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One Way to Protect Against Identity Theft

When information gets stolen, it is used in various ways. Sometimes the thief may use it to drain your bank account, for example ... will not extend credit without first pulling a consumer’s credit profile. If you place a “security freeze” on your credit profile, the reporting agencies are prohibited from releasing your credit [more...]

Date: 2008-09-22 21:10:55

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Questions About Collections? Ask Melissa

Dear Melissa, My daughter is in the midst of a career move and has had a bill sent to a collection agency in the state she previously resided in ... can absolutely not affect your credit report in any way.  Consumer debt is not transferable ... the payment.  The agency will report to the credit bureaus that the account is paid, if applicable [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 13:00:17

How To Eliminate Credit Card Debt

by Ada Denis There is almost nothing more serious than having too much debt to pay each month. Consumers get debt for many unusual reasons out ... . In the event of default on an unsafe debt a lender may report to a credit-reporting agency, contact ... taking control of your financial position is to learn how to get rid of your credit card debt [more...]

Date: 2008-11-23 17:42:51

America's 10 Most Stressful Cities [Most Stressful Cities]

WaMu Begins To Sell Itself ... views, Comment Credit History PRBC Helps You Create A Credit Score From On-Time Rent, Bill Payments Payment Reporting Builds Credit (PRBC) is an alternative credit reporting agency [more...]

Date: 2008-09-18 20:13:47

Credit Repair Help - It’s Not As Hard As You Think!

by Mark Alison It’s hard to live with bad credit. You need credit to lease a house or car ... to get your credit back in good standing, some sacrifice should be made. Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union are the three credit reporting agencies that report to FICO. FICO is who keeps your credit score [more...]

Date: 2008-12-28 22:13:40

Credit Rating Agencies Duly Scrutinized

credit rating agencies investigation subprime crisis ... and analysis. Credit rating agencies came under heavy scrutiny Wednesday on Capitol Hill for the role ... of been in hiding. Like the high school student who hadn't completed his report yet, they slid under [more...]

Date: 2008-10-23 18:13:15

Everyone Must Be Requesting Your Free Credit Report When You Are Requesting More Credit

With the current worldwide financial climate being in such turmoil, securing ... report might be showing data that may hinder your ability to take out further credit. Some of this may ... their credit report data from at least one of the major credit reference agencies, such as Equifax [more...]

Date: 2008-12-20 13:45:48

Turning No Credit Into Great Credit In Just 8 Months

by Jim Bransby We all deal with having to start our credit history from zero at some point in time ... for a house and a car, and I needed all three credit agencies to report that my credit was excellent ... , I tried to apply for a credit card, only to find out that no one would extend me credit because [more...]

Date: 2008-08-26 15:20:30

Throwing Pennies Down A Drain

Some housing bubble news from Wall Street and Washington ... s first annual report on the credit rating agencies since Congress gave it express oversight in 2006 ... . Today, the SEC released its report on credit rating agencies and their role in the subprime mess. Moody [more...]

Date: 2008-07-09 18:36:25

Credit Repair Help - Here Are Steps You Can Take Right Now!

by Mark Alison People are in debt. Living in this world with bad credit can be difficult ... coffees. First, get a credit report. The three major credit agencies are Equifax, Experian ... . It’s hard to repair your credit and it makes life difficult to have bad credit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 16:55:47

The Early Bird: December 2, 2008

It's Official: Recession Is Here The National Bureau of Economic Research's conclusion that the U.S ... housing crisis is far from over. The credit reporting agency TransUnion LLC reports that the percentage ... Monday. Of the key indicators measured by the bureau, manufacturing slowed, jobs were cut, and real [more...]

Date: 2008-12-02 15:15:28

Tips About Credit Repair

By Mike Carbeck Many people mistakenly believe that they only need to go through an agency, for any hope of credit repair ... in writing for a copy of your credit report (You are entitled to one free report per year) 2.) A copy ... from another agency, and are not eligible for a free yearly report, you could also receive a letter [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 08:16:32

Big Dan's Big News Jan 13, 2009

Sarah Palin is #1 at something: the most LOATHSOME PERSON!!!50 Most Loathsome People List#40. Free Credit Report ... you can get a free credit report: It’s called annualcreditreport.com, and it was created in compliance with an act of Congress by the three big credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 08:00:00

Video: Ed McMahon “raps” for O.C. credit-report firm

Former late night TV sidekick Ed McMahon, who may lose his Beverly Hills home to foreclosure, ... out of the program. Consumers can get a free credit report at ANNUALcreditreport.com. In fact, Experian ... -based credit agency Experian. McMahon, best known for co-hosting Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show” [more...]

