CNN Moneyline: Facebook Friends Could Change Your Credit ScoreSubmitted by emalvini on Tue, 08/27/2013 - 12:06
CNN Moneyline: Facebook Friends Could Change Your Credit Score
By Katie Lobosco @KatieLobosco August 27, 2013: 11:24 AM ET
NEW YORK (CNNMoney)
Choose your Facebook friends wisely; they could help you get approved -- or rejected -- for a loan.
A handful of tech startups are using social data to determine the risk of lending to people who have a difficult time accessing credit. Traditional lenders rely heavily on credit scores like FICO, which look at payments history. They typically steer clear of the millions of people who don't have credit scores.