Who We Are
By Rod Griffin, Senior Director of Public Education and Advocacy for Experian
Experian is the world’s leading global information services company. During life’s big moments – from buying a home or a car, to sending a child to college, to growing a business by connecting with new customers – we empower consumers and our clients to manage their data with confidence. We help individuals to take financial control and access financial services, businesses to make smarter decisions and thrive, lenders to lend more responsibly, and organizations to prevent identity fraud and crime.
We have 17,800 people operating across 45 countries and every day we’re investing in new technologies, talented people and innovation to help all our clients maximize every opportunity. We are listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and are a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
We actively engage with people through social media, the Ask Experian blog, and more traditional ways to help share knowledge about credit reports, credit scores and other topics. And we provide innovative tools like Experian Boost, giving people greater control over their credit. Our goal is to help people improve their financial health and well-being.
Moving Financial Literacy Forward
As part of our commitment to financial literacy and reaching people where they are, Experian is continuously expanding our social media outreach. In addition to our weekly #CreditChat, which we have hosted for the past 10 years, we have recently added:
- The Experian YouTube Channel, where you can view recorded credit Q&A sessions with Rod Griffin, Experian Senior Director of Consumer Education and Advocacy
- #CreditChatLive-The Creditverse discussions with industry experts about a wide range of personal financial topics found in the universe of credit and personal finance. The events are hosted on CrowdCast at https://www.crowdcast.io/e/give-me-a-little-credit and livestreamed to our @Experian News Facebook page
- New channels on Instagram and TikTok designed to reach a greater portion of the population, including younger adults.
You can learn more about our live programs and other social media outreach at ex.pn/creditchatlive.
Experian establishes strong relationships with national consumer financial education and inclusion organizations and advocacy groups that share our goals to help people and communities become more financially successful. We work with the organizations to maintain a positive dialogue about what we do and work as partners to extend our education outreach. We engage a wide range of audiences, including youth, credit invisibles and the unbanked, military personnel and veterans, minority communities and immigrant populations.
Experian’s Education Ambassador program equips Experian employees with the tools and knowledge they need to successfully manage their credit and to help spread credit education in the communities where they live and work. This volunteer-based program consists of hundreds of Experian employees who are available upon request to provide education on credit management, ways to avoid fraud and identity theft and more via in-person presentations or webinars. Nearly 800 employees have completed the training, thus far. To learn more about the program contact Christina Roman.
We will be happy to work with your organization if we have volunteers available in your area.
In addition to the consumer education resources we provide on our website, we are currently working on the production of a new, interactive education resource that is expected to launch in June. You will be able to find it soon on Experian’s consumer education resource website, www.experian.com/consumereducation. All of the resources are free to download and use as needed.
Experian works to provide valuable credit and financial tips and information on various social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and TikTok. We also plan to re-launch our live Q&A sessions via a new Instagram channel in the near future.
Connect With Experian
You can join us for live conversations about credit reporting, credit scoring, fraud and identity theft and other personal finance topics on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. You can also follow us from credit tips on TikTok.
Tweet this: “Experian hosts educational Twitter chats that cover a wide range of topics every Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET. You can view the upcoming topics here: ex.pn.creditchat #CreditChat”
- Twitter (@Experian) Join @Experian in its weekly #CreditChat on Twitter every Wednesday at 3 p.m. Eastern time. Experian’s public education professionals and personal finance industry experts will discuss popular topics and ways consumers can change their financial behavior.
- Facebook (@experian) You can find helpful articles, tips, and discussions on credit and finances on our Facebook page.
- Instagram (@experian, @experian.us) Credit & identity tips with a twist of financial literacy (I got this from the Instagram page. But I am not sure what they mean by “identity tips?”
- TikTok (@experian_us) Credit & identity tips with a twist of financial literacy (It says the same thing on the TikTok page.
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