Fair credit, from A to Gen Z
This article explores the unique personality characteristics of Generation Z, also known as iGen or Centennials. From their tech-savvy nature to their social inclusivity and purpose-driven mindset, discover what sets this young adult demographic apart from their predecessors.
A history of credit scores
The ways of working out who to trust in the world of credit have changed with over the years. Let’s look at the history of credit scores.
Findex Findings: Inclusion increases but the credit gap persists
The Global Findex report from the World Bank shows account ownership is increasing but credit inclusion remains a challenge.
11 trends shaping credit assessment this year
1. Inclusion of Alternative Data Spurred by a combination of factors, Lenders are actively looking to include more and different types of data in decisioning processes. Notably the fallout from lockdowns in recent years has exposed the limits of traditional data. While exact models vary, traditional bureau credit scores consider the last 5 to 7 […]
A question of character for SME lending
Getting to know the ‘missing middle’? ?Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the lifeblood of economic growth; however, they need investment to thrive, and often face the same tough due diligence requirements as larger enterprises. Lenders often rely on limited data to make credit decisions, giving them little insight into who they are really […]
Regional Focus: Credit inclusion in Latin America
Latin America and the Caribbean is a region of diversity and contrast. While it is home to hubs of innovation and technology, challenges to financial inclusion persist. Access to financial services varies widely between regions and segments of society. It is reported that 45% of the adult population do not hold a bank account and […]