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Experian: Credit Outlook Bright for 2018

Consumer credit reporting agency Experian has released its eighth annual State of Credit report, showing a positive state of affairs that includes average credit scores trending upward and inching closer to pre-Recession totals. Experian’s data reveals that the national average ...

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Credit Score Facelift

As the years go by, technology progresses. New computers and cellphones, more efficient ways of handling paperwork—but what about credit reporting?

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Defaults: How Low Can They Go?

The overall rate of default in the U.S. has hit its lowest point in five months, but not every product is seeing a drop. Which ones are experiencing steep declines and which are on the rise? Read on to find out.

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Boomerang Buyers Dust Themselves Off to Re-enter Market

During the financial crisis and housing burst, an unprecedented number of homeowners felt the repercussions of having the mark of foreclosure, short sale, or bankruptcy on their credit report. Now 2.5 million consumers are set to potentially re-enter the market.

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S&P and Experian Data Shows Default Rates Hit New Lows in May

Recently released data from S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian shows that default rates across the country and across the financial spectrum aren’t just on a steady decline, they hit new lows in May. According to the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, four of the five cities the companies studied through May reported declines in default rates for the second straight month.

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Credit Default Rates Inch Up in August

The national credit default rate, which includes bank cards, auto loans, and both first and second mortgages, edged up to 1.03 percent in August from July's historical low of 1.01 percent, according to data compiled by S&P Dow Jones Indices and Experian. The monthly increase was fueled by a rise in first mortgage default rates, which were up to 0.91 percent from 0.88 percent the month prior, ending a nine-month declining streak.

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