Experian announces new commercial credit monitoring plan

Credit InsureSM allows business owners unlimited access to their commercial credit reports and alerts them to key changes that may affect their overall credit rating

Costa Mesa, Calif., Oct. 09, 2006 — Experian®, a global information solutions company, today announced a new subscription-based credit monitoring plan that provides business owners with unlimited access to their commercial credit reports. Available through Experian’s SmartBusinessReports.comTM Web site, Credit InsureSM allows users to more closely monitor business information to help them protect their business and reduce credit risk.

By using Credit Insure, business owners can monitor their company’s credit, as well as the credit of companies they may do business with. The new plan’s structure allows users to have unlimited access to their subscribed credit reports instead of having to pay each time a report is pulled. Credit Insure also includes an e-mail alert system that notifies business owners of significant changes in their credit status that may affect their overall credit rating, such as inquiries, late trade payments, or major events like liens, judgments and bankruptcies.

“Organizations need the most up-to-date information when making business decisions, extending credit, or researching partners, competitors or potential suppliers,” said Mark Zablan, president, Experian’s Business Information Solutions group. “Credit Insure was designed to not only assist business owners in managing risk, but also to provide them with a comprehensive resource to track business performance and protect themselves against identity theft.”

Experian’s recently redesigned SmartBusinessReports.com homepage includes an easy-to-read credit dashboard displaying the monitored companies’ current credit score. The dashboard also includes a graphic indicator representing how the score has changed over the previous three months, providing Credit Insure subscribers with a quick look at the scoring trends of that business. Additionally, the new site includes a comprehensive library of materials designed to educate business owners on a variety of commercial credit topics.

Credit Insure is offered at http://www.smartbusinessreports.com/Main.aspx?link=1053 for $12.95 per month or $99 annually for each subscribed company. Individual commercial credit reports are available for $24.95 to $44.95. For more information about Experian’s other business-to-business solutions, please call a CMA Account Executive at 800-541-2622 ext 132.

About Experian
Experian is a global leader in providing value-added information solutions to organizations and consumers. Experian provides information, analytics, decision-making solutions and processing services. Using its comprehensive understanding of individuals, markets and economies, it helps organizations to find, develop and manage customer relationships to make their businesses more profitable. Experian promotes greater financial health and opportunity among consumers by enabling them to understand, manage and protect their personal information, helping them control financial aspects of key life events and make the most advantageous financial decisions. Experian works with clients across diverse industries, including financial services, telecommunications, health care, insurance, retail and catalog, automotive, manufacturing, leisure, utilities, e-commerce, property and government. A subsidiary of GUS plc with headquarters in Nottingham, UK, and Costa Mesa, Calif., Experian employs more than 12,500 people in 30 countries worldwide who support clients in more than 60 countries. Annual sales are in excess of $3.0 billion.

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