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credit bureau

noun
1.
a firm that investigates the creditworthiness of and assigns a credit rating to a client's customers or potential customers.
Also called credit agency.
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  • Therefore, the effect of the credit bureau on new clients likely occurs through selection.
  • If the lender used a credit bureau to evaluate your application, it will be listed on the denial notice you received.
  • credit bureau reports can be purchased at time of counseling.
  • The creditors then send this record of a consumer's payment history to the credit bureau reporting agencies.
  • As of that same date, merchants also must notify you if they plan to report negative information about you to a credit bureau.
  • The credit bureau's role is only to provide credit information.
  • It can take a year or more to have them remove the bogus reports from a credit bureau.
  • Finally, the whole credit bureau program needs to be abolished and reconstructed.

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