Plugging the data gaps


Financial markets around the world are feeling the after-effects of the US subprime troubles. While the root causes are still being argued over, it is clear that existing mortgage risk management tools were not applied as rigorously as necessary to detect high-risk borrowers - and that macro-economic inputs should have been applied to these software packages and platforms to better predict outcomes.

With this in mind, credit reporting firms and technology providers are looking at how they can

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