Experian Consumer Direct, the leading online provider of consumer-direct credit reports and other credit-related content, announced that its family of sites continues to be one of the top resources for consumer credit information.
Its sites received more than 9.7 million unique visitors in September 2002. According to comScore Media Metrix tracking, the Experian family of sites far surpassed traffic to competitor sites in the direct-to-consumer credit-reporting marketplace in September. Besides more visitors, Experian Consumer Direct is also enjoying increased membership to its premier credit monitoring services. The company currently has more than 1.2 million members. Among consumer credit sites, Experian Consumer Direct received the most unique visitors in September.
Unique Visitors to Consumer Credit Sites, September 2002
Source: comScore Media Metrix
Experian Consumer Direct 9.79 Million
“We are the trusted credit report resource that consumers are looking for,” said Ed Ojdana, president of Experian Consumer Direct. “We continue to lay the foundation for consumer credit awareness through innovative credit products and safe, secure access to credit information.”
Throughout 2002, Experian Consumer Direct’s sites have held an average ranking of seventh among Business/Finance sites. Overall, the company ranked 46th among the top 100 Internet properties in September 2002 and has consistently been a top-50 performer.
The Experian Consumer Direct family of sites includes ConsumerInfo.com, FreeCreditReport.com, QSpace.com, CreditMatters.com, HomeRadar.com, CreditExpert.com, and Experian.com.
About Experian Consumer Direct
Experian(R) Consumer Direct gives consumers quick, easy and inexpensive access to their credit histories. The division was created in 2002 when Experian combined CreditExpert, its consumer credit management group, with ConsumerInfo.com, the largest provider of online credit reports and other credit-related information to consumers. Experian Consumer Direct’s Internet properties, which include ConsumerInfo.com, CreditMatters.com, FreeCreditReport.com, QSpace.com and CreditExpert.com, receive more than 10 million visitors monthly.
In 1996, it became the first U.S. company to offer consumers online access to single-bureau credit reports, and went on to pioneer online delivery of three-bureau credit reports and lender-style credit scores. Its innovative three-bureau online credit report provides consumers access to their complete credit history from their Equifax (Nasdaq:EFX), Experian, and TransUnion files in seconds.
It is also the only report on the market that allows consumers to view their credit scores based on data from each of the three national credit bureaus. Experian Consumer Direct enjoys prominent co-branded partnerships with companies such as Yahoo!, Quicken, LendingTree, E-LOAN, Earthlink, MSN HomeAdvisor, American Express and Chase. Experian Consumer Direct is part of GUS plc (London Stock Exchange: GUS.L).