US growth boosts Experian

British credit information firm Experian narrowly beat profit forecasts, helped by a recovering US banking sector and expansion in Latin America, and said it was set for good growth this year. Experian, best known for carrying out consumer credit checks for banks and retailers, made a benchmark pre-tax profit of $973m (£602.5m) in the year to 31 March, up 14 per cent on last year.