Trended Data – Impact on Credit Decisions

In a previous post – Trended Data – Becoming Mainstream, we defined trended data and shared how the use of trended financial data is becoming mainstream in the mortgage industry. In this post, we’ll share an example of how a lender might use trended data in their everyday decision-making process. As a reminder, trended data [Read More…]

Are American Consumers Taking On Too Much Debt?

How much consumer debt is too much? This infographic from Visual Capitalist uses extensive Equifax data to try and answer this question. Courtesy of: Visual Capitalist

Trended Data – Becoming Mainstream

Businesses continue to face ever-increasing regulations and ever-decreasing margins. Financial services, utilities and communications industries alike are seeking ways to drive more profitable growth while controlling expenses and staying within desired risk thresholds. Today, trended data solutions are helping companies expand their customer universe and improve risk decisioning, delivering positive impact to the bottom line. [Read More…]

Black Friday Brings A Spike in Credit Card Account Openings

For the past four years, the Sundays before and after Black Friday have seen a fairly consistent 50% increase in the opening of retail credit card accounts over an average day in November or December. New retail credit card openings peak on Black Friday, when consumers on the average have continued to open nearly 3 [Read More…]

TCPA compliance is serious business

Lessons learned from a top Fortune 500 company Few phrases evoke instant anxiety in business like the words “class-action lawsuit.” Yet, that’s exactly what many companies are being faced with under the recently amended Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Though it has always included tight restrictions on telemarketers, as many companies have learned, the latest [Read More…]

HENRYs Represent a Starting Point, Not a Target Affluent Audience

Recently, the concept of the HENRY — High Earner, Not Rich Yet — has become very popular with marketers, especially those looking for audiences with the potential for high discretionary spending. Advertisers looking to reach consumers on their way toward affluence have likely viewed this audience as the perfect target for their advertising campaigns. In [Read More…]

Help close the door on fraud. Open the door to customers.

Offer a secure, frictionless customer experience across your mobile channels. Mobile devices are transforming how consumers engage with businesses. Yet, in terms of driving measurable revenue and profitability for businesses, there remains plenty of room to grow. Here’s the rub. Consumers need to feel secure about their mobile transactions, and they want those transactions to [Read More…]

MLA Final Rule: Updates based on the August Interpretative Rule

As the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Military Lending Act (MLA) Final Rule (also known as the July 2015 Final Rule) takes effect October 3, 2016, many lenders are still struggling to understand just how these updates will impact them. Are their loans covered? Are they not? Do they need to create two sets of disclosures, [Read More…]

As Regulatory Requirements Evolve, Robust Data and Configurable Services Are Key

Businesses are constantly in need of comprehensive services that provide deeper insights to help mitigate risk and meet regulatory requirements. Organizations must truly know their customers, vendors and employees as they attempt to balance risk with profitability. Thus, there’s a continuous need for improved strategies to help businesses effectively manage Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know [Read More…]

Webinar: To Dial or Not to Dial: Contact Strategies that Align with TCPA Regulation

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is prompting more litigation, and particularly class-action litigation, than ever before. TCPA lawsuits are frequently settled in the millions of dollars. Therefore, strict compliance with all relevant TCPA rules is critical to any business that contacts consumers through telephone technology. Join AGG, Charter Spectrum and Equifax as we discuss [Read More…]