Intuit Takeover of Credit Karma is Getting a Close Look by Justice Department

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Credit Karma is a site that I often suggest to consumers to obtain free credit report monitoring and credit report reviews, even if only for two credit bureaus. As long as users are aware that the motivation for Credit Karma to provide those free services is to market additional financial products, they can get the … Read more

Why Can’t I Trust My CreditKarma Credit Scores With a Good Sam RV Loan?

Question: Dear Steve, A few years ago, I signed up with Credit Karma and have watched my credit reports ever since. I applied for an RV loan, thinking my scores were in the mid-700’s as is reflected in my Transunion and Equifax reports on Credit Karma. Was told that they only use Experian (which Credit … Read more

Sanctioned Disruption of the Banking Industry to Come

For the most part the announcement from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) are painful boring. Sorry fellas. But this one looks like it could provide some innovative changes to the banking industry that could disrupt things for the better. The OCC says: “On December 2, 2016, Comptroller of the Currency Thomas … Read more

Killer iPhone App Delivers Free Credit Score and Credit Monitoring

The folks over at Credit Karma have been busy little bees. I’ve been a fan of their free credit score and credit score modeling tool and mentioned them on the site. But now they’ve outdone themselves with their new iPhone app. The app is free to download and delivers a ton of useful information, except … Read more

Truly Free Credit Scores and Daily Credit Monitoring

When it comes to free credit reporting products, I mean really free, the services are hard to find. Sure, there have been all sorts of teaser products offered that then signed you up for paid services but where does someone go to find their actual credit score? Until a year or so ago the online … Read more