Experian Provides Small Business Owners With Business Monitoring Alerts

Costa Mesa, California (PRESS RELEASE – September 2, 2010) – Experian®, the global information services company, today announced the addition of new email alerts as part of its already-robust Business Credit AdvantageSM monitoring plan. The alerts provide small-business owners with notification of changes to their business credit report. With the new alerts, business owners now are able to receive notification on business address changes, newly opened tradelines and score changes. This helps business owners become aware of changes that could have a positive or a negative impact on business lending terms.

“Business Credit Advantage provides an easy and economical way for small-business owners to track business changes, manage their credit and guard their business against identity theft,” said Allen Anderson, president, Experian’s Business Information Services. “Knowing that their business credit information and score are monitored daily provides small-business owners with a sense of security knowing they can take immediate action if changes occur.”

Unlike competitive offerings, Business Credit Advantage now includes reported changes to a business’s address. This type of event is not directly related to a business’s credit standing, but it is a key indicator of potential fraudulent activity. With early notification of this change, business owners receive an additional layer of fraud protection while proactively monitoring the health of their business profile.

Business Credit Advantage now delivers a full complement of email alerts, including:

  • Business address changes
  • Business credit score changes
  • Newly opened credit tradelines
  • Credit inquiries on the business profile
  • Potentially negative information, including delinquent payments
  • Uniform Commercial Code filings
  • Public record filings, including bankruptcy, liens and judgments
  • Collection filings

A subscription to Business Credit Advantage also provides business owners with unlimited access to their business credit report, score and score trends. It is available at http://www.experian.com/businesscreditadvantage or http://www.smartbusinessreports.com for $14.95 per month or $99 annually.

About Experian’s Business Information Services

Experian’s Business Information Services partners with organizations to establish and strengthen customer relationships, enabling them to mitigate risk and improve profitability. The company’s business database provides comprehensive, third-party-verified information on U.S. companies of all sizes, with the industry’s most extensive data on the broad spectrum of small and midsize businesses. By leveraging state-of-the-art technology and superior data compilation techniques, Experian is able to provide market-leading tools, such as BusinessIQSM, that assist clients in processing new applications, managing customer relationships and collecting on delinquent accounts. For more information about Experian’s advanced business-to-business products and services, visit http://www.experian.com/b2b.

About Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 90 countries. The company 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, 2010, was $3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and São Paulo, Brazil. For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.

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