AND MILITARY ADVANTAGE TO LAUNCH MILITARY CREDIT EDUCATION CENTER
Partnership promotes credit awareness and financial health
Atlanta, January 27, 2003 - Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) and Military Advantage (www.Military.com) today announced the launch of the Military Credit Education Center, a comprehensive online resource to educate and empower military personnel to manage their credit health.
This new service, located at www.Military.com/credit, offers service members and their families tips for planning a home or auto purchase, establishing good credit and avoiding common credit problems. In addition, the Military Credit Education Center provides information to interpret credit scores, auto or home insurance scores and enables monitoring of credit reports for accuracy.
As part of the partnership, Military.com members will be offered the Credit Insightä service which includes an Equifax Credit Reportä, credit score and weekly updates to any changes in their personal credit file. The annual price for the service is $37.95, a discount from the retail price of $49.95.
"This alliance provides a great opportunity for Equifax to extend our direct to consumer services to the men and women serving our country, enabling, enlightening and empowering them to manage their credit health," said Virgil Gardaya, general manager of consumer direct at Equifax.
"Military personnel, reservists, guard members and their families deserve the peace of mind that comes with having personal finances on solid footing", said Christopher Michel, CEO of Military Advantage. "Teaming with Equifax enhances our ability to educate and empower members of the military community to better manage their credit and protect their personal information."
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Equifax, a 103-year-old S&P 500 company, enables and secures global commerce through its information management, marketing services, direct to consumer, commercial and authentication businesses. As a leader in information technology, Equifax serves customers across a wide range of industries including the financial services, retail, healthcare, telecommunications/utilities, brokerage, insurance and government industries. Equifax also enlightens, enables and empowers consumers to manage and protect their financial health with services offered at www.equifax.com. Equifax employs 4,800 in 12 countries and has $1.1 billion in revenue.
About Military Advantage
Military Advantage, with over 2 million members, connects the 30 million Americans with military affinity to the lifelong benefits of service. Through the Military.com website, Military Advantage helps members make the most of military experience, cut the red tape in using government benefits such as VA Loans or the GI Bill, enjoy military discounts, find jobs with military -friendly employers and stay connected for life to friends and mentors from the service. Military Advantage develops efficient marketing and communications programs for government agencies and companies serving the $2 trillion military market. Military Advantage is a privately held company owned in part by The Mayfield Fund, U.S. Venture Partners, Primedia Ventures, and A&E Television Networks. Visit the company at www.Military.com.
Military.com is 10 million members strong. As the largest military membership organization, Military.com empowers members to make the most of all of the benefits they've earned, advance their careers, enjoy military discounts, and stay connected with their buddies, unit, and service.