Jeff Gelles: Credit-reporting companies know more than they tell you

By | Feb 3, 2013

Jeff Gelles: Credit-reporting companies know more than they tell youNews from Philadelphia Inquirer: Jeff Gelles, Inquirer Business Columnist Posted: Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3:01 AM Quick quiz. Name a business you have to deal with whether you want to or not, isn’t a public utility, and isn’t the outfit that services your mortgage loan. Stumped? […]

Know consumer credit rights to protect ratings

By | Dec 23, 2012

Know consumer credit rights to protect ratingsNews from Postnoon: Satya Vishnubhotla Any bank or financial institution should take necessary steps to update the inaccurate or erroneous data in credit reporting, upon request from a borrower. Teja is a senior bank employee working with a reputed multi-national bank in India. She rose through the corporate ladder […]

Do you know your credit score? Find out what your creditors see

By | Dec 22, 2012

Do you know your credit score? Find out what your creditors seeNews from The Courier-Journal: 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 […]

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 […]

Know your credit report rights

By | Sep 19, 2012

Know your credit report rightsNews from CBS News: If you use credit cards, you’ve probably requested a credit report.  But these reports can be full of mistakes and that can easily wreck your financial life.  Businesses use these records to decide what you’ll pay for loans, insurance, and credit-card rates.  Sue Perry, Deputy Editor for […]

Do you know what’s in your Credit Report?

By | Aug 31, 2012

Do you know what’s in your Credit Report?News from Blanco County News: If you’re buying a home, it’s likely that you’ll be applying for a mortgage. Before lenders decide what they’re willing to offer you, they will want information about your employment history, salary, bank-account balances and your credit history. Are you aware of what […]

Nearly Half Of Americans Don’t Know Their Credit Score: Report

By | Jun 28, 2012

Nearly Half Of Americans Don’t Know Their Credit Score: ReportNews from Huffington Post: In an April episode of the Fox sitcom “New Girl,” Nick is surprised to learn of his ridiculously low credit score when he tries to buy a cellphone. One staffer at the store wonders if Nick just, “woke up from a coma.” […]

Credit Scores: Do You Know How Many Inquiries Knock Your Score Down?

By | Jun 9, 2012

Credit Scores: Do You Know How Many Inquiries Knock Your Score Down?News from Hartford Courant: In a marketplace where lenders are demanding record-high FICO credit scores —- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are averaging around 760 on approved mortgages this year —- are you a little fuzzy about what can push your scores up or […]

To keep their FICO scores up, homebuyers should know the rules of credit reporting

By | Jun 9, 2012

To keep their FICO scores up, homebuyers should know the rules of credit reportingNews from Washington Post: In a marketplace where lenders are demanding record-high FICO credit scores — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are averaging around 760 on approved mortgages this year — are you a little fuzzy about what can push your score […]

What you don’t know about credit scores could hurt you

By | May 16, 2012

What you don’t know about credit scores could hurt youNews from msnbc.com: Paul Sakuma / AP A bad score could cost you a job or a loan. That’s why it’s so important for you to understand how credit scoring works. By Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerMan Your credit score, which is based on your credit history, […]

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