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Matt Tatham is the manager of content insights and data analyst at Experian Consumer Services, a division of Experian, the nation's largest credit bureau. Working for the editorial operations of Experian, my role is applying a data-driven approach that leverages market insights towards educating and appealing to consumer interests. Since joining Experian in 2007, he has worked across multiple business units including the Decision Analytics and Marketing Services groups while as a member of the corporate communications department. Prior to Experian, he worked for additional leading market research and consumer behavior companies.

Articles by Matt Tatham

How to Cash a Check

August 17, 2018

More consumers and businesses are using credit cards and electronic payment apps but here's how you can cash or deposit a check.

Credit Card Debt Is Highest and Lowest in These States

August 7, 2018

Americans are swimming in credit card debt. According to Experian data, the total balances for credit cards increased to $764 billion in Q1 2018.

Personal Loans Are the Fastest Growing Consumer Debt

August 3, 2018

Personal loans are the fastest-growing type of consumer debt in the past year, according to data from Experian. But don't worry—it's not a bad thing.

Trade War: Here’s a List of Products That Will Cost More

July 24, 2018

Here's what you need to know now about the possible fallout on your finances from the tariffs and a potential trade war. Read more.

Student Loan Debt Crisis Gets Its Own Game Show: Q&A with Paid Off’s Michael Torpey

July 20, 2018

More than 44 million Americans have student loan debt totaling $1.52 trillion. So what better way to tackle this massive crisis than with a game show!

48% Say America Will Be Out of Cash by 2023

July 2, 2018

Is a cashless society possible in the near future? One in five Americans thinks their payments will be completely cash-free in their lifetime. Read more.

The Ultimate List of the Year’s Worst Scams

June 25, 2018

What a year it’s been—just four months into 2018 and there are already 12,894 scams and counting. Read more to learn about the worst scams to hit the web...

Sticker Shock Is Real: Car Payments Hit a Record High!

June 11, 2018

The average new vehicle loan amount hit a record $31,455 according to Experian's State of the Automotive Finance Market Report. Find out more.

Fake SEC Site Shows How Easily Scams Can Happen

June 3, 2018

The Securities and Exchange Commission created a too-good-to-be-true digital currency investment as a creative way to educate investors about cryptocurrency scams. Learn more.

What Is a Mortgage and How Does It Work?

June 2, 2018

Many home buyers borrow around 80% of the home’s value through a mortgage, or a loan from a bank, online lender or mortgage lender to purchase a home. Here's...

These States Have the Hottest Real Estate Growth

May 31, 2018

64% of American adults think home prices in their market will increase this coming year, the highest percentage since prior to the Great Recession. Read more.

While You’re Playing Fortnite, Fraudsters Are Looking to Play You

May 30, 2018

Fortnite’s mass appeal is attracting hackers and scammers too. Players and parents need to pay attention in order reduce the risk of identity theft and fraud. Read more.