Experian, a publicly traded company, is one of the leading global information services company providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. It helps businesses manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. It also helps individuals check their credit report and credit score and protect against identity theft. The company operates 15 consumer credit bureaus around the world and maintains information on more than 400 million consumers as part of its credit services. The credit service helps companies evaluate the risks and rewards associated with providing credit to consumers and businesses. The company s extensive database of geographic, demographic, financial and lifestyle information on millions of consumers around the world helps companies acquire new business.