Learning credit repair laws
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) plays a major role in the credit repair process as it's laws protect consumers by governing credit bureaus and the furnishers of credit information like creditors and financial institutions. Some of the key laws and rights granted in the FCRA include:
Credit bureaus are required to provide one free credit report every 12 months.
Credit bureaus are required to verify the accuracy of information listed on the report.
Creditors and financial institutions are required to only report complete and accurate consumer information.
Consumers can challenge incorrect and incomplete items listed on a credit report.
Consumers can seek damages from credit bureaus and furnishers violating the FCRA.
Consumers can limit who can access your credit reports.
Consumers can request if your credit report is being used against you financially.