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Study shows auto loan balances increasing

Posted on May 30 2012 by

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 by attending our upcoming webinar. Source: […]


Average lending decision turnaround varies across financial institutions

Posted on May 18 2012 by

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 practical insights and best practices for […]


Regulators stress the importance of model validation

Posted on May 15 2012 by

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 largest credit reporting companies (CRCs). When […]


Mortgage delinquency rate lowest in a decade?

Posted on May 10 2012 by

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 delinquency rate of 3.84 percent – […]


Mortgage delinquencies shift direction

Posted on Apr 26 2012 by

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 the 30 DPD category and a […]


Mortgage default risk improving

Posted on Apr 23 2012 by

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 at 7 percent. Get your VantageScore®. […]


Average bankcard balances increasing

Posted on Apr 19 2012 by

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. Source: Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports. […]


Which credit score tiers have the highest incidence of strategic default?

Posted on Apr 16 2012 by

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 balances for strategic defaulters are nearly […]


Auto lenders originating longer loans

Posted on Apr 12 2012 by

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 Q4 2010 Auto loans of 73 […]


Collections in today’s world: five steps for success

Posted on Apr 09 2012 by

The economy is accelerating at a sluggish pace, and world headlines cause business leaders to swing between optimism and pessimism daily. Risk managers must look more closely and much more frequently at their customers’ behavior to stay ahead of emerging credit problems. Some tips: Use all customer information when making decisions. Combining both internal and […]