, the market-leading online credit report monitoring service from Experian®, has scooped the award for ‘Best Consumer Service’ at the prestigious Revolution Awards, which recognise and reward excellence in the digital business and marketing industry.

CreditExpert was named ‘Best Consumer Service’ 2006 for its innovative credit monitoring service, which enables consumers to view and monitor their credit report online in real-time. With the Internet making it easier than ever to shop for financial services products and with lending decisions based directly on an applicant’s credit report, the CreditExpert service enables consumers to make more informed financial decisions and protect themselves from the growing threat of identity theft.

The Revolution Awards celebrate innovative new ways of doing business and marketing brands within the digital industry. The judging panel was impressed with the CreditExpert membership business model, its distinct brand identity, the site’s ease of use and the brand’s impressive list of online media partners, which includes MSN, AOL, Yahoo!, Wanadoo and Autotrader.

“We are thrilled to have won this prestigious and highly sought after industry award. Since its launch, CreditExpert has worked towards demystifying public understanding of credit reports and creating a new market for online consumer credit information,” says Jim Hodgkins, Managing Director of CreditExpert.

“For a credit report service to win this important industry award demonstrates consumers’ increasing awareness of how a better understanding of their credit report and credit score can help them manage their finances more effectively.”


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Information security

With CreditExpert, Experian offers fast and accurate credit reports combined with a high level of online security and privacy standards. Experian has partnered with VeriSign, Inc. (a trusted third party) and has also been through the rigorous ICSA (International Computer Security Association) security screening processes. Experian recognises the personal and sensitive nature of information contained in credit reports and its secure systems are designed to protect personal credit information.

When a credit card is used on, the purchase is safeguarded like any other valuable transaction. The transmission of sensitive data to and from is protected by SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), a proven data privacy standard that allows a browser to automatically encrypt or scramble data before it is sent. Only the receiver, Experian, can decode the user’s encrypted SSL data. All personal information sent to or held by CreditExpert is encrypted before it resides on Experian’s CreditExpert servers.

CreditExpert is a subscription membership service priced at £5.99 per month, allowing unlimited online access to your credit report. The service comes with a free 30-day trial period that allows members to see and use all the service’s benefits.

CreditExpert provides UK consumers with unlimited online access to their complete credit history. This means viewing not only public information such as county court judgments, bankruptcies and electoral roll entries, but also details of loans, loan terms and their full repayment history, as well as the sources of the information and details of any organisation that has searched the report.

Experian responds to around one million requests for credit reports from consumers every year and helps many consumers with credit-related issues, including giving assistance to the victims of identity fraud. As the threat of identity fraud shows no signs of slowing down and the use of credit continues to grow in the UK, services like CreditExpert will become more and more important as consumers want help to manage their personal credit information and want to be alerted to changes on their credit reports that could affect their financial future.

About Experian

Experian is the global leader in providing value-added information solutions to organisations and consumers. It has an unrivalled understanding of individuals, markets and economies around the world.

Experian provides information, analytics, decision-making solutions and processing services. It assists organisations understand their markets and customers and helps them find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships to make their businesses more profitable.

Experian promotes greater financial health among consumers by enabling them to understand, manage and protect their personal information, helping them control financial aspects of key life events and make the most advantageous financial decisions.

Experian works with more than 50,000 clients across diverse industries, including financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, insurance, retail and catalogue, automotive, manufacturing, leisure, utilities, e-commerce, property and government. A subsidiary of GUS plc with headquarters in Nottingham, UK, and Costa Mesa, California, Experian’s 12,000 people in 31 countries support clients in more than 60 countries.

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