Credit Card Lending Risk

Capital adequacy requirements continue to evolve. Are you prepared?

Complying with complex and evolving capital adequacy regulatory requirements is the new reality for financial service organizations, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier to comply in the years since CCAR was introduced under the Dodd Frank Act. Many banks that have submitted capital plans more

Auto Lending Naysayers Are Neglecting Key Facts

This is the first of a two part blog about the state of auto lending in the U.S. In 2014, auto lending has received increased media attention.  Unlike other forms of consumer lending, auto lending has been booming.  This lending has powered spending and has been an important driver of the more

How to overcome the loss of control for recovering debt

One of the challenges that we hear from many of our clients is managing multiple collection agencies in order to recover bad debts. Collection managers who use multiple collection agencies recognize the potential upside to utilizing multiple agencies.  Assigning allocate accounts to more

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 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 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 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 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 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?” 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 more