Equifax Inc., an information services company, reported first-quarter revenues of $423 million, 10.1% more than a year earlier.

Operating income rose 23.8% to $65.9 million. Per-share earnings were up 31.1% to 25 cents.

"We have started 1996 on an even faster track" than in the two previous years, which broke records, said Norman Black, an Equifax spokesman.

In the financial information services group, the biggest part of Equifax, revenue increased 16% to $264.9 million. The company attributed the increase in part to a stronger demand for credit-reporting services.

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