Experian®, the global information services company, today announced it has signed a deal to provide leading travel search site, Skyscanner, with International and UK reports helping the business to monitor suppliers and improve efficiencies.

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Skyscanner flying high following Experian deal

21 January 2013 - Experian®, the global information services company, today announced it has signed a deal to provide leading travel search site,Skyscanner, with International and UK reports helping the business to monitor suppliers and improve efficiencies.

Under the new contract Experian will supply Skyscanner with reports that provide comprehensive insight into companies in up to 238 countries worldwide.  The reports include extensive information on businesses within requested regions.  They detail credit and risk scoring, accounts and legal notices, along with other valuable information to enable any UK business to gain real time insight into the health of any new suppliers, clients and partners around the world.  In addition, Experian’s same day international service enables fast decision making, helping the business to act quickly and with confidence.

Paul Vescovi, Managing Director of Credit Services for Experian, commented
: “We are delighted to be working with Skyscanner to put vital information regarding the stability of current and existing suppliers both in the UK and internationally at their fingertips.  This service enables Skyscanner to make important decisions about new and potential partners based on reliable, current information.”

Shane Corstorphine, Skyscanner’s Chief Financial Officer, said: “As a fast growing global business we are establishing new relationships with suppliers and clients all over the world.  We selected Experian to help us manage risk and grow the business with confidence.”

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Contact:
Gemma Wright
PR Manager
0115 992 2645/07813 854773
gemma.wright2@uk.experian.com

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.

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

About Skyscanner

  • Skyscanner is a leading global travel search site providing instant online comparisons for millions of flights plus hotels and car hire.
  • Founded in 2003 by three IT professionals, Gareth Williams, Barry Smith and Bonamy Grimes, Skyscanner is the no.1 travel search website in Europe and no.3 worldwide, receiving 30 million visits per month.
  • The site is available in 30 languages and its suite of free mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry have been downloaded over 11 million times.
  • The company employs 180 staff and has its global headquarters in Edinburgh, UK with Asia Pacific hub offices in Singapore and Beijing and future expansion planned to capitalise on huge global growth.
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