Category Archives: Credit Repair Laws

Trended Data

Trended Data Tracks Borrowing Behavior Over Time Credit scores are based on a snapshot of the data contained in your credit file at a given point in time.  If you habitually carry a high balance close to the credit limit you can pay it off just before the statement closes for the month.  The report

Judgments and Liens Credit Rules

Credit Reporting Judgments and Liens Credit Rules A new day has dawned.  New credit reporting rules kicked in on July 1, 2017  creating drastic judgments and liens credit rules.  From this day forward the reporting of 98 per cent of civil judgments and 50 per cent of tax liens will be forbidden.  The presence of judgments or A Deep Dive Your Free Credit Report All consumers are entitled to a free credit report each year from each of the 3 major credit reporting agencies.  These credit reporting powerhouses are: Equifax Experian Trans Union The process involves a screening procedure to ensure that the person requesting the report is the person they claim to be.

Mandatory Credit Card Arbitration

Mandatory Credit Card Arbitration Fine Print Mandatory Credit Card Arbitration of  any claim a consumer may have against the issuer of the card is required by the contract the consumer entered into.  This contract containing mandatory credit card arbitration was drawn up by the issuer of the card.  It is reasonable to expect that the

Credit Scoring Rules New Amendments

Credit Scoring Rules Amendments Include More Information Equifax, Experian and Trans Union, the nation’s 3 credit reporting giants have agreed to some key policy changes.  Under pressure from New York Attorney General Eric Snederman’s lawsuit the credit reporting agencies have agreed to a number of important changes to be implemented nation wide over the coming

American Credit Cards in Europe

Best Practices for American Credit Cards in Europe Many Americans are concluding that this is the time for that dream foreign vacation.  Thinking ahead about how to spend your money will free up time to get down to the true adventure of it all.   What are the best strategies to employ to take full advantage

Business Credit Basics Primer

Business Credit Basics Firewall with Personal Credit Business owners typically operate as a d/b/a (doing business as) status in the beginning.  It may be “Joe’s Dry Goods” on the sign outside but the legal status is “Joe Smith d/b/a Joe’s Dry Goods.”  It’s the same with “Jane’s Bakery”, “Phil’s Pizza” or “Gina’s Beauty Parlor.” This

Credit Scoring Reform Radical Proposals

Credit Scoring Reform Wholesale Proposals Do you think that Credit Scoring is unfair from soup to nuts?  Would you like to see reforms mandated that achieve sweeping changes?  After all Sweden’s credit reporting system only keeps negative credit information for 3 years; Germany keeps it for 4 years.  Isn’t 7 years for most negative entries

CoreLogic Consumer Finance Solutions

CoreLogic Consumer Finance Solutions Provides Different Credit Data Consumers with a real interest in the credit scoring system are aware of the kinds of data contained in their Equifax, Experian and Trans Union credit reports.  They know that timeliness of payments on their monthly bills is meticulously recorded along with negative information such as charge

Debt Collector Legal Registration

  Debt Collector Legal Registration Requirement Did you know that a debt collector must register with your local State Department of Business Regulation in order to report, confirm, verify or try to collect an alleged debt?  Do you know why debt collector legal registration may be of critical importance to you?  Let me tell you

Credit Report Personal Information: A Deep Dive

Credit Report Personal Information Category Your credit reports from Equifax, Experian or Trans Union each have five different categories: Personal Information, also referred to as Personal Identification Information by Equifax Historical Account Information Inquiries Public Records Collections This Essay will deal with the basics of the Credit Report Personal Information category.  My purpose is to

Credit Reporting Errors Legal Damage Claims

Credit Reporting Errors Legal Damage Claims Can be Measured There are legal avenues to be taken for reparations when your credit standing has been injured by carelessness, negligence or even willful conduct.  Who would you sue?  How many potential defendants bear legal responsibility? How high will the judgment be if you win?  How would the

Experian Lawsuit Alleges Careless Numerous Errors

  Experian Lawsuit Filed by Mississippi Attorney General An Experian Lawsuit has been filed against the credit reporting giant by Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood’s office. “Experian has turned its failure to maintain accurate credit reports and its refusal to investigate consumer’s disputes into a business opportunity” according to Mr. Hood.  “Experian has for more

Peer-to-Peer Lending Giants Lending Club and Prosper

Peer to Peer Lending Peer-to-Peer lending refers to a trending method of borrowing money that eliminates banks from the process completely.  Private Investors provide the capital to qualified borrowers at rates that are actually quite reasonable if they have good credit. Lending Club, an industry leader,  is said to reject 90 per cent of applicants.

Piggybacking Authorized User Helps

  Piggybacking Authorized User is Legal and Useful for Some A piggybacking authorized user is any person who can use another person’s or company credit line without being legally liable.  The Federal Reserve’s Regulation “B” of 1975 implementing the 1974 Equal Credit Opportunity Act actually required that the reporting “benefit or burden” of spousal Authorized users be considered

Debt Collection Letter Action Plan

Debt Collection Letter May be Fake That debt collection letter that has you so upset may or may not be real.  Don’t let your fear of having a collection wind up on your credit reports make you pay first and ask questions later.  There are a lot of creative scammers out there dreaming up ways