Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Friday, May 22, 2015 2:17 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The three big bureaus will pay a fine and change how information is added, reviewed and removed from credit reports.

Friday, May 22, 2015 8:40 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Synthetic ID theft is piecing together a new identity using a combination of real and fake information. It accounts for up to 85 percent of all fraud, the government says.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 3:00 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

A new report finds black, Hispanic and low-income consumers are more likely to have no credit score.

Monday, March 09, 2015 4:27 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are changing the way they handle the reporting of medical debts and their dispute resolution processes, among other things.

Monday, March 09, 2015 8:00 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

The answer depends on what you’re applying for.

Friday, January 16, 2015 6:05 am
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

Bankrate joins Experian and TransUnion to host a credit Q&A. RSVP here.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 4:51 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The bank is offering free credit reports and scores through Nov. 16. It joins other big banks that are starting to offer free scores.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 3:30 pm
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

CFPB warns schools about a lack of transparency in their agreements with banks to market products to students.

Friday, August 01, 2014 3:41 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

The TransUnion reports contain context and highlights to help users understand the state of their credit.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 1:12 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski · Bankrate.com

Credit bureau TransUnion is beefing up its credit monitoring for members who pay for the service.

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