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February 16, 2017

CFPB Explores Alternative Data Sources for ‘Credit Invisible’ Borrowers

By Thomas Ressler

The agency estimates there are 26 million Americans who are “credit invisibles...”

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Poll

With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

Do you think your shop will loosen standards over the coming three months?

Yes, but not by much.

47%

Yes, by a lot.

5%

Yes and, heck, we may even do non-QM lending.

14%

No, not at all.

26%

No and we may even tighten credit.

7%