Concluding our three-part blog The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) & Your Rights, here we will spotlight some additional borrowers’ rights provided by the FCRA. If you feel that your rights as a borrower were violated by a credit reporting bureau, you are encouraged to contact the Federal Trade Commission.
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Some additional borrowers’ rights that have been granted by the Fair Credit Reporting Act include the right to:
- Expect prompt correction of errors on their credit reports – When it is found that borrowers’ credit reports contain mistakes or wrong information, the FCRA stipulates that borrowers have the right to have this information corrected within 30 days of it being identified as erroneous.
Common misinformation on credit reports can include inaccuracies with a borrower’s contact information, marital status and/or debt obligations. Once such erroneous information has been corrected by a credit reporting bureau, borrowers can receive an updated copy of their corrected credit reports (to verify that the appropriate corrections were made)
- Determine when employers may see their credit reports – Borrowers have the right to allow or prevent employers (including potential employers) from seeing their credit report. Specifically, borrowers have to provide explicit written consent for such parties to view their credit reports (except if the borrower is a truck driver and the potential employer is a trucking company).
- Assurance that their credit report will only be accessible to the appropriate parties – The FRCA dictates that borrowers have the right to assume that their sensitive credit-related information will be protected and that only they themselves and entities with a valid need will be able to access this report.
Parties who may be considered to have a valid need (but may still need explicit written consent) to access borrowers’ credit reports may include (but are not limited to):
- Employers or potential employers
- Creditors or lending institutions
- Insurance companies
- Other businesses.
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