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subsidiary of CBC Companies
Traded as Private
Industry Credit bureau
Founded 1970
Headquarters Columbus, Ohio, United States
Area served

Innovis is a provider of consumer data solutions[1] and is considered a CRA (also known as a "Consumer credit reporting agency") in the United States, the others being Equifax, Experian, TransUnion, PRBC, SageStream, and ARS (Advanced Resolution Service). Most sources of information about consumer credit repair seldom mention either Innovis or PRBC, a fifth agency, as of 2013.[2][3]

Innovis is a subsidiary of CBC Companies, but companies that report debt activity, such as Verizon, refer to the company by the name "Innovis", or simply state that they report to "all four credit agencies".[4]

Company history[edit]

Innovis began as ACB Services, founded by Associated Credit Bureaus (ACB) in 1970. In 1989 ACB Services was purchased and renamed Consumers Credit Associates (CCA). First Data Corporation purchased CCA and renamed it Innovis, Inc. in 1997. Most recently, CBC Companies purchased Innovis, Inc. in 1999.[1]

As of 2018, CBC Companies claims it has provided consumer credit information through its credit bureau organization for over 65 years.


  • Identity verification
  • Receivables management
  • Fraud and identity theft prevention


  1. ^ a b "About Innovis". 
  2. ^ Carrns, Ann (March 4, 2013). "Tips for Disputing Credit Report Errors". NY Times. 
  3. ^ "How to stem the tide of junk mail". NFCC. 
  4. ^ Source: Customer service at Verizon's Credit Reporting Department, Phone number 1-877-325-5156

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