iPlace Announces Agreement With Yahoo!
Yahoo! Consumers Can Now Access Individual Credit Scores and Credit Reports Online,
Learn How to Improve Their Credit Rating and Monitor Their Credit Bureau Files
Philadelphia, PA -- February 7, 2001 -- iPlace, Inc., a leading provider of personal information including credit,
home, neighborhood and other personal assets, today announced an agreement with Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: YHOO), a
leading global Internet communications, commerce and media company, to provide content and services on the
Credit Center on Yahoo!® Finance (http://finance.yahoo.com). Under the agreement, Yahoo! consumers will have
access to credit reports, credit tools and related credit information via iPlace data and technologies. The service
provides consumers with a single online destination to obtain their credit score and credit reports, evaluate and
monitor their credit, and learn how to improve and better use credit privileges.
Yahoo! consumers can now receive alerts when new information appears on their credit history, sort through account
information in any order they choose, receive an explanation for every reported item, and refer to a simplified credit
history legend using easy-to-understand icons. Yahoo! users can obtain their credit reports online through Yahoo!
Finance as well as Yahoo! Autos, Yahoo! Real Estate, Yahoo! Classifieds and Yahoo! Careers.
"The Internet has dramatically expanded the ability to track personal finances," said Stuart Siegel, president and CEO
of iPlace, Inc. "The Credit Center on Yahoo! Finance offers ways for consumers to quickly access credit information
and enhances their financial planning and decision-making abilities."
"The Credit Center on Yahoo! Finance expands our personal finance content and services to provide consumers with
easy-to-use credit monitoring tools," said Tim Sheehan, director of production, Yahoo! Finance. "The agreement with
iPlace supports our strategy to give consumers the convenience and flexibility associated with managing their
finances at one centralized online location."
iPlace, Inc. is a leading provider of personally-relevant information about credit, home, neighborhood and other
personal assets. The company's services, data and technologies provide compelling information solutions,
relationship building tools and transaction facilitation for more than 100,000 online and offline businesses.
Relationships include Yahoo!, Microsoft, Intuit, Freddie Mac, Wells Fargo, Equifax, NextCard, E-Loan, Cendant, CBS
Marketwatch, MemberWorks -- (Nasdaq: MBRS) which holds a significant equity stake -- among many others.
Through its family of Web products (iPlace.com, QSpace.com, ConsumerInfo.com, HomeRadar.com,
eNeighborhoods.com and FreeCreditReport.com), iPlace receives approximately five million unique visitors per
month. The company recently introduced its proprietary infoStructure Technology™, which enables companies to
capture and deliver vital customer information while strengthening customer relationships via individually targeted
communications and XtremeCredit, a revolutionary three-bureau credit decisioning tool for businesses.