Showing posts with label credit problem. Show all posts
Showing posts with label credit problem. Show all posts

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Fixing Errors in a Credit Report

Anyone who denies you credit, housing, insurance, or a job because of a credit report must give you the name, address, and telephone number of the credit reporting agency (CRA) that provided the report. Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), you have the right to request a free report within 60 days if a company denies you credit based on the report.

Negative Information in a Credit Report
Negative information in a credit report can include public records--tax liens, judgments, bankruptcies--that provide insight into your financial status and obligations. A credit reporting company generally can report most negative information for seven years.
Information about a lawsuit or a judgment against you can be reported for seven years or until the statute of limitations runs out, whichever is longer. Bankruptcies can be kept on your report for up to 10 years, and unpaid tax liens for 15 years.
You can get your credit report fixed if it contains inaccurate or incomplete information:
  • Contact both the credit reporting agency and the company that provided the information to the CRA.
  • Tell the CRA, in writing, what information you believe is inaccurate. Keep a copy of all correspondence.
Some companies may promise to repair or fix your credit for an upfront fee--but there is no way to remove negative information in your credit report if it is accurate.

File a Complaint

If you have a problem with credit reporting, you can file a complaint with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Friday, September 16, 2011

Chexsystems info:More people with credit problems

To be exact, we does not know how many people having credit problems.Chexsystems does not revealed so much information about who's on the list or how much people with credit problems to public.However, these recent trends shows that chexsystems list is on the rise.This means more people can't open a checking account because of chexsystems list .
The Federal Reserve often conducts analysis of consumer finance related topics to identify banking and finance trends. In early 2009, the Federal Reserve published the results of a “Survey of Consumer Finances” from 2004-2007. The Survey focused on a number of different aspects of consumer financial behavior, and one of the areas was whether consumers use checking accounts (and, if not, why they don’t use them).