What is Experian?
It's a global information services group, listed on the London Stock Exchange, with around 17,000 employees. It has grown from a credit-checking business to become one of the world's biggest business information companies, helping firms to assess their overall risk.
Where have you heard about Experian?
Experian is very high-profile, and its surveys and reports are closely watched by analysts and across the print, broadcast and online media. In July 2017, for example, Experian warned of stronger economic headwinds facing the construction industry over the next three years.
What you need to know about Experian.
Experian provides credit scoring services to consumers, and works with the UK's leading credit providers including Barclaycard, Halifax and NatWest. It also offers business credit reports, giving subscribers insight into a business’ financial stability. International business reports enable customers to credit check any international company.
Experian's website promises: 'We combine data, analytics and technology to help you better understand and meet the needs of your customers. We enable you to make smarter, faster decisions about people, businesses and markets. And we also help you minimise risk while delivering the customer service people expect at every point of contact.'