Crowdfunding since 2010

Are the scores created by SCHUFA, Germany's largest credit score company, unjust? Donate money or your SCHUFA data to help us find out.

You're stumped. A bank refuses you a loan, a mobile phone provider says 'no' to your application for a new phone contract and you keep being rejected by rental agencies. Then you find out it's because Germany's leading credit bureau, SCHUFA, has given you a low score. We want to find out if these scores are inaccurate or biased. Please support us by donating a little bit of money and a whole lot of data!
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Funding period
2/14/18 - 3/15/18
May - December 2018
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Minimum amount (Start level): 30,000 €

Development of open source software allowing OpenSCHUFA to collect scanned records, read the data they contain, and securely transfer this data to a database.

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Matthias Spielkamp
Bergstr. 22
10115 Berlin Deutschland

Sitz der Gesellschaft: Oranienstr. 19A, 10999 Berlin
Amtsgericht Berlin Charlottenburg
HRB 186522 B
Geschäftsführung: Lorena Jaume-Palasí, Matthias Spielkamp

2/15/18 - Zum Ablauf: Bei fordert...

Zum Ablauf: Bei fordert Ihr kostenfrei Eure SCHUFA-Auskunft an. Sie kommt nach 4-6 Wochen per Brief.

Nach Crowdfunding-Erfolg entwickeln wir eine Datenspende-Plattform. Ab Mai können Scans/Fotos der Haupttabelle der SCHUFA-Auskunft & freiwillige Angaben zu Alter, Geschlecht, PLZ usw. an uns übermittelt werden.

Erste Analysen der Daten gibt's ab Juni. Ob wir anonymisierte Datensätze veröffentlichen können, müssen wir noch klären.

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OpenSCHUFA – cracking the SCHUFA code

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