Equifax Inc. is a global provider of analytics, information solutions and human resources business process outsourcing services for businesses, governments and consumers. It operates in four segments: U.S. Information Solutions, International, Workforce Solutions and Global Consumer Solutions. Its products and services are based on databases of consumer and business information derived from various sources, including credit, financial assets, telecommunications and utility payments, employment, income, demographic and marketing data. It uses statistical techniques and software tools to analyze all available data, creating customized insights, decision-making solutions and processing services for its clients. It helps consumers understand, manage and protect their personal information and make more informed financial decisions. It also provides commercial credit risk underwriting and management solutions to online and alternative lenders, and commercial finance and leasing companies.