It’s simple to obtain free copies of your Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union credit reports. Log onto www.annualcreditreport.com and you can request a copy of each report. You should be able to view the reports online, but sometimes you will have to make a request through the mail. Once you have copies
What to Do if Equifax, Experian, or TransUnion Refuse to Correct Your Credit Report After You Dispute
But what happens when the credit reporting agency does not fix the inaccuracy following your dispute? There are several options: Send a second dispute to the credit reporting agency. A vague dispute is not helpful. A credit report dispute letter should include as much detail as possible. This can include sending documents
Denied a Mortgage Because of an Error on Your Equifax, Experian, or Transunion Credit Report? Here is What to Do.
Buying a home is a major life event. It is one of the most significant financial decisions you will make, and it can be stressful. Mortgage lenders will review your credit reports to determine if you qualify for a mortgage, and on what terms. The better your credit history, the more likely
Equifax credit reports often are broken up into ten sections: Summary, Revolving Accounts, Mortgage Accounts, Installment Accounts, Other Accounts, Consumer Statements, Personal Information, Inquiries, Public Records, and Collections. The Summary section provides an overall view into the credit report without getting into significant detail. It typically shows the average age of a
A Stranger’s Information is Mixed in Your Experian, Equifax or Transunion Credit Report. Here is What to Do.
YOUR CREDIT REPORTS SHOULD ONLY CONTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT YOU. Your credit reports play a critical role in your financial life. They contain personal information about your credit activity, financial history, employment history, and other personal information. Lenders use your credit reports to determine your eligibility for loans, interest rates, utility services, and
How to Find Out What Consumer Reporting Agencies Like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion are Reporting About You
Have you been denied a loan because of your credit report, but you don’t know what is on your credit report? Have you been denied a job because of a background report, but you have no idea what is in the background report? Do you suspect that background reporting companies are reporting
What Can Be Done About Tenant Screening Companies Like CIC, CoreLogic SafeRent, Experian, First Advantage, LeasingDesk, And TransUnion Falsely Reporting An Eviction On My Record?
When an eviction shows up on a tenant screening report, it can have devastating consequences. It oftentimes can mean that a potential landlord is going to deny your application. But sometimes an eviction shows up in a tenant screening report when the applicant actually has never been evicted. What then? A federal
When Experian, Equifax, or Trans Union report inaccurate information to potential creditors, their errors can have devastating consequences. Sometimes the potential creditor will raise the interest rate that you must pay because the error makes it look like your credit is worse than it actually is. And sometimes the potential creditor will
With the end of the year fast approaching, some employees are anticipating the receipt of an end-of-the-year bonus. If you’ve received a bonus – whether during the holidays or the rest of the year – you should make sure that your employer is paying you properly. In some cases, a bonus must
How Long Do I Have To File a Credit Report or Background Check Lawsuit Under The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)?
As with nearly every law, individuals are limited in the amount of time they have to file a lawsuit when their rights have been violated. The legal term for this timeframe is “statute of limitations.” Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), a lawsuit for violations of this federal law must be