She cannot get a bank account, and her application for a secured credit card was turned down.
It used to be that the only thing a bank or other potential lender would look at before deciding whether to offer you credit was your credit report and score. Not anymore.
A debt collector is dinging customers' credit over unpaid late fees, which many say they don't owe. Montana has sued, and Kansas calls the effort a 'possible scam.'
Satellite and cable TV companies are just a few of the businesses that check your credit history. Here's why having a good score is a plus.
Still using a high-interest credit card or paying for a cool ringtone? Act your age.
When it comes to maintaining your score, diligence pays off -- because lots of people are looking.
Defaults by high-scoring borrowers spur lenders to look at a lot more of your personal financial data.
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