Experian Japan Announces Partnership with Credit Exchange Agency

Experian Japan Announces Partnership with Credit Exchange Agency

May 12, 2010 – Tokyo, Japan – Experian®, the global information services company, announces that it has signed a reseller agreement with Credit Exchange Agency Group (CEA, Representative Director and President Minoru Takeda, headquarters in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan). With a 60-year history in the industry, CEA has a nationwide network of branches providing its corporate credit reports in Japan.

Under the arrangement, CEA will now offer Experian’s international business reports to its Japanese clients through its network of resellers in Japan. Experian will also offer CEA’s Japanese company reports to its Asia Pacific clients. Instead of the prepaid system used by most Japanese report businesses, Experian provides a “pay-as-you-go” option that allows clients to buy single reports at a time. This eliminates any up-front payment and subsequent loss of unused charges. 

Minoru Takeda, Representative Director and President of the Credit Exchange Agency, commented: “We are excited in starting this relationship with Experian. It is very beneficial for us, since our Japanese reports will be now be available to Experian’s global clients. Likewise, we are happy that we will be able to introduce and promote Experian’s highly valued international business reports to our vast client base. We are confident that this will become a successful partnership that benefits both of our clients based in Japan and overseas.”

Dennis Martin, Credit Services Managing Director for Experian Asia Pacific said: “We have struck up a true win-win relationship. Thanks to Credit Exchange Agency, many customers in Japan can now obtain Experian’s valued reports through their usual supplier. With the addition of CEA’s business reports, we can serve the whole Asia Pacific with high quality, bilingual Japanese business reports.”


Margaret Lam
VP of Marketing, Asia Pacific
Tel: +852 2839 5276
Email: margaret.lam@hk.experian.com

About Experian Business Information
Experian’s business information is used by clients to help prospect for new commercial customers, to set the credit terms for new accounts and to manage existing account relationships. A typical business report will include a wide range of information, including company’s registration and ownership details, trading addresses, how quickly the business is paying its bills, a credit risk score, court judgments and a history of its financial performance.

Experian has a strong partnership with Sinotrust, the largest business information provider in China. As part of its Asia Pacific strategy, Experian started its International Business Report service in Japan from June 2009.

For more details, visit https://www.bizinfo.experian.co.jp/ or contact customer service at TEL +81 3 5402 8780 or Email bizinfo@jp.experian.com

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 31 March 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 or in Japanese, visit http://www.experian.co.jp

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