According to a report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, close to 26 million Americans, or one in ten adults, are “credit invisible,” meaning that they do not have any credit history with a nationwide consumer reporting agency. Moreover, 19 million Americans have unscored credit records, meaning that only 8% of the adult population has credit records that are considered unscorable.
The report found that 30% of those in low-income neighborhoods are credit invisible, compared with 4% in upper-income neighborhoods. In addition, 15% of African American and Hispanic consumers have no credit history compared to 9% of white consumers. 13% of African American consumers and 12% of Hispanic consumers have unscorable records compared to 7% of white consumers.
Credit histories show how consumers have repaid their debts. A lot of Americans utilize credit cards, student loans, mortgages or other types of bank loans. These are easy ways to develop a credit history and a score. When people have neither of these, the impact on their lives can be severe. It can restrict them from earning an education, buying a house or car, or from starting a business.
The solution to a better credit score is Paramount Capital Group. Paramount offers financing for a variety of vocational schools ranging from short-term certification programs to financing full degree programs and continuing education. Schools can use Paramount to tailor a finance program that brings in more students who will train in careers in the culinary arts, auto repair, HVAC, cosmetology and others.
By offering a financing option to your students, that gives them the opportunity at an education and to build their credit. Take the first step and join us today!