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An Inside Look At Millennial Credit Profiles

Only 3% of Millennials have taken out a mortgage, while 24% have taken out student loans and 27% have opened credit card accounts.

So where is all their cash going? After all, this is the largest generation, with 92 million Millennials.

It’s important to note that lenders are taking notice of new Millennial trends and adjusting their financial business to better fit them.

San Francisco-based SoFi, for example, recently announced it is choosing to not use FICO scores when evaluating applicants.

Here’s a clip from the lender’s blog explaining the reason behind that decision:

The FICO score calculation doesn’t consider things like your savings, your cash flow, your ability to pay non-credit bills like water and electric or your future earnings (for example, if you just landed a job with excellent pay). Plus there’s the fact that a growing number of millennials are forgoing credit cards entirely, which is reflected negatively in their credit scores – even though they may be perfectly able to pay off a loan. All of these factors can have a major impact on your creditworthiness, but your FICO score doesn’t take them into account.

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Originally posted 2016-01-31 08:13:44.

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