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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Why the Pandemic May Be Hurting Your Credit Score- Consumer Reports


Consumers have a lot to do to stay financially healthy.  One of those priorities includes knowing what the credit bureaus are reporting.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Free Weekly Credit Reports Available Now!


Hard to think of a better way for a consumer to know what credit report companies are saying about them than checking your credit reports frequently.  Visit http://annualcreditreport.com/ for free weekly credit reports during the pandemic.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Study: CFPB complaints shattered records in 2020, exposing how the COVID-19 pandemic battered consumer finances


Confirmation of President Biden’s nominee Rohit Chopra will pivot agency back to only job: protecting consumers


WASHINGTON -- Consumer complaints about problems with financial companies such as banks, credit bureaus and debt collectors rose by more than 50 percent in 2020 and set new records for each month of the year, according to a new report from the U.S. PIRG Education Fund. The report, Consumers In Peril, which analyzed complaints received by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), was released Monday to kick off National Consumer Protection Week.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Reminder -- free credit reports


Reminder -- free credit reports available every week, not just once a year.   Know what's reporting about you including any errors.  

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

Banks Have No Idea Who’s Creditworthy Anymore - The Wall Street Journal


Prepandemic, deferrals weren’t much of a problem for banks. They were used rarely for most types of consumer debt and were usually confined to areas hit by natural disaster. Now, a staggering number of consumers around the U.S. are in deferral or other repayment programs, leading banks to question whether the credit scores and reports they have relied on for decades are reflecting applicants’ true level of risk.
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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Weekly Free Credit Reports Available


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Friday, March 13, 2020

Credit repair firm settles with FTC


Your credit score affects whether you can get a loan — and how much you’ll have to pay to borrow money. People with low credit scores often have to pay more.
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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Why Your Credit Score Could Drop


The FICO score, one of the most widely used credit scores in America, is about to go through some major revisions. WSJ's AnnaMaria Andriotis explains what the changes are and why the current scores may be out of whack.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

How to get a free credit report


Monitoring your credit report is a smart and simple way to be proactive about your finances. Checking your credit report regularly can help you spot fraud early and ensure the correct information is reported to the credit bureaus. 

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