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Consumer's Guide to Credit Reporting
Consumer's Guide to Credit Reporting

If you've ever applied for a charge account, a personal loan, insurance, or a job, someone is probably keeping a file on you. This file might contain information on how you pay your bills, or whether you've been sued, arrested, or have filed for bankruptcy. Companies that ...

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  • Consumer's Guide to Credit Reporting

    If you've ever applied for a charge account, a personal loan, insurance, or a job, someone is probably keeping a file on you. This file might contain information on how you pay your bills, or whether ...

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  • Medical Debt Soars

    From Credit & Collection News, July 26, 2021: Americans’ Medical Debt Reached About $140 Billion In 2020 Americans’ medical debt added up to about $140 billion last year, according to new research ...

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  • Liability for Medical Debts

    Question: What’s my next step if I got served for a hospital bill that I settled before by giving them the Medicaid card number? I am being sued about a hospital bill that was not paid for. The bill ...

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  • Predatory Loan Prevention Act -- Illinois reduces interest rates on consumer debts effective March 23, 2021

    llinois Governor J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, signed into law the Illinois Predatory Loan Prevention Act (SB 1792, 815 ILCS 123/15-1-1 et seq.) that caps rates at 36% on consumer loans ...

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  • Credit and debit card receipts

    The Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (“FACTA”) amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") forbid businesses to print credit/ debit card receipts which include either (1) more than ...

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  • The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act -- Overview

    For many Americans dealing with debt collectors has become a way of life. If you owe money and are behind on your payments, chances are you have received one or more calls from collection agencies ...

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