25 episodes

Credit scores can impact many aspects of your life, everything from whether you are able to get a loan and how much interest you will have to pay to whether you are able to rent an apartment. At VantageScore, we understand the impact credit scores have and we take that responsibility seriously. So why not meet the key players whose efforts affect all of us? Meet the leaders shaping the new era of credit as we dive into the personal journeys of the credit industry's game changers - how they grew up, their introduction to personal finance, and why they do what they do. We explore the landscape of credit and the future it holds. Industry experts share their tips on how you can improve your credit score along the way. Gain some key insights as we walk through how to handle credit in personal situations from natural disasters to identity theft to interpreting your score.

The VantageScore Podcast VantageScore Solutions

    • Business
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Credit scores can impact many aspects of your life, everything from whether you are able to get a loan and how much interest you will have to pay to whether you are able to rent an apartment. At VantageScore, we understand the impact credit scores have and we take that responsibility seriously. So why not meet the key players whose efforts affect all of us? Meet the leaders shaping the new era of credit as we dive into the personal journeys of the credit industry's game changers - how they grew up, their introduction to personal finance, and why they do what they do. We explore the landscape of credit and the future it holds. Industry experts share their tips on how you can improve your credit score along the way. Gain some key insights as we walk through how to handle credit in personal situations from natural disasters to identity theft to interpreting your score.

    Lee Huffman, Founder of BaldThoughts Blog

    Lee Huffman, Founder of BaldThoughts Blog

    Wondering how to travel on a budget? Learn how to capitalize on points for your travel from hotels to credit cards from popular travel and finance blogger Lee Huffman, Founder of BaldThoughts. Find out what the best rewards programs are, how the pandemic has affected the travel and credit card industry, and travel hacks for your next vacation. 

    • 15 min
    Part 2: Jim Park, CEO & Partner of The Mortgage Collaborative

    Part 2: Jim Park, CEO & Partner of The Mortgage Collaborative

    Today we break down model minority and Asian American representation in the mortgage and finance industry with Jim Park, CEO and Co-Founder of The Mortgage Collaborative, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the private, government and nonprofit sectors, and has successfully launched a number of financial services related businesses.

    Jim has dedicated his career to supporting issues related to diverse communities, mortgage finance and affordable housing issues. Learn about his experiences being Korean in America from childhood to the ground breaking initiatives he's leading today. 

    He is also the CEO of Association of Asian American Investment Managers, a national non- profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the field of investment management.

    This is part two.

    • 20 min
    Part 1: Jim Park, CEO & Partner of The Mortgage Collaborative

    Part 1: Jim Park, CEO & Partner of The Mortgage Collaborative

    Today we break down model minority and Asian American representation in the mortgage and finance industry with Jim Park, CEO and Co-Founder of The Mortgage Collaborative, who has nearly 30 years of experience in the private, government and nonprofit sectors, and has successfully launched a number of financial services related businesses.

    Jim has dedicated his career to supporting issues related to diverse communities, mortgage finance and affordable housing issues. Learn about his experiences being Korean in America from childhood to the ground breaking initiatives he's leading today. 

    He is also the CEO of Association of Asian American Investment Managers, a national non- profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the field of investment management.

    This is part one.

    • 17 min
    Part 2: Kara Ward, Partner at Holland & Knight

    Part 2: Kara Ward, Partner at Holland & Knight

    Today we meet at the intersection of housing finance and policy with Kara Ward, Partner at Holland & Knight, who has worked extensively on efforts to reform the single-family residential housing system. Learn abut innovations, policies, and efforts underway to open up housing opportunities for disadvantaged and underserved communities. Find out how COVID-19 affected unbanked households and what we can expect under the Biden Administration in housing finance.

    Kara frequently works on issues involving the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, U.S. Senate Banking Committee, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Federal Reserve System.

    This is part two.

    • 19 min
    Part 1: Kara Ward, Partner at Holland & Knight

    Part 1: Kara Ward, Partner at Holland & Knight

    Today we meet at the intersection of housing finance and policy with Kara Ward, Partner at Holland & Knight, who has worked extensively on efforts to reform the single-family residential housing system. Learn about innovations, policies, and efforts underway to open up housing opportunities for disadvantaged and underserved communities. Find out how COVID-19 affected unbanked households and what we can expect under the Biden Administration in housing finance.

    Kara frequently works on issues involving the U.S. House Financial Services Committee, U.S. Senate Banking Committee, U.S. Department of the Treasury, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the U.S. Federal Reserve System.

    This is part one.

    • 19 min
    Part 2: Peter Maynard, SVP of USIS Data and Analytics at Equifax

    Part 2: Peter Maynard, SVP of USIS Data and Analytics at Equifax

    How is AI used in credit? What is alternative data? In this episode, we talk to Peter Maynard who leads Equifax’s Global Capabilities team that focuses on identifying and driving innovative data and analytics solutions. His responsibilities include analytical product development and innovation, identity linking and matching, identity fraud solutions, as well as data and model governance across Equifax’s global markets. As we dive into his journey, learn how he came to oversee teams that have generated six patent pending technologies as well as insight into the technical side of credit. Find out some interesting history on Equifax, one of the national credit reporting bureaus, along the way.

    This is part two.

    • 17 min

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NickVirtuoso ,

Amazingly insightful!

Highly recommended! Invaluable insights into credit. These podcasts helped me raise my credit score after learning the ins and outs of the industry. Very well-produced content.

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