Fair Credit Reporting Act Basics

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law that was enacted to promote the accuracy, fairness and privacy of information in credit reporting agency files. Various federal agencies enforce and write rules implementing the FCRA. Read More

Credit Score Basics

A credit score is a numerical value or categorization a lender uses to predict the likelihood of certain credit behaviors (i.e. default). A credit score may also be used to determine the credit terms or rate a person pays for a loan. Read More