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Penny Forward Announces Amazon Gift Card Winners

Posted in Bank Accounts, Blindness Resources, Budgeting, Career, Credit Cards, Credit reports and scores, Disability, Financial Education, Home Buying, Identity theft and fraud, Penny Forward News, Personal Finance, Small Business, social security, social security disability benefits, SSI, Student Loans, and Taxes

In celebration of Financial Literacy Month, Members who signed up to join Penny Forward’s innovative online community in April were entered into drawings to win…

Penny Forward Celebrates Financial Literacy Month

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Inaccurate small business credit reports can block access to loans

Posted in Business loans, Credit reports and scores, Deceptive practices, and Policy and compliance

Inaccurate credit reports hurt small businesses similar to how they hurt consumers – the CFPB commends the FTC for taking action to hold credit reporting agencies accountable for their misconduct toward small businesses.

Report illustrates how the big three credit reporting companies are giving consumers the runaround

Posted in Access to credit, Consumer complaints, Credit reports and scores, Data, research, and reports, Everyone has a story, and Fair Credit Reporting Act

A CFPB report revealed that the NCRAs have largely relied on vague, unhelpful form letters in response to consumer complaints filed with the Bureau. This practice, which surged in 2020, left families and communities vulnerable at the height of an unprecedented global pandemic and economic crisis.

No Surprises Act: How we are protecting people from the side effects of surprise medical bills

Posted in Credit reports and scores, Debt collection, Info for consumers, and Medical debt

The No Surprises Act puts guardrails in place to prevent certain unexpectedly high medical bills. Plus, people have protections from unwanted side effects of surprise medical bills: unlawful debt collection and credit reporting.