New credit reporting changes cover unpaid taxes, medical debts
The credit scores the big credit bureaus try to sell you typically aren’t the same scores used in lending decisions, despite what those companies might imply.
You can comfortably assume when you open a new credit card and transfer balances from one or several other cards to it, something will happen to your credit score.
Here’s a tour of your credit report in four steps.
The CFPB director encouraged credit card companies to disclose credit scores to consumers for free.
The IRS is always exploring ways to collect what it’s owed. Would reporting tax debts to the three credit bureaus help or hurt this effort?