The Big Three Credit Bureaus:
Experian, Equifax and TransUnion

Find Out What's In Your Credit Report

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Knowing about the companies which compile and distribute enormous amounts of your credit information is important. Here is a general introduction to the "big three" credit reporting bureaus, along with their contact information:


Experian is a London-based global information, analytical tool and marketing services company, employing over 15,000 people in 38 countries. They work with clients located in more than 65 countries, and achieve annual sales on the order of 4.1 billion dollars. In the United States, Experian has two main offices, in Costa Mesa, CA and Schaumburg, IL, with satellite offices all around the country.



Based in Atlanta, GA., Equifax is over 100 years old, and employs some 69,000 people in 14 countries across North America, Latin America and Europe. In addition to managing consumer data, they offer advanced analytics and proprietary technologies for businesses.



Founded in 1968, TransUnion is headquartered in Chicago. They work with more than 50,000 businesses worldwide, reaching companies and consumers in 25 countries on 5 continents; they maintain credit histories on about 500 million consumers around the globe.