More than 50 million consumers now have free and regular access to their credit scores through their monthly credit card statements or online, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reported Thursday. more »
SHUT OUT: "Lots of middle-American people, upstanding members of their communities, are struggling, and their FICO score has decreased and their ability to get access to mainstream credit has been challenged," says Core Innovation Capital's Arjan Schutte.
It's taken about three years of experimenting, but Thomas Bloetscher says Regions Bank has started to crack the code on lending to people with scant credit histories. more »