Experian launches new international report service

Experian®, the global business solutions company, has launched a new international service – providing financial and credit checking information on over 220 countries worldwide. In total, information on over 35 million companies globally will be available online with an enhanced manual credit report service also available.

The new International Credit Report Service has been designed to provide a fast and efficient service. All reports come in a standard format, regardless of its origin and have a consistent look and feel in keeping with Experian’s UK credit report service. This ensures that information is easy to use and read without any prior knowledge of overseas accounting practices.

Phil Cotter, Managing Director of Experian’s Business Information division, said:
“We have listened to the requirements of our customers within the credit and exporting industries and responded. Service, cost effectiveness and the ability to access detailed, quality reports on both UK and international companies, at the same time, in the same place, were clear market needs that needed answering. As many companies already rely on Experian credit reports to help minimise the risks of trading with other UK companies, the combined access to UK and international reports will be a major benefit to our clients’ credit management operations. Experian is well known as a trusted provider of information and with the launch of our new International Credit Report Service our customers can now get all the credit report information they need from the one provider, saving time, valuable resources and money.”

All International reports can be all accessed using Experian’s e-series business website at www.uk.experian.com/bi with European company reports and US company reports available online. These countries account for 65 per cent of exports by British companies. Reports for all other countries can be ordered online through Experian’s manual report service.

Phil Cotter, concludes:
“It is important that companies are forewarned of any potential financial and trading problems with their overseas customers, especially when reporting requirements for companies vary so widely across the world, making it difficult to locate the level of information required to make sound credit decisions. Experian’s new International Credit Report service provides information of a high quality to ensure that UK businesses can easily carry out regular checks to limit the risks of exposure to business failures and bad debt.”

Further information can be obtained, and International Reports can be purchased, from Experian by calling +44 (0) 115 901 6017 or via www.uk.experian.com/bi.

ENDS

This press release can be downloaded from http://press.experian.com.

For further press information please contact:

Ellen Carroll
Press Relations
Experian, Riverleen House
Electric Avenue, Nottingham NG80 1RH
Tel: 0115 992 2515
Mobile: 07967 342824
Email: ellen.carroll@uk.experian.com

Notes to editors

There are three levels of International Reports available:

European Company Reports – containing a wide range of information, including full company details, credit limit, risk score, accounts, public record information, legal notices, judgments, corporate structure and directors’ information.

US Company Report – containing all or some of the following: company details, credit status, risk score, payment profile, accounts, public record information, legal notices, judgments, corporate structure and directors’ information. Where instant access is unavailable, the manual report ordering process is as simple as ordering an instant online International report. The manual report service offers a number of different service levels based on the urgency of your request.

Manual International Report – containing full company details, credit limit, financial data, public record information, legal notices, judgments, corporate structure and directors’ information.

Experian

Experian provides strategic support to organisations around the world. It helps its clients target, acquire, manage and develop profitable customer relationships. It does this by combining its advanced decision support and outsourcing services with information on consumers, businesses, motor vehicles and property. Experian works with more than 40,000 clients across diverse industries, including financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, insurance, retail and catalogue, automotive, manufacturing, leisure, utilities, property, e-commerce and government. Millions of consumers rely on Experian’s consumer credit services to meet their financial management needs. Experian is a subsidiary of GUS plc and has headquarters in Nottingham, UK, and Costa Mesa, California. It has a 175-year history and unbroken sales growth over the past 23 years. Its 13,000 people support clients in more than sixty countries. Annual sales exceed £1.2 billion.

For more information, visit the company’s website on www.experian.com.

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