You remember the shell game? Three shells with a ball under one, spin them around with some sleight of hand and see if your mark can find the ball. Simple enough, right? Several $20 bets later and you realize that even something as simple as finding the ball, a one-out-of-three chance, is next to impossible.
This is what’s been happening to lenders over the last few months as a result of the government’s stimulus package designed to provide relief for affected consumers. While it may have provided temporary relief to consumers, it has made the job of online lenders more difficult than ever when it comes to determining risk factors of applicants.