Why do employers look at your credit report?

Answer According to MSN Money, almost half of employers may check the credit reports of potential hires. The Wall Street Journal puts the number much lower, at 16 percent.What are Employers Looking for?In... Read More »

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What do employers look for on a credit report?

In addition to background checks, employers are increasingly requesting and evaluating prospective employees' credit reports. This practice is legal and is governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act... Read More »

Does bankruptcy look bad on a credit report?

A bankruptcy on your credit report can make financial institutions and other lenders hesitant or unwilling to lend to you or issue you credit cards. The impact of the bankruptcy usually decreases o... Read More »

How to Get a Collections Report Off of Your Credit Report File?

A collection report that appears on your credit report file can harm your credit score and borrowing ability. As a collection is typically an indication you failed to pay your bill on time or at al... Read More »

How many times can a debt collector look at my credit report?

The Fair Credit Reporting Act says that any creditor with whom you have an account has permission to access your credit report. A debt collector to whom you owe money can review your credit report ... Read More »