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Many Tax Liens and Court Judgments to be Removed from Credit Reports

The three major credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, will remove many tax liens and civil judgments from consumers’ credit reports beginning July 1, 2017. These records are often a major source of credit denials when consumers apply for essential credit like mortgages and auto...

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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...

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....

How to Fix Your Credit Report if Your Identity is Stolen

Identity theft is a serious issue. When they pretend to be you, identity thieves cause the accounts they open to show up on your credit report. This affects your ability to buy a car, get a mortgage, rent an apartment, or get a credit card....

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...

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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...

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...