TransUnion, Chicago, has acquired Huntsville, Ala.-based Banton Technologies, which it will now integrate into TransUnion Settlement Solutions Inc., Wilmington, Del., the company announced at the 90th annual MBA Convention & Expo in San Diego.TransUnion did not disclose the financial details of the transaction, but said that it now owns 100% of the automated valuation developer and all its employees are now employees of TransUnion. The acquisition adds Banton's ValueWizard AVM, a proprietary technology for determining the value of residential properties nationwide, and ValueWizard Interactive, a desktop solution that offers analyst or appraiser support to enhance valuation accuracy, to TransUnion's residential lending process systems. TransUnion Settlement Solutions already acts as a reseller for a number of automated valuation models, and those relationships are not expected to change. TransUnion Settlement Solutions can be found on the Internet at http://transunionssi.com.

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