FTC Fines TransUnion for Illegal Rental Background Check and Reporting

One fine was for poor screening and another for lying to customers. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have issued two fines…

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CFPB Proposes Removal of Medical Bills from Credit Reports

The director says, “Medical bills have little predictive value in credit decisions.“ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is in the rulemaking process that would take medical bills…

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FTC Joins Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Credit Information Appeal

The case involves how disputed credit information should be handled under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) was joined by the Federal Trade…

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Federal Student Loan Payments Resume

Student borrowers experienced a three-year hiatus on repayment. The official return of payments on federal student loans began October 1, after borrowers had experienced three years without payment…

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FTC Imposes Fines TruthFinder and Instant Checkmate for Deceptive Practices

Background report providers to pay $5.8 million for misleading consumers and violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has fined the background report companies…

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