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Study shows auto loan balances increasing...

Outstanding automotive loan balances were at $708 billion in Q1 2012 – a figure last seen two years ago. Banks and captive auto lenders hold two-thirds of the outstanding balances (34 percent and 33 percent respectively), while credit unions hold 21 percent. Listen to the latest automotive credit trends...

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Average lending decision turnaround varies across fina...

The average turnaround time to make a lending decision varies materially between financial institutions. Institutions with low-level automation are typically less competitive on price due to the higher cost of manual reviews. For customers, it leads to high levels of dissatisfaction, complaints and switching of institutions. To learn more...

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Regulators stress the importance of model validation...

As part of its expanded guidance, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency explicitly recommends that financial services firms utilizing predictive models and decision analytics run regular validations to gauge model efficacy. VantageScore 2.0 was recently measured against the best credit score models from each of the three...

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Mortgage delinquency rate lowest in a decade?...

A vintage analysis comparing 60 or more days past due (DPD) delinquency performance at the one-year mark for mortgages originated between 2002 and 2010 shows that 2010 outperformed previous years, with a delinquency rate of 0.37 percent. The worst- performing vintage was 2006, with a 60 or more DPD...

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Mortgage delinquencies shift direction...

After increasing for the first time in nearly two years, the 30 and 60 days past due (DPD) mortgage delinquencies as a percentage of balances returned to their downward trend, with Q4 delinquency rates of 2.18 percent and 1.06 percent, respectively. This represents a decline of 3.5 percent for...

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Mortgage default risk improving...

A recent study compiled by VantageScore Solutions found that default risk associated with mortgage originations has improved. The likelihood that a borrower will become 90 or more days past due after a mortgage has been originated was 2.5 percent in 2011, far lower than in 2009, where it hovered...

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Average bankcard balances increasing...

The average bankcard balance per consumer rose to $4,359 in Q1 2012 – an 8 percent increase from the previous quarter. The increase resulted primarily from balance increases to VantageScore® A and B segments, which increased 31 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Download the latest Experian industry white papers....

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Which credit score tiers have the highest incidence of...

A recent Experian study showed that strategic defaults accounted for 23 percent of all mortgage defaults 60 days past due or greater in Q4 2011. Other findings included the following: Prime and super-prime consumers (VantageScore® A and B tiers) have the highest incidence of strategic default Average outstanding mortgage...

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Auto lenders originating longer loans...

With interest rates at their lowest level since 2008 and an increasingly competitive market, automotive lenders are increasing their willingness to make loans between six and seven years long: Auto loans of 73 to 84 months accounted for 14.1 percent of all new vehicle loans, up 47 percent from...

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