Transunion Arrives in El Salvador

Salvadorans may review their credit history using the U.S company’s services.

Friday, July 1, 2011

In order to expand in the region and help in the process of streamlining credit procedures in the country, the U.S. company has recently announced the opening of offices in El Salvador.

The company, which specializes in managing credit information and risk assessment, will firstly provide a credit history service, and then will open a customer service office.

An article in notes: "Transunion now operates in nine Latin American countries. The opening of offices in El Salvador is part of its aggressive expansion plan. "El Salvador plays an important role in our expansion strategy in Latin America," said its president for Latin America, Maria Olga Rehbein.

According to Rehbein, the company promises to bring the country a wide portfolio of services, including products for verification and fraud prevention, analysis, risk management, improved levels of collection and decision making, all with the goal of helping credit institutions provide much more flexible loans. "

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