Alternative Data as a Means for Making Credit Decisions
Oct 25, 2019 MicroBilt News
A 2017 report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) maintains that an estimated 44 million Americans have little to no credit profile. This lack of credit can make it impossible for consumers like this to gain access to traditional credit opportunities.
Infographic: Homebuying with Alternative Credit
Dec 12, 2017 MicroBilt News
For those without outstanding conventional credit, homebuying can be complicated. But it shouldn't have to be impossible – and won't be, if you find a lender who understands financial stability beyond FICO scores and flawless credit-card statements.
How does alternative credit data fit into Fintech 2.0?
Dec 30, 2016 Sean Albert
Peer-to-peer lending, automated investing and new forms of retail banking defined Fintech 1.0. The movement expanded consumer choice, but it did not dismantle and rebuild the financial services industry. However, that's just what Fintech 2.0
Sep 28, 2016 George Popescu
While a sturdy job market is giving a sense of security and optimism to American employees, it is not the sole reason for the increase in borrowing. The stagnation in wages; fall in gas prices and the considerable increase in home equity loans,
Alternative Data: Who has it? Who wants it?
Sep 21, 2016 Lauren Twardy
In a recent article, LendingTimes.com looked at differences between alternative data and traditional credit reports in regards to online lending. Now, we intend to further explore the uses of alternative data by examining two sectors of the