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Experian Business Information

Behavioral Analysis – Science or Art?

May 27, 2011 by Gary Stockton

Really, it’s a little of both. To get a good sense of your client base’s behavioral payment patterns and be able to successfully manage credit risk, you first need to understand your portfolio. The best way to do that is to slice and dice your...

Learnings from NACM

May 26, 2011 by marykathryn.jarcy

I am back home and have a moment to reflect back on NACM Credit Congress 2011. Everyone was engaged – ready to learn and ready to share. I experienced this first hand when I co-presented with Jessica Ford during a presentation focused on credit and...

About "blended" scoring models

May 25, 2011 by John Krickus

In my last post we discussed how the best predictive performance comes from using the consumer data on the business owner and blending it with the commercial data on the business. But how does the scoring model work using both sets of data?...

Lots of action at NACM Credit Congress 2011

May 24, 2011 by Dan Meder

Southern hospitality continued today at NACM Credit Congress 2011 with a Dolly Parton impersonator who kicked off the morning with lots of energy and familiar tunes. The fun continued in the Super Session where critically acclaimed author, Joe...

Lots of Southern hospitality at NACM Credit Congress 2011

May 23, 2011 by Mike Myers

We’re live from Credit Congress 2011 and it’s hard to beat the Southern hospitality on display in Nashville.

Pardon me, your platform is shifting

May 20, 2011 by Joni Rolenaitis

I entered college during the [self-proclaimed] golden years of university education, which is to say shortly after the release of the movie Animal House. This was a simpler time when the closest thing to a personal computer was the de rigueur TI...

Targeted scores pay dividends for Small Business lenders

May 19, 2011 by Greg Carmean

Many small business lenders seem anxious to increase their lending activity, but are wary of lingering economic risks, and for good reason. According to Experian’s BizSource database, as of March 2011 about 58 percent of delinquent small business...

Tale of two recoveries – big business leverages its position while small business struggles

May 18, 2011 by Dan Meder

An interesting dynamic is playing out as the economy begins to get legs. For example, when you look at the payment behavior of U.S. businesses, there’s a difference in big business trade payments vs. small business. Our Experian Business Benchmark...

Coffee talk with us at NACM next week

May 17, 2011 by marykathryn.jarcy

Let’s catch up over a cup of coffee at NACM Credit Congress next week in Nashville. We’d love to get your industry insights and share what’s new at Experian. Hearing from businesses is the best way to understand what’s really going on in the...

Free reports for all small businesses this week only

May 16, 2011 by Mary Ann Strout

We’re honoring small businesses and their owners during National Small Business Week, May 16-20,with the gift of knowledge. This week only, business owners and principals can view their small business credit profile for FREE at ...

Are you protecting your small business owner customers from fraud?

May 13, 2011 by Gary Stockton

Small business owners appear to be lucrative targets for identity fraud perpetrators, alarming banking institutions, payment processors, and B2B service providers. According to Javelin’s 2011 Small Business Owners (SMBO) Identity Fraud report, the...

DecisionIQ Premier can help your business

May 12, 2011 by John Krickus

Fast, accurate, and efficient is the way most people want decisions in today’s hyper-competitive world. You can also add: ‘customized to my company’s specific risk policies’ and ‘flexible to change as circumstances change’—naturally, wanting this...

DecisionIQ Premier debuts at FinovateSpring

May 11, 2011 by adam.fingersh

Today, Experian debuted DecisionIQ Premier at FinovateSpring in San Francisco. In front of an audience of more than 750 financial services industry leaders we discussed the features and benefits of our new service. Our newest offering is available...

Tomorrow, Experian debuts DecisionIQ Premier on stage at FinovateSpring 2011

May 09, 2011 by adam.fingersh

Today, I am at the FinovateSpring conference at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco. Finovate is the first “all demo focused” conference that highlights cutting edge technologies and innovative advancements in the consumer and...

Experian’s Vision conference was a hit!

May 09, 2011 by Dan Meder

I just returned from our annual Vision conference, and it was a great success. This was the 30th annual event, and we played host to over 400 financial services professionals from around the globe. The program was excellent…education sessions...

Integrating social media into your business

May 06, 2011 by Gary Stockton

Social media. You hear it all over the place. What is it, and are you taking advantage of it for your business?

Opening accounts is just the first step

May 05, 2011 by Mike Myers

Most of us are pretty familiar with credit reports and scores, but how many of you are aware of the additional tools available to help you manage the entire credit risk lifecycle? I talk to credit managers everyday and as we’re all trying to do more...

What key factors impact a business credit score?

May 04, 2011 by Peter Bolin

There are a number of factors that impact business credit risk scores. Keep in mind that most risk models are built using multivariate statistical methods that not only look and each attribute but also look for the interaction between the...

The inner workings of our commercial data

May 03, 2011 by Al Duckworth

Welcome to my inaugural post on the Experian Business Credit Blog. I am often asked how the business credit information we provide to our customers is created and maintained – so this seems like a good topic to start with.

Stay Ahead of Trouble - Proactively Manage Your Portfolio

May 02, 2011 by Gary Stockton

If you make decisions just by pulling credit reports, you may want to think about how you can manage your accounts proactively. Pulling a report is helpful in deciding whether you should offer credit to a business. But, consider these basic steps...

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