Consumers need better way to fix credit reporting errors

By | Feb 20, 2013

Consumers need better way to fix credit reporting errorsNews from Los Angeles Times: About 10 million consumers, through no fault of their own, have serious errors on their credit reports, raising troubling questions about people’s ability to secure loans and the fairness of interest rates they’re charged. In the first study of its kind, the […]

Campaign reminds consumers to check credit reports

By | Jan 30, 2013

Campaign reminds consumers to check credit reportsNews from The Oshkosh Northwestern: Reset your password Enter your email and we will send you a link to reset your password. Email Reset my password Cancel OK Resend Email You must have browser cookies enabled to view our site. It’s possible that your browser cookies are turned off. […]

Credit Reports Falsely Tag Consumers as Terrorists, Drug Traffickers

By | Dec 11, 2012

Credit Reports Falsely Tag Consumers as Terrorists, Drug TraffickersNews from Fox Business: Imagine being branded as a possible drug trafficker, arms dealer or even terrorist, but nobody bothers to tell you. If you do find out and try to clear your name, you’re told you can’t. That’s what happened to Sergio Ramirez of Fremont, Calif. […]

Alternative Credit Data Can Help More Consumers Qualify For Home Loans

By | Oct 31, 2012

Alternative Credit Data Can Help More Consumers Qualify For Home LoansNews from Sacramento Bee: IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 — IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — CoreLogic®(NYSE: CLGX), a leading provider of information, analytics and business services, today announced the results of a report by CEB TowerGroup analysts that indicates using alternative data, such as unsecured […]

Consumers’ real problem with credit scores

By | Sep 26, 2012

Consumers’ real problem with credit scoresNews from MarketWatch: One out of five consumers who purchase their credit score will likely receive a “meaningfully different score” than a lender, according to a study released Tuesday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. As a result, the CFPB says, people are likely to end up with loan terms […]

Credit scores sold to US consumers, lenders may differ, regulator says

By | Sep 25, 2012

Credit scores sold to US consumers, lenders may differ, regulator saysNews from Reuters: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:37pm EDT (Reuters) – The credit scores that consumers buy from credit reporting agencies sometimes differ from the scores lenders see when deciding the terms of loans, potentially to the detriment of the consumer, a U.S. watchdog agency […]

Investigation Reveals Fair Credit Reporting Act Unfair to Consumers

By | Sep 15, 2012

Investigation Reveals Fair Credit Reporting Act Unfair to ConsumersNews from U.S. Politics Today: Consumers beware: Credit report errors are nearly impossible to fix. With legal assistance though, there is hope. September 15, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — A four-part investigation by the Columbus Dispatch found that credit reporting agencies enjoy loopholes and omissions in the Fair Credit […]

Village Financial counselors help consumers understand credit reports

By | Aug 10, 2012

Village Financial counselors help consumers understand credit reportsNews from Alexandria Echo Press: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently announced that it would soon begin examining credit reporting agencies to confirm that they are producing accurate credit reports and that consumers have the ability to dispute errors on their reports. The purpose of a credit […]

Jeff Gelles: New regulation of credit-reporting agencies could help consumers

By | Aug 5, 2012

Jeff Gelles: New regulation of credit-reporting agencies could help consumersNews from Philadelphia Inquirer: For a generation, conservative politicians have complained about “job-killing regulation” as if the words were fused at the hip – a linkage that works better as rallying cry than as rational argument. Sensible rules of the road can help markets as well […]

Consumers Credit Card Balances Shoot up in May

By | Jul 11, 2012

Consumers Credit Card Balances Shoot up in MayNews from Fox Business: Consumer credit card balances shot up in May after tumbling the previous month, according to new data from the Federal Reserve. The Federal Reserve’s monthly G.19 consumer credit report, released Monday, showed a steep 11.2% rise in revolving debt as consumers resumed charging to […]

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