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How US Regulators Created the Equifax Mess

How regulators made credit bureaus like Equifax powerful, and why banks could live without them if they needed to.
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Equifax can't seem to get anything right. After exposing the personal information of potentially 143 million Americans to hackers, the credit reporting agency is under fire yet again for the way it attempted to secure the credit rep...

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Can you get a Mortgage with Frozen Credit?

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