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MicroBilt Expands CreditCommander.com's Capabilities With First American CREDCO's Merged Credit Reports

Web-Based Application Helps Businesses Save Time and Money by Consolidating Credit Bureaus' Information

Kennesaw, GA - July 24, 2001 - MicroBilt Corporation, a nationwide leader in credit report retrieval solutions, and First American CREDCO, the nation's leading provider of specialty credit reporting and information management products and a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) Family of Companies, announced jointly today that the companies have partnered to offer First American CREDCO's merged credit reporting services to MicroBilt's wide range of customers in the consumer financial markets.

This new credit reporting service will be available through Microfilm's Web site, creditcommander.microbilt.com. The addition of First American CREDCO'S three-bureau merged credit report, Instant Mergeâ, is in direct response to requests from MicroBilt customers who seek comprehensive and consolidated credit information. The addition expands MicroBilt's product offering and gives First American CREDCO increased market penetration into the consumer finance industry.

The service represents a key advantage to businesses that run multiple credit reports. The time and cost associated with running credit reports individually not to mention consolidating and analyzing the information is significant. Using CreditCommander.com's new merged report, businesses will have the ability to customize their report format to fit their needs and run one consolidated report in a matter of seconds. By completing one customized form on-line, businesses are able to retrieve consolidated information from the credit bureaus with just a click of the mouse.

"Adding the Instant Merge service, answers our customer requests for merged bureaus, bringing even more value to our broad range of products and services," explained Mike Garretson, Senior Vice President and General Manager of MicroBilt. "Our existing customers will simply be able to pull the merged reports with their existing credit bureau sub-codes and see improved productivity immediately."

"This is a perfect match for First American," noted Eric Rumsey, President of First American CREDCO's Consumer Products Division. "As a leading provider of merged credit reporting services, our partnership with MicroBilt extends our opportunity to provide cutting-edge technology to consumer finance companies, giving them the tools they need to make informed credit decisions."

About First American Corporation:
The First American Corporation, based in Santa Ana, Calif., is the nation's leading provider of business information and related products and services. The corporation's three primary business segments include: title insurance and services; real estate information and services, which includes mortgage information services and database information and services; and consumer information and services, which provides automotive, subprime and direct-to-consumer credit reporting; resident screening; pre-employment screening; property and automotive insurance tracking services; property and casualty insurance; home warranties; investment advisory; and trust and banking services. Information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found on the Internet at www.firstam.com.

About MicroBilt:
MicroBilt, a division of Bristol Investments, Ltd., is the North American leader in credit bureau data access and retrieval, providing credit solutions to the Financial, Leasing, Health Care, Insurance, Law Enforcement, Educational and Utilities industries. MicroBilt provides interfaces with the three Consumer bureaus, Equifax (NYSE: EFX), Experian (London Stock Exchange: GUS) and Trans Union and the two commercial bureaus, Dun & Bradstreet and Experian Business. Bureau data is available via dedicated terminals, dial-up software, batch processing, private label call centers, fax back, Internet website access (creditcommander.microbilt.com) or through an integrated custom interface utilizing the Software Developers Kit. Private company information along with knowledge-based analytical tools and information services is available through MicroBilt's newly acquired, Integra Information, Inc., www.integrainfo.com. The company also enables web sites to enhance their content offerings by delivering creditcommander.microbilt.com and www.privateco.com co-branded sites to their established online communities. MicroBilt services over 30,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. Formerly a First Data Corporation (NYSE: FDC) subsidiary, MicroBilt Corporation (www.MicroBilt.com) maintains offices in Georgia, New Jersey, New York, South Carolina, Arizona, Illinois and California.

For more information, contact MicroBilt Corporation, 1640 Airport Road, Suite 115, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Telephone: 1-800-884-4747. Or visit their website at www.microbilt.com.

 
 
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