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New CFPB Study Shows Credit Builder Loans Can Boost Credit Records

Posted by Matt Holmes

Jul 20, 2020 9:02:00 AM

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a report indicating that a credit builder loan could increase the probability of developing a credit history for those without one. The study also found that the financial product can help boost the credit profiles for those with no current outstanding debt.

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Topics: credit reports, Improve Credit Score, credit history

Can Becoming an Authorized User Help Your Credit Score?

Posted by Matt Holmes

Jul 13, 2020 9:02:00 AM

If you’re new to this whole credit thing, it can be difficult to get on the scoreboard as a responsible credit user. So what can you do to jump-start your credit history? A popular suggestion is to become an authorized user on someone else’s account. But does this tactic really work?

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Topics: credit reports, Credit Score, authorized user

5 Credit Myths You Should Know About

Posted by Matt Holmes

Jul 6, 2020 9:02:00 AM

Credit, as we know it, has been around for a long time. Thus, the modern consumer credit system has given birth to a lot of information (and a lot of misinformation). Here are 5 myths about credit usage that have developed over time, and that you should know about.

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Topics: credit reports, Credit Score, credit history, Understanding Credit Scores

Credit Freezes and Credit Locks: How They Can Protect You

Posted by Matt Holmes

Feb 24, 2020 9:02:00 AM

Earlier this month, we learned that four members of the Chinese military were charged with hacking into Equifax’s computer system in 2017, causing the breach that shocked the world. With this type of headline back in the news cycle, it serves as a great reminder as to why it’s important to protect your data with credit freezes and credit locks.

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Topics: credit reports, Credit Freeze, Credit Bureau, Frozen Credit

What Football Teaches us about Mortgage Credit Reporting

Posted by Matt Holmes

Jan 27, 2020 9:02:00 AM

It’s January, and that means a lot of us just simply have football on our brains. Whether it’s researching French onion dip recipes for the big game or placing bets on the final score, we’re hyped for the game. And to some of us, if we thought about mortgages like we thought about football, we’d be a lot better at our jobs. That got us thinking.

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Topics: credit reports, Mortgage, Credit Score, Mortgage Lending, Credit Report

Mortgage Lenders' Challenge: Find New Sources For Lien And Judgment Data

Posted by Ann Fulmer

May 31, 2017 2:40:01 PM

This article was originally posted on MortgageOrb, written by Ann Fulmer.

In less than a month, the nation’s top credit-reporting agencies (CRAs) will drop most civil judgment and tax lien data from consumer credit reports. It’s a change that will boost millions of consumers’ credit scores – and one that raises major concerns for employers, landlords, mortgage bankers, and other lenders and mortgage lending services providers that use FICO scores as a primary means of determining consumer creditworthiness.

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Topics: credit reports, Credit Score, mortgage changes, Liens and judgment data, mortgage lending services

Credit Report Changes May Result in Credit Score Increases for Many Consumers

Posted by Susan McCullah

Mar 20, 2017 3:07:27 PM

The three credit bureaus, Equifax, Experian, and Transunion, will be making changes to two types of information currently reported on credit reports. These alterations could show credit score increases for an estimated 1 in 12 consumers. 

Tax liens and civil judgments are the two pieces of information on the hotseat. The change is scheduled for July 1, 2017. It's estimated that up to half of civil judgment information and most of tax lien data will be removed. 

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Topics: credit reports, Credit Score, mortgage news, Mortgage lenders

Six Scary Mistakes Turn an Approved Mortgage into a Denied Mortgage

Posted by Susan McCullah

Oct 13, 2016 9:15:00 AM

 

Are you dreaming of dressing your new home with spiderwebs, jack-o-lanterns, and scary Halloween music while you pass out candy to hungry zombies and beautiful princesses? Then be sure to avoid these mistakes during the home buying process.

Once you find the perfect home, secure financing, and sign the contract, you may think it's a done deal. Be careful, though. There are several mistakes you may make during the mortgage process that will drive your interest rate higher, or derail your closing completely. 

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Topics: credit reports, Data Facts, Mortgage loan, Mortgage

Got Mortgage Trended Data Blues? FAQ's to Help Ease the Pain

Posted by Susan McCullah

Aug 24, 2016 11:03:11 AM


Singin' the blues over more changes heading your way?

If you are not sure about the addition of trended data on mortgage credit reports, how it affects you, and how to deal with it, take heart! The reality is that mortgage credit trended data is a shockwave to the industry, and is causing even more changes for mortgage originators who have already been handed their fair share (TRID, anyone?).

We have scoured our mortgage lending services sources to answer some of the biggest, most common questions about trended data information...

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Topics: credit reports, Data Facts, Credit Score, mortgage trended data, trended credit data, mortgage lending services

Credit Bureaus Selling Borrower's Info? YES! But, Data Facts Can Help

Posted by datafactssolutions

Dec 3, 2015 9:02:30 AM

Mortgage Trigger Data is created when a borrower fills out a 1003 (mortgage application), and has their credit report pulled. This creates a credit inquiry event which is flagged on the borrower’s credit record.

The credit bureaus aggregate all of the flagged records on a daily basis and make the information available to paying marketers as a “trigger” file within 24-48 hours of the original mortgage application.  YIKES!  And yes, in case you are wondering, this is a totally legal practice.

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Topics: credit reports, Credit Freeze, Mortgage triggering, Opt Out PreScreen, Credit Bureau

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