Equifax Inc. is a consumer credit reporting agency. Equifax collects and aggregates information on over 800 million individual consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide. Founded in 1899 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, it is one of the three largest credit agencies along with Experian and TransUnion (known as the “Big Three”). Equifax has US$3.1 billion in annual revenue and 9,000+ employees in 14 countries. It is listed on the NYSE as EFX.

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  • What is synthetic identity fraud? Synthetic identity fraud occurs when fraudsters create new, fictitious identities by using different components of real identities – such as a name from one person, an address from another place, or the Social Security number (SSN) of a minor or deceased individual.  Fraudsters attempt to gain credit with the fictitious [Read More...] The post The Impact of Synthe...

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  • Without proper insight into dealership behaviors, loan performance, and the competitive landscape, it’s difficult for auto lenders to assess risk and identify high-value dealers to build relationships. For truly successful auto lending, lenders need to: Understand market share within each dealership. Gain deeper insight into positive and negative selection for each dealership they do business [Rea...

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  • As the mortgage industry moves towards a digital lending process, many lenders may be looking for ways to increase the automation of income and employment verification – so they don’t have to spend so much time collecting paystubs and W-2s.  AmeriSave Mortgage Corporation has been leveraging verification services from Equifax, including The Work Number®, to [Read More...] The post AmeriSave Accele...

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  • Equifax Exclusive:  WOTC Scenario Analysis What if you could predict your organizations WOTC future with the detail and accuracy you need? What if those roadmaps showed your WOTC success plan  with real-time data? And what if you could tap into this technology for free by being our WOTC client? All of this is possible with [Read More...] The post WOTC Scenario Analysis: A Powerful Tool for HR Pros...

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  • A lot has changed in the world since last year, but one thing hasn’t: you still need the latest innovations to automate and streamline your processes to serve your customers’ needs. And Equifax can help. Come to our booth (# 539) at MBA’s Technology Solutions Conference & Expo in Detroit  to learn how we can [Read More...] The post It’s Tech Time! MBA’s Tech Conference & Expo is April 15-18 appear...

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  • By: John Giamalvo, VP, Dealer Services, Automotive Elements of the car shopping process have certainly moved upstream to the consumer over the last 25 years, and not just because of the internet. Massive make/model competition, longer finance options, leasing, certified pre-owned, and simply cars that last longer contribute inherently to more consumer data to manage. [Read More...] The post Afford...

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  • HR Unemployment Documentation and Risk HR unemployment documentation can open up your organization to risk, including a higher tax rate.   Let us show you how to reduce both, by stopping common unemployment documentation mistakes. We pulled together top tips from our Best Practices in HR Unemployment Documentation webinar that you can view right now! Hear [Read More...] The post Webinar Highlights...

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  • Data Scientists: Do you love the new machine learning techniques but still can’t wrap your head around how to explain your results? Have you been wondering how to use the latest machine learning techniques to generate better scores and increase the profitability for your organization? There is now a way to do this, while still [Read More...] The post SPOTLIGHT: Neural Networks for Next Level Perfo...

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  • In our recent webinar, Better I-9 Compliance – How to Audit I-9s the Right Way, we polled employers to learn how they manage retaining I-9s for terminated employees. When we asked how, or if, they purge those historical I-9s a whopping 88% of respondents either do not have a process in place, utilize a manual [Read More...] The post Retaining I-9s – How to Manage Hidden I-9 Risk, Tips and Technolo...

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  • Pathways to Synthetic Identity Fraud Fabricated social security numbers (SSNs) and authorized user abuse are the two main pathways into synthetic identity fraud.  Fraudsters can build synthetic identities by creating a fake SSN or obtaining/stealing a real SSN and adding non-matching identifying information such as name, date of birth, and address.  Perpetrators often prefer to [Read More...] The ...

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  • Equifax Exclusive: The Automated WOTC Forecast Tool for Tax Professionals! For the first time, employers will be able to perform on-demand analysis and cash flow projections on WOTC tax credits using the new WOTC Forecasting Tool! With this unique and exclusive Equifax reporting tool, businesses can have their historical and real-time WOTC program data automatically reformatted [Read More...] The ...

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  • Power your marketing programs with data-driven details about these key consumer groups. We know Boomers are retiring, but where are they going? North Carolina. Charlotte, North Carolina, to be exact. It’s a new Baby Boomer hotspot, coming in second place behind New York City in a ranking of cities that have gained the most Boomers [Read More...] The post Think you know Boomers and Millennials? Thi...

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  • Over the past year, Equifax met with nearly 20 leading financial institutions to better understand key challenges faced in Wealth Management. We heard consistent feedback when it comes to financial advisors: When an advisor meets a new prospect, they have no easy way to determine client potential. These advisors are frustrated with the current state [Read More...] The post New Trends in Wealth Man...

