Information Services

Experian

Overview: Experian is one of the three major credit reporting bureaus. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, Experian’s main U.S. location is in Costa Mesa, CA. Experian’s principal lines of business are: Consumer and busines credit data Decision analytics Marketing services Interactive tools The calculation and reporting of FICO scores is the best-known output of the firm …

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Fair Isaac

Overview: Fair Isaac is a leader in credit scoring and risk management analytics, developer of the proprietary, trademarked FICO scores that are a financial services industry standard. Its clients include leading financial institutions and retailers worldwide. Fair Isaac is named after its founders, Bill Isaac and Earl Isaac. Established in 1956, Fair Isaac is headquartered …

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TransUnion

TransUnion Overview: TransUnion is one of the three major consumer credit reporting bureaus, founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chicago. TransUnion’s main lines of business include: Marketing services Fraud and identity management Risk management Collections management Real estate services Consulting services The calculation and reporting of FICO scores is the best-known output of the firm …

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Thomson Reuters

Overview:Thomson Reuters is a leading international vendor of information services, analytics and news. Headquartered in New York, it also has major operations in London and in Eagan, MN. In addition to being a leading media company through its Reuters news wire service, Thomson Reuters also offers information and decision support tools in these fields: Securities …

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Morningstar

Overview: Morningstar is a leading financial information services and research firm based in Chicago. Founded in 1984 to track mutual fund performance, its leading products now include: Equity, mutual fund and ETF research, ratings and picks Portfolio tools Option, hedge fund, IRA, 401(k) and 529 plan research Investment consulting Asset management services Financial magazines Inc. …

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Lipper

Lipper Overview: Lipper Analytic Services was founded in 1973 by Michael Lipper to track mutual fund performance. In 1998 he sold the firm to what is today Thomson Reuters. Lipper is headquartered in New York and offers these products: Mutual fund and hedge fund analysis, ratings and indices Publishing services for institutions Fiduciary and retirment …

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Equifax

Overview: Equifax is one of the three leading consumer credit reporting bureaus. Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax was founded in 1899. Its major lines of business include: Consumer and business credit reports Portfolio management Fraud detection Decision support technology Business marketing tools The calculation and reporting of FICO scores is the best-known output of the firm …

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D&B;

See More About financial firms securities research information technology Overview: D&B;, or Dun & Bradstreet, is a long-established name in business information services, founded in 1841 as the Mercantile Agency. D&B; is headquartered in Short Hills, NJ. D&B;’s major product lines include: Business Credit Reports Company Lists and Company Information Supplier Information Reports Hoover’s Business …

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