Experian's New Subscription Plan Enables Small-Business Professionals to Reduce Risk and Save Money

Experian’s New Subscription Plan Enables Small-Business Professionals to Reduce Risk and Save Money

Business Credit ProSM gives small businesses the freedom to research business backgrounds and credit scores at a low price

Costa Mesa, Calif., Sept. 22, 2009 — Experian®, a global information services company, today announced Business Credit ProSM, a new online subscription plan that provides instant access to multiple business credit reports at a low price. Available exclusively through SmartBusinessReports.com®, this new plan provides small-business professionals with information on all types of businesses, helping them assess business credibility and risk in order to make better decisions.

“In a recent Experian study, we found that while small businesses were affected by the economic downturn, existing risk-assessment methods, such as credit reports and scores, have proved remarkably accurate in identifying the good from potentially ‘bad’ accounts,” said Allen Anderson, president, Experian’s Business Information Services. “We designed Business Credit Pro to help small-business owners by providing them with access to multiple reports at a low price point, helping them identify the pockets of opportunity and avoid potentially problematic accounts.”

Business Credit Pro provides access to Experian’s standard CreditScoreSM reports for a fee of $150 for up to 100 reports per month with no long-term commitment or annual contract. These reports normally retail at $29.95 if purchased individually. The CreditScore report and other service options offered through SmartBusinessReports.com are powered by Experian’s extensive commercial database, which includes the most thorough and accurate small-business information available. SmartBusinessReports.com also offers small-business owners the option to buy Business Credit AdvantageSM, a commercial credit monitoring plan enabling them to proactively monitor changes to their own business credit profile.

To learn more about Business Credit Pro, visit http://www.smartbusinessreports.com.

For more information about Experian, please visit http://www.experian.com.

About Experian’s Business Information Services
In the business-to-business marketplace, 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 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 or call 1 800 520 1221.

About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to manage their credit relationships 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, 2009, 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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Roslyn Whitehurst
Experian Public Relations
1 714 830 5578

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