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Concerns about credit reporting and scoring issues are growing as early relief programs start to expire and the focus shifts from short-term forbearance to long-term repayment. This Research Brief updates market and regulatory developments as well as ongoing policy debates.
This Research Brief catalogues uses of new data and technologies to make it easier for small businesses to access federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds and other forms of credit. Solving PPP enrollment challenges is important to laying the foundation for a rapid and inclusive recovery and to building a more resilient small business sector going forward.
This first edition of our FAQs addresses a range of introductory questions about AI and machine learning.
This Research Brief analyzes the current options under consideration for addressing concerns that declining credit scores could make it harder for consumers and small businesses to access the credit they need to ride out and rebuild from the pandemic, as well as providing related historical and market context.
This report details the evolution of the use of cash-flow data in small business lending. It explains the reasons why electronic cash-flow data may be particularly useful in the small business context, presents evidence of its increasing use by a diverse range of incumbents and new entrants, and notes market and policy issues that may affect the nature and pace of further expansion.