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Tesco to Use Consumer Data to Judge Home Loans: Sunday Times

August 05, 2012

Tesco Plc (TSCO), the U.K.’s largest retailer, plans to use shopping data to assess customers’ suitability for home loans, the Sunday Times reported, citing comments from a company executive.

Using the data “we can make a better assessment of risk,” Benny Higgins, the chief executive officer of Tesco Bank, said, according to the newspaper. “It’s about simplicity, about transparency, about rewarding loyalty,” the report said.

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