Trended data and balance transfer activity

Consumer card balance transfer activity is estimated to be $35 billion to $40 billion a year. How do lenders identify these consumers before they make transfers? By using trended data.  C2T

While extremely valuable, trended data is very complex and difficult to work with. For example, with 24 months of history on five fields, a single account includes 120 data points. That’s 720 data points for a consumer with six accounts on file and 72 million for a file with 100,000 consumers — not to mention the other data fields in the file.

Trended data allows lenders to effectively predict where a consumer is going based on where they’ve been. And that can make all the difference when it comes to smart lending decisions.

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