Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, October 07, 2013 4:19 pm
By Steve Bucci · Bankrate.com

A new way to measure credit scores could help people with minimal credit history.

Monday, August 19, 2013 3:47 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

An Idaho man is suing Experian for not deleting an allegedly erroneous public record on his credit report.

Friday, June 28, 2013 3:04 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Americans can now get their FICO credit score based on their Experian credit report at myFICO.com.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 5:42 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Another study shows the imperfection of credit reporting. Almost 1 in 4 encountered problems with their credit reports.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:35 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

A recent caper targeting famous people raises concerns about how easy it is to get someone else’s credit report.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:44 am
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Equifax confirms that four credit reports had been hacked through AnnualCreditReport.com.

Monday, February 11, 2013 4:09 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

A recent FTC study shows those correcting credit report errors got a lower interest rate on a loan.

Monday, June 04, 2012 5:06 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

Americans feel better about getting new credit cards, while lenders feel better about giving them out, says a new report.

Friday, May 25, 2012 6:00 am
By Janet Reusch · Bankrate.com

This week, we hosted a live chat on our Facebook page on the topic of credit scores.

Friday, February 17, 2012 3:00 pm
By Janna Herron · Bankrate.com

The federal consumer watchdog agency is setting its sights on consumer reporting companies. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Thursday proposed to oversee the largest consumer reporting companies (along with debt collection firms) under its nonbank supervision program. It’s unclear whether the proposal includes credit scoring firms such as FICO or VantageScore, and the CFPB

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