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  • Focus on rebuilding credit scores this new year rather than just getting rid of debts

    by Brian Anderson
    Focus on rebuilding credit scores this new year rather than just getting rid of debts

    Experts suggest that rebuilding credit scores this New Year should be top priority rather than merely getting rid of old debts. Every New Year people go about making resolutions to get out of debt, but never think of rebuilding their credit scores. Owing to the recession, there were a number of credit scores that were hit in a big way as credit card holders were struggling to make payments on time. Todd Albery, CEO of Quizzle, a Detroit-based website on … (more) January 4, 2012

  • Things you need to know about the new free credit scores

    by Brian Anderson
    Things you need to know about the new free credit scores

    The Fed Reserve has issued the new credit score disclosure rules on July 6th and it is an irony that would-be borrowers would actually benefit from buying their credit scores rather than getting them for free. It would prove to be far more advantageous for them to buy them. But the borrowers who don’t get their scores might feel that they don’t really have to buy them. Thanks to the new rules by Fed, the lenders will have to … (more) August 22, 2011

  • Now prospective borrowers can get free credit scores

    by Brian Anderson
    Now prospective borrowers can get free credit scores

    Beginning later this month, if you are disqualified for a loan or if you cannot avail the best interest rates then the lender would be obliged to send a free copy to you which would contain the credit scores that were used to arrive at that decision. This new rule will take effect on July 21st and is part of a bigger financial regulatory overhaul. This would be applicable to credit cards, student loans, and auto loans. In other words, … (more) August 16, 2011

  • Getting credit scores will become easier after new rules come into effect

    by Brian Anderson
    Getting credit scores will become easier after new rules come into effect

    The Federal Trade Commission and the Fed Reserve have finalized the rules that will help in making things easier for the US consumers and they will be able to obtain their credit scores for free from the lenders. These new rules basically come from the Dodd-Frank financial reforms that were passed by the Congress last year. Now, banks and the others who use the consumer’s credit scores will have to disclose these scores to the consumers, especially if the scores … (more) August 8, 2011

  • Consumers to get more free credit scores after the new fed and FTC rules take effect

    by Brian Anderson
    Consumers to get more free credit scores after the new fed and FTC rules take effect

    Beginning sometime later this month, you can expect to receive your free credit score if your loan has not been approved, if it has been rejected, or even if it has been approved with terms that are less than ideal. The Fed Reserve as well as the Federal Trade Commission has issued the final rules and lenders will have to start disclosing credit scores that they use in their lending decisions. The lender will now be expected to share details … (more) August 1, 2011

  • The impact of swipe fees on credit scores and credit following the Durbin amendment

    by Brian Anderson
    The impact of swipe fees on credit scores and credit following the Durbin amendment

    There has been quite a bit of focus and some serious lobbying in Washington and this is with regard to the pending legislation as per the Durbin amendment. Among all the other things under the legislation, there is a cap on the amount of money the bank is entitled to receive from the retailer when a debit card is used for a transaction. Most customers would be shocked to know that the supermarket where you swipe your card doesn’t actually … (more) July 28, 2011

  • The FICO score calculated based on the payment history

    by Brian Anderson
    The FICO score calculated based on the payment history

    When the FICO scores are calculated there is nothing more significant than your payment history. The payment history itself has many important components that may be confusing at times. However, experts state that finally, there is just one important thing that consumers need to know – to pay their bills on time. This is all that you need to know and you need to do to improve your FICO scores. The main objective of a good credit score is to … (more) July 22, 2011

  • New rules from fed reserve with regard to credit scores for consumers

    by Brian Anderson
    New rules from fed reserve with regard to credit scores for consumers

    The credit scores will now have to be disclosed by the banks and other institutions if they use it to revoke credit, deny, or change the existing terms. All the related information along with the credit scores will have to be sent to the consumers who are denied credit based on these scores. The Fed Reserve Board and Federal Trade Commission have come up with these new regulations that would be effective from the 21st … (more) July 18, 2011

  • One way to hurt your credit score is by using your company credit card

    by Brian Anderson
    One way to hurt your credit score is by using your company credit card

    If you are out on a business lunch, you may want to flash your company credit card. It may seem like you would be able to drive home a point. But think twice before you do that. Although it may eliminate the burden of having your business expenses on your personal credit card, there is a lot of hidden risk in a corporate credit card that may ruin your credit score. These corporate credit card accounts are set up by … (more) July 16, 2011

  • The businesses in Florida have adjusted to lower creditworthiness

    by Brian Anderson
    The businesses in Florida have adjusted to lower creditworthiness

    Floridians are facing a lot of challenges as most of them have seen a dip in their credit scores in the last few years. The average credit scores have fallen at thrice the rate in Florida when compared to the fall in the average US credit score prior to the recession. This information comes from the credit bureau Experian. This makes it difficult to get loans, insurance, and even ruins the employment prospects. But there is also an upside to … (more) July 12, 2011