For the second consecutive year, Finicity has been named to HousingWire’s Tech 100 list. The list includes companies with the most impactful technology in the housing industry.

You can read more about Finicity, here. Or you can see the whole list, here.

Finicity was named one of Comparably’s 2019 Best Companies in Salt Lake City. Comparably, a compensation, culture and career monitoring website, recently released its 2019 Best Companies by Region Awards. Finicity is one of 15 companies in Salt Lake City to earn the honor.

The list is determined by employee ratings and collected salary records. You can see the list along with the Best Companies in Seattle, Silicon Valley, Boston, New York and Los Angeles. Read more

Source Media named Finicity to its 2019 Best Fintechs to Work For list as one of the best employers in the financial technology industry. Finicity is one of 50 fintech companies on the list. Read more

Tearsheet’s Michael Deleon explains how data aggregation is the backbone for modern financial technology and also provides a guide on how to find the right data provider. Read more

Finicity CEO Steve Smith shares with Digital Journal his top four trends that are driving financial inclusion: alternative data, open APIs, mobile banking and blockchain. Read more

FICO, Experian and Finicity have provided ways for consumers to introduce data into credit scoring that hasn’t previously been available, Michelle Black writes for Forbes. Both the UltraFICO™ Score and Experian Boost™ will be available this year to help improve credit scores for millions of consumers. Read more

Millions of consumers with little to no credit history can change that by sharing their bank account or utility and phone bill history with Experian and FICO, CBS News’ Matt Schulz writes. The data could eventually lead to greater access to all types of mainstream credit products. Read more

Ann Carns of the New York Times details how Experian Boost helps consumers augment their credit files using phone and utility bill data. The free, optional service can help millions of consumers raise their credit scores that could lead to better interest rates and financial service products. Read more

The Wall Street Journal explains the new Experian Boost with consumer-permissioned data compiled by Finicity. Consumers, especially those with thin files or scores between 580-670, will have even more control over their credit score by providing utility and cellphone payment data which will in turn be added to their credit reports. Read more here (paywall).

In this article, Finicity CEO Steve Smith speaks with Aly Yale from Forbes to take a deeper dive into what the new UltraFICO score will mean for mortgage lending — particularly how it will help increase financial inclusion and give consumers more control over their financial options.