Rental history now appearing on credit reports

Feb 16, 2011 Matt Roesly

Landlords and other property managers nationwide will get a better view of a prospective renter's history now that Experian will include an individual's leasing and payment history in his or her consumer credit report. According to


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Fewer Chicago consumers defaulting on credit

Feb 16, 2011 Brian Bradley

One of the nation's largest cities may be in store for economic gains as consumers continue to decrease their default rate. According to new data from Experian and Standard & Poor's, the default rate in the Windy City declined in


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Consumers with poor credit can still get auto loans

Feb 16, 2011 Brian Bradley

A consumer with a low or poor credit score may not be out of the running for an auto loan thanks to a network of lenders who are willing to distribute to credit to consumers who have a subpar history of paying bills or managing loans.These


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Most data breaches go unreported

Feb 16, 2011 Brian Bradley

Most data breaches go unreported

Less than one-third of the total number of security breaches in 2010 were properly reported, leaving consumers in the dark about what records have been put at risk, a recent report reveals.The Identity Theft Resource Center recorded 662 breaches


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Identity thief apprehended in Michigan

Feb 15, 2011 Brian Bradley

One recent case of fraud proves that even some of the most famous Hollywood directors are not exempt from being cheated out of money.The Detroit Free Press reports that famed director Peter Jackson was cheated out of $190,000 by a toy store


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