The Federal Housing Finance Agency today issued a long-awaited request for input on the credit scoring models required by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is requesting information on consumers’ experience with access to free credit scores as well as information about the experience of companies and nonprofits that offer their customers and the general public free access to their credit scores.
How regulators expect banks to handle the Equifax breach from a third-party risk management perspective.
Federal Housing Finance Agency Director Mel Watt today defended his agency’s decision to include a language preference question on its updated Uniform Residential Loan Application, and said that the CFPB intends to provide a safe harbor under the Equal Credit Opportunity Act.
As the fallout continues from the Equifax data breach, Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-N.C.) yesterday introduced a bill making several changes to federal regulation of “large consumer reporting agencies” like Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
Consumer credit reporting bureau Equifax today announced a major data breach affecting approximately 143 million Americans.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is seeking feedback on the benefits and risks of using alternative data sources — such as mobile phone bills and rent payments — to help consumers establish a credit history.
The creditor will need to defend its underwriting practices to “prove” that education level provides some amount of repayment predictability.
The CFPB has announced plans to compile and publish a list of companies that offer customers access to a free credit score, which the bureau said would help “bring customer attention to the topic of credit scores, and follow up with content to educate, inform and empower consumers on the availability of credit scores and credit reports an how consumers can use this information.”