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ABA Expresses Concern about Using Alternative Data for Credit Scoring

Banks are generally open to the idea of using alternative data sources -- such as mobile phone bills and rent payments -- to help consumers establish a credit history, but concerns about compliance, data integrity and other risks stand in the way, ABA said today in a comment letter to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Consumer Credit Growth Strong in March

Consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.2% in March, up from a revised 4.4% rate in February. Total outstanding credit increased $16.4 billion during the month (compared with $13.8 billion in February) to $3.81 trillion. Revolving credit grew at an annual rate of 2.4% to $1.0 trillion, compared to a 2.0% increase in February. Non-revolving credit ...

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ABA Calls for Better Rules to Encourage Small-Dollar Credit

In a sixth white paper to the Treasury Department today, ABA highlighted the important role that small-dollar credit plays in helping consumers meet their financial needs, and called on regulators to remove barriers that impede banks from making small-dollar loans.

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Consumer Credit Growth Strong in February

Consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.8% in February, up from a 3.5% rate in January. Total outstanding credit increased $15.2 billion during the month (compared with $10.9 billion in January) to $3.79 trillion. Revolving credit grew at an annual rate of 3.5% to $1.0 trillion, compared to a 3.2% decrease in January. Non-revolving credit rose ...

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ABA Offers Staff Analysis of CFPB Data Collection Proposal

ABA has published a free, members-only staff analysis of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s recent proposal to provide flexibility for lenders around the collection of applicants’ demographic data under the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act (Regulation C) and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act (Regulation B).

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Consumer Credit Growth Retreats in January

Consumer credit increased at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.8% in January, down from a 4.7% rate in December. Total outstanding credit increased $8.8 billion during the month (compared with $14.8 billion in December) to $3.77 trillion. Revolving credit fell at an annual rate of 4.6% to $995.1 billion, compared to a 4.3% increase in December. Non-revolving credit rose ...

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