Establishing Credit History for Immigrants: Uncovering an Untapped Market


NEW YORK, NY (February 21, 2018) - Recent immigrants to the United States face an enormous hurdle to building a new life: a nonexistent credit history.

Credit cards, bank loans, cars and real estate all require a solid credit score, and yet immigrants arrive with a blank slate in the American credit score system, regardless of their financial history abroad.

“You could be a billionaire in Australia, come over here and try to apply for a credit card. You're probably going to get rejected if you have no credit footprint in this country,” says Lend Academy founder Peter Renton.

A number of FinTech companies have evolved to serve this overlooked market and maximize opportunities for foreigners to contribute to the American economy. Nova Credit estimates that 10 million immigrants in the past decade would be categorized as prime to super prime if their international credit records were accessible.

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Denied a Small Business Loan? Here’s How You Quickly Rebuild Credit


NEW YORK, NY (September 15, 2017) excerpt via HUFFPOST - For small business owners and entrepreneurs, loans are often essential for growth. But a bad credit score may prevent you from getting a loan you need. If you’re in this spot, then you need to start rebuilding your credit fast!

Bad Credit = Big Problem. Despite this country’s affinity for buying on credit, many Americans still don’t fully grasp what their credit score is, how it’s calculated, or how it can affect their ability to borrow. This, of course, means they’re vulnerable and prone to making poor decisions.

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