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Experian Acquires RentBureau, Expands Rental Screening

Global information services company Experion recently acquired RentBureau, one of the nation's largest nuetral rental credit bureaus. The acquistion has many positive long-term prospects, including helping renters who are unscorable through traditional credit bureaus get their foot in the door to lease a new apartment. More

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Easy Math: Gaining Residents with Alternative Payment Data

BRE Properties President Connie Moore had a pretty good idea of what she was looking for when the San Francisco-based REIT joined several other prominent multifamily companies (including Post Properties and Equity Residential) in mid-2006 to pump $3.5 million into Atlanta-based RentBureau, a resident screening company that has sought to create a nationwide database of rental payment histories as well as leverage non-traditional payment data in the approval of lease applicants. More

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