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Consumers take advantage of lower auto interest rates ...

According to Experian’s latest State of the Automotive Finance Market report, interest rates for new auto loans dropped to 4.27 percent — the lowest...

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Generation X slowest to pay bills on time...

Experian’s latest annual State of Credit analysis provides insight into the differences in credit habits by generation. While the youngest group, Millennials, appear to...

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With bad data creating a clatter, marketers must resol...

Data quality should be a priority for retailers at any time of the year, but even more so as the holiday season approaches. According...

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Small-business credit quality continues to improve...

The credit appetite for small businesses is strong and growing. Total outstanding balances have risen at their fastest rate in two years, and delinquency...

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Bankcard delinquencies decrease year over year...

Credit trends from the most recent Experian–Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Report point to a steady economic recovery. Bankcard charge-offs decreased 13 percent year over...

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Delinquency rates remain low in Q2 2013...

Credit unions were the only type of lender to have their 30 day plus delinquency rate fall below 2 percent for several key product...

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Study shows consumer credit education can change credi...

Personalized credit education can have a measurable impact on a person’s credit score. Consumers who used a personalized consumer credit-education service that offers one-on-one...

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More companies managing cyber security as a business r...

The growing cost and number of data breaches has spurred more interest in cyber insurance. While companies often increase investments in technology and training...

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Increase in mortgage originations attributed primarily...

The latest quarterly credit trends analysis by Experian shows that mortgage originations increased by 10 percent over one year ago. More importantly, the data...

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Bankcard originations continue steady growth while del...

According to a recent Experian analysis of Q2 2013 bankcard trends, bankcard origination volumes increased 21% year-over-year equating to a $12 billion increase in...

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The most debt-free states...

According to data from Experian's IntelliViewSM, Iowa residents carry the lowest average credit card balance per consumer in the U.S. with an average balance...

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Auto financing continues steady growth...

According to Experian’s latest State of the Automotive Finance Market report, a record 84.5% of consumers who acquired a new vehicle in Q2 2013...

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Bankcard default rate reaches new low despite overall ...

After reaching post-recession lows in June, the July S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices showed that default rates increased slightly in several categories. While the...

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Small-business credit index reaches highest point on r...

Small-business credit conditions strengthened in Q2 2013, lifting the Experian/Moody's Analytics Small Business Credit Index 2.8 points to 111.7 - the highest level since...

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Credit appeal more important than physical attractiven...

According to a recent survey by freecreditscore.com™, women find financial responsibility more attractive in assessing a romantic partner (96 percent) than physical attractiveness (87...

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