Medical Debt Reporting Changes Coming

As the result of a report issued at the beginning of March 2022 by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), starting in July 2022 there will be some major changes to credit reports. These changes will impact approximately 20% of consumers in a very positive way. Beginning July 1, 2022, all paid medical collections will … Read more

CFPB Takes a Hard Stance on ‘Name Only Matching’

Due to an advisory opinion recently released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), all consumer reporting agencies must cease in providing any information on a credit report that is based only on a consumer’s first and last name and excludes any other personally identifiable information (PII) such as Social Security Number (SSN), address and … Read more

Credit Reports May Be on the Verge of a Major Overhaul

In 2020 the House passed two bills that could have a dramatic impact on credit reports. The Comprehensive Credit Act and the Protecting Your Credit Score Act of 2020(21). Both are similar and provide pretty extreme changes to what some consider to be a very unfair credit reporting system. To summarize, there are five main … Read more

House Committee Asks for Feedback on how the CFPB Has Impacted Businesses

A presentation of the Did You Know Series Did you know…The House Financial Services Committee is working to make the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) more accountable and transparent? The house committee alleges that the CFPB has too much autonomy and power with no accountability when it comes to credit cards, auto loans and mortgages. … Read more