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credit report errors

Reporter Describes Arduous Journey Fixing Credit Report Errors

Credit reporting agencies’ “files are full of obvious credit report errors that the companies are in no rush to correct.” So says journalist Bobby Allyn, who was stymied by credit report errors maintained by credit reporting agency Trans Union. When trying to get an apartment, mistakes in his credit report...

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Credit Report a Nightmare? John Oliver Thinks So, Too

In a recent episode of HBO’s “Last Week Tonight,” John Oliver took the credit reporting agencies to task and discussed what a nightmare a credit report can be. These companies, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, keep reports on most Americans who have ever had a financial account....

Credit Reporting Settlement to Benefit Consumers

As part of a state settlement with the so-called “Big Three” credit reporting agencies -- TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian -- consumers will have better abilities to dispute inaccurate accounts and deal with medical debt. Credit bureaus often make the credit-dispute process opaque and confusing, leading to...

Culik Law Files Credit Reporting Suit Against PNC

Culik Law has filed a lawsuit against mortgage giant PNC Bank in federal court in Boston, Massachusetts. The lawsuit alleges that PNC furnished inaccurate information about a Massachusetts consumer’s account history, which was included on the consumer’s credit report. The suit also alleges that PNC unlawfully...

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Fair Credit Reporting Act: 5 Big Rights You Should Know

Your credit report plays a huge part in big life purchases, employment, and helping you  appear financially fit for lower interest rates, credit approval, and funding for personal or business needs. It's important that it's correct and reflects an accurate portrayal of your payment and...

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More Ways To Dispute Errors On Your Credit Report

Until recently, if a consumer had a dispute about an inaccurate credit report, he or she could submit a dispute online, but could not provide any supporting information. Because no documentation could be provided, this made it unlikely that the dispute would be resolved. But the...

Report Reveals Gender Differences On Mortgage Debt

A recent report by the credit reporting bureau Experian highlights some interesting differences between women and men with respect to mortgage debt. The report shows that men are likely to owe more on their mortgages, and that men are more likely to make payments late. Women, on...

8 Simple Ways To Elevate Your Credit Score

8 Simple Ways To Elevate Your Credit Score Is your credit (FICO) score helping you or hurting you? Were you recently denied credit or a good interest rate because of it? There are a few things you can start doing right now to up your score...