Lenders often consider a consumer's credit history or credit score when deciding whether, and at what cost, to extend credit. A new online Federal Reserve publication helps consumers better understand new notices they may receive from lenders when credit reports or credit scores affect a decision to grant credit.
The publication, What You Need To Know: New Rules about Credit Decisions and Notices, describes the types of notices consumer may receive and provides links to sample notices. It includes information about what consumers should do if they receive a notice, including instructions on how to dispute credit report errors.
These notices are required by rules issued by the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Trade Commission.
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