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Experian further enhances AutoCheck service in collaboration with automotive clients

Nottingham, August 2012 — Experian®, the global information services company, today launched the latest version of AutoCheck, its award-winning automotive provenance check tool. The service, which is used by 68 of the UK’s 100 largest dealer groups and three quarters of the country’s automotive auction houses, has been further enhanced following extensive consultation and testing with Experian’s long-standing dealer clients.

The new version of AutoCheck has been specifically designed to provide the motor industry with added confidence and maximum insight into the risks associated with buying and selling used vehicles.

Improvements to the service include: enhanced search history enabling users to identify previously checked vehicles and view them for audit purposes, a new batch process to allow users to perform multiple checks quickly and easily, through to improved ease of use and the ability to access AutoCheck from any web enabled device.

Alistair Scullion, Managing Director of Experian Automotive in the UK and Ireland, comments: “The current trading environment exposes car buyers and dealers to a greater degree of risk. Experian’s analysis has shown that increasing numbers of vehicles with outstanding finance are entering the market, combined with the ever present danger of written off and stolen vehicles. We have invested a huge amount of time consulting with our customers to ensure that our new version of AutoCheck meets their exacting requirements, provides high quality data and integrates seamlessly with their existing processes.”


Natalie Fox 
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About Experian
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, 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 2012 was US$4.5 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 44 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

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