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How Does Student Loan Debt Affect My Credit?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

This week I was sent an article from Equifax, a credit reporting agency, saying that according to the Federal Reserve, the total outstanding balance o...

Protecting You From Credit Report Errors, Unreliable Scores

Pamela Banks | Posted 06.14.2014 | Business
Pamela Banks

Aleta from Mena, Arkansas, has had a hard time getting a decent rate on a car loan all because of a mistake on her credit report. The problem started...

These Four Organizations Are Also Spying On You, And You Had No Idea

The Huffington Post | Cezary Jan Strusiewicz | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

When Edward Snowden revealed that the National Security Agency has been accessing phone and email records of American citizens, the news shook the wor...

How to Fix Errors on a Credit Report

Clark Howard | Posted 10.30.2013 | Small Business
Clark Howard

Did you hear about the woman who sued Equifax for $18 million because they wouldn't fix errors on her credit report even after she diligently stayed on top of them for two years?

Woman Wins HUGE Lawsuit After Company Messes Up Her Credit Report

AP | Posted 09.26.2013 | Business

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal jury in Oregon awarded $18.6 million to a woman who spent two years unsuccessfully trying to get Equifax Information...

'The Biggest Privacy Breach In Our Time'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 01.30.2013 | Business

Financial information is considered by most to be very private, but that isn’t stopping one credit reporting agency from sharing it without your kno...

Why Your Credit Score May Be Wrong

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 12.14.2012 | Money

If you have evidence proving there's a mistake on your credit report, good luck getting someone to see it. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

To Correct My Credit Report, I Had to Prove I Was Not Someone Else

Christopher Lamb | Posted 01.28.2013 | Money
Christopher Lamb

I then contacted TransUnion's corporate office and got in touch with someone who understood what was clearly obvious. The matter was resolved a week later. Kind of. My credit score increased to nearly 800. But the false judgment remained on my credit report.

Alexander Eichler

He Claims His Father Stole His Identity

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.13.2014 | Money

When Frank Deyoub and his wife were thinking about names for their newborn son, one moniker was completely off the table: Frank Deyoub. "If I named...

Government Will Monitor Credit Reporting Firms

AP | Posted 07.17.2012 | Money

NEW YORK (AP) — The companies that determine Americans' credit scores are about to come under scrutiny by the country's new consumer watchdog. Th...

Catherine New

A Scarlett Letter On Economic Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

Thanks to a new kind of credit score, more borrowed money may end up in the hands of the increasing number of Americans who are sliding down the econo...

Arthur Delaney

Civil Rights, Labor Advocates Demand End To Employment Credit Checks

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A coalition of 25 civil rights and labor advocacy groups petitioned one of the nation's largest credit-monitoring firms on Tuesday to qu...

The Death Squad of the Consumer: the Credit Scoring Agencies

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Georges Ugeux

It is rather strange that, in the fury of the abuses by credit card issuers, little attention has been paid to those who, on behalf of the banks, ha...

Getting Mortgage Assistance Can Lower Your Credit Score

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (By ALAN ZIBEL, AP) -- Some homeowners who sign up for the government's mortgage assistance program are getting a nasty surprise: Lower cre...

Arthur Delaney

Experian Sued For Its Deceptive FreeCreditReport.com Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A Wisconsin woman is suing the credit-reporting agency Experian because its ubiquitous advertisements for FreeCreditReport.com made her think she coul...

FTC Takes On Credit Monitoring Services Like Freecreditreport.com

New York Times | RON LIEBER | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

The Federal Trade Commission is not amused. It has long believed that the company that owns freecreditreport.com is deliberately diverting people from...

Reed Elsevier Buys ChoicePoint for $3.6B

AP | HARRY R. WEBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

ATLANTA — ChoicePoint Inc., a 1997 spinoff of credit agency Equifax, is being acquired by the parent of LexisNexis in a cash deal worth $3.6 bil...

How To Clear Mistakes From Your Credit Report

MSNBC | Laura T. Coffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Have you ever been horrified to discover errors on your credit report? Such inaccuracies can and should strike fear into any conscientious consumer's ...