Experian expands business in Switzerland

Huge potential for fraud prevention, claims management and automated decisioning

Munich/Zurich, January 21, 2021 – The international information services provider Experian is expanding its presence in the DACH region, with the establishment of Experian Switzerland AG, which is based in Opfikon near Zurich. For Experian, this is an important step in the implementation of its growth strategy for the region. Customers will benefit from more direct communication and consulting on location. In addition, the entire solution portfolio of Experian DACH is now available to them. 

“The establishment of Experian Switzerland AG demonstrates our commitment to an important market," comments Kai Kalchthaler, CEO of Experian DACH. "We see great potential in the finance and insurance industry in particular. Many Swiss companies have a need for digital solutions, including those that help them to automate processes across the entire customer lifecycle and successfully combat fraud attempts."

Experian has previously served the Swiss market via partners from its German office and has been particularly successful in the insurance industry. Only recently, Experian implemented a fraud pool for insurers (HIS) for the Swiss Insurance Association. From February 2021, this data pool will be used to exchange information on claim events, which have a potential for abuse, in order to offer Swiss insurance companies greater efficiency in combating fraud. The pool also helps the affiliated insurance companies to protect their honest customers. 

The establishment of Experian Switzerland AG not only means greater proximity to customers, but is also the basis for addressing additional industries. "In addition to insurance companies, we see growth potential in banking and e-commerce alongside many other industries in Switzerland," explains Reto Schläpfer, Managing Director of Experian Switzerland AG. "The biggest opportunities are for our solutions to combat fraud and default, for insurance claims management, and for our automated decisioning platforms. As a local Experian office, we can also offer our clients all solutions from the complete Experian portfolio, tailored to their needs." 

About Experian DACH  

Experian is the global market leader in information services. Experian helps consumers and our clients to use data with confidence. Experian helps individuals take control of their financial affairs and gain access to financial services. Experian helps companies make smart, growth-enhancing decisions and lenders to issue credit in responsible ways. Organisations are given the tools they need to protect themselves against identity fraud and crime.

In 2020, the company acquired a majority stake in the Risk Management division of Arvato Financial Solutions, thus established Experian DACH as the region's leading service provider for risk, fraud and identity management.

Experian offers companies of all sizes and from all industries the appropriate services and solutions. The company's flexible industry solutions are based on the relevant best practices. They offer e-commerce operators, insurance companies, financial service providers and telecommunications companies the best basis for their risk, fraud and identity management. Whenever required, Experian also develops tailor-made, company-specific solutions to better respond to clients’ challenges.

Experian employs around 17,800 people in 45 countries worldwide. The company continually invests in technology, people and innovation to deliver the best possible output to clients. Experian is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is an integral part of the FTSE 100 index.

Further information can be found at https://www.experian.de/

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Experian DACH

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