How alternative credit data can help enterprises achieve fair lending

Jan 30, 2017 Walt Wojciechowski

The 2008 recession put financial institutions under the microscope. Consumers are quick to judge FIs for both real and perceived transgressions, and organizations such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aren't afraid to pursue companies accused of violating fair lending laws.


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How to manage financial risk when engaging credit invisibles

Jan 30, 2017 Walt Wojciechowski

Americans with thin-file and no-file credit reports represent a huge business opportunity for lenders. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, approximately 26 million people in the U.S. are "credit invisible," meaning they don't have reports with any of the big three credit bureaus.


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3 reasons why you shouldn't rely on traditional credit data alone

Jan 13, 2017 Walt Wojciechowski

Loan officers require comprehensive financial information when assessing consumers' ability to pay back loans. However, they rarely collect all the data necessary to build a solid understanding of whether a person is creditworthy.Traditional


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Is it time for GSEs to use a different credit scoring model?

Jan 04, 2017 Walt Wojciechowski

Is it time for GSEs to use a different credit scoring model?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have been using credit scoring models from Equifax, TransUnion and Experian when assessing mortgages for some time. However, those models, all of which are based on the FICO score, prevent approximately 45 million


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3 characteristics of strong alternative credit data partners

Dec 12, 2016 Walt Wojciechowski

3 characteristics of strong alternative credit data partners

Robust credit risk management operations draw from comprehensive, accurate data to distinguish good from poor risk. Information provides transparency, enabling lenders to expand their businesses, establish targeted risk-based pricing and expedite


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