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03/20/2015 - Experian

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Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. Experian helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers, and automate decision making. It also helps people to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft. In 2014, Forbes magazine named Experian as one of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies.”

Experian was the first in its industry to establish a dedicated financial literacy program. It is committed to helping people become more knowledgeable about credit reporting, credit scoring, and other issues, so that they can become more financially capable. Experian is proud to be a founding member of the JumpStart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy® and a partner in the JumpStart National Educators Conference.


  • Experian online consumer education resources
    Experian consumer education resources website includes more than 30 brochures, handouts, and PowerPoint presentations with talk notes that you can use in classes and counseling sessions, or to help answer questions. The site also includes a sample credit report, short videos, and links to other resources, including Ask Experian the industry’s first online credit advice column. Several resources are available in both English and Spanish.
  • Experian financial literacy grant program
    An essential part of the Experian financial literacy outreach is working with powerful partners. Experian annually awards on average more than $500,000 in financial literacy grants to non-profit organizations. These grants enable outreach to all consumer groups. Past grant recipients serve youth and elderly, immigrant populations, and military personnel and their families.

An Experian grant enabled the annual JumpStart Educators Conference, now in its seventh year. Experian grant partners include the Mission Asset Fund, America Saves, the National Consumers League–LifeSmarts program, Credit Builders Alliance, and many others.

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Experian has a longstanding commitment to helping people gain financial knowledge. At Experian, we believe that education is essential for a person to be financially successful. Experian needs your help in sharing important, accurate information about credit reporting and credit scoring, and how to use them as financial tools to help people achieve financial success.


  • VALOR Veterans Financial Literacy Preparedness Initiative
    Experian is proud to partner with VALOR, a non-profit education organization serving military personnel and families transitioning from active duty. Its Lifecents online education program helps participants learn and establish good financial habits that will enable them to be successful in civilian life.
  • Experian Education Ambassadors
    Experian trains its own employees to volunteer as education ambassadors in their communities. They donate their own time to speak to groups where they live about important financial subjects like credit reporting and credit scoring. If there is an Education Ambassador in your area, they may be available to participate in an event for your organization. If you would like to request an Ambassador, please send an email to Turn on JavaScript! and Experian will let you know if someone is available in your area.

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