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Credit report concerns involve more than mailings to wrong address

CONSUMER FORUM

By Russ Van Arsdale, executive director Northeast CONTACT

Posted March 22, 2015, at 10:18 a.m.

This was supposed to be an easy column to write.

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Consumer Forum

Data in the News for the week of March 16, 2015


In the news: Twitter increases Acxiom’s role in their audience targeting program * Top credit reporting agencies agree to change their approach to fixing errors and medical debt reporting * Meet Mount Sinai’s Dr.
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Big Data

How Credit Checks Keep Black People Unemployed

By Charles D. Ellison

When New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office had cut a deal with the three big credit bureaus—Experian, Equifax and TransUnion—to improve the customer experience, the news shook the financial-services world into a frenzy. 81 more words

News From The Soul Brother

Credit Report Updates!

It’s not every day that you hear good news about your credit report. But this Monday was the American consumer’s lucky day! Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion, the three major credit reporting bureaus, announced this week that they are overhauling the credit reporting process. 339 more words

Building Credit

Disputing Credit Report Could Get Easier Under New Rules

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Disputing a mistake on your credit report could get easier and the effects of medical debt less severe under changes being made by the three largest credit-reporting agencies. 560 more words

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Not-So-Happy Meals; To Your Credit: Reporting Agencies (Finally) Agree to Play Nice; Ethical Corn Flakes

Just not that into you…

Looks like things keep going south for the Golden Arches. McDonald’s, the world’s largest food chain and private employer, took a major hit with global sales tanking 1.7%.   603 more words

It's About Time - Equifax, Experian and TransUnion - Broadest Industry Overhaul In More Than A Decade

Under an agreement announced Monday with New York, Equifax Information Services, Experian Information Solutions and TransUnion, the three biggest companies that collect and disseminate credit information on more than 200 million Americans, will change the way they handle errors and list unpaid medical bills as part of the broadest industry overhaul in more than a decade. 423 more words

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