Military members can access free credit report

Mar 13, 2011 Brian Bradley

Military members will have access to a free credit report thanks to an initiative from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. The agency said that it will provide a free consumer credit score reading for all active personnel and "educational


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National consumer protection week brings plenty of warnings

Mar 13, 2011 Brian Bradley

Sunday, March 6, kicked off the 13th annual National Consumer Protection Week and while many outlets are celebrating advancements in protecting user identities, consumer advocates are espousing the importance of protecting one's sensitive


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U.S. consumer credit increases for the fourth consecutive month

Mar 13, 2011 Brian Bradley

New data from the Federal Reserve shows that consumer purchasing power continues to increase, which is a positive sign both for individuals and the economy. According to the central bank, consumer credit increased by slightly more than $5 billion


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Arizona settles suit with short term lender

Mar 13, 2011 Todd Milner

Short term lender Quik Cash recently settled a consumer fraud lawsuit with the Arizona attorney general, two years after the state litigator first filed allegations that the company's actions deprived consumers of their rights.The lender will


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FTC proposes revisions to risk-based pricing rule

Mar 13, 2011 Brian Bradley

The Federal Trade Commission and Federal Reserve Board are proposing changes to the risk-based pricing rule that would affect what information creditors have to disclose about decisions they base on consumer credit reports.The proposal would


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