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Traditional credit scores miss important international loan history or rental …
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2012-09-29T00:00:00Z Traditional credit scores miss important international loan history or rental payment information; new credit reporting systems can fill in the gaps nwitimes.com
Four years ago, Siobhan Harmon moved to the United States from Ireland because of her husband Conor Kane’s job as an engineering manager. She thought it would be an easy transition, until the couple went to buy a car.
“We absolutely could not get a car loan,” says Harmon, who now lives in King of Prussia, Pa. “[We] attempted several options: a bank loan, loan from Conor’s company, but couldn’t get anything. In the end we had to buy our car outright.”
Harmon and Kane had a long credit history in their home country, but they had to start from scratch in the U.S. Traditional credit scoring systems don’t account for data such as rental payments or international credit history; thus, many immigrants and young professionals struggle to obtain credit.
New credit scores launched recently by Experian and FICO-CoreLogic could make a big difference for those who don’t have traditional credit histories.
In a tight economy, where lenders are anxious and have tightene…………… continues on nwitimes.com
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