TransUnion to Allow Crypto Lenders to Check Credit Reports: Report
Consumer credit reporting company TransUnion will enable consumers to give crypto lenders access to their personal credit data in a move that could greatly expand the possibilities of lending in the digital asset market.
TransUnion is offering this facility through security firm Spring Labs' ky0x digital passport, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
Cryptocurrency investors could now receive better interest rates when borrowing money thanks to lenders being able to judge their risk profile based on credit data.
Furthermore, lenders could now issue loans without requiring any collateral at all depending on the customer's creditworthiness. At present, investors must put up crypto assets such as bitcoin as collateral.
Users register with the digital passport to obtain anti-money laundering and know-your-customer verification that can be attached to their digital wallets.
TransUnion and Spring Labs expect consumers’ credit data to be available on the passport by the end of the year, according to the report.Source