The FDIC’s definition for assessing subprime is changing

Posted on Jul 27 2012 by

The FDIC has proposed a new rule that will change the way large lenders define and calculate risk for their FDIC Deposit Insurance Assessment. The revised definitions in the proposed rule rely on “probability of default” and eliminate all references to the traditional three-digit credit score used to calculate subprime exposure — changing the way […]

How to drill deeper into your portfolio

Posted on Jul 13 2012 by

The pressures for both credit unions and banks, to generate returns to drive greater earnings are ever present. According to recent data released by the National Credit Union Administration, the nation’s 7,019 federally-insured credit unions added 667,000 new members in the first quarter of 2012 to a record of 92.5 million. To offset these pressures, […]

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.

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 […]