2019 Alternative Financial Services Lending Trends Report

Clarity’s 2019 Alternative Financial Services Lending Trends report is now available!
Packed with five years of Clarity data and enhanced with additional insights from Experian’s national credit bureau – this is the alternative financial services lending trends report you do not want to miss.

For three years in a row,

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    Lending Risks in Today’s Alternative Financial Services Market

Lending Risks in Today’s Alternative Financial Services Market

The Subprime Population is Broad and Diverse

Given the variability of the subprime consumer population, individuals seeking alternative financial services each carry their own unique history. But accessing a more complete view can be a challenge.
In this piece, we explore some of the challenges lenders encounter while looking to

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Millennial Lending: Adulthood Means More Personal Debt

There’s one fact about millennials that may be lost upon most, except for an increasing amount of lenders: all members from the generation known for college debt are now officially adults.

That’s according to Pew Research Center, which uses 1996 as the cut-off year of birth defining the generation.

Moneylenders may

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    Generational Divide: How Age Affects the Preferences and Trends of Alternative Financial Services Users

Generational Divide: How Age Affects the Preferences and Trends of Alternative Financial Services Users

The more lenders know about their customers, the better equipped they are to align those consumers with the most relevant products and services.

In the alternative financial services (AFS) market, demographic data is essential to help define who consumers are, including the average age of borrowers, the type of credit

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The Missing Piece: Alternative Financial Data

The financial crisis of late 2008 triggered a sharp increase in unemployment, seeing the rate jump from 5.5 percent to a high of 10.1 percent; a rapid reduction in consumer loans offered by large banks; and a staggering devaluation of home values resulting in foreclosures and strategic defaults creating

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