Alternative Data as a Means for Making Credit Decisions

Oct 25, 2019 MicroBilt News

Alternative Data as a Means for Making Credit Decisions

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.


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Infographic: Homebuying with Alternative Credit

Dec 12, 2017 MicroBilt News

Infographic: Homebuying with Alternative Credit

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.


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How does alternative credit data fit into Fintech 2.0?

Dec 30, 2016 Sean Albert

How does alternative credit data fit into Fintech 2.0?

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


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Secured Lending

Sep 28, 2016 George Popescu

Secured Lending

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,


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Alternative Data: Who has it? Who wants it?

Sep 21, 2016 Lauren Twardy

Alternative Data: Who has it? Who wants it?

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


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