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 not be surprised because they’re the ones underwriting a growing share of personal debt to young adults. While building a

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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 channels and products they prefer (segmented by generation), average incomes by product type and how credit scores correlate with these

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Millennial Credit Usage Infographic

This infographic shows the credit usage of the Millennial generation, including average loans per borrower, average age, average monthly income, short-term vs installment amounts and more.