A bill in the California Senate has elicited a softened position from Fair, Isaac & Co. on credit score disclosure, which the company now says it supports in the context of a lending process.

In a letter to state Sen. Adam Schiff, a Democrat and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Peter L. McCorkell, executive vice president of Fair, Isaac, wrote that the company "supports the disclosure by lenders in the context of a decision on a bona fide application for a mortgage loan, but we believe that mandatory disclosure of credit scores by consumer reporting agencies, not tied to a specific credit decision, is unwise."

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