Fintechs slam the FICO score. The company’s CEO says it’s evolving.

Consumer advocates and fintechs say the traditional credit score and lending systems that use it are murky and perpetuate bias. FICO’s leader points out that new FICO scores use expanded data sets, just as fintechs do.

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  • John K. White

    John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.