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September 18, 2014

The Color of Money | How to improve a credit score: Pay on time

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The Color of Money | How to improve a credit score: Pay on timeNews from Columbus Dispatch:

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September 17, 2014

This Law Would Immediately Improve Your Credit Score

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This Law Would Immediately Improve Your Credit ScoreNews from TIME:This Law Would Immediately Improve Your Credit Score – TIME
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Can You Get a Mortgage With a Low Credit Score?News from Fox Business:
Fear of a loan denial has led some consumers with low credit scores to simply not bother applying for a mortgage. But, while you’ll still have to provide proof of your income and assets [...] Continue Reading…

September 14, 2014

Is There Such a Thing As a Free Credit Score?

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Is There Such a Thing As a Free Credit Score?News from Motley Fool:
There are all kinds of advertisements promising a “free credit score” or a “free credit report,” but if this sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is.

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The majority of these services will indeed give you a credit report and some version of a credit score, but only after you’ve entered your credit card information [...] Continue Reading…

September 12, 2014

Credit report law set for overhaul under proposals by Rep. Maxine Waters

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Credit report law set for overhaul under proposals by Rep. Maxine WatersNews from Washington Post:
By Danielle Douglas September 9
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif) (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee is proposing sweeping changes to a law that governs the way lenders report consumer payments to credit bureaus. The move could help millions of Americans get better interest rates on mortgages, auto financing and student [...] Continue Reading…

September 11, 2014

Credit score overhaul introduced in House

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Credit score overhaul introduced in HouseNews from The Hill:
The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee is proposing an overhaul of credit reporting rules that would help consumers ensure their scores are accurate.
Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) is introducing legislation on Wednesday that provides more leeway to consumers to avoid and fix problems on their credit reports created by any wrong or outdated information.
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September 9, 2014

Why you must buy your official UAE credit report; cost revealed

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Why you must buy your official UAE credit report; cost revealedNews from Emirates 24/7:
The UAE banks will sooner or later start using credit reports to access credit applications of customers. Those with good credit rating may get higher credit limit and lower interest rate, but an error in your report could change things drastically.Hence, it will become necessary for everyone to at least check their credit reports as and [...] Continue Reading…

September 7, 2014

How Do Credit Report Errors Happen?

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How Do Credit Report Errors Happen?News from ABC News:

If you have seen wrong information on your credit report – and plenty of people have – you’ve probably wondered how it got there. After all, if the statements you get from your lenders are accurate, shouldn’t your credit reports be? Credit reporting agencies manage billions of pieces of information about our credit histories, though, and there are several ways mistakes [...] Continue Reading…

September 6, 2014

How Do Credit Report Errors Happen?

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How Do Credit Report Errors Happen?News from ABC News:

If you have seen wrong information on your credit report – and plenty of people have – you’ve probably wondered how it got there. After all, if the statements you get from your lenders are accurate, shouldn’t your credit reports be? Credit reporting agencies manage billions of pieces of information about our credit histories, though, and there are several ways mistakes [...] Continue Reading…

September 5, 2014

6 Tips to Improve a Credit Score Fast

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6 Tips to Improve a Credit Score FastNews from Motley Fool:
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It’s important for most of us to have healthy credit reports and credit scores, as landlords, insurers, lenders, and others look at our credit ratings and make decisions accordingly. If you want to be offered the best interest rates on loans, for example, you’ll need a high credit score. There are many ways you can [...] Continue Reading…

September 2, 2014

Get your credit score online

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Get your credit score onlineNews from Mackay Daily Mercury:
As of today, Australians can check their credit score online.
The website, https://www.getcreditscore.com.au/, allows Australians to check their credit score and see what the banks know about their financial situation.
If you score between 833 and 1200, you are considered to have an Excellent credit score.
Scores less than 539 are considered Below-Average.
This week, September 1-7, also marks Money Smart Week in Australia. 
MoneySmart Week is [...] Continue Reading…