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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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Prompt notification would ease pain of data breaches: Survey

08/30/19

At the same time, consumers hold banks to tougher disclosure standards than government agencies, health care organizations and retailers, according to Experian.

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Backlash against rule tying immigration cases to credit history

08/21/19

The Trump administration’s “public charge” rule would add credit reports to factors that could be used to deny legal residency, but critics say credit scoring was never intended for that purpose.

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Financial Services Committee passes bills to reform credit reporting

07/12/19

Legislation backed by Democrats to reform the credit bureaus and allow consumers greater access to their information advanced without any Republican support.

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