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Experian Business Information

Why aren’t your accounts paying you promptly?

September 14, 2011 by Gary Stockton

Periodic evaluation of your accounts’ payment behavior may help mitigate your financial risk. One good way to review your portfolio is to compare how your accounts are paying you vs. how they pay others. First, take a look at the average number of...

Get back to business

September 12, 2011 by Mary Ann Strout

The kids are back to school. Now it’s time for you to get back to business and focus on building what’s best for growing your small business, including a good business credit rating.

Tired of all the Bad News?

September 09, 2011 by Dan Meder

I’m tired of all the bad news. Seriously. Every day it seems like it’s something different. We get a brief ray of sunshine, and we feel good for a few minutes, then its right back to feeling bad again. Like today… for those of us who are in the...

Demystifying Experian’s Days Beyond Terms (DBT)

September 02, 2011 by marykathryn.jarcy

In recent posts I’ve written about the database where Experian data resides and the matching engine that brings it together. Now, I’d like to write about one of the data elements that resides on the database and is seen on all of Experian’s...

Enough is Enough - Pulling the trigger on automated credit decisioning

August 31, 2011 by ann.skibicki

All too often as credit risk professionals, we don’t take the time to evaluate our credit policies because “that’s how it has always been done around here”. Unfortunately, it is this sheer mentality that increases days sales outstanding, raises...

Business Names: What’s in a name?

August 24, 2011 by Al Duckworth

In my last post, I mentioned Corporate Registrations and Fictitious Business Name filings as sources Experian leverages for discovering linkage relationships. Today, I’d like to expand a bit on the different types of names that may be associated to...

Does one size really fit all?

August 22, 2011 by John Krickus

One of the challenges in developing credit scores for more than 25 million businesses in the U.S. is accounting for the differences. After all, statistical scoring started in order to avoid making time consuming decisions on each new account...

Finding Industry Trends in Your Portfolio

August 18, 2011 by Gary Stockton

Many times businesses focus on customer accounts from an operational standpoint. They review their portfolios relative to the processes of origination, credit management, and collections. And so much emphasis goes into the operational side of the...

Make sure your credit policy accounts for Account Review

August 15, 2011 by Mike Myers

Last time we talked about how credit policies are like a plant grown from a seed. They need regular review and attention just like the plants in your garden to really bloom.

Business conversations and pizza debates

August 11, 2011 by marykathryn.jarcy

Next week, the Credit Research Foundation’s (CRF) summer conference is in Chicago—and I am thrilled to attend. Not only is this CRF Forum one of my favorites of the year, the forum is also in Chicago. What else could be better?