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The Atlanta credit bureau Equifax Inc. said it has completed the purchase of a 28% stake in Global Payments Credit Services LLC, a Russian credit information joint venture of Global Payments Europe and Home Credit and Finance Bank of Russia.

Equifax did not say how much it paid.

The venture and its shareholders will "submit the appropriate notifications as required by the Russian Federation," Equifax said last week.

It affirmed its plan to rename the Russian bureau; it had previously said it could acquire up to 50% of the venture.

Equifax operates in 14 other countries in North America, Latin America, and Europe.

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