Interesting Lawsuit Against TransUnion on Credit Dispute With Wells Fargo

On December 12, 2018, David Lacks Sued TransUnion and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage over what appears to be a very irritating situation after staying current on his home mortgage. Lacks filed for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy but reaffirmed his home mortgage with Wells Fargo and continued making his payments. His mortgage was not discharged in … Read more

The Credit Repair Death of Pay For Delete to Remove Old Bad Credit

It’s coming. Big changes are in the works for consumers with old bad debts owned by debt buyers. Sources inside the debt buyer and debt collection industry are secretly making positive changes about reporting old accounts. These changes will help consumers with old delinquent accounts find a light at the end of the credit reporting … Read more

Whispers On Big Changes Coming for Credit Reports That You Need to Know

Credit reporting in the United States has been a mess. It seems now for decades we have one revelation after another about how inaccurate your credit reports is. These errors can significantly impact credit scores without knowledge. And they do. According to the Federal Trade Commission, “five percent of consumers had errors on one of … Read more

Shouldn’t I Be Able to Get All My Credit Scores? – Eugene

Question: Dear Steve, My situation, my credit scores are in the low 600’s and am trying to get all my credit cards under the 30% threshold and at the same time reduce my total debt. My problem though is with the credit scores. It seems now we have to be concerned with two sets of … Read more

TransUnion Releases Yet Another Credit Scoring Number – CreditVision

TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) released today CreditVision®, the first credit score in market to combine both trended credit bureau data and alternative data sources — creating a more precise picture of consumer risk and their ability to manage financial commitments. CreditVision Link allows lenders to score up to approximately 95% of the U.S. adult population. The … Read more

Your Biggest Credit Report Complaint May Be Getting Fixed

Recently the three major credit reporting agencies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion — agreed to a settlement with the New York Attorney General’s office to overhaul the national credit reporting process to better serve Americans. The agreement includes changes to the credit report dispute process, how some negative information can appear on credit reports and … Read more

Is Your Better Credit Score Just Waiting For You?

A recent TransUnion study found that more than 23 million U.S. consumers would be classified as Super Prime, the highest-rated consumer credit risk group, when evaluated by TransUnion’s CreditVision® risk score. Compared to the use of a traditional risk score, the use of CreditVision would increase the percentage of consumers in the Super Prime risk … Read more

The New Credit Score That Rewards You for Paying More Than the Minimum

TransUnion, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, has made several changes in the last few years to the credit reports it provides consumers, in addition to developing a new credit score to help lenders better evaluate potential borrowers. If you’ve requested your TransUnion credit report recently (you get free credit reports every year … Read more

TransUnion Won’t Report My Accounts Correctly That Were in My Bankruptcy

“Dear Steve, I filed bankruptcy and my creditors are still reporting delinquent debts. Chapter 7 bk filed on 9/18/2010. Trans Union are reporting all of these account w/ delinquency after my filing. Its very frustrating I have disputing this for over 5 years! I have never been w/ any of my accounts before my filing … Read more

Your Credit is Riskiest if You Live in Mississippi or Texas.

The TransUnion Credit Risk Index, a statistic developed to measure the changes in average consumer credit risk within various geographies, increased 1.98 percent from 124.79 in the fourth quarter of 2008 to 127.26 in the first quarter of 2009. On a year-over-year basis, the Credit Risk Index increased 7.10 percent (from 118.83 in the first … Read more

Car Loans Falling Further Behind

TransUnion.com released today the results of its analysis of trends in the auto lending industry for the third quarter of 2009. The report is part of an ongoing series of quarterly consumer lending sector analyses focusing on credit card, auto loan and mortgage data available on TransUnion’s Web site www.transunion.com/trenddata. Information for this analysis is … Read more