Experian, the global information services company, announces that it has created a joint venture with CCB Inc., a leading consumer credit bureau in Japan. Experian will own 50% of the joint venture.

Based in Tokyo, CCB provides credit reporting services to the banking, credit card and consumer financing industries in Japan. Experian has a long association with CCB, having owned a 3.6% stake in the company for many years.

The joint venture, CBEX Solutions Inc., will develop and operate a credit bureau platform to meet the new regulatory requirements in Japan.

As at May 2008, gross assets for CBEX Solutions are approximately $14m.


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