FICO Research Brief: Impact of the CRAs’ Enhanced Public Record Standards on FICO® Scores

Background: The National Consumer Assistance Plan (NCAP) is a comprehensive series of initiatives intended to evaluate the accuracy of credit reports, the process of dealing with credit information and consumer transparency. As part of NCAP, the consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) — Experian®, Equifax® and TransUnion® — are changing the data standards and service level requirements of the public record data they maintain.