Online Credit Reports and Scores Now Accessible to All Nova Scotians at

    - First-Ever Online Availability for Province's Consumers -

    TORONTO, Jan. 27 /CNW/ -- Following the recent decision by Service Nova
Scotia and Municipal Relations enabling the delivery of online credit reports
for a fee in Nova Scotia, TransUnion, one of the world's leading credit
reporting companies, has worked with its partners and acted quickly to make
online access to credit reports, identity management products and other
related services available to consumers in the province for the first time.
    Businesses across Canada, including banks, credit card companies and
mortgage lenders, rely upon credit reports and scores as part of the process
for evaluating consumers' credit-worthiness.
    "We have consistently stated our willingness and desire to provide Nova
Scotians with the same access to online credit reports that other Canadians
have enjoyed," said Tom Reid, Director of Consumer Solutions at
"We view this recent decision by government officials as a real win for Nova
Scotia residents who are now empowered to review their credit history right
online, gain an understanding of how lenders are likely to view them and take
steps to improve their own negotiation power."
    Beginning January 29, 2009 Nova Scotians can access their credit report
and score at  The site also provides extensive,
free, educational content that can be of value to any credit active consumer.
"Since this is new territory for Nova Scotians, it's important to note that
the simple step of checking your own credit regularly will not, in any way,
harm your credit score and can really help you down the line," added Reid.
    Visit for more details about managing your credit.
    About TransUnion
    As a global leader in credit and information management, TransUnion
creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering,
analyzing and delivering information. For businesses, TransUnion helps improve
efficiency, manage risk, reduce costs and increase revenue by delivering
comprehensive data and advanced analytics and decisioning. For consumers,
TransUnion provides the tools, resources and education to help manage their
credit health and achieve their financial goals. Through these and other
efforts, TransUnion is working to build stronger economies worldwide. Based in
Toronto, with global headquarters located in Chicago, Illinois, TransUnion
provides local service and support in Burnaby, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Montreal,
Quebec City, Rimouski, Charlottetown, Halifax and St. John's. Visit to learn more.

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