Dealing With A Collection Agency

Step I – Selecting A Collection Agency Selecting a credit collection agency is perhaps the most important and difficult task. Some factors you must consider while selecting a collection agency are: – Experience and professionals – Geographical presence – Expertise – Fees and charging model – Customer references – Collection Agency Services has covered this … Continue reading

Consumer Credit Reports

A consumer credit report is a factual record of an individual’s credit payment history. It is provided for a purpose permitted by law: to help a credit grantor or lender quickly and objectively decide whether to grant you credit. Most of the information in consumer credit reports comes directly from the companies a person does … Continue reading

Minimize your Risk for Identity Theft

Identity theft is the fastest growing crime in America. According to the Federal Trade Commission, the number of identity theft incidents reached 9.9 million in 2003. These crimes are estimated to have taken the average victim $500 and 30 hours to resolve. From stolen credit cards to total identity kidnapping, these ugly and prevalent crimes … Continue reading

Do you Know the Benefits of Checking your Credit Report?

Do you know why you should check your credit report? Of course you do, because you have undoubtedly experienced one working in your life! No matter where you roam, your credit report follows you through life, updating all aspects of your life: your employment, where you live, your opened credit accounts, your closed accounts, your … Continue reading

Identity Theft Exploding: Here?s How You Can Avoid Becoming A Victim

Americans are more concerned about identity theft than unemployment or corporate fraud, according to a survey of 2,000 people conducted by Star Systems. Nine out of ten Americans demand new federal legislation, while two-thirds say the financial services industry needs to do a better job of verifying the identity of customers who open bank accounts … Continue reading

Building Your Credit History

Today, credit is an indispensable part of our lives. In order to get the things you need, such as a home or a car, you have to apply for a credit. But you cannot get a credit without having a credit history, and you cannot get a good quality credit without having a good credit … Continue reading

Credit Repair Myths and Facts

There are no secrets to repairing your credit. Many shady credit repair agencies would love you to think the contrary. Negative items can be removed from your credit report and you can do it yourself. One does not need a credit repair "expert" or "law firm" to do it either. While the credit world can … Continue reading

Credit Enhancements: Seven Tips For Enhancing Business Credit Transactions

What are the avenues available to businesses with weak credit profiles or to companies pursuing credit transactions that are perceived as too risky by credit providers? Many companies apply for credit at banks, finance companies or equipment leasing firms and are routinely rejected due to the high degree of perceived credit risks. When approaching a … Continue reading