Business

31-State Deal Should Make Credit Report Errors Easier to Fix

JULIE CARR SMYTH, Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three nationwide credit reporting agencies have agreed to fix disputed information on credit reports more quickly, wait longer before adding potentially damaging information on medical debt and scrutinize certain data furnished by outside entities, according to Read More

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Business

Study: Five Percent of Consumers Had Errors on Their Credit Reports, Results in Less Favorable Terms for Loans

[NNPA] by William Garth Special to the NNPA from The Chicago Citizen A Federal Trade Commission study of the U.S. credit reporting industry found that five percent of consumers had errors on one of their three major credit reports that could lead to them paying Read More

Op-Ed

Credit Check can be a Barrier to a Job or Promotion

By Charlene Crowell NNPA Columnist   As Black America continues to struggle with high unemployment rates, a new research report by Demos, a public policy organization titled, Discredited: How employment credit checks keep qualified workers out of a job, unveils how the use of credit history Read More