New York Consumer Law Blog

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

What happens when you miss a credit card payment?


Wonder how a late payment affects consumers differently?  See a sample comparison by FICO.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Hairdresser, Plumber, Lawyer: A Job License Could Help You Get a Loan


A new credit score will soon factor in consumers’ rent payments and professional licenses to help them get approved for loans.


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Monday, November 11, 2019

Here is the 1 credit card you should almost always avoid


When you shop at retailers in-store or online, chances are you’ve been asked at checkout if you want to apply for a store card. They frequently come with tempting offers — sign up and get a huge discount on your purchase — but there are several drawbacks to consider before you apply.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Family Finances: Consumers have few weapons to battle credit bureaus


Have you ever found yourself fuming at the credit bureaus? You have plenty of company.

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Friday, November 1, 2019

Free electronic credit monitoring coming soon to the military


Starting October 31, many members of the military will have access to a free tool to help spot identity theft. 

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Reed & Van Hollen Introduce the Consumer Credit Control Act


Reed & Van Hollen Introduce the Consumer Credit Control Act

WASHINGTON, DC – In an effort to empower consumers and put Americans in control of their personal information and credit reports, U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) today introduced the Consumer Credit Control Act.
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Friday, October 25, 2019

Frank W. Abagnale, famed Con Artist, explains the Equifax data breach - Big Think

Hackers look for open doors. If your personal data isn't protected, it's that much easier to compromise your identity.

https://bigthink.com/videos/data-breach


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Thursday, October 24, 2019

N.J. is being sued over new law requiring credit reports in Spanish, 10 other languages


A trade association representing credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion has sued New Jersey to block a new law that requires them to make credit reports available in Spanish and 10 other languages.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Google Shuts Out Payday Loans With App-Store Ban


Google said it made the change ‘to protect people from deceptive and exploitative personal-loan terms’

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