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Credit card delinquencies are on the rise!

There’s no tiptoeing around it: Credit card delinquencies are the worst on record, according to recent Fed data. Almost 3.5% of card balances were at least 30 days past due as of the end of December. That’s the highest figure since the Fed starting tracking the data in 2012. How are you protecting your portfolio against rising […]

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VantageScore stands poised to become the new industry standard

Want to experience the cost savings and innovation of the VantageScore credit model but unsure of its adoption in the market? Recent data helps answer that question. In 2023, VantageScore usage increased by 42% to a record volume of more than 27 billion credit scores. More than 3,400 unique banks, lenders, and other institutions used VantageScore last year, […]

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Top 5 reasons to squeeze a(nother) portfolio review into 2023.

Looking for ways to add value to your business before closing this year’s books? An Equifax Portfolio Review is the perfect way to maximize any remaining funds in your 2023 budget. What is a portfolio review? A portfolio review proactively screens the accounts in your portfolio against criteria that you select. This powerful tool can quickly provide […]

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Understanding consumer stressors is the key to protecting + growing your portfolio.

An increasing number of consumers are facing credit and financial stressors. What economic factors are causing this in your portfolio? For the past couple of years, consumer spending has been consistently healthy, but now retail reports are illustrating a shift in consumer spending, focusing more on essentials than on luxury items. Economic data shows that […]

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Upgrade to a newer version of FICO at no additional charge.

The credit landscape is constantly changing. Rising inflation, student debt repayment, and credit file and score model changes all affect who and how you lend money. But there’s good news. You can upgrade your FICO® credit score model at no additional charge! This will help you stay ahead of potential risk and competition who may […]

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Student loan repayment may affect your business.

Source: The student loan crisis white paper, Shur℠, Equifax, and VantageScore®, July 2022. What will be the day-to-day impact on student loan borrowers in your portfolio? Do you know the balance of your consumers’ outstanding student loans? If not, you could—and should—find out. After more than a three-year pause, student loan repayment will soon restart. […]

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Stay ahead of losses in an uncertain market.

Sources: Equifax analysis; CNBC, July 13, 2022, and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Price Index Summary;and “The student loan crisis” white paper, Shur, Equifax, and VantageScore®, July 2022. In uncertain times, businesses are inclined to pause certain business operations and may fail to uncover hidden risks while waiting for the perfect conditions to emerge. But you […]

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Grow and protect deposits in an uncertain economy

Did you know that 9% of households hold over 60% of all deposits across the country?* Growing and protecting deposits are top of mind for many financial institutions right now. Consumers are evaluating the best alternatives for their deposit dollars, and firms are shoring up liquidity in the face of possible future defaults. That’s why […]

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Portfolio monitoring is your new best friend.

Stay ahead of losses! If there were ever a time to start regular portfolio monitoring, the time would be now! With the current market uncertainties, you can’t afford not to proactively fend off losses. Equifax offers a simple, inexpensive way to find out which of your consumers might be headed for trouble. With portfolio monitoring, you […]

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Don’t lose momentum in a slow market!

Removing uncertainty starts with added visibility. Making confident decisions during economic fluctuations can be overwhelming when you don’t know what’s out there. To successfully navigate a rapidly changing market, you need a thorough understanding of the current landscape—only then can you build a roadmap. Confluent Strategies + Equifax provide deeper insights and timely alerts that […]

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