Investing in customer-centric strategies yields improved ROI

Posted on Oct 28 2012 by

Returns on investment from superior customer-centric strategies easily can exceed 20 percent in the first year of implementation. However, this number is compounded exponentially in subsequent years due to repeat business, new customer referrals and customer loyalty. Learn more about the design and deployment of holistic retail bank customer-centric strategies that synthesize critical information and […]


HELOC delinquency rate falls below 1 percent

Posted on Oct 26 2012 by

During Q2 of 2012, home equity line of credit (HELOC) delinquency rates were the lowest in recent years. The delinquency rate fell below 1 percent for all performance categories: 30 to 59 days past due (DPD) fell to 0.88 percent; 60 to 89 DPD was at 0.42 percent and 90 to 180 DPD was at […]


Bankcard utilization rates declining, but still high for subprime

Posted on Oct 25 2012 by

Not surprisingly, bankcard utilization is the highest among subprime consumers with VantageScore D and F tiers having average bankcard utilization rates of 68% and 81% respectively. In comparison, VantageScore A tier (super prime) consumers had an average bankcard utilization rate of 6% and VantageScore B tier (prime) consumers had an average bankcard utilization rate of […]


Bankcard and mortgage default rates hit new lows

Posted on Oct 07 2012 by

The August 2012 edition of the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices showed that bankcard, first-mortgage and second-mortgage default rates hit new post recession lows. The first mortgage default rate decreased slightly, from 1.41 percent in July to 1.40 percent in August, and has been down or flat for eight consecutive months. The second-mortgage default rate […]


Study ranks cities with the highest credit scores

Posted on Oct 01 2012 by

In Experian’s recent State of Credit study which analyzes credit scores in more than 100 cities, Minneapolis took the number one spot, with an average VantageScore® of 787. The Midwest dominated the top 10 spots in the rankings and Wisconsin consumers continue to demonstrate their credit savvy, with four of the state’s metropolitan areas making […]


Bankcard balances increase for prime credit score tiers

Posted on Sep 23 2012 by

The average bankcard balance per consumer in Q2 2012 was $4,170, which is 4 percent higher when compared to the same quarter of the previous year. VantageScore A and VantageScore B tiers (super prime and prime) saw bankcard balances increase by 31 percent and 11 percent respectively, while all other VantageScore® tiers experienced annual balance […]


One in four auto loans are now nonprime or subprime

Posted on Sep 16 2012 by

Loans to customers in the nonprime, subprime and deep-subprime credit risk tiers accounted for more than one in four new vehicle loans in Q2 2012. With 25.41 percent of all new vehicle loans opened by customers in the nonprime, subprime and deep-subprime credit risk tiers, loans for this group were up 14 percent when compared […]


Credit scores for new mortgage originations shift higher

Posted on Sep 09 2012 by

Mortgage delinquencies continued to reach multi-year lows with the delinquency rate for those 60 plus days past due falling to 4.68 percent in Q2 2012 compared to 5.04 percent for the same quarter last year. The decline may be the result of lenders further tightening their criteria, as the average VantageScore® credit score for consumers […]


Credit union grows its mortgage loan portfolio through automated daily triggers program

Posted on Sep 02 2012 by

With mortgage interest rates at historic lows, the risk of attrition and its impact on ongoing revenue has become a paramount concern for credit unions. By implementing an automated trigger program as part of its member retention efforts, one credit union was able to improve retention rates and grow its portfolio – achieving a return […]


How does a foreclosure affect a credit score versus a short sale?

Posted on Aug 27 2012 by

When it comes to short sales, a status of “account paid in full for less than full balance” or “settled” will still have a negative impact on a credit score because it means the debt was not paid in full as agreed. According to VantageScore Solutions LLC, a mortgage loan settled through a short sale […]