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January 29, 2015

Headline News from - January 29, 2015

On the Web:

  • Can RBC’s digital wallet beat Apple? - Globe and Mail - "The system doesn’t require the bank to share vital and valuable customer data with retailers, phone manufacturers or wireless service providers. RBC considers it to be a world-beating new technology, one that will make the bank a global player in the processing of mobile payments."
  • India Banking: Downwardly mobile - Economist - "The scheme’s initial goal has been surpassed: 120m accounts have been opened. Arun Jaitley, the finance minister, has claimed that almost every household in India now has access to banking."
  • With a Few Bits of Data, Researchers Identify ‘Anonymous’ People - New York Times - "In the study, titled “Unique in the Shopping Mall: On the Reidentifiability of Credit Card Metadata,” a group of data scientists analyzed credit card transactions made by 1.1 million people in 10,000 stores over a three-month period."
  • Now available in the UK: Send and request money right from Gmail - Google Commerce Blog - "Since we announced Send Money in Gmail, paying back your friends has never been so simple, whether you’re chipping in for lunch or reimbursing your housemate for your share of the rent. Today, we're excited to make this feature available for Gmail users in the UK."
  • The debit card fee driving US banks crazy – and costing consumers more than they realize - Guardian - "Here’s the problem, which most of us can relate to: banks love fees. But banks can’t levy a fee that isn’t “reasonable and proportional” to the cost of processing the transaction. That’s the rule under the terms of the Durbin amendment, which is part of the Dodd-Frank package of Wall Street banking reforms."
  • Retailers must embrace in-store pickup - Mobile Commerce Daily (John Pincott) - "Research by PricewaterhouseCoopers and AT Kearney shows that 80 percent of customers research their purchases online, but 75 percent of consumers still prefer to buy products in a physical store."

On the Wires:

  • Visa Europe: Record spend, transaction volume and e-commerce levels as revenues rise in 2014 - "Gross revenues grew 9% year-on-year to €1.9 billion while profits of €344 million were €80m higher than last year. This enables Visa Europe to invest more than €200 million in new payments technologies to accelerate the growth of digital payments."
  • PULSE Introduces New Brand Identity to Support Expanded Payments Solutions - “PULSE and the debit landscape have both changed considerably in recent years, and it was time for our brand identity to reflect those changes,” said PULSE President Dave Schneider. “At the same time, millions of cardholders know to look for the familiar PULSE logo at the point of sale and on ATMs, so our new look builds upon our existing strong brand equity.”
  • BitGo Launches Platform API to Secure and Scale the Next Generation of Bitcoin Businesses - “The BitGo Platform API can help businesses, both large and small, focus their development resources on core competencies and product differentiation while security is managed by the specialists. Now is the opportunity to create a bitcoin ecosystem free from hacks that plagued the industry over the last few years.”
  • VantageScore Solutions Announces Major Strides in Market Adoption - “With this surge in market adoption, the consumer finance industry, including the largest banks in the country, clearly have voted for choice in the marketplace and are taking advantage of the transformative differentiators offered by the VantageScore model,” said Barrett Burns, president and CEO of VantageScore Solutions.

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December 12, 2006

A Look At VantageScore

Harriet Weinstein reports for the Greenwich (CT) Time on Stamford-based VantageScore Solutions, the new company established earlier this year by the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) to introduce a new credit score. According to Weinstein, we should "consider VantageScore as taking a more compassionate - and more sophisticated - look at your creditworthiness, and coming up with a better answer for the bank when it asks what kind of person you are."

October 12, 2006

Fair Isaac Sues Major Credit Reporting Agencies

Fair Isaac Corporation has announced that it filed a lawsuit yesterday in Federal Court in Minneapolis "alleging that the three national credit reporting agencies and a jointly owned entity have violated antitrust laws and engaged in unfair competitive practices." Fair Isaac alleges that "Equifax Inc., Experian Information Solutions Inc., TransUnion LLC and VantageScore Solutions, LLC, through their launch and marketing of the VantageScore credit scoring model, are jointly engaging in unfair and anti-competitive practices that harm the FICO credit score brand and goodwill that Fair Isaac has spent 50 years creating."


July 08, 2006

The Credit Game Is Getting a Second Scorekeeper: VantageScore

Damon Darlin reports for the New York Times on VantageScore, the recently introduced alternative to the long-standing FICO scores produced by Fair Isaac. According to the three credit bureaus that created VantageScore - Experian, TransUnion and Equifax, it improves risk prediction of future credit performance by weighing more factors. VantageScore also reportedly is more accurate at assessing consumers with "thin files" - having a short credit history.

June 20, 2006

Experian's VantageScore Available to Consumers

Experian has announced that VantageScore from Experian is now available to consumers.


April 12, 2006

A Look At VantageScore

Advantage Credit has announced some results from a recent teleconference it hosted to explore the new VantageScore, a new consumer credit score jointly developed and introduced recently by Experian, TransUnion and Equifax.


March 15, 2006

More on VantageScore

Eileen Alt Powell reports for the AP with more details about VantageScore, the new credit scoring system announced yesterday by the three major credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.


March 14, 2006

Consumer Credit Reporting Companies Introduce VantageScore

The nation's three consumer credit reporting companies -- Equifax, Experian and TransUnion -- have jointly announced the introduction of a new credit score called VantageScore they say will simplify and enhance the credit process for both consumers and credit grantors.

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