What Borrowers Need to Know About Credit Scoring Models and Credit Scores

July 30, 2008

WASHINGTON, DC— The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, today conducted hearing to examine credit scoring and what borrowers need to know about it. Specifically, this hearing will hear testimony about the use of credit scoring models and credit scores in the extension of credit cards and mortgage credit and how borrowers and consumers can understand the models and get access to their credit scores.

Congressman Watt said, “I hope this hearing will help take some of the mystery out of the credit scoring process and provide guidance on what steps need to be taken to ensure that consumers have the information they need to make informed credit decisions.”

Witness List & Prepared Testimony:

Panel One

 

Panel Two

 

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Member Statements