Tag Archives: Equifax

Free credit freezes are coming – but similar options are already here

Fred Williams

Americans will get free, fast credit freezes following last week’s enactment of S. 2155, the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act. Most of the law’s 73 pages soften bank regulations that were designed to prevent another financial crisis…
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Closing cards and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 19 percent That’s the number of smartphone users who use mobile payments at the register. It’s not so much that these users are unlucky, but it’s just rather unfortunate that mobile wallets and contactless cards still haven’t hit…
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The future is now and other credit card news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 56 percent More than half of data breaches this year have jeopardized Social Security numbers, making it a scary time to be someone with those essential nine-digit identifiers. Your SSN could be used to get…
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Your SSN is probably on the dark web and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 143 million That’s how many Social Security numbers or people whose personal information could be floating around on the dark web after Equifax announced a data breach last Thursday, weeks after it happened. Oh, and let’s not…
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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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