Experian Named to Top 15 in FinTech 100 Ranking of Global Financial Services Industry Vendors

Experian Named to Top 15 in FinTech 100 Ranking of Global Financial Services Industry Vendors

Costa Mesa, Calif., Nov. 13, 2008 — Experian®, a global information services company, today announced that it is ranked No. 14 on the 2008 FinTech 100 listing. The top-15 rating signifies a significant jump for the company over last year’s ranking of 27.

The FinTech 100 is an annual international listing of the top vertical technology vendors that derive more than one-third of their revenue from this industry, as named by American Banker and Financial Insights, an IDC company.

Financial Insights estimates Experian’s revenues from the sale of IT solutions to the financial services industry at $854 million in 2007, representing 22 percent of Experian’s total sales to that industry. Although Experian is mainly acknowledged as a data provider to the industry, it is increasingly gaining recognition as a provider of technology products and services as well.

“In this challenging economic landscape, it is more important than ever to provide innovative technology and information services that help improve a company’s bottom line and remain competitive,” said Chris Callero, Experian Group’s president and chief operating officer. “Our significant jump in the ranking illustrates Experian’s commitment to this sector and underscores our dedication to delivering tools that help clients reduce risk, maintain customer relationships and market their services more effectively.

Examples of the information services Experian provides financial companies include:

  • Account Monitoring ServiceSM: a comprehensive business credit monitoring system that provides the industry’s widest range of relevant and actionable credit-based alerts, enabling financial institutions to minimize risk and maximize customer relationships
  • Collection Advantage StrategySM: a hosted decisioning platform that enables collectors to manage their most profitable segments in order to increase recoveries and to optimize resource allocation
  • Precise IDSM: a fraud detection platform that provides proven authentication capabilities that protect consumers, and ultimately an organization, from a variety of fraudulent schemes and activities

For more information about the rankings and to view the FinTech Special report, visit http://www.AmericanBanker.com/fintech100.

For more information about Experian’s advanced products and services, please visit http://www.experian.com or call an Experian sales representative at 1 888 414 1120.

About Experian
Experian is a global leader in providing information, analytical and marketing services to organizations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions.

Combining its unique information tools and deep understanding of individuals, markets and economies, Experian partners with organizations around the world to establish and strengthen customer relationships and provide their businesses with competitive advantage.

For consumers, Experian delivers critical information that enables them to make financial and purchasing decisions with greater control and confidence. Clients include organizations from financial services, retail and catalog, telecommunications, utilities, media, insurance, automotive, leisure, e-commerce, manufacturing, property and government sectors.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Experian has corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and has operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Nottingham, UK. The Group employs approximately 15,500 people in 38 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 65 countries around the world. Continuing sales for the year ended March 31, 2008, were in excess of $4 billion.

For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com

Experian and the marks used herein are service marks or registered trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc.

Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Susan Henson
Experian Public Relations
1 714 830 5129 Telephone
susan.henson@experian.com Email

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