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Impact of Basel III on capital requirements

Posted on Jul 06 2012 by

The cumulative effect of Basel III is expected to have a substantial impact on capital requirements. The total minimum regulatory capital will increase from 8 percent to 10.5 percent. For institutions that are considered “systematically important,” an additional holding requirement may be imposed of up to 3.5 percent. Download our white paper to learn more […]

Survey measures consumer knowledge of credit scores

Posted on Jul 05 2012 by

A recent survey of 1,000 representative American consumers showed that while 78 percent of respondents are aware that they have more than one credit score, some key misperceptions remain: • Fewer than half (44 percent) understand that a credit score typically measures risk of not repaying loans rather than amount of debt (22 percent), financial […]

Underbanked population continues to grow

Posted on Jun 14 2012 by

The dramatic transformation of the financial services industry requires new advances and innovation in credit strategies to respond to the growing number of underbanked customers who need to be served. The underbanked, or unbanked, market now represents nearly 64 million U.S. consumers who have limited or no traditional credit history. Take a quiz now to […]

Year-over-year origination volumes decline

Posted on Jun 07 2012 by

Mortgage origination volumes increased to $427 billion in Q4 2011 – a 31 percent quarterly gain. However, overall 2011 originations of $1.35 trillion were 16 percent lower than 2010 volumes. Sign up to attend our upcoming Webinar, which will focus on current credit trends and feature a closer look at the overleveraged consumer. Source: Experian-Oliver […]

Study shows significant increase in credit limits

Posted on Jun 06 2012 by

Year over year retail spend continues to trend up, translating into Bankcard balance growth and new originations. New Bankcard volumes (limits) came in at $59 billion in Q4 2011 – a 52 percent increase over the previous year. Register now for our upcoming credit trends webinar. Source: Experian Infographic: Bankcard and Retail Spending Trends.