Experian SA acquires Compuscan and Scoresharp

Johannesburg, 1 May 2019: Experian today completed its historic acquisition of Compuscan and Scoresharp. The combined organisation will spur financial inclusion across the African region, bringing more people into the credit economy and helping create a better tomorrow for millions of people.

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Experian’s GeleZAR uplifts South Africa’s ‘unseen sector’

Johannesburg, 05 March 2019 - Experian South Africa today launched its ground-breaking, innovative smartphone app, GeleZAR. South African slang for ‘learning about money’, it aims to bring more micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSME) into the mainstream economy.

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SA business debt conditions marginally positive in Q4 2018

Johannesburg, 27 February 2019 – Anticipation of weaker GDP growth in the final quarter of 2018, is reflected in Experian South Africa’s Business Debt Index (BDI) where business stress levels in the last three months of 2018 declined moderately from the previous quarter on the back of deteriorating macro-economic factors. The Experian BDI, however, remained positive at 0.209 from a reading of 0.351 in Q3 2018.

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Global Identity and Fraud Report

Johannesburg, South Africa, 04 February 2019: Digital commerce has changed the way consumers interact with businesses, moving from face-to-face transactions to anonymous relationships built on trust. Difficult to achieve and earned over time, trusted online relationships are based on businesses providing a secure environment and a great customer experience. Released today, Experian’s Global Identity and Fraud Report found that 74 percent of consumers see security as the most important element of their online experience, followed by convenience.

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Experian announces its proposed acquisition of Compuscan and Scoresharp

Johannesburg: 10 December 2018: Experian, a global information services company, is pleased to announce its proposed acquisition of Compuscan and Scoresharp, successful and trusted providers of credit information and analytics services to organisations across South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, Lesotho, Ethiopia and Uganda, as well as the Philippines and Australia.

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Empowering township entrepreneurs

Johannesburg, 16 November 2018 – As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, Experian teamed up with Rhiza Babuyile and Township Fleva – two organisations responsible for supporting township communities – to assist entrepreneurs in transforming their innovative ideas into thriving businesses.

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Experian cited as the most often used vendor for identity verification

Johannesburg, 14 May 2018 – With fraud prevention and customer experience becoming increasingly important to South African businesses functioning in the digital world, Experian has been cited as the ‘most often used vendor for identity verification’ in a survey of network security decision-makers published in a Forrester report.

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Tightening your belt: ways to save and make your money go further

Johannesburg, 12 July 2018 – The instability of the global economy, together with the low growth in the country and most recently, the petrol and VAT increases over the past two month are seeing South African consumers faced with the challenge of finding effective ways to manage their money and make it work even better for them.

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Experian supports a data-to-action pathway for SA businesses

Johannesburg, 29 June 2018 – South African businesses are aware of the urgent need to establish a data-to-action pathway but sometimes fall short when it comes to taking this forward, according to David Coleman, Chief Data Officer at Experian SA.

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Business debt levels mirrors SA’s strong economic data for Q1 2018

Johannesburg, 21 May 2018 – Business debt stress conditions in South Africa continued to improve in Q1 2018 with the latest Experian Business Debt Index reading of 0.360. This represented a slowdown in the rate of improvement in business debt conditions, from the previous quarter’s 0.430, but remains substantially elevated against recent historical values.

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First time credit defaults improve but vehicle loan risks persist

Johannesburg, 17 May 2018 – While consumer debt stress levels improved during the first three months of 2018, vehicle loans remain a cause for concern as the first-time credit default rate for this product type rose to above average levels amongst many South African households in the first three months of 2018, according to the latest Experian Consumer Default Index (CDI)*.

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