The nation’s three largest credit-reporting agencies will soon exclude tax liens and some civil debts from their reports. The change by Equifax, Experian and TransUnion will take effect July 1st. According to the Consumer Data Industry Association, it is part of a plan to ensure that consumer identifications in the data are accurate and current.
The provision is likely to improve millions of American’s credit scores. If reports on those tax liens and civil debts do not include the consumers’ names, addresses and Social Security number, they will not be reported. Additionally, the records will not be included without courthouse visits to obtain newly filed and updated public records at least every 90 days.
However, there are some controversies surrounding the changes. Although they are likely to help consumers appear more credit-worthy, the updated policies could potentially make loan-screening more difficult for lenders.
Click here to read more on this story.
If you are in financial crisis and considering filing for bankruptcy, contact an experienced Miami bankruptcy attorney who can advise you of all your options. As an experienced CPA as well as a proven bankruptcy lawyer, Timothy Kingcade knows how to help clients take full advantage of the bankruptcy laws to protect their assets and get successful results. Since 1996 Kingcade & Garcia, P.A. has been helping people from all walks of life build a better tomorrow. Our attorneys’ help thousands of people every year take advantage of their rights under bankruptcy protection to restart, rebuild and recover. The day you hire our firm, we will contact your creditors to stop the harassment. You can also find useful consumer information on the Kingcade & Garcia website at www.miamibankruptcy.com.