CFPB study reveals impact of one change to credit reporting It may be just a simple three-digit number, but your credit score plays a significant role in determining the interest rate you pay for credit cards, loans, and mortgages. Credit scoring agencies, such as FICO, use information from credit reports to rank consumers by a…

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Taking the Proper Credit Repair Measures They say that slow and steady wins the race. However, there are some credit repair tactics that can yield benefits quickly. By following these tips, you may start to see your credit score improving. 1. Get Your Credit Report Each of the three major credit bureaus allow you to…

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Credit report mistakes are common. Two Federal Trade Commission studies found that almost 15% of consumers have an error on at least one of their credit reports. Don’t lose heart if you find any mistakes; it’s very common and can be solved! There are several ways to approach errors on a credit score. One way…

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Almost everyone by now knows they’re eligible for a free credit report once every 12 months from the 3 major credit bureaus: Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian. What many people don’t realize, however, is when exactly they should check those reports. The quick answer is to check your report with enough time to fix any issues…

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