Media coverage of the denial of a Toys 'R' Us credit card to Federal Reserve Board Governor Lawrence Lindsey indicates that there are people in the industry who still do not understand either credit scoring or the basic nature of credit decisions.

A lender making a consumer credit decision is faced with predicting human behavior: Will this borrower repay this loan in a satisfactory manner, or not?

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