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  • Synthetic ID Fraud: Understand It, So You Can Stop It

    Synthetic ID Fraud: Understand It, So You Can Stop It

    Communications, Energy, Digital Media Providers Face New Challenges Online and mobile-based platforms are changing how fraudsters operate. These faceless channels have enabled them to move past...

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  • Are We Really at Full Employment?

    Are We Really at Full Employment?

    The idiomatic phrase that enters in so often in economic discussions is that we are at full employment because the unemployment rate is low. While it’s true that we are at an unemployment rate...

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  • When It Comes to Digital Identity, the Sum is Greater than its Parts. Three Key Ingredients for Comprehensive Digital Identity.

    Three Key Ingredients for Comprehensive Digital Identity Every day, consumers perform tasks using digital devices. Scheduling dinner with friends. Ordering birthday gifts. Checking bank balances....

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  • Best Practices for Fighting Synthetic Identity Fraud

    Best Practices for Fighting Synthetic Identity Fraud

    Synthetic identity fraud is a well-organized activity of fraud rings looking for ways to create and then nurture fake identities over a long period of time. Fraudsters can build a synthetic...

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  • The Digital Customer Experience is Reliant upon Instilling a Sense of Security

    Do customer expectations around the digital experience differ based on the type of request or transaction they are performing, such as basic banking, applying for a new account or loan, checking...

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  • Credit Through the Ages: How Technology is Revolutionizing the Way We Assess Consumer Financial Behavior

    Credit Through the Ages: How Technology is Revolutionizing the Way We Assess Consumer Financial Behavior

      Today, we’re seeing exploding volumes of data and staggering advances in analytics and technology. Financial institutions now have limitless opportunities to assess and predict consumer...

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  • Credit through the Ages: Where it all Began

    Credit through the Ages: Where it all Began

    Exploding volumes of data and staggering advances in analytics and technology provide financial institutions with limitless opportunities to assess and predict consumer financial behavior. This...

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  • Do Retail Store Closures Affect How Consumers Pay Their Private Label Credit Cards?

    Do Retail Store Closures Affect How Consumers Pay Their Private Label Credit Cards?

    In our changing retail landscape, many stores are closing and retail chains head into bankruptcy. Consumers who owe money on their private label credit card may wonder what it means when their...

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  • The Impact of Synthetic Identity Fraud… By the Numbers

    The Impact of Synthetic Identity Fraud… By the Numbers

    What is synthetic identity fraud? Synthetic identity fraud occurs when fraudsters create new, fictitious identities by using different components of real identities – such as a name from one...

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  • How Fraudsters Are Using Synthetic Identities

    How Fraudsters Are Using Synthetic Identities

    Pathways to Synthetic Identity Fraud Fabricated social security numbers (SSNs) and authorized user abuse are the two main pathways into synthetic identity fraud.  Fraudsters can build synthetic...

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  • Identity verification in a digital age — Expand your view to include more consumers, and their devices

    Identity verification in a digital age — Expand your view to include more consumers, and their devices

    Practically everything’s digital these days, which can be both good and bad when you’re performing identity verification while activating a new account. The convenience can be game-changing, since...

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  • New Tax Cuts: Immediate Impact to Credit Expected?

    New Tax Cuts: Immediate Impact to Credit Expected?

    As economists, we study the historical impacts of natural disasters, changes in government policy or actions by central banks so that we can make an educated ‘guess’ as to how the economy might...

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  • Early Payment Performance: Changing standards?

    Early Payment Performance: Changing standards?

    Assessing early payment performance on recent vintages for key tradelines provides a good barometer for lending conditions in the current economic climate. Segmenting and analyzing tradelines by...

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  • 2017 Resource Round-Up: Insights at Your Fingertips

    2017 Resource Round-Up: Insights at Your Fingertips

    Ready access to valuable insights delivered to your inbox in 2017 Equifax shares a number of resources created to help you grow and protect your business 2017 was an eventful year across the...

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  • Household debt is creeping up. Cause for alarm? Not yet.

    Household debt is creeping up. Cause for alarm? Not yet.

    The latest U.S. Economic and Credit Trends Outlook webinar from Equifax featured guest speaker Cristian deRitis, Senior Director at Moody’s Analytics. In addition to the customary review of recent...

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  • “Focus on Fraud: Exploring the New Frontier and Creating Effective Solutions” at the Annual Utilities Credit and Collections Symposium

    The 2018 Annual Utilities Credit and Collections Symposium — a premier event for utility industry credit and collections professionals — takes place this year in Sarasota, Florida, from February...

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  • Webinar On Demand: The Credit Impact of Hurricanes

    Webinar On Demand: The Credit Impact of Hurricanes

    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria wreaked havoc across the South. Banks, lenders and dealers alike are left wondering what the full impact might be on their books of business. Join Equifax and...

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  • Register Now: The Credit Impact of Hurricanes

    Register Now: The Credit Impact of Hurricanes

    The Credit Impact of Hurricanes Hosted by Equifax and Moody’s Analytics December 13, 2017 at 1:00pm ET Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria wreaked havoc across the South. Banks, lenders and dealers...

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  • Are You Prepared for FinCEN’s Final Rule on Beneficial Ownership?

    Are You Prepared for FinCEN’s Final Rule on Beneficial Ownership?

    The implementation date of FinCEN’s final rule on beneficial ownership and Customer Due Diligence requirements for financial institutions is May 11, 2018. Are you ready?   The Hurdles of...

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  • Register Now: Nebulous Digital Marketing Investment is Dead

    Register Now: Nebulous Digital Marketing Investment is Dead

    Digital marketing is changing. Is your strategy keeping pace? Join us Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 2pm ET in this timely webinar discussion hosted by the Consumer Bankers Association, experts...

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