the Credit Reports You’ve Never Heard Of

By | Nov 30, 2012

the Credit Reports You’ve Never Heard OfNews from Businessweek: You probably know that Equifax (EFX), TransUnion, and Experian (EXPN) are consumer reporting agencies that track your credit history. But do you know about Milliman IntelliScript, First Advantage, and Infocubic? What about Innovis, L2C, and DataX? I can keep going, or you can take a look […]

Young farm producers, build your credit

By | Nov 30, 2012

Young farm producers, build your creditNews from NUjournal: From Tina LeBrun and Wayne Schoper South Central College As a young producer, there is a chance you might be viewed by lenders as a financial risk. Your net worth is probably low and your credit score could be almost nonexistent. Understanding how credit is determined and […]

Specialty credit reporting firms are warned: Give free reports

By | Nov 30, 2012

Specialty credit reporting firms are warned: Give free reportsNews from Los Angeles Times: Tenant screenings typically include credit checks. (Justin Sullivan / Getty Images / November 29, 2012) By Jim Puzzanghera November 29, 2012, 10:00 a.m. WASHINGTON — People need to monitor more than just the three largest credit reporting companies, and some specialty firms […]

To Correct My Credit Report, I Had to Prove I Was Not Someone Else

By | Nov 29, 2012

To Correct My Credit Report, I Had to Prove I Was Not Someone ElseNews from Huffington Post: When my wife applied for pre-approval on a home mortgage loan, she learned there was a lien on my credit report — as a result of someone else’s $ 4,009.86 debt. Our mortgage lender called the courthouse where […]

Janice France-Pettit: Establishing and maintaining your credit

By | Nov 28, 2012

Janice France-Pettit: Establishing and maintaining your creditNews from Signal: Having a favorable credit score can be a useful financial tool. When you apply for a credit card, a mortgage or other loan, the lender will check your credit rating. Consumers with favorable credit scores are often offered lower interest rates, while those with unfavorable credit […]

Fed Says Household Debt Declined 0.7% in Third Quarter

By | Nov 27, 2012

Fed Says Household Debt Declined 0.7% in Third QuarterNews from Bloomberg: Household debt in the U.S. fell 0.7 percent during the third quarter as a decline in real-estate borrowing outpaced rising student and auto loans, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey. Consumer indebtedness shrank by $ 74 billion to $ 11.31 […]

Credit score is not the same as a credit report

By | Nov 26, 2012

Credit score is not the same as a credit reportNews from Worcester Telegram: Q My question is about the free credit score reports. You said that you can go to AnnualCreditReport.com for a free report. I went to that site, and after reluctantly completing the confidential information, I hit continue. The next thing to happen […]

On ‘free’ credit report sites, know the difference between credit reports and …

By | Nov 25, 2012

On ‘free’ credit report sites, know the difference between credit reports and …News from Boston Globe: Q. My question is about the free credit score ­reports. You said that you can go to AnnualCreditReport.com for a free report. I went to that site, and after reluctantly completing the confidential information, I hit continue. The next […]

South Florida political talk radio on AM 740 WSBR and AM 1470 WWNN

By | Nov 24, 2012

South Florida political talk radio on AM 740 WSBR and AM 1470 WWNNNews from Examiner.com: Interesting guests and timely topics will be on AM 740 WSBR and AM 1470 WWNN the weekend of November 24th and The Credit Report with Bill Lewis. As a daily forum for business and financial news, politics, economic trends, and […]

How Student Loan Debt Impacts Your Credit Report

By | Nov 23, 2012

How Student Loan Debt Impacts Your Credit ReportNews from Fox Business: With many students graduating college with significant college loans, it’s important they understand how this debt shapes their credit score and purchasing power in the future. While having a significant amount of student loan debt may limit grads’ discretionary spending and force them to […]

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