Experian and Call For Action collaborate to educate and empower consumers
New financial resources developed to help consumers better understand and
manage their credit
COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013
COSTA MESA, Calif., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Experian^®, the leading
global information services company, and the international, nonprofit Call For
Action, Inc., a network of consumer hotlines that connect people with industry
leaders and educational materials, today announced a new education resource
for consumers. "Credit Scores: You do the Math" is a seven-part credit
education series that dissects credit scores. It is currently available on the
Call For Action Website.
"Experian serves on the Call For Action Board of Directors and recognizes the
valuable work of its volunteers in helping consumers find the resources they
need to prevent or resolve problems," said Maxine Sweet, vice president of
public education. "Funding and contributing to their educational outreach is a
part of our commitment to helping everyone fully understand critical credit
concepts so they can effectively engage in the credit reporting process and
ultimately improve their overall financial well-being."
The following topics are addressed at http://www.callforaction.org:
oWhat is a credit score?
oA World of Different Scores
oKnowing your Score
oWhat a Score Really Means
oWhat Goes Into a Score
oCalculating Your Score
oHow to Improve Your Score
"The foundation to good financial health is a good credit score," said Shirley
Rooker, president of Call For Action, Inc. "We felt it was important to
partner with a trusted source to develop materials that will arm consumers
with the knowledge to make informed financial decisions and live credit
To learn more about Experian's financial education resources and consumer
studies, please visit http://www.livecreditsmart.com.
About Call For Action
Call For Action, Inc. (CFA) is an international, nonprofit network of consumer
hotlines founded in 1963. Call For Action empowers consumers by giving them a
voice larger than their own. Volunteer professions are trained to assist
consumers through mediation and education to resolve problems with businesses,
government agencies, and other organizations. Help is free and confidential
and available to individuals and small businesses.
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data
and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses
to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate
decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report
and credit score, and protect against identity theft.
Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a
constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March
2012 was US$4.5 billion. Experian employs approximately 17,000 people in 44
countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with
operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo,
For more information, visit http://www.experianplc.com.
Experian and the Experian marks used herein are service marks or registered
trademarks of Experian Information Solutions, Inc. Other product and company
names mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.
Experian Public Relations
1 714 830 5192
Call For Action, Inc.
1 240 747 0229
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