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America’s credit system is under serious pressure as it faces the most sudden and severe downturn since the Great Depression. Our CEO Melissa Koide and former President and CEO of FICO Larry Rosenberger released an op-ed titled “Data needs to be wider-sourced and more inclusive” discussing using more financial data for lending, enhancing public policy guidance, and financial exclusion and the COVID-19 effect.
In many smaller American towns banks and credit unions are finding usual sources of loan demand dwindling — and that was before the COVID-19 recession. Community banking institutions may find trouble if they market their credit services further afield. The solution may be to dig deeper for loans in the communities they already know, marketing loans to be evaluated with new alternative data sources (like some fintechs do).