Experian announces availability of VantageScore 3.0

PHOENIX, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced the VantageScore® 3.0 scoring model is now available from Experian. This advanced model produces a highly predictive score and scores up to 27 million to 30 million more consumers who were previously deemed unscoreable. It has a scale range of 300 to 850 for easier lender implementation and consumer familiarity.

"We have been eagerly awaiting VantageScore 3.0," said Steven Wagner, president of Experian's U.S. credit bureau. "We are very excited to offer this latest evolution of the score to our clients and consumers. We see this model expanding prudent lending in the marketplace because it specifically uses a wide range of credit data to increase predictiveness and has the ability to effectively score more people, which is crucial in today's economic environment."

VantageScore 3.0 was developed to reflect the ever-changing borrowing behaviors, debt levels and mix of credit accounts in the lending environment. Testing of this new version shows that it provides up to 25 percent predictive improvement over earlier models, primarily in the prime and near-prime consumer population. Such an increase is due to the granular data pulled from the two blended time frames of 2009–2011 and 2010–2012.

"Today's credit environment is constantly changing, and having access to fresh data on a large population is a vital component to lenders making confident risk decisions," said Charles Chung, president of Experian's Decision Analytics business. "VantageScore 3.0 captures consumer behavior in its purest form and is now easier to implement, providing lenders a competitive edge in the underwriting and lending process."

Experian has over 1300 clients in a variety of industries utilizing VantageScore.

Please visit Experian at CBA Live in Phoenix, Ariz., March 11 -13, 2013 to learn more, or visit http://www.experian.com/VantageScoreforlenders.

About Experian

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, Brazil.

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.

VantageScore® is a registered trademark of VantageScore Solutions, LLC.


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