More about financial reform and personal credit scores

By | Sep 30, 2011

More about financial reform and personal credit scoresNews from Inside Tucson Business: In 2011, creditors such as banks, thrifts, credit unions, home and auto lenders, and retailers are required by the federal Dodd-Frank Act to issue additional disclosures that include credit scores to consumers who apply for credit when that creditor utilizes a credit report […]

Court Rules for Collection Law Firm in FCRA Case

By | Sep 28, 2011

Court Rules for Collection Law Firm in FCRA CaseNews from InsideARM: The U.S. District Court of Minnesota recently ruled that a debt collection law firm did not violate the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when it obtained and used contact information from a debtor’s credit report that contained information on the identically-named plaintiff. Sound confusing? […]

8 Quick Fixes for Your Credit Score

By | Sep 28, 2011

8 Quick Fixes for Your Credit ScoreNews from Credit Card Guide News: Improving your credit score doesn’t have to be a long, difficult process. There are a number of quick fixes that can get you results in as little as a few months. In fact, even those with bad credit can raise their scores by […]

Credit score will take a hit not paying bills on time

By | Sep 27, 2011

Credit score will take a hit not paying bills on timeNews from Muncie Star Press: MUNCIE — Paying utility bills late could cost a lot more than the late fee. “If you don’t pay your bills on time, it’s going to reduce your credit score,” said Tim Kuzma, senior vice president of investments at Raymond […]

Online commentary: It’s time to curb use of credit scores to determine …

By | Sep 26, 2011

Online commentary: It’s time to curb use of credit scores to determine …News from Detroit Free Press: Lisa Howze, D-Detroit, represents the second district in the Michigan House of Representatives. Times are tough for our families here in Detroit and all across the state. As the rising cost of everything from a tank of gas […]

Auto Loan Defaults, Other Defaults Fall Nationwide

By | Sep 26, 2011

Auto Loan Defaults, Other Defaults Fall NationwideNews from AutoLoanDaily.com:By Justin StoltzfusMonday, Sep 26 2011 13:50 Buyers who are worried about expensive auto loans should take some comfort from a new report out from S&P and Experian. Earlier this month, these groups released the S&P/ Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices, which basically measure levels of debt […]

Scary credit reports score Nest admission

By | Sep 25, 2011

Scary credit reports score Nest admissionNews from Bizjournals.com: The Nest Haunted House in Chandler is seeking scary credit reports. Anyone who brings a credit report showing a score lower than 600 will get free entry into the haunted house tonight, opening night. Only on Friday, Sept. 23, the $ 25 ticket fee will be waived […]

Scary credit reports score Nest admission

By | Sep 25, 2011

Scary credit reports score Nest admissionNews from Bizjournals.com: The Nest Haunted House in Chandler is seeking scary credit reports. Anyone who brings a credit report showing a score lower than 600 will get free entry into the haunted house tonight, opening night. Only on Friday, Sept. 23, the $ 25 ticket fee will be waived […]

Credit score downgrade for a trio of America’s biggest banks

By | Sep 22, 2011

Credit score downgrade for a trio of America’s biggest banksNews from This is Money: By Simon Duke Last updated at 8:31 AM on 22nd September 2011 Fears over the health of the US banking system escalated last night after a trio of the nation’s biggest lenders suffered potentially damaging credit score downgrades. In a move […]

take KARE of your MONEY: Ideas for boosting your credit score

By | Sep 22, 2011

take KARE of your MONEY: Ideas for boosting your credit scoreNews from KARE: PLYMOUTH, Minn. — Improving your credit score will take some time and effort, but it can be done. “We want to make sure you have a high credit score, because if you go to get a car loan or a mortgage, you […]

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