Affordability

8.3 million financially excluded in the UK. Data + analytics…

In this blog, we explore how the lending industry can make credit more inclusive. More than 5.8 million people in the UK are excluded from large parts of the credit market, either because they have...

Blog - Apr 2019
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Rising persistent debt and arrears stems a need for lenders…

The financial services sector has a huge opportunity to better understand each applicant and customer today. The rise of data, and requisite analytical and technological power, provide new...

Blog - Feb 2019
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Age, attitudes and the economy: a look at the factors…

When assessing affordability, the more you know about an individual’s financial situation and behaviours the better. But to understand how their affordability might change over time, and how you...

Blog - Jan 2019
Faster, quicker customer decisions – now you can

Consumer lending has always been a competitive marketplace, but in recent years the level of competition has increased. Customers have easy access to product and price comparison sites, meaning price...

Blog - Oct 2018
Understanding the tipping point of vulnerability

Today there is an opportunity presented by data and analytics to better understand an individual’s circumstances. To be able to make decisions that are built on more enhanced insight, to therefore...

Infographic - Sep 2018
Risk in an open-data world

In our last White Paper: Rethinking affordability, we explored the increasing role of affordability in lending. At Experian, we welcome the FCA’s distinction between credit risk and...

Whitepaper - Sep 2018
10 steps for gaining consent in an open-data world

From the GDPR to Open Banking, the PSD2 to the FCA’s new emphasis on affordability, regulators and government have led a systemic shift towards empowering the customer. Today it is customers, not...

Blog - Aug 2018
NEWS: Bank of England announces interest rates rise. What do…

On 2nd of August the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), voted to increase interest rates to 0.75% – rising by 25bps, as per our forecasts. This makes interest rates the highest they have been in...

Blog - Aug 2018
Open data can now be categorised to bring value that…

“To extract value from open data, you need to categorise it. When you do, the results are...

Blog - Jul 2018
Rethinking Affordability

One of the most important considerations facing us as an industry is how we manage responsible lending. Last year (2017), the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) began consulting on proposed changes...

Whitepaper - Jul 2018
Three questions on Open Banking

The most common questions that we are asked about Open Banking relate to three issues: First: is it safe? It is as safe as the online banking services we have used for years. Organisations are...

Blog - Jun 2018
Experian approved to offer Open Banking services by the FCA

We have been granted approval by the FCA to offer Open Banking services. This exciting development means we can support the Open Banking initiative so that data can be shared securely and with...

Blog - Jun 2018