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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...

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...

Ever heard of 'blended data'? It's the best for scoring small businesses.

April 29, 2011 by John Krickus

We receive a lot of questions about using “blended” data, meaning the use of both business and consumer data when making a business credit decision. First and foremost, you need to have permissible purpose to use consumer data on a business....

Credit bureau reporting helps small business lenders stay competitive

April 28, 2011 by Greg Carmean

Reporting your commercial accounts receivable experiences to commercial bureaus is not a new idea, but “give to get” consortiums that provide access to exclusive content are increasing in popularity as one way to get a competitive edge in today’s...