Date: 2008-10-16 21:04:50

Inttroduction (3)

Credit bureaus get most of their data from creditors and collection agencies ... of a credit report usually includes names you previously used, past and present addresses, Social ... Chapter 4, Section A, for more information on the contents of a credit report.) How can I get a copy [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 04:31:36

When you overdraw your checking account does that effect credit??

don't mess with your credit That is exactly what someone plugged into a search engine to get to my site! I love it - bad grammar and all ... , you can bet that your credit score will take a hit. Also, if you use an overdraft line of credit ... the bank is going to report you to the credit agencies. But if, however, you continue doing so every [more...]

Date: 2008-09-10 16:07:32

Consumerists Ten Commandments On Credit

In the past, I have reviewed other financial web site’s rules about credit, and I have even offered some of my own ... offered by most cards 3) Thou Shalt Check Your Credit Report. Kind of like flossing your teeth ... my credit report many times before, but checking all three major agencies for my wife and I, once [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 23:52:33

linkblog: Jun 25

linkblog: Jun 25 June 26, 2008 – 2:04 am Engagd.com Pull all your APML together and get a clear picture of what gets your attention ... AnnualCreditReport This is a great site to get your free annual credit report from all three reporting agencies. This site is recommended by the FTC. The JavaScript Source: Forms : Clipboard Copy [more...]

Date: 2008-06-26 06:04:57

Credit Repair Agencies - is it a scam ?

It is important to have a good credit history in difficult economy.  It is especially important if you are buying or refinancing a house ... fix for creditworthiness.  You can improve your credit report legitimately, but it takes time ... is that negative, yet legitimate info can stay on your credit report for 7-10 years, under federal law [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 03:36:53

Identity Thieves often Pitch Great Deals to lure their Victims in Quickly.

by: William Roberts Identity theft can impact you as an insurance consumer because insurers often use an individual’s credit score to determine ... of your credit report to determine if any accounts were opened without your consent and request the agency remove inquiries and/or fraudulent accounts stemming from theft. Request a free credit report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 01:35:17

Free Webinar on New FTC Guidelines for Background Checks

The new FTC Identity Theft “Red Flags” guidelines take affect on November 1, 2008.  Are you aware of your obligations under these new provisions? ... of consumer reports must implement procedures to deal with any notices of address discrepancies they receive from a nationwide consumer reporting agency (mainly credit bureaus such as Experian, Equifax [more...]

Date: 2008-10-15 19:09:58

Skepticism About Fighting Terrorists With Data Mining

According to the New York TImes, the British government is considering setting up a database of all phone, email, ... for advertising and credit card reporting agencies, it has much less success predicting the behavior ... a consumer's credit history with the history of millions of consumers to predict a person's [more...]

Date: 2008-10-24 18:01:59

DrumBeat: December 12, 2008

U.S. Northeast Heating-Oil Delinquent Bills Top $100 Million (Bloomberg) -- Heating-oil dealers in the U.S ... -credit debt that is ranked in credit-reporting agencies and that affects their credit directly,” [more...]

Date: 2008-12-12 13:55:16

How and When to Cancel a Credit Card

Update: After feedback from readers, I’ve made some clarifications to this post ... and other agencies report your habits to credit bureaus, organizations that collect this information ... . My recommendations have not changed, but I’ve tried to emphasize the effect closing a credit card [more...]

Date: 2008-09-16 12:00:22

Considering Credit Counseling?

by Rob Kosberg Although repairing your own credit is highly recommended, it is sometimes beyond what you believe to be our capability ... questions. You’re going to want to find out how the process may affect your credit report, debt ... you will find an abundance of agencies with magical sounding claims about fixing your credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 17:38:53

FTC Delay Does Not Apply to Employers

Yesterday, the FTC announced a 6 month delay in enforcing their “Red Flags” Identity Theft Guidelines ... ve been in touch with the FTC and we now know that this delay only pertains to Financial ... from National Consumer Reporting Agencies (primarily credit bureaus) when conducting background checks [more...]

