Experian Plc is a global consumer credit reporting firm founded in the United States in 1968 by two Boston-based companies; Bain Capital and Thomas H. Lee Partners after a merger between TRW Information Systems and Services Inc. and Credit Data Company. The firm focuses on selling credit services by collecting and disseminating reliable credit information on people and business organizations across the world. Furthermore, the firm offers a wide range of services in analytics and marketing packages to a number of businesses to both individuals and corporate businesses. With its main base in Dublin, Ireland, Experian has well-established businesses in the UK, USA, and Brazil and currently operates in more than 37 countries worldwide. The firm is mainly listed on the London Stock Exchange, a component of FTSE 100 Index.
Presently, Experian is one of the world’s leading credit information reporting bureaus after TransUnion and Equifax. Experian has continued to expand its financial services business to cover new emerging markets such as Latin America, Asia, and Europe.