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  • FHFA flip-flops, won't blacklist VantageScore as FICO alternative for Fannie and Freddie

    FHFA removes pending prohibition on GSEs using credit bureau-owned model
    In a rather surprising development, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced Tuesday that it will allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to consider using VantageScore as an alternative to their current FICO credit scoring model, a dramatic reversal from a proposed rule issued late last year.
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  • CFPB study shows alternative credit models lead to more loans, cheaper loans

    Test shows one alternative credit model leads to 27% more loan approvals
    For the better part of this decade, there’s been a serious push to get the GSEs to use newer credit scoring models that consider factors such as a person’s bank account history or utility payments when determining their creditworthiness. That movement all but ended last year, when the FHFA said that it will not be authorizing the use of any new credit scoring model for several years, but a newly released study from the CFPB shows that using alternative credit models will not only lead to more borrowers getting loans, the loans they get will be cheaper too.
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  • Mortgages are now available for borrowers without credit scores

    Think you need a credit score to get a mortgage? Think again
    For the better part of this decade, there’s been a movement afoot to try to get the two main sources of mortgage financing, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to begin using newer credit scoring models that use factors like a person’s bank account history or utility payments as a consideration when determining their creditworthiness. But now, there's one mortgage company that will lend to borrowers who have no credit score at all.
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  • Experian offering potentially higher credit scores in exchange for access to people’s bank accounts

    Will use utility, cell phone payments to calculate FICO score
    Experian wants access to consumers’ bank accounts as part of an effort to help people boost their credit scores. Experian announced Tuesday that it is launching a new program called “Experian Boost.” Through the program, consumers grant access to their bank accounts to allow Experian to use utility and telecommunications payments in the calculation of their credit score.
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  • FHFA issues new rule effectively prohibiting Fannie and Freddie from using VantageScore

    Regulators cites conflict of interest as concern in alternative credit score proposal
    Anyone hoping that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac may soon start using VantageScore as an alternative to their current FICO credit scoring model is about to get a cold dose of reality. The FHFA announced this week that it is issuing new rules surrounding the adoption of alternative credit scoring rules. Chief among those rules is a provision that would prohibit the GSEs from using the VantageScore credit scoring model because of conflicts of interest with the company’s backers.
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  • From HW Magazine

    HOT or NOT September: What's trending in housing right now

    Interest rates, bank earnings, new GSE credit score models and more make this month's list
    Rising interest rates, bank earnings, the FHFA's decision regarding new credit scoring models for the GSEs. Click to see what's hot and what's not!
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  • FICO, VantageScore stand against FHFA’s delay of new credit score model

    Brings confusion, disappointment to mortgage market
    The FHFA announced Monday it is postponing its search for alternative credit scoring models, but both FICO and VantageScore expressed disappointment over the agency’s decision. And this delay may have created more questions than answers as credit scoring companies are left wondering: Who will really come out on top?
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  • FHFA shelves search for new Fannie, Freddie credit score model

    FICO wins… for now
    FICO and its competitor, VantageScore, have been held in suspense to see which credit score model, if any, the FHFA will choose to use going forward. But now, the agency announced it is postponing its decision and will instead be shifting its focus to implementing the recently passed Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.
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  • VantageScore hires former Radian, Wells Fargo exec Phillip Bracken to lead industry relations

    Bracken also tasked with dealing with regulators
    VantageScore Solutions, the developer of the VantageScore credit scoring model, is hiring former Radian Guaranty and Wells Fargo executive Phillip Bracken to lead the company’s government and mortgage industry relations. Bracken comes to VantageScore from Radian, where he was chief policy officer and head of government and industry relations.
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