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Broader PPP forgiveness, Wells bumping its cap, 'no regrets' cost cutting: Top stories of the week

06/05/20

Big banks call for blanket forgiveness of PPP loans under $150,000; Wells Fargo struggling to stay under asset cap amid pandemic, CEO says; banks are getting aggressive — and creative — to boost profits; and more from this week's most-read stories.

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Coronavirus still a threat to credit scores despite congressional relief

06/01/20

The rescue bill enabled banks to protect loans in forbearance from an immediate hit to a borrower’s credit report, but experts say affected consumers may have trouble getting loans after the pandemic ends.

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The coronavirus could force a full-blown crisis in credit scoring

05/20/20

Lawmakers are working to head off a wave of pandemic-related personal credit downgrades. But there are bigger problems with how credit risk is assessed that are harder to solve.

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Alternative data could be lifeline for consumers needing credit

05/19/20

Congress should pass legislation authorizing use of nontraditional data sources to make credit more available to consumers who’ve taken a hit from the coronavirus pandemic.

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'Nobody should have their credit scores dinged during this emergency'

04/13/20

Sherrod Brown, the top Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, explains why consumer protection is so important as the coronavirus pandemic ravages the economy.

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CFPB clarifies credit reporting procedures in light of coronavirus

04/01/20

The agency said lenders should avoid reporting delinquent payments to credit bureaus for consumers who have sought payment relief due to the pandemic.

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Why more issuers see profit in secured credit cards

02/21/20

Ally Financial's recently announced $2.65 billion cash-and-stock deal for CardWorks, which offers unsecured credit cards among other products, places a high price tag on a traditionally risky product.

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U.S. charges four Chinese military members in Equifax hack

02/10/20

The four members of China’s People’s Liberation Army are accused of masterminding the breach that affected more than 140 million people.

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Online lender Petal hires Kabbage’s chief risk officer

02/04/20

Kaustav Das was part of Kabbage’s effort to transform small-business lending by using new data analytics, and the CEO of Petal wants him to help it do the same in consumer credit cards.

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House nears passage of bills to overhaul credit reporting

01/28/20

The six bills championed by Democrats aim to reduce consumer burdens and provide opportunities for borrowers to rehabilitate their credit, but the legislation garnered no Republican support.

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