440. Insights: Credit scoring for US immigrants - It's a political issue

Episode 617 · July 3rd, 2020 · 49 mins 9 secs

About this Episode

Our expert host, Sam Maule is joined by some great guests to talk about credit scoring for US immigrants. Credit scoring is a huge role in people's financial life in the US, and a "good" credit score help you get access to a lot of basic services such as renting an apartment, getting better quotes on insurance and access to credit cards. But what do you do as a US immigrant arriving in the country with no US credit score to prove?

As always Sam is not alone but joined by two amazing guests:

  • Maureen MacIsaac - Data Analytics Lead at Nova Credit
  • Angela Galardi Ceresnie - CEO at Climb Credit

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