What is true cost of identity fraud in the energy sector?

In the utility industry today, gaining enterprise-wide systemic control over credit risk assessment, identity verification and compliance oversight are causing many leading organizations major headaches.   The ability for IT departments to modify their core legacy systems to effectively implement...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

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

Overdraft management that just makes sense for everyone

  Over the last several years, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has, not so quietly, been actively pushing for changes in how banks decision applicants for new checking accounts.  Recent activity by the CFPB is accelerating the pace of this change for those managing...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

Life as an underbanked kid - and what banks can learn from it

I was raised in an underbanked home! I have known this for a long time, but it feels great to say it and be proud of it.  I was raised in Neola, Utah, a small cattle ranching community of at the time 500 or so people.  I don’t recall as a kid ever feeling poor or on the edge financially, in fact it...read more

Data Insights for Good

  Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created – in fact, 90% of the world’s data was created in only the last few years. With the staggering amount of data available, we have an unprecedented opportunity to uncover new insights and improve the way our world functions. The implications of...read more

Data governance — Following the doctor’s orders is the best practice.

This is the third post in a three-part series. Experian® is not a doctor. We don’t even play one on TV. However, because of our unique business model and experience with a large number of data providers, we do know data governance. It is a part of our corporate DNA. Our experiences across our many...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