Experian is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire ClearScore.

ClearScore is an innovative UK consumer organisation that matches individuals to personal financial products, offering free credit reports, scores and personal financial education, both online and through mobile devices. ClearScore provides free access to credit reports and scores and introduces consumers to personal financial products and offers which are best suited to their individual circumstances. These include offers for credit cards, loans, mortgages, car loans and other services. To date, ClearScore has enrolled over 6 million members in the UK through its free membership model.

The UK market for introducing consumers to financial products is large and is growing rapidly. Spend is also shifting rapidly to online channels as a more accessible and effective way to present offers to people seeking credit. Experian is uniquely placed for this evolution, with its best-in-class data, scores and analytics, which are used to determine a consumer’s eligibility and ability to afford a loan.

The acquisition of ClearScore will combine two well-known, high growth UK consumer brands, both of which will be retained. It will also bring together two businesses with complementary assets and skills to improve outcomes for consumers. We expect ClearScore to benefit from Experian’s broad data assets, analytical capabilities and distribution, while Experian will benefit from ClearScore’s skill in developing services which are appealing and easy to use, as well as an agile culture accomplished at keeping its membership engaged. In addition, ClearScore will help to accelerate our ambitions to provide services to consumers internationally, having recently launched a service in South Africa. 

Brian Cassin, Chief Executive Officer of Experian said:

“In acquiring ClearScore, we will take another important step in our strategy to extend the services we provide to UK consumers. Our goal is to provide more choice and greater convenience to individuals who want access to personal financial products at the best prices, while also making it easier for credit providers to offer better, more tailored offers to consumers. We look forward to welcoming the ClearScore team to Experian and to including the ClearScore brand as part of our broader offer.”

Source: Experian Press Release

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