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New card limits increase only for top credit tiers...

Bankcard originations had a 32 percent year-over-year increase in Q4 2013 ($61 billion to $81 billion)....

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Lender survey shows concern over consumer understandin...

In an effort to understand consumer needs better and help lenders educate their customers, VantageScoreĀ® Solutions surveyed more than 200 lenders nationwide on the...

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Financing becomes more available for nonprime credit t...

Auto financing became easier to obtain in Q4 2013 and the market share for new vehicle loans in the nonprime, subprime and deep-subprime credit...

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Annual study analyzes e-mail marketing trends...

According to Experian Marketing Services' annual Email Market Study, personalized promotional emails have 29 percent higher unique open rates and 41 percent higher unique...

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Leasing grows in popularity as lenders ease credit sta...

The most recent Experian State of the Automotive Finance Market report shows more consumers are leasing vehicles. Leases accounted for 28.4 percent of all...

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Eastern states continue to pay late...

While access to small-business credit is improving and credit balances are increasing, key differences still remain across the United...

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Does your risk model stand up against the test of time...

Using a risk model based on older data can result in reduced predictive...

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Auto lending continues growth trend...

Findings from the most recent Experian State of the Automotive Finance Market report show outstanding automotive loan balances increased 11 percent from Q4 2012,...

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Mortgage originations increase year over year...

The housing market continues to recover, with mortgage originations increasing 12 percent year over year, moving from $508 billion to $570...

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Credit index improves for fourth consecutive quarter...

Small-business credit conditions wrapped up the year by showing continued improvement for the fourth consecutive quarter....

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Auto delinquency rates still low but moving upward...

Delinquency rates for auto loans moved up slightly in the last quarter of 2013, with the 30 to 59 days past due (DPD), 60...

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Holiday email trends...

The volume of emails sent by marketers rose nearly 13 percent during the 2013 holiday season compared to...

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Social media is a key driver of traffic to retail Webs...

According to Experian Marketing Servicesā€™ holiday peak week analysis, social media proved to be a key research tool for holiday shoppers and a crucial...

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Using a more inclusive scoring model to reach new segm...

With most lenders focused on growth as the top priority for the new year, having the ability to score more consumers is key....

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Consumers spend more than $1 billion annually on real ...

According to the National Christmas Tree Association, approximately 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees are sold annually in the United States versus 8...

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