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Twitter veteran launches credit score that digs deep into cash flow

10/01/20

Harvest, a fintech founded by Nami Baral, has developed an alternative scoring method that amasses data on spending patterns, debt payments and even earnings potential to get a better sense of consumers' creditworthiness.

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Industry bristles at Biden proposal for public credit reporting agency

07/21/20

Banking and credit reporting groups say such an agency could politicize the reporting process. Consumer groups say it would offer consumers a necessary alternative.

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Coronavirus still a threat to credit scores despite congressional relief

06/01/20

The rescue bill enabled banks to protect loans in forbearance from an immediate hit to a borrower’s credit report, but experts say affected consumers may have trouble getting loans after the pandemic ends.

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Experian launches synthetic identity detection service

05/22/20

When a bank subscriber to Sure Profile pulls a credit report on an applicant for a loan or account, Experian will check to see if the identity data matches a real person.

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Dems' bid to pause negative credit reporting gets pushback from industry

03/23/20

Congressional Democrats want forceful action to prevent damage to millions of Americans' credit scores during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the credit bureaus argue that the tools needed to protect consumers are already in place.

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Credit reporting bill passes House but faces long odds in Senate

01/30/20

No Republicans voted for the package of bills intended to overhaul the credit reporting system, casting doubt on its chances in the GOP-controlled Senate.

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Experian offers help to borrowers; Goldman scouts Europe

11/07/19

The credit bureau will consider borrowers’ rental payment history and professional licenses; bank looks to build business on the other side of the Atlantic.

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‘Absolute scam’: Complaints about credit monitoring plans flood CFPB

10/20/19

Regulators have long warned the credit bureaus about deceptive marketing that causes consumers to sign up unwittingly for paid monitoring services. But the practice has persisted, according to complaint data.

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Has removing tax lien data from credit records led to more bad loans?

09/03/19

A year after the major credit bureaus agreed to strip tax liens and civil judgments from consumers' credit files, a new study says it is hampering lenders' credit decisions. But proponents of the move insist it was the right call.

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