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February 27, 2017 - Inside the CFPB
The CFPB recently issued a request for information into ways to expand access to credit for consumers who are credit invisible, that is, those who dont have enough credit history to generate a credit score. The bureau issued the RFI to drum up public feedback on the benefits and risks of tapping alternative data sources such as bills for mobile phones and rent payments to make lending decisions about consumers whose lack of credit history might otherwise block opportunities. According to the CFPB, there are 26 million Americans who are credit invisibles. Another 19 million consumers have a credit history that has gone stale, or is insufficient to produce a credit score under most scoring models, said the agency. The ...
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