New Experian Research Examines the Impact of the Economic Downturn on Small Business

New Experian Research Examines the Impact of the Economic Downturn on Small Business

Study reveals key trends in identifying small-business risk as well as highlights the importance of good credit management practices

Costa Mesa, Calif., Aug. 03, 2009 — Experian®, a global information services company, today announced the availability of a Market Insight Snapshot report that analyzes the current financial condition of small businesses in the United States. The study highlights trends in the rate of small-business bankruptcies and other key risk indicators as well as examines the health of businesses before and after the economic downturn.

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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 mid-sized 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.

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.

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Roslyn Whitehurst
Experian Public Relations
1 714 830 5578 Telephone Email

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