Date: 2008-10-23 16:11:42

Anyone Can Fall In Debt

You wouldn't know it from their Bresson-like hyperrealistic depiction on TV, ... by Callcredit, a credit report agency which also offers free advice for the debt-impaired. Donning ... to pay back loans and credit cards taken out over 12 months ago.”. No sh*t, Holmes! We've taken [more...]

Date: 2008-11-20 15:35:30

Credit Score - An Introduction

Tip! Closing unused accounts is a negative strategy to raising one’s credit score ... in the data bases of the big three credit reporting agencies - Equifax, TransUnion and Experian ... . Factually, fewer open accounts with the same amount of debt ultimately reduces a credit score [more...]

Date: 2008-12-24 13:17:45

Tenants tossed, have nowhere to go

Andre Coleman of PWeekly follows up on his story of the tenants of the apartments on North Raymond.   Twenty of the families have moved out as part of a settlement agreement -- agreement to include that landlord Ahmad Nowaid would not report their evictions to credit agencies.  Nowaid claimed [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 16:18:52

Who’s At Fault for Economic Crisis - Everyone: Tom Friedman

I would encourage everyone to read Thomas Friedman’s column in the New York Times today.  Along those same lines check out PBS’ Now and their report on the credit rating agencies and their role in the financial crisis.  The first three grafs: I spent Sunday afternoon brooding over [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 14:57:32

Mortgage Delinquencies Set to Soar: Report

Severe delinquencies among mortgage holders increased more than 50 percent from year-ago levels during the third quarter, according to data released Tuesday morning by credit reporting agency TransUnion LLC. At the end of Q3, 3.96 percent of homeowners were 60+ days in arrears, compared to 2.56 percent one year earlier [more...]

Date: 2008-12-02 14:55:50

How To Repair Your Credit If You File Bankruptcy

Debts are piling up. Bills are coming in. Collections agencies are phoning and sending you certified mail demanding money ... income than your past financial predicament. A bankruptcy will show up on your credit report ... to make sure that the bankruptcy discharge also shows on the credit report so creditors understand [more...]

Date: 2008-10-27 15:03:50

Credit Scoring Is About To Change But How And When?

In a nice change of pace, all three credit reporting agencies, Experian, ... the AdvantageScore its own way and will set its own price. However, you will still be able to get one free credit ... Equifax and TransUnion have joined together in developing a new way to score your credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 05:10:40

A LifeLock Review: Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

by Harvey Warmuth These days you really need to understand that there is a good possibility that you might be affected by the crime of identity ... alerts are placed on your credit bureau reports, with the main agencies. You are then contacted [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 19:34:53

Today’s best mortgages: How to Qualify

by Mortgage Wizard Equity The amount of equity you currently have your is a large factor when determining if you qualify for the best mortgage rates ... . (excluding utilities and other miscellaneous debts that do not get reported to the credit agencies [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 20:51:44

0% APR, Same As Cash, and No Interest No Payments. Upon closer reading of the final rules adopted by the federal regulators in December, ... t included in the highlights, news media like New York Times and Wall Street Journal didn’t report ... decisions regarding the cost of using credit. Accordingly, the Agencies conclude that an exception [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 02:19:07

How To Repair Your Credit If You File Bankruptcy

Debts are piling up. Bills are coming in. Collections agencies are phoning and sending you certified mail demanding money ... income than your past financial troubles. A bankruptcy will show up on your credit report for up to 10 ... sure that the bankruptcy discharge also shows on the credit report so creditors understand [more...]

Date: 2008-10-13 06:23:15

How To Deal With Bill Collectors

In today's unstable economy people are consumed with financial matters ... , the credit card company may report you to a collection agency. This debt collection company is hired ... . Initially, you'll receive calls from your credit card company informing you of your late payment [more...]

