In the not-too-distant future, your internet habits could help determine how much house you can buy and the rate on your next auto loan.
Sounds ridiculous? Right now, your credit score — that three-digit number that tells lenders how responsible you are — is based on simple financial information, like your payment history and debt level.
But research posted to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) website suggests companies will soon be looking at a lot more data to get an accurate picture of the risk you pose as a borrower.
Here’s what the future of lending might hold and how to get the best rates on loans in the meantime.
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