Equifax, founded in 1899, engages in the collection, organization and management of various types of credit, financial, public record, demographic, and marketing information regarding individuals and businesses. The company s proprietary databases contain information on more than 400 million consumers and businesses worldwide. Its products and services include consumer credit information, information database management, marketing information, business credit information, decision-making and analytical tools, and identity verification services. The company serves customers across a wide range of industries, including financial services, retail, health care, telecommunications and utilities, brokerage, insurance, and municipalities. Equifax is a member of Standard & Poor's 500 Index, and is headquartered in Atlanta. It operates in the United States, Canada, Costa Rica, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, El Salvador, Peru, and Uruguay.