Date: 2008-12-04 01:40:51

The truth about collection accounts.

by JR Rooney The debt collection industry is a billion dollar industry. According to Rapid Recovery Solution, Inc ... the account or legal action is taken against you. Collection agencies obtain the following information to develop a strategy to collect money owed: name, address, credit report, credit application [more...]

Date: 2008-12-17 08:13:34

Long Beach Mortgage Report: Concern over future loan pricing due to Democratic moves

Long Beach, CA.  We are very concerned about this development for future mortgage pricing ... this is at a time when we expect a government agency to support the credit crisis, not curtail their lending. Why has this happened?  Apparently the agency faces a credit rating downgrade and must work through a half [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 18:35:49

Bill Would Make Ratings Agencies Share Liability

A key House lawmaker wants to make credit rating agencies — which have been widely criticized for failing to give investors adequate warning of the risks in subprime mortgage securities that triggered the financial crisis — responsible for each other’s assessments by holding them collectively liable for inaccuracies.The Associated Press reported that a new draft bill by the lawmaker, Representative Paul Kanjorski, a Pennsylvania Democrat, includes a plan meant to address what critics contend is [more...]

Date: 2009-10-01 09:07:48

FTC Stops Fake 'Yellow Pages' Marketers Who Bilked Spanish-Speaking Businesses in Cross-Border Scam

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a U.S ... from a purported collection agency, PCM Collections, and threaten adverse credit reports and lawsuits. In many ... . According to the FTC's complaint, the defendants deceptively sell Internet business directory [more...]

Date: 2008-10-29 00:11:08

Information trickle down

UPDATE: 7:45PM NZDT:ODT reporting:ANZ and National Bank have announced they are dropping their fixed-term mortgage rates ahead of the next Official ... fall in line with what the RBNZ does on 29 January.-- UPDATE ENDS RNZ reporting that the S&P credit rating downgrade has affected our dollar. I have always said that credit rating agencies will trigger [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 22:43:00

Re-default nation

The big question looming over the push to rewrite the home loans of people struggling to make payments is whether or not such mortgage ... % of all first mortgages in the U.S. Dugan called the results, part of his agency's new Mortgage Metrics report ... consumers replaced lower mortgage payments with increased credit card debt?  Is it because the [more...]

Date: 2008-12-08 17:35:26

Kentucky Homeland Security Required to Credit Some God

Image via WikipediaJust when you think you've heard it all, ... now? The department's 2008 annual report did not credit his god."This is recognition that government alone cannot ... in passing a law requiring a federally-funded agency to credit his god with protecting the people [more...]

Date: 2008-12-01 11:19:03

An Identity Theft Update

Yesterday I received another snot-gram from a collection agency. It was for a fraudulent account with Target ... reports and copies of my ID and credit reports and FTC affidavits for the rest of my freakin' life [more...]

Date: 2008-09-28 23:17:00

DrumBeat: August 27, 2008

US heating oil dealers clamp down on unpaid bills NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S ... to the large credit-reporting agencies," said John Maniscalco, executive vice president of the New York [more...]

Date: 2008-08-27 13:50:01

Adverganza's Monday morning picks, 06.30.08

Wherein I scan the Monday morning headlines so you don't have to. From Advertising Age: ( ... is in review. From Adweek: —Digital shops are sick and tired of not getting credit. —In case ... Only four out of 56 agencies who filled out Report Card questionnaires do paid search on their own [more...]

Date: 2008-06-30 15:33:33

Big Oil Will Shine Again When Crude Shoots To $200

Crude oil prices slipped below $60 a barrel yesterday, taking the black goo to a 20-month low. But that doesn’t change the fundamentals ... . Oil companies may not be as vulnerable to the economic crisis and credit crunch as car manufacturers ... declines. A new report from the International Energy Agency says that oil companies will have to spend [more...]

Date: 2008-11-12 12:33:04

Rating cannot be construed as a substitute for an exhaustive audit or a fraud detection

Sep 26, 2009Accounting, Audit The credit crisis has exposed weaknesses in many financial intermediaries. How can rating agencies ensure their views are more accurate and unbiased?  Despite due diligence, there is always scope for improvement. Credit rating agencies (CRA) do not carry out a separate audit but takes cognisance of the information available from annual reports, submissions from management, secondary sources and opinions from lenders/ investors. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 05:31:47

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