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Alternative data and its use in credit scoring thin-and no-file consumers

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  • Julia S. Cheney

On November 27, 2007, the Payment Cards Center of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia invited Jennifer Tescher, director, and Arjan Schütte, associate director, of the Center for Financial Services Innovation, to present a workshop. The Center asked Tescher and Schütte to share CFSI’s research on the developing role played by alternative payment data in evaluating risk for consumers with thin- and no-credit histories. After a discussion of thin- and no-file consumers and the challenges they face accessing credit, the speakers addressed aspects of supply and demand that are influencing the development of the market for alternative data. Several additional factors acting on this market were also examined: the costs and complexity of changes to IT infrastructure, legal and regulatory hurdles, and the broader economic impacts of extending the market for consumer credit.

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Paper provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in its series Payment Cards Center Discussion Paper with number 08-01.

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Date of creation: 2008
Handle: RePEc:fip:fedpdp:08-01
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