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VantageScore rolls out ‘trendy’ new scoring model

Brady Porche

VantageScore will soon begin using “trended data” in its credit scores — a first among the major scoring models. The credit scoring firm this month rolled out VantageScore 4.0, a new update to its formula that will be released in…
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Your greatest credit hits (and misses), available on CD

Brady Porche

What would you do if you received your credit report on an audio CD instead of in print or a PDF? Would you pop it into your car’s CD player, roll your windows down and cruise to the sounds of…
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Equifax promotes credit monitoring to its employees following tax mailing mishap

Jeremy Simon

U.S. credit bureaus typically advertise their credit monitoring services as a way for consumers to keep tabs on any unusual account activity. However, credit bureau Equifax was recently prompted to highlight the service to its own employees after a mailing potentially exposed the Social Security numbers of current and former workers.
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My credit card life in 4 squiggly lines

Tyler Metzger

More than a year after having a credit card, I’m left with some musical equipment, a lot of empty calories, plenty of great memories and $600 in debt. This is my credit card life — in 4 squiggly lines.
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Sallie Mae’s latest foul-up

Jeremy Simon

Student loan giant Sallie Mae appears to have spoken too soon when it said a credit reporting issue that impacted about 1 million student loan borrowers had been resolved. Yes, they fixed the problem that made it look like students were deadbeats. But some borrowers are now reporting that in doing so, it replaced one problem with another, making it look like borrowers have twice as much debt.
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