Latest Credit Report News

“Somebody has messed up,” Woman receives credit reports for hundreds of
BIDDEFORD, Maine – A woman in Maine says she requested her credit report from Equifax, but got a lot more than she bargained for in return. Instead, she received hundreds of credit reports belonging to people around the country. “You have to see it to …

Consumer Watchdog: It's getting easier to dispute items on your credit report
The March 9 agreement means the corporate triumvirate with the power to make or break your financial life — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — will actually begin fixing the errors on your credit reports and allow you more time to resolve medicals …
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Managing Your Credit Report Just Got a Lot Easier
It's important that we be able to have errors deleted from our credit reports. Image: Ervins Strauhmanis, Flickr. The credit industry is necessary; without it we couldn't borrow money to buy homes or cars, and would be walking around with a lot of cash …
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Latest Credit Scores News

Things that can lower your credit score
We all know that making late payments will drive down your credit score. But there are also less obvious things that can hurt you. For example: Applying for too much credit in a short period of time can hurt your credit score. So you need to think …
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Small Mistakes Can Make A Huge Impact On Credit Scores
A credit score is one of the most important factors that a lender considers when evaluating a person's options for financing. Credit scores are so important that the difference between a good one and a bad one can be substantial, not only in terms of …
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Latest Annual Credit Report News

CONSUMER REPORTS: Get Your Credit Score For Free
Credit Sesame,,, and Credit Karma are just a few of the many websites that promise a free credit score. But Consumer Reports says there are hundreds of different ways to score the same credit information. So there's no guarantee …
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Credit Reporting Agencies Announce Consumer Assistance Plan In Agreement
Consumers who obtain their free annual credit report and dispute information resulting in modification of the disputed item will be able to obtain another free annual report without waiting a year. Consumers who dispute items on their credit reports …
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Auditor presents 911 audit review to commission
“Our office was also asked to review the annual salary of the St. Francois County Joint Communication's director and a recent decision by the interim SFCJCC Board,” said Burgess. “It's very important that I make clear that the … “The independent …
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DIARY- Top Economic Events to April 19
BLOOMINGTON, United States – Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Narayana Kocherlakota speaks before a morning session of the Minnesota Credit Union Network Annual Meeting and Convention – 1620 GMT. ISTANBUL – G20/OECD Corporate Governance …
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Latest Credit Report News

CreditReporting Giants Agree to Overhaul
Lenders, credit-card issuers and collection agencies report consumers' debts, balances, late payments and other credit-related information, such as bankruptcies and foreclosures, to the three companies. The data are added to consumers' reports and are …
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Latest Credit Scores News

New formula to help those without credit score
In the finance world, there is what's known as the Catch-22 of credit. Only those consumers who already have loans and make payments that show up on their credit report can get a credit score to help prove their trustworthiness to financial companies …
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Start-ups expand alternative credit scoring
Trading consumer-backed bonds for Morgan Stanley in 2007, just before the market crashed, gave Kate Hao her first flash of a business idea for a new way to assess creditworthiness. Hao wanted to find out more about the consumers behind the loans …
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Latest Credit Scores News

FICO Announces New Credit Score Based on Alternative Data
Fair Isaac Corp., the creator of the most widely used consumer credit scores, announced Thursday a new score intended to make millions of people who have had difficulty getting approved for financing creditworthy. The Wall Street Journal reported the …
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How a 'Fair' Credit Score Can Cost You 0K
If anything is certain about credit scores it's that they change. How much they change can depend heavily on your decisions, and if you want to save money, there are steps you can take to attain and maintain a high credit score. How you manage your …
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Here's What Marriage Does and Doesn't Do to Your Credit Score
NEW YORK (MainStreet) – Your credit history doesn't erase when you get married, but it isn't exactly unaffected either. It doesn't matter if the person you're marrying has sterling credit and could get an issuer's black card just by asking for it or if …
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