Housing starts hit highest pace since 2006 Single-family housing starts ended 2020 on a high note, rising 12% in December to a 1.338 million-unit pace – the highest pace since 2006, according to the Census Bureau. That’s up 27.8% from one year ago, a remarkable figure given the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, per […]
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We understand that your organization is faced with challenges that threaten your ability to sustain a profitable home equity lending model–from identifying potential borrowers effectively to mitigating new and ongoing portfolio risk without sacrificing operational efficiencies. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Together we can leverage the robust suite of solutions from Equifax to […]
Identify and reach prospective consumers with significant deposit potential Leverage an email prospecting list segmented by WealthComplete by Equifax to find opportunities using total household invested assets estimates. WealthComplete is best used for share of wallet opportunity analysis, asset allocation analysis, and targeting potential prospects in both offline and online applications. Take advantage of WealthComplete to: Better understand a consumer’s […]
Understanding consumer financial durability The coronavirus pandemic has impacted numerous U.S. households—but in different ways. Financial Durability helps marketers understand the financial capacity of households more holistically, beyond income and credit score. FICO study finds most banks lack digital identity verification During COVID-19 more consumers than ever are using online banking. Yet, a new survey […]
Give your customers the transparency they want (and get the insight you need) Now more than ever, your consumers seek to have a clear understanding of their current credit status and how lenders view them. FICO® Score Open Access enables you to build loyalty and trust with your consumers by sharing the FICO® scores you already use […]
Evaluate your business credit risk with a soft, year-end inquiry Many of my customers are auditing their commercial accounts at year-end. While reviewing their business, you can assess the business owner’s credit performance without hurting their credit score. By utilizing Business Principal Reports from Equifax, you can make a soft inquiry on their personal credit […]
We’re all aware that 2021 brings with it a certain degree of economic uncertainty. It’s critical that you are equipped to evaluate and balance your portfolios to accommodate rapidly changing conditions quickly, efficiently, and responsibly. In order to more accurately set your ALLL reserves for your Q4 2020 Call Report, I recommend you consider FICO® Resilience […]
Bring more consumers into view Start ahead with consumer-permissioned utility and telco data. To close this gap, you need a broader view of consumers. Consumer-permissioned utility and telco data from Equifax allows you access to payment histories from over 6,000 electric, natural gas, water, waste, cable, telecom, and internet providers. Utility data has the power to […]
Rethinking lending & credit in a post-covid world The COVID-19 crisis has increased the need for digital lending platforms and processes more than any previous event. To respond to the needs of current borrowers and to serve the needs of future borrowers, banks and credit unions must simplify borrowing and provide more options for consumers […]
Stay in-the-know about your customers’ employment and income changes While there’s been recent improvement in the nation’s unemployment rate, layoffs don’t seem to be slowing down, according to Marianne Wanamaker, a labor economist at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This could mean your customers are experiencing a financial change you don’t know about yet. Strengthen your existing […]