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Experian and Call For Action Collaborate to Educate and Empower Consumers

Experian and Call For Action collaborate to educate and empower consumers
New financial resources developed to help consumers better understand and manage their credit

Costa Mesa, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013 — Experian®, the leading global information services company, and the international, nonprofit Call For Action, Inc., a network of consumer hotlines that connect people with industry leaders and educational materials, today announced a new education resource for consumers. “Credit Scores: You do the Math” is a seven-part credit education series that dissects credit scores. It is currently available on the Call For Action Website.

“Experian serves on the Call For Action Board of Directors and recognizes the valuable work of its volunteers in helping consumers find the resources they need to prevent or resolve problems,” said Maxine Sweet, vice president of public education. “Funding and contributing to their educational outreach is a part of our commitment to helping everyone fully understand critical credit concepts so they can effectively engage in the credit reporting process and ultimately improve their overall financial well-being.”

The following topics are addressed at http://www.callforaction.org:

• What is a credit score?
• A World of Different Scores
• Knowing your Score
• What a Score Really Means
• What Goes Into a Score
• Calculating Your Score
• How to Improve Your Score

“The foundation to good financial health is a good credit score,” said Shirley Rooker, president of Call For Action, Inc. “We felt it was important to partner with a trusted source to develop materials that will arm consumers with the knowledge to make informed financial decisions and live credit smart.”

To learn more about Experian’s financial education resources and consumer studies, please visit http://www.livecreditsmart.com.

Contacts:
Kristine Snyder
Experian Public Relations
1 714 830 5192
kristine.snyder@experian.com

Shirley Rooker
Call For Action, Inc.
1 240 747 0229
Shirley@callforaction.org

About Call For Action
Call For Action, Inc. (CFA) is an international, nonprofit network of consumer hotlines founded in 1963. Call For Action empowers consumers by giving them a voice larger than their own. Volunteer professions are trained to assist consumers through mediation and education to resolve problems with businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. Help is free and confidential and available to individuals and small businesses.

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.


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