Credit Bureau

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Credit Bureau

A privately owned, profit-making establishment that—as a regular business—collects and compiles data regarding the solvency, character, responsibility, and reputation of a particular individual or business in order to furnish such information to subscribers, in the form of a report allowing them to evaluate the financial stability of the subject of the report.

Credit bureaus ordinarily prepare and issue reports for lending institutions and stores that investigate the financial reliability of an applicant for credit prior to the execution of the credit agreement.

Credit bureaus are regulated by the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (15 U.S.C.A. § 1681 et seq. [1970]) and by state statute to safeguard against abusive and damaging practices.

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com has launched a comprehensive online guide on its website to help consumers understand what the Credit Bureau actually does, how they can access and interpret their report, and how to appeal its findings.
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We have been closely cooperating with the credit bureau to achieve its goals.
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The establishment of a credit bureau in Singapore is timely and will enhance the reliability of banks' internal credit rating systems,'' he said.
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