for consumers and lenders

Experian® and Finicity have joined together to make it easier for consumers to apply for a loan, accelerating loan underwriting and broadening loan...


09 Mar, 2017, 09:00 ET The Relevancy Group recognizes Experian as a leader in email marketing for the fourth consecutive year

While many consumers receive information through a variety of channels, marketers still consider email the foundation of marketing communications...


06 Mar, 2017, 08:30 ET Experian joins Marketplace Lending Association to drive responsible financial innovation

Marketplace lenders continue to be at the forefront of transparent and responsible financial innovation. This growth has helped to ensure that...


02 Mar, 2017, 07:00 ET The average amount financed for new and used vehicles hit record highs, making longer-term loans more popular among consumers

Consumers turn to longer-term loans to help reduce costs of monthly payments. According to the latest State of the Automotive Finance Market report...


27 Feb, 2017, 09:00 ET Helping financial educators pave the road to higher credit education in Mississippi

The benefits of financial education are clear — higher economic growth, lower poverty rates and greater consumer confidence. This is why Experian...


16 Feb, 2017, 08:30 ET Protect your reputation, make smarter decisions and reduce friction while performing due diligence on customers

Companies that need to evaluate merchants, suppliers or customers must face the real threat of mistakenly acquiring customers that engage in...


15 Feb, 2017, 10:48 ET Experian wins Info Security Products Guide's 2017 Global Excellence Awards

Successfully managing fraud happens when companies stay ahead of fast-paced threats. Experian® helps businesses across the globe with this reason...


14 Feb, 2017, 06:00 ET How much of a role do finances play in divorce?

Love is not in the air for everyone on Valentine's Day — approximately 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. In a recent national survey,...


09 Feb, 2017, 08:30 ET After a tumultuous election season, can small business owners expect some certainty and stability heading into 2017?

While it is still too early to say how the Trump administration will affect small business owners, for now the outlook of lenders and business...


07 Feb, 2017, 10:30 ET In data we trust? If only that were true.

Data is being used by businesses in more ways than ever before, but they still lack trust in their data. Experian Data Quality's annual Global data...


02 Feb, 2017, 09:00 ET Consumers can now get a personalized, firm offer of credit in just a few clicks

Across all generations, from Gen Z and Millennials to Gen X, Baby Boomers, and the Silent Generation, consumers communicate and interact digitally...


01 Feb, 2017, 10:46 ET Automotive brands stay ahead of the game with Super Bowl advertising campaigns

The cost of a 30-second commercial during the Super Bowl is a cool $5 million this year. This begs the question: Do brands that pay for this prime...


26 Jan, 2017, 18:01 ET Experian included in Gartner's 2016 Market Guide for Online Fraud Detection

With an ever-expanding vendor landscape to choose from, it helps to have expert insight and knowledge to make the most informed decision. Gartner's...


19 Jan, 2017, 06:00 ET If your financial outlook for the next four years is positive, you're not alone

While there is much discussion about how Americans' lives will be affected by national changes ahead, a survey by Experian found that when it comes...


05 Jan, 2017, 08:30 ET Certified Pre-Owned vehicle owners tend to hit repeat when selecting their next car

Buying a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle can give consumers an extra layer of confidence when making a purchasing decision because of the...


27 Dec, 2016, 12:30 ET Did you get a new internet-connected holiday gift this year?

Internet-connected devices were among the top holiday sales this year. Around the world more and more people are using devices like virtual...


19 Dec, 2016, 11:14 ET Five more companies put choice at the center of fraud prevention

With the increased attention on fraud and cyber security, Experian has seen more companies turn to its CrossCore™ product to strengthen fraud...


15 Dec, 2016, 08:45 ET Want horsepower, but drive a four-cylinder vehicle? Good news. Now you have it.

Drivers of four-cylinder vehicles have long been thought of as astute for picking a very economical and fuel-efficient mode of transportation....


12 Dec, 2016, 14:00 ET Experian named an Orange County Register Top Workplace for fourth consecutive year

Recognizing Experian's commitment to creating an enriching and rewarding environment for its employees, the Orange County Register named the global...


07 Dec, 2016, 10:02 ET Timing is everything for successful abandoned-cart email campaigns

Consumers may abandon online shopping carts for many reasons: a phone call, a child's needs, scheduling an appointment. The challenge for brands is...