Take These Steps to Improve Your Credit Score

Jeff Reeves, USA TODAY   (USA Today) — Most Americans are aware that their credit score is an important figure that determines how much it will cost for you to borrow money — or, in fact, whether banks will lend to you at all. But Read More


Free FICO Credit Scores Coming to Millions

Special to the NNPA from the New Pittsburgh Courier Millions of Americans will soon be able to access their FICO credit scores for free. FICO scores are used by nearly every major lender to assess the creditworthiness of credit card and loan applicants. But these Read More


To Catch A Creditor

[New York Times] IN 1999, Judy Ann Thomas of Elyria, Ohio, applied for a loan. But the bank mixed up her record with the file of a Utah woman named Judith Kendall — their Social Security numbers have seven digits in common. Because Ms. Kendall Read More


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


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

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Wells Fargo Repeats Popular Free Credit Score Promotion; Offers $10,000 Grand Prize During Share Your Goals Sweepstakes

    Media:     Natalie Brown, 775-689-6123   Wells Fargo Repeats Popular Free Credit Score Promotion; Offers $10,000 Grand Prize During Share Your Goals Sweepstakes Promotions Available March 1 – April 15, 2013 SAN FRANCISCO (March 1, 2013) – Wells Fargo Read More


Blackonomics: Borrowing? Read the Fine Print

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Have you noticed the television commercials that offer loans of various kinds or another enticements such as auto leases and insurance policies for the elderly?  These commercials are laden with information that appears on the screen for a few seconds Read More