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  • New FICO model could boost credit scores for millions

    New model taps into consumer banking data
    Experian, FICO and Finicity announced a new credit scoring model that could expand credit access for millions of Americans. The new model, UltraFICO, would look at more than just information reported to the three credit-reporting firms. It would go deeper still and look at the consumer’s banking data, including their checking and savings accounts.
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  • Senate looks to fix “broken” credit reporting system

    Here are some actions Congress can take
    The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs held a hearing Thursday morning on “An Overview of the Credit Bureaus and the Fair Credit Reporting Act,” where Senators on both sides of the aisle expressed their concern over the current “broken” credit reporting system. Here are some of their solutions to fix it.
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  • Equifax names new CEO as fallout from data breach continues

    Mark Begor will take over for Paulino do Rego Barros
    Equifax has found who it believes is the right person to lead the company into its next phase as the credit reporting agency continues to deal with the fallout from its massive data breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 148 million U.S. consumers to hackers. Equifax announced Wednesday that it is naming former GE executive Mark Begor as its next CEO.
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  • Equifax reveals 2.4 million more people were victims of data breach

    Additional names and partial driver’s license information stolen by hackers
    Equifax revealed Thursday that an additional 2.4 million people are victims of the company’s 2017 data breach. Initially, the company said the personal information of approximately 143 million people was stolen. Now, it turns out that the number of victims is actually closer to 148 million.
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  • Equifax upgrades its digital security system

    Announces partnership with Entersekt
    Equifax announced Thursday it is creating some changes to its digital security system through its new integration with Entersekt, a push-based authentication and mobile app security company. Here’s everything you need to know about the new partnership.
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  • House Democrats push Equifax to provide more protection for data breach victims

    Want Equifax to provide three years of identify theft protection
    In the wake of the massive data breach that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers to hackers, Equifax offered to provide a number of services to the affected consumers, including one year of identity theft protection. But, in the eyes of all 19 Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Equifax is not doing enough to make those consumers whole again.
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  • Top Democrats want credit reporting agencies severely punished for Equifax-style breaches

    Bill would bring stiff financial penalties for data breaches
    Equifax may be facing various legal, regulatory, and financial consequences for the data breach that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers, but two top Senate Democrats want there to be much stiffer penalties should any credit reporting agency, Equifax included, fail to protect consumer data again.
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  • New York enacts new rules for credit reporting agencies in wake of Equifax breach

    New regulations bring additional consumer protections
    After Equifax revealed that it had been the victim of a data breach that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers, the state of New York began moving to increase its oversight of credit reporting agencies. But those new rules don’t go far enough, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. So, Cuomo is immediately enacting new rules for credit reporting agencies that will bring additional consumer protections.
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  • How bad is it for Equifax? