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Equifax

Credit reporting agency.

Headquarters:
1550 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Employees: 7,000
CEO: Richard Smith
Stock Symbol: EFX

Website: http://www.equifax.com

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Equifax is one of the three largest credit reporting agencies in the country. It empowers businesses and consumers with information they can trust. A global leader in information solutions, the company has one of the largest sources of consumer and commercial data, along with advanced analytics and proprietary technology, to create customized insights that enrich both the performance of businesses and the lives of consumers.

Businesses -- large and small -- rely on Equifax for consumer and business credit intelligence, portfolio management, fraud detection, decisioning technology, marketing tools, and much more. The company provides and maintains personal credit information for millions of Americans.

Equifax offers credit reports online for customers from $29.95 as well as credit monitoring subscriptions from $9.95 per month.

The company has 7,000 employees in 15 countries.

In 2008, Equifax reported revenue of $1.93 billion and net income of $272.8 million.

History

Equifax was founded as Retail Credit Company in 1899.

Equifax Inc. was incorporated on December 20, 1913, in the State of Georgia. The company became one of the nation's largest credit bureaus with financial information on millions of Americans.

The Company's stock began trading over the counter in 1965 and was listed on the New York Stock Exchange for the first time on May 11, 1971.

Benefits

Equifax offers an excellent benefits package, including 401k, medical, dental and vision coverage, tuition reimbursement, a business-casual work environment, and convenient work locations.

Updated January 17, 2010