Experian launches new online credit services and marketing portal to help SMEs grow their business and guard against financial risk

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Experian launches new online credit services and marketing portal to help SMEs grow their business and guard against financial risk

SMEs can now access tailored business information at the click of a button

Nottingham, 21 May 2013 — Experian®, the global information services company, has today announced the launch of Business Express, a new online credit risk and marketing portal putting a wealth of vital business information at the fingertips of UK SMEs helping them to guard against financial risk and grow their business through effective marketing.

With late payment figures for Q1 of this year showing all but the smallest UK businesses (those with less than 2 employees) seeing a decline in their payment performance, this easy to navigate portal brings together Experian’s credit risk and marketing services, enabling businesses to protect themselves from the risks of not getting paid.

With the pressures on busy small and medium sized firms, the new portal is mobile compatible, helping them to access vital business information and offers email alerts on selected businesses to provide up to date information on the go.  This service enables firms to grow through simple but effective risk management and marketing and ensure they are in the best position to secure credit for their own business.

Businesses can also identify new customers and opportunities as Business Express brings together a comprehensive range of services to help firms to build, manage and cleanse their database as well as buy fresh marketing data online. 

Experian’s enhanced Commercial Delphi Express will also be available through business and consumer credit reports, specifically designed for SMEs, including access to vital late payment and insolvency information.  In addition, the new quick search facility for businesses and company directors will enable firms to profile prospective clients or suppliers and review their credit score to make informed decisions with confidence.

The new portal combines Experian’s extensive data insight and businesses understanding as a ‘one stop shop’ for businesses to manage their day to day activity, plan for the future and grow.   The Ledger Manager service is compatible with sales ledger software such as SAGE 50 and Instant and will adopt further account packages over the next two months.   Live chat support and ‘three ring answer’ call centre service during standard business hours is also available for Business Express customers.

Max Firth, Managing Director of Experian’s Business Information Services, said: “This new portal is specifically designed to make doing business easier for busy firms.  With cash flow, late payments and the desire to grow at the heart of SME concerns, Business Express combines Experian’s comprehensive data, monitoring and analytics services and delivers that insight directly to your business through our new, easy to manage portal enabling businesses of all sizes to profile their market quickly and with confidence.

“Our new search facility and mobile compatibility make it easy to access information on the move and our email alerts mean that vital information is flagged up urgently, so you can move your business forward knowing you have the most up to date information to hand.”


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Mrs Gemma Wright
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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 2013 was US$4.7 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil.

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