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    FHFA on credit score delivery: forgotten lessons

    Multiple versions of a credit model may lead to added cost and complexity
    Recently, FHFA posted a Request for Input asking for opinions concerning options for changing the delivery of credit scores to the GSEs, underwriters and investors. FHFA is considering various options to change the current system. Any such choice, in the end, is the outcome of a detailed cost-benefit analysis, but while FHFA acknowledges this, they fall short of providing the necessary framework for reaching an informed conclusion.
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  • Keep credit scores independent and reliable for the mortgage market

    What would a credit-bureau controlled credit score look like?
    [Expert commentary] Tucked into the U.S. Senate’s recently passed financial regulatory reform bill is a provision that has nothing to do with regulatory relief for community banks, freeing up capital in financial institutions, or enhancing consumer protections. FICO explains what it thinks a credit-bureau generated credit score would mean for mortgage finance.
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  • Experian launches product to give lenders unprecedented insight into consumer behavior

    Gives historical insight across all three bureaus
    Experian launched its new product which will give lenders an unprecedented view into consumer behavior over time across all three credit bureaus. The company explained that while traditional credit gives lenders a glimpse into credit during a single moment of time, Experian’s product will add a deeper layer of insight.
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  • NAMB seeks to ban credit bureau sales of trigger leads

    Urges Congress to add restrictions to bills
    The National Association of Mortgage Brokers, an association that represents the interests of individual mortgage loan originators and small to mid-size mortgage businesses, announced it is seeking to ban the sale of trigger leads. The association explained mortgage trigger leads are created and sold by the national credit bureaus and are comprised of a significant amount of personal information from mortgage applicants.
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  • 38 states call on Experian and TransUnion to drop credit freeze fees in wake of Equifax breach

    Some states already prohibit credit reporting agencies from charging freeze fees
    Equifax may be offering one year of credit file monitoring and identity theft protection in the wake of the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach, which exposed the personal information of 145.5 million consumers, but more than 75% of the states want the rest of the major credit reporting agencies to do more to protect consumers.
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  • [Video] Cordray says Equifax, Experian and TransUnion to all face increased scrutiny

    The regulatory impact of the massive Equifax data breach
    While credit report agencies Experian and TransUnion weren’t part of Equifax’s massive data breach, they will definitely face increased regulatory scrutiny because of it. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray outlined in an interview with CNBC what he thinks is necessary in order to not have a breach of this size happen again.
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  • Senate Democrats press FTC for review of data security at Experian, Transunion

    Prominent Senators ask FTC to ensure that consumers’ data is secure
    The Federal Trade Commission is already investigating the massive data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers to hackers, but a number of top Democrats in the Senate want the agency to extend its investigation to the other big credit reporting agencies.
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  • New York Attorney General pushes Experian and Transunion for answers on cybersecurity

    Eric Schneiderman questions companies' security after Equifax breach
    New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is already investigating the massive data breach at Equifax that exposed the personal information of 143 million U.S. consumers. Now, New York’s top cop wants to make sure that a similar incident doesn’t take place at the other two of the big three credit reporting agencies – Experian and Transunion.
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  • Mortgage default rate falls to near record low in May

    Hits second lowest since July 2004
    Borrowers are going into default on their first mortgages less often than at nearly any point in the last 13 years, a new report from the S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian showed. The default rate in May was just one basis point above May 2016’s level of 0.63%, which was the lowest that figure had been since July 2004.
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