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  • Jim Wehmann explains the impact UltraFICO Score will have on consumers

    FICO partnered with Experian and Finicity to provide borrowers further access to credit
    FICO, Experian and Finicity announced the launch of a new credit score, the UltraFICO Score. FICO partnered with Experian and Finicity on the new score to help lenders safely provide further access to credit or credit potentially at better terms to consumers with limited credit history or who had previous financial distress. With distribution from Experian and new aggregated data from Finicity, the UltraFICO Score improves access to credit by including consumer-permissioned data. The new score may impact approximately 15 million consumers who currently do not have a FICO Score.
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  • Can scoring trended data help lenders expand credit access?

    And what’s keeping 50 million credit invisible in the U.S.
    [Expert Commentary] Americans who don’t have a FICO Score present both an opportunity and a challenge for lenders. Some lenders are asking can scoring trended data, or more accurately trended credit bureau data, as some credit score companies claim, actually help expand credit access to these consumers? The short answer is no and here’s why.
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  • Closing rates in August hit highest point since January

    Refis held steady despite interest rate increase
    Ellie Mae’s latest Origination Insight Report showed much of the loan origination data held steady from July to August. However, closing rates increased during the month to their highest point since the beginning of this year. Here’s the full rundown.
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  • Senate to consider bill to end “FICO monopoly” at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Bipartisan push continues to allow GSEs to use alternative credit scoring models
    Earlier this year, a bipartisan group reintroduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to consider alternative credit-scoring models beyond the FICO credit score the government-sponsored enterprises currently use. Now, a companion bill is being introduced in the Senate as well, with the backing of Senators from both parties.
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  • For consumers seeking credit scores, VantageScores are no substitute for FICO scores

    Here’s the truth
    [Guest commentary] Consumers today are being bombarded by offers to get their credit score for free. These lead generation websites don’t provide the FICO scores used by nearly all lenders – but some experts say that doesn’t matter. They believe that if you rank high on one score, you’ll rank high on another score and that all these scores move up and down together. This is simply not true, and new research confirms it.
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  • Buying a house in the spring? Here’s how to save your credit score through the holidays

    The holidays are right around the corner
    There’s not much time left before the malls are flooded with busy holiday shoppers. And although this may still seem far off, when the possibility of securing a home in the spring is on the line, the time to plan is now. Here’s how consumers can ensure they don’t destroy their credit score right before the busiest home-buying season.
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