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The United States Patent and Trademark Office Grants TransUnion Patent for Rental Applicant Screening Method

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Sep 24, 2012) - TransUnion announced today that its rental applicant screening method -- SmartMove -- was granted United States Patent No. 8,234,498 on July 31, 2012. The patent also covers systems and methods for applicant screening in various other industries. SmartMove (www.MySmartMove.com) is a rental screening service geared towards small and independent property managers. 

"This patent solidifies TransUnion as a market leader in the rental market industry as we provide some of the most cutting edge applicant screening tools," said Jason Norton, vice president of SmartMove in TransUnion's rental screening business unit. "By applying analytic scoring models to comprehensive credit and criminal background data, TransUnion provides small to medium-sized property managers with screening tools to make faster, more well-informed leasing decisions."

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. Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Chicago, TransUnion reaches businesses and consumers in more than 32 countries around the world on five continents. www.transunion.com/business