Some Basics You Always Wanted to Know About the FCRA But Were Too Embarrassed to Ask

By Herb Beskin, Chapter 13 Trustee and Edward M. Wayland, Esq. (Charlottesville, VA)

Trustees are not privy to the struggles of Debtors as they emerge from Chapter 13 and work to re-establish (establish?) their credit worthiness. A crucial factor in this process is the Debtor’s credit report. In this article, we discuss the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), the rules and practices of those who prepare credit reports, and some of the problems and issues that consumers need to be aware of. Much of what follows is based on the actual experience of one of the . . .

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