Credit Card Lending Risk

Host Card Emulation: We are not in Kansas anymore

Both Visa and MasterCard announced their support for Host Card Emulation (HCE) and their intent to release HCE specifications soon. I have been talking about HCE from late 2012 (partly due to my involvement with SimplyTapp) and you could read as to why HCE matter and what Android KitKat-HCE...read more

A mobile-centric approach to customer acquisitions

In the 1970s, it took an average of 18 days before a decision could be made on a credit card application. Credit decisioning has come a long way since then, and today, we have the ability to make decisions faster than it takes to ring up a customer in person at the point of sale. Enabling real-time...read more

Updated CFPB mortgage rules expected to come into force January 2014

- Zach Smith, Experian On September 13, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced final amendments to the mortgage rules that it issued earlier this year. The CFPB first issued the final mortgage rules in January 2013 and then released subsequent amendments in June. The final...read more

Smells like innovation

  Big news [last week], with Chase entering in to a 10 year expanded partnership with Visa to create a ‘differentiated experience’ for its merchants and consumers. I would warn anyone thinking “offers and deals” when they hear “differentiated experience” – because I believe we are running low on...read more

Everything you wanted to know about credit risk scores but were afraid to ask

In this three-part series, Everything you wanted to know about credit risk scores, but were afraid to ask, I will provide a high level overview of: What a credit risk score predicts; Common myths about credit risk scores and how to educate consumers; and finally, Scoring traditionally un-scoreable...read more

Securing profitable growth: The emerging prime population

The intense focus and competition among lenders for the super prime and prime prospect population has become saturated, requiring lenders to look outside of their safety net for profitable growth.  This leads to the question “Where are the growth opportunities in a post-recession world?” ...read more

Credit Cards Making a Comeback

by Alan Ikemura A surprising occurrence is happening in the consumer credit markets. Bank card issuers are back in acquisition mode, enticing consumers with cash back, airline points and other incentives to get a share of their wallet.  And while new account originations are nowhere near the levels...read more

What is the cost of The Durbin Amendment?

by Stacie Baker The Durbin Amendment, according to Wikipedia, gave the Federal Reserve the power to regulate debit card interchange fees. The amendment, which will have a profound impact on banks, merchants and anyone who holds a debit card will take effect on October 1, 2011 rather than the...read more