Credit Report

CFPB: New Guidance Addresses Inaccurate Background Check Reports and Sloppy Credit File Sharing Practices

False, incomplete, and old information must not appear in background check reports, and a person’s complete consumer file must be provided to them upon request Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued guidance to consumer reporting companies to address inaccurate background check reports, as well as sloppy credit file sharing practices. The two advisory…

CFPB: New Proposed Rulemaking Announced to Remove Medical Bills from Credit Reports

Proposals under consideration would help end coercive debt collection tactics, clean up inaccurate data, and improve credit score predictiveness The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today announced it is beginning a rulemaking process to remove medical bills from Americans’ credit reports. The CFPB outlined proposals under consideration that would help families financially recover from medical…

FHFA: New Phase of Public Engagement Process Announced for Updated Credit Score Requirements

Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced additional opportunities for ongoing public engagement to facilitate the transition to updated credit score models and credit report requirements for loans acquired by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises). This engagement, which will include stakeholder forums and listening sessions, will allow for identification of a wide…

Interagency Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Issued on Quality Control Standards for Automated Valuation Models

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), along with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union Administration, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (collectively, the agencies) are proposing a rule designed to implement quality control standards for…

FHFA: Public Engagement Process Announced for Implementation of Updated Credit Score Requirements

Enterprises to conduct stakeholder outreach and gather feedback The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) today announced plans for stakeholder input on proposed milestones as Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) work to replace the Classic FICO credit score model with the FICO 10T and the VantageScore 4.0 credit score models, and transition from requiring…

CFPB: Inquiry Launched into the Business Practices of Data Brokers

Public input will help to inform planned rulemaking under the Fair Credit Reporting Act The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has launched an inquiry into companies that track and collect information on people’s personal lives. In issuing this new Request for Information, the CFPB wants to understand the full scope and breadth of data brokers…

CFPB: New Report Finds One-Third Decline in Collections Items on Consumer Credit Reports

Report underscores ongoing concerns about accuracy of collections data, particularly with respect to medical debt Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report examining trends in credit reporting of debt in collections from 2018 to 2022. The report found the total number of collections tradelines on credit reports declined by 33%, from 261…

ABA: Foundation Launches 2023 Financial Education Campaigns, Three-Year Initiative to Reach 5 Million Americans

The theme for this year’s campaigns is ‘Protecting Your Financial Future’ The American Bankers Association Foundation today launched its 2023 financial education campaigns, calling on America’s banks and their more than two million employees to participate in these important industry programs and help more consumers achieve long-term financial stability. It also announced a three-year industry-wide…

CFPB: Rule Proposed to Establish Public Registry of Terms & Conditions in Form Contracts That Claim to Waive or Limit Consumer Rights & Protections

Companies can use terms and conditions in non-negotiable form contracts to try to hide consumer harm, to stifle criticism about products and services, and to undermine consumer financial protection law Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) proposed a rule to establish a public registry of supervised nonbanks’ terms and conditions in “take it or…

CFPB: New Report Issued on Complaints Regarding TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax

Analysis of nearly half a million complaints reveals ongoing challenges Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released an annual report that details improvements and deficiencies in the nationwide consumer reporting companies’ responses to consumer complaints transmitted by the CFPB. Today’s report includes considerations for the nationwide consumer reporting companies to improve compliance with consumer financial protection…