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TDX Group, the UK’s leading provider of data and technology-driven debt solutions, has a team of 30 intrepid cyclists ready to embark on the challenge of their lives and is calling on local businesses for support.

The challenge dubbed “Tour de TDX Group”, which coincides with Bike Week, will see the team attempting to cycle around England, Wales and Ireland, in order to raise money for its charity of the year, the Children's Bereavement Centre.

Beginning on 10 June, the team of cyclists will visit every TDX Group and Equifax office in the UK. Starting in Nottingham, the tour will travel south to London, then across to Wales, via ferry across the Irish Sea to Wexford, up to Dublin and back across the Irish Sea to Liverpool before returning to Nottingham via Leeds.  A total of 700 miles in 7 days!

Stuart Bungay, Group Product and Marketing Director at TDX Group, said: “Every 22 minutes in the UK a child is bereaved of a parent and the Children’s Bereavement Centre is there to offer much needed support to families at one of the most traumatic times in their lives.  By cycling 700 miles in 7 days we hope to raise serious amounts of cash for this very worthy cause and spread the word about this amazing charity amongst our other offices around the country.

“So, we’re calling for the support of local businesses to help equip our cyclists whilst they’re out on the road. We need anything and everything; from food, drinks, cycling equipment or first aid packs – please dig deep to enable us complete this challenge and gain much needed funding to assist more children and families who rely on this service.”

Any business or individual who is able to help should contact maketheconnection@tdxgroup.com or to make  a donation to the team visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/tdxcycle.

Nottingham-based, TDX Group was founded in 2004 and is now part of Equifax. The company and its 380+ employees are committed to supporting the community and local charities. Every year TDX Group colleagues choose a charity to support as part of its ‘Make the Connection’ corporate and social responsibility programme.  This year it is proud to support the Children's Bereavement Centre - an independent charity who help with the grieving process brought on by the death, terminal illness and divorce or separation of someone close, with centres in Newark and West Bridgford.

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Notes to Editors:

About TDX Group: TDX Group, an Equifax company, provides businesses with technology, data and advisory services to improve debt liquidation and the fair treatment of consumers in financial arrears. TDX Group work at the centre of the industry with specialist debt businesses and with creditors across financial services, retail, energy, water, telco and media sectors, plus local and central government; providing solutions which support them in managing collections, recoveries, debt sale and insolvency. To find out more about TDX Group please visit: www.tdxgroup.com. TDX Group is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

About Equifax: Equifax powers the financial future of individuals and organizations around the world. Using the combined strength of unique trusted data, technology and innovative analytics, Equifax has grown from a consumer credit company into a leading provider of insights and knowledge that helps its customers make informed decisions. The company organizes, assimilates and analyzes data on more than 800 million consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide, and its databases include employee data contributed from more than 5,000 employers. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs approximately 9,200 employees worldwide. Some noteworthy achievements for the company include: Ranked 13 on the American Banker FinTech Forward list (2015); named a Top Technology Provider on the FinTech 100 list (2004-2015); named an InformationWeek Elite 100 Winner (2014-2015); named a Top Workplace by Atlanta Journal Constitution (2013-2015); named one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies (2011-2015); named one of Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies (2015). For more information, visit www.equifax.com. Equifax is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

About the Children’s Bereavement Centre: Uniquely special centres, where children, young people and their families from Nottinghamshire and parts of Lincolnshire who are affected by terminal illness, death or the divorce or separation of someone close, can access the support and guidance they need. Although it is a natural part of life, the loss of someone close can be a distressing and overwhelming experience, especially for children and young people. Services are available to children and young people aged 3-18 and their close family members. For more information visit: www.childrensbereavementcentre.co.uk

For further information please contact:
Cara Somerville, Senior Marketing Communications Manager on 07484 039 534 or cara.somerville@tdxgroup.com

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