This month Contemporary Information Corp. (CIC) celebrates 29 years of providing the multifamily housing industry with The Power of Decision. Established originally as a mortgage credit reporting agency, CIC has grown to become the industry’s most reputable tenant and employment screening provider, while expanding services to include a robust line of business and data solutions that protect the portfolios and interests of its clients.
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According to the Fair Isaac Corporation®, in the 1950’s, Bill Fair and Earl Isaac founded the company, which introduced a new concept of credit scoring to credit grantors. In 1981, FICO® introduced the first credit bureau risk score. Today, the predictive analytics company works with businesses in more than 80 countries to determine creditworthiness.
This year, according to the American Research Group, Inc., American shoppers will spend an average of $861 this holiday season. With the busiest shopping season of the year in full-swing, many consumers use credit cards to make their holiday purchases, without considering the potential consequences.
ApplyConnect, a revolutionary alternative to traditional tenant screening for landlords and real estate agents announced a product enhancement this week, providing landlords and real estate agents with a unique web link for use in advertisements. The link can be utilized by multiple renters and no longer requires landlords and real estate agents to create an invitation for each applicant.
The Home Depot® confirmed September 8, that a breach occurred with its payment data systems. This is merely the latest example of data breaches that have made national news headlines. As the nation’s premier provider of property management data solutions, CIC encourages clients to take proactive measures to protect devices and their CIC credentials.
365 Connect Brings the Power of Decision to its Online Leasing Platform with CIC Resident Screening Integration
The integration of 365 Connect’s Leasing Platform with CIC brings together best-of-breed technology solutions to simplify the process for property managers to lease vacant apartment units. The integration eliminates data entry redundancies to help qualified applicants move into their new homes faster. The solution allows prospective residents to apply online, pay application fees and send data directly to CIC for immediate decisions. It eliminates the burden and expense of traditional paperwork flow by automating the application process into a completely paperless environment.
CIC Offers Clients Experian RentBureau® Rental History Reports At No Cost with All Experian Credit Reports
CIC, the nation’s most trusted supplier of information solutions for the multifamily housing industry, provides Experian RentBureau® data at no additional cost to clients receiving Experian® credit reports. Providing property managers with the most comprehensive reports, CIC helps mitigate undesirable rental risks.
CIC’s Resident Screening Professionals to Lead Learning Zone Session at 2014 NAA Conference and Exposition on the ‘Five Legal Pitfalls to Avoid’
Attendees at the 2014 National Apartment Association (NAA) Education Conference and Exposition are encouraged to stop by booth #1609 to find out more information about CIC’s best-in-class resident screening and integration partnerships. Industry involvement remains a top priority for CIC and among sales and marketing team members Caryn Bennett, CIC compliance manager will be on-hand, assisting at the National Credit Reporting Agency (NCRA)‘s exhibit, located at booth #457.
CIC, the nation’s leading provider of resident screening solutions, is pleased to announce participation at this year’s National Apartment Association (NAA) Education Conference & Exposition, which will be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, June 18-21.
CIC’s online systems (Securecontinfo.com, RentProtect and ApplyConnect) are not, and were not, affected by Heartbleed.
For the Ready2Apply Online Rental Application System, we took immediate action to ensure our servers and network appliances were patched and not vulnerable.
The security of your data and your applicants’ personal information is our top priority. CIC is actively involved with the National Association of Professional Background Screeners. Their Data Breach Subcommittee released this helpful article: