Full-Year Extension to Help U.S. Consumers Manage
Financial Health During Period of Rising Inflation and Continued
ATLANTA and COSTA MESA, Calif. and CHICAGO, Sept. 23,
2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The three nationwide credit reporting
agencies – Equifax® (NYSE:EFX), Experian (LON:EXPN) and
TransUnion (NYSE:TRU) – are taking joint action to continue
offering free weekly credit reports to consumers in the United States through the end of 2023.
This benefit will help consumers manage their financial health
during a period of rising inflation and unprecedented economic
uncertainty coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The companies' CEOs provided a joint statement on the decision
to extend free weekly credit reports through 2023. "The rising cost
of living in the wake of COVID-19 has created economic consequences
felt by many Americans," said Mark W.
Begor, CEO Equifax; Brian
Cassin, CEO Experian; and Chris
Cartwright, CEO TransUnion. "Our industry is committed to
helping people better position themselves for strong financial
futures. Credit reports play an important role in financial health,
and providing weekly reports for consumers at no charge is another
way that we can support financial education and stability for
people across the U.S. at this critical time."
Consumer credit reports are a factual record of credit activity
and payment history used by lenders, creditors, service providers
and other businesses to extend financial opportunities and other
offers to people. Consumers can access their free weekly credit
reports from each of the three credit reporting agencies at
www.annualcreditreport.com. Consumers should review all items
appearing in each section of their credit reports. If an error is
identified, consumers should contact the credit reporting agency
immediately to correct that information.
For more information, visit www.annualcreditreport.com.
ABOUT EQUIFAX INC.
At Equifax (NYSE:EFX), we believe
knowledge drives progress. As a global data, analytics, and
technology company, we play an essential role in the global economy
by helping financial institutions, companies, employers, and
government agencies make critical decisions with greater
confidence. Our unique blend of differentiated data, analytics, and
cloud technology drives insights to power decisions to move people
forward. Headquartered in Atlanta
and supported by more than 13,000 employees worldwide, Equifax
operates or has investments in 25 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe, and the Asia
Pacific region. For more information, visit Equifax.com.
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Experian is the world's leading global
information services company. During life's big moments — from
buying a home or a car to sending a child to college to growing a
business by connecting with new customers — we empower consumers
and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help
individuals to take financial control and access financial
services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders
to lend more responsibly, and organizations to prevent identity
fraud and crime.
We have 20,600 people operating across 43 countries, and every
day we're investing in new technologies, talented people and
innovation to help all our clients maximize every opportunity. We
are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a
constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
Learn more at www.experianplc.com or visit our global
content hub at our global news blog for the latest news
and insights from the Group.
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TransUnion is a global information
and insights company that makes trust possible in the modern
economy. We do this by providing an actionable picture of each
person so they can be reliably represented in the marketplace. As a
result, businesses and consumers can transact with confidence and
achieve great things. We call this Information for Good®.
A leading presence in more than 30 countries across five
continents, TransUnion provides solutions that help create economic
opportunity, great experiences and personal empowerment for
hundreds of millions of people.
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