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COVID-19 & Credit Reporting: Suppression is Not the Solution

There remains tremendous uncertainty surrounding the global COVID-19 pandemic as a health care crisis. There is also uncertainty about the economic collateral damage being caused by the pandemic—primarily around the slope of the economic recovery curve (will the curve be “V-,” “U-,” or “L-shaped?”). Whatever recovery trajectory different affected economies ultimately travel along, the following […]

International Committee on Credit Reporting Issues COVID-19 Reporting Guidance

Earlier today, the International Committee on Credit Reporting (ICCR) issued guidance for policymakers on credit reporting and COVID-19. The guidance was a response to requests from central bankers around the world on options for balancing two policy objectives: (1) protecting borrowers from undue harm to their creditworthiness as a consequence of the COVID-19 global pandemic; […]

PERC Findings from Hurricane Katrina Disaster Research Applicable to Economic Fallout from COVID-19 Pandemic

A new report released yesterday by the Policy and Economic Research Council (PERC) offers guidance to policymakers seeking solutions to economic challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. PERC has undertaken field research in communities and regions devastated by natural and manmade disasters—including a 5-year longitudinal study on small business impacts from the 2005 hurricanes in […]

Mobile Network Operators Must Credit Report Loan Data

In comments to the Federal Trade Commission and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s request for comments on accuracy in consumer reporting, the Policy & Economic Research Council (PERC) called for legislation requiring mobile network operators (MNOs including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, and Verizon Wireless) to report credit and payment data to credit bureaus.   Each […]

NEW REPORT EXPLORES PROBLEM OF ‘CREDIT INVISIBILITY’ AMONG HUD-ASSISTED HOUSEHOLDS

Landlords and property management groups regularly use credit checks to make determinations about renting to potential tenants and many employers incorporate credit checks in hiring decisions. A low credit score or credit invisibility can thusly limit housing choice and employment opportunity for low-income families. A new first-of-its-kind study from the U.S. Department of Housing and […]

Study Finds No Evidence Data Breaches Increase Risk of Consumer Harm

A new joint-study from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) and the Policy and Economic Research Council (PERC) finds weak support for the commonly held belief that data breaches lead to widespread incidences of identity theft. The first-of-its-kind, comprehensive study titled “Data Flows, Technology, and the Need for National Privacy Legislation,” looked […]

Indian Public Credit Registry Should be Boon for Economy: Win-Win for Borrowers, Lenders, Regulators If Done Right

A new report from the Asia-Pacific Credit Coalition (APCC) and the Policy and Economic Research Council (PERC) lauds the recommendation from the High-Level Task Force (HTF) of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to incrementally move forward with the development and implementation of a public credit registry (PCR) in India. The APCC/PERC report, titled “Reply […]

Preventative steps key to protecting personal financial information

This piece contains from opinion contributor’s thoughts on what they should to protect yourself from the data breach and how anyone should respond to a future data breach. see more :  http://thehill.com/opinion/finance/358929-preventative-steps-key-to-protecting-personal-finances