Trump Administration Wants to Get Rid of CFPB

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) yesterday released a report that shows complaints by student loan borrowers have driven actions that have produced more than $750 million in relief for student loan borrowers and strengthened the student loan repayment process for millions more. These changes include automatic student loan interest-rate

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CRA Public Records Removals

TransUnion shared with their sales team that CRAs will be removing tax liens and judgment data not up to standards during the week of July 10th, and not on July 1st as widely reported. Also, TransUnion will be removing ALL judgments. Therefore, one may need to adjust their verification plans.

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Department of Education

The Department of education issued a bulletin nothing that Transunion has announced that it will re-introduce their student data for all consumers effective June 1, 2017. This hasn’t been done for years. What does this means and how it can affect you or your clients? If the student loan data

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Unsigned Dispute and Validation Letters?

We know that many are sharing that you do not need to have the client sign their dispute or validation letters. Some are having success without incidents. BUT within the last month there has been a surge of calls from members receiving Authorization to Release letters from creditors or furnishers

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Department of Education Data Reporting Notice

Notice: The Department of education issued a bulletin nothing that Transunion has announced that it will re-introduce their student data for all consumers effective June 1, 2017. This hasn’t been done for years. What does this means and how it can affect you or your clients? If the student loan

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The Newest Addition to Your Credit Reports – Trended Data

By John Ulzheimer The credit reporting agencies (CRAs) have access to a lot of information about you. Some of that information is included on your credit reports and some of it is not. For example, although public criminal records are available to anyone (the CRAs included) that information is not

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The Most Important Form You’ve Never Heard Of…The ACDV

By John Ulzheimer The world of credit is full of terms and acronyms that sound completely foreign to most consumers. Automated Consumer Dispute Verification forms, better known as ACDVs, fit firmly within this category of funny sounding acronyms. And although “ACDV” may not roll smoothly off the tongue, they play

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CFPB Sues Ocwen for Alleged Violations of Consumer Financial Laws

On April 20, 2017, the CFPB sued nonbank mortgage loan servicer Ocwen Financial Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Ocwen”) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. The Bureau’s complaint alleges violations of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices

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