Digging a Wider Moat: Apple Shifts to Loyalty

Apple eschewed banks for a retailer focus onstage at their Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) when it spoke to payments. I sense this is an intentional shift – now that stateside, you have support from all four networks and all the major issuers – Apple understands that it needs to shift the...read more

Experian Introduces Enterprise Fraud and ID Business

At the start of the Vision 2015 Conference, Experian® announced a new dedicated enterprise Fraud and ID business in North America. This newly established business unit allows Experian, the leading global information services company, to more aggressively address the growing variety of fraud risk and...read more

Commercial Lending and Risk Management lessons from British Punk Bands

The other day in the American Banker, there was an article titled “Is Loan Growth a Bad Idea Right Now?”, which brings up some great questions on how banks should be looking at their C&I portfolios (or frankly any section of the overall portfolio).  I have to admit I was a little down on the...read more

The Importance of Restructuring HELOCs before End-of-Draw

Home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) originated during the U.S. housing boom period of 2006 – 2008 will soon approach their scheduled maturity or repayment phases, also known as “end-of-draw”.  These 10 year interest only loans will convert to an amortization schedule to cover both principle...read more

Building a Generation of Relationship Bankers: One Branch at a Time

By: Kyle Enger, Executive Vice President of Finagraph Small business remains one of the largest and most profitable client segments for banks. They provide low cost deposits, high-quality loans and offer numerous cross-selling opportunities. However, recent reports indicate that a majority of...read more

Experian and Finagraph collaborate to deliver faster lending insights

Experian has announced a new agreement with Finagraph, a best-in-class automated financial intelligence tool provider, to provide the banking industry with software to evaluate small business financials faster. Loan automation is key in pulling together data in a meaningful manner and this bank...read more

Credit card delinquencies decline in Q4 2014 as spend level increases

We recently issued our Q4 2014 Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Report that covers consumer economic trends and found that overall bankcard delinquencies (60 days past due (DPD) and greater) came in at a low 1.79% for Q4 2014. It is interesting to note the disparity when analyzing...read more

Solar Financing – The current and future catalyst behind the booming residential solar market (Part III)

  This is the third and last of a three-part blog series focused on the residential solar market looking at; 1) the history of solar technology, 2) current trends and financing mechanisms, and finally 3) overcoming market and regulatory challenges with Experian’s help. As we’ve discussed in the two...read more

The 5 most common mistakes in loan portfolio management to avoid

Managing your portfolio can be a long and arduous process that ties up your internal resources but without it, there’s an increase of additional risk and potential losses. The key is to use loan automation to pull together data in a meaningful manner and go from a reactive to proactive process that...read more

2015 Mobile and Retail Banking Survey

There are two sides to every coin and in banking the question is often to you want to chase the depositor of that coin, or lend it out? Well the Federal Reserve’s decision to hold interest rates at record lows since the economic downturn gave the banks’ in the United States loan portfolios a nice...read more