How The Work Number Compares

See why The Work Number® remains the clear choice over other income and employment verification providers. 
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The Work Number Vs. The Competition

The Work Number from Equifax is the trusted leader in providing automated and secure income and employment verifications. This service helps accelerate the decision process, improving opportunities for credit, loans, and government assistance for employees. 
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Offering Extensive Coverage Verifiers Prefer


Gain access to more than 573 million employee records from small, medium and large size businesses.


From banks to state agencies, over 75 thousand organizations with credentialed verifiers access The Work Number and other verification products.


The Work Number service fulfilled 145 million verification requests on behalf of consumers in 2021.

The Work Number Difference

Verifiers come to The Work Number as the leading source of automated income and employment verifications because of our streamlined integrations, accelerated decisioning, and high compliance standards. See why The Work Number is the right choice for you.

Mortgage Verifications

Utilizing The Work Number, mortgage lenders see process efficiencies, an improved borrower experience along with cost and time savings to help accelerate mortgage decisioning and loan close time.

Government Verifications

The Work Number is the leading automated third-party employer contributor service for social services verifications. Federal, state, and local agencies fulfilled nearly 30 million social services verifications in 2019 alone with The Work Number.

Verifier Access

The Work Number offers web-based verifications, system-to-system integrations, and batch processing for ultimate flexibility. Over 1,800 verifiers utilize integrations to The Work Number to help provide real-time responses for quicker decisioning.


The Work Number requires permissible purpose. In addition, we go beyond FCRA requirements by requiring auditable consent for income information. 

Unlock the Power of The Work Number

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