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  • Internal I-9 Audit: Get the guide to help you survive. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is increasing its employer audits. Every company needs a completed Form I-9 for every employee (and certain former employees) ready to provide when ICE comes calling. We get it, there are a lot of things to manage when it comes [Read More...] The post Internal I-9 audit: How and why to audit yourself ...

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  • Situation Those charged with managing state unemployment insurance (“SUI”) tax accounts for an organization can be overwhelmed by the volume of data issued each tax rate season. This data must be reviewed, and analyzed for accuracy and the surfacing of savings opportunities. Solution The Equifax unemployment platform, TaxManager, delivers actionable insight to optimize unemployment tax [Read More....

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  • Data experts are excited about its potential Algorithms. Logistic regression. Both tried and true analytical methods. Yet, as much as these technologies have transformed key business processes such as lending, risk and credit assessment, new developments are getting the data scientists of the world really excited, and for good reason. Think: neural networks. It’s the [Read More...] The post Can a ...

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  • Case Analysis: Claimant Discharged for Theft Background The claimant was discharged for theft. She was allowed benefits upon a finding that she was discharged, but not for misconduct connected with the work. The employer appealed, and a hearing was scheduled before an administrative law judge. At the Hearing The Employer’s Evidence: The claimant was employed [Read More...] The post March 2018 Brie...

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  • To further help employers’ Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance and management initiatives, Equifax has launched ACA Fine Management Services for Letter 226J support. As the IRS continues to send Letter 226J, Employer Shared Responsibility Payment (ESRP) proposals to potentially non-compliant employers, it’s important for HR and compliance professionals to proactively create a response plan to fol...

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  • When J.D. Byrider, a  leading used car sales and finance enterprise, expanded geographically and organically, they needed to better identify risk and streamline deal structures. They turned to Equifax Ignite™. To create a more robust profile on buyers, the Equifax team used Ignite to develop a configurable origination risk model that uses traditional credit data, [Read More...] The post J.D. Byrid...

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  • 4 Tips for Discovering Technology Solutions for Talent Acquisition As the labor pool shrinks, the competition for talent increases. To be competitive, talent acquisition practitioners need to push forward and go the extra mile in enhancing their talent acquisition processes. The ERE Recruiting Conference provides an exclusive environment for recruiting and talent acquisition leaders to [Read More....

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  • Instantly see your Potential Savings Today with Equifax Workforce Solution WOTC Calculator Are you tapping into the roughly $1 billion* in tax credits employers are claiming each year under the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program?  If you don’t WOTC, you should be.  Let us show you how much money you are leaving on the [Read More...] The post WOTC Calculator: View Tax Credit Potential Today...

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  • Practically everything’s digital these days, which can be both good and bad when you’re performing identity verification while activating a new account. The convenience can be game-changing, since most, if not all, of the process can be automated. However, if you’re lacking in data, meaning you don’t have enough or you’re using the wrong mix [Read More...] The post Identity verification in a digit...

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  • Changing Regulations and other HR Unemployment Challenges As a busy HR professional, you’ve been dealing with many unique challenges your whole career. Handling your company’s unemployment claims process is not without its hurdles. However, you aren’t alone! Here are 7 of the Top HR Unemployment Management Challenges facing your peers. Click HERE to download the [Read More...] The post 7 Top HR Un...

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  • One dedicated group within Equifax is making a difference According to a 2017 Forbes article, women hold just 26 percent of US data jobs.  Fully aware that women are under-represented in this field, a group of female data science professionals at Equifax have taken this to heart and are working to help enable more women [Read More...] The post Helping women succeed in data and analytics appeared f...

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  • Exclusive to Equifax, the WOTC Forecast Tool Maximize’s Tax Credit Potential The best WOTC solution out there just got better; introducing WOTC Forecast from Equifax Workforce Solutions!  Our exclusive technology allows organizations to easily run intelligent on-demand forecasts for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC).  This tool quickly gives employers a better lens into viewing the future of ...

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  • As economists, we study the historical impacts of natural disasters, changes in government policy or actions by central banks so that we can make an educated ‘guess’ as to how the economy might respond to similar situations in the future. The new change in federal tax law is one such example. As part of our [Read More...] The post New Tax Cuts: Immediate Impact to Credit Expected? appeared first o...

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  • What does your Win Rate and Impact Rate Reveal?  Many Unemployment Cost Management (UCM) providers push Win Rate as the defining metric regarding the health of your program.  However, if you’re only looking at the cases you opted to pursue, is that really telling the whole story?  We didn’t think so, which is why we [Read More...] The post Unlock the Power Behind your Unique Impact Rate appeared f...

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