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Three reasons to contribute your data to the Commercial Financial Network

It’s time for your financial institution to contribute its commercial data to the Commercial Financial Network. Otherwise, you’re missing out on invaluable reciprocal data that can fine-tune your commercial decisioning. But first, here are a few things you should know: What is the Commercial Financial Network (CFN)?The CFN is a massive data exchange spanning many […]

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Are you prepared for an economic slowdown?

The “R” word can’t be ignored. Get prepared now! As growth slowed in 2019, we were reminded of the Great Recession of 2009, and we are increasingly on the lookout for the next one. According to some economists, it’s a question of when—not if—a recession will arrive. Now’s the time to prepare so you’re not […]

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Equifax to deliver telco and utility insights with mortgage credit reports

Expanded information has potential to help create greater home ownership opportunities for millions of U.S. first mortgage applicants. Equifax® is the first credit reporting agency to provide certain telecommunications (telco), pay TV, and utilities attributes to the mortgage industry to help streamline the mortgage underwriting process and support loans within the secondary mortgage market. The majority […]

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Year-end portfolio reviews—the ultimate planning tool

Sometimes lenders are the last to know when their consumers are under financial stress. In these inflationary times, we strongly recommend gaining a comprehensive view into your consumers’ credit profiles with a Customer Portfolio Review™ (CPR) so you can proactively minimize risk exposure as you head in 2023. A CPR delivers the power to proactively screen the […]

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Live checks offer convenience + speed. 

The holiday season increases consumer spending. Gifts, travel, and special experiences can really add up—leaving your consumers strapped for cash this time of year. Help them put a little extra money in their pockets with a preapproved live check. If you aren’t offering them, your competitors will. Don’t leave money on the table as we […]

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Leverage AI technology for better lending in the credit union space.

Current economic conditions are creating uncertainty for many. However, the credit environment remains healthy and presents massive opportunities for lenders. While there is opportunity for growth, it’s not without risks. That’s why Equifax has teamed up with Zest AI to offer an additional scoring solution to help you say “yes” to more members—confidently and efficiently. Other credit […]

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Equifax’s IXI data provides new opportunities to reach equity in banking.

Recent legislative changes have resulted in many banks facing new and renewed lending guidelines. The regulatory expectation is that financial institutions must not only proactively develop outreach and marketing programs targeted to reach low- and moderate-income (LMI) individuals and those in majority-minority census tracts (MMCTs) but also secure those loans. COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT (CRA) In March 2020, The […]

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Lending to businesses without a commercial credit report? Say it isn’t so!

Know more (about your business consumers + prospects) to grow more. You wouldn’t lend to an individual consumer without accessing their credit report, so I know you value similar due diligence regarding your small-business prospects. To be successful, financial institutions must leverage risk insights before providing commercial prospects with access to credit. Equifax can help […]

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Make smart marketing spends as the housing market cools.

Targeted marketing always wins, especially in a slowing market As the summer winds down and we head into Q4, it’s not surprising to see decreased home-buying activity. But compared to the recent housing hot streak, this seasonal drop seems to hit harder. Now, more than ever, it’s important to make your marketing dollars count. Reaching the […]

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Are your employment reports FCRA-compliant?

You might be noncompliant without knowing it. Standard credit report vs. employment report The credit report you pull to make lending decisions is not the same as the report you run for employment purposes. If you’re using them interchangeably, then you are not adhering to FCRA requirements. When obtaining a consumer report for employment purposes, you must: […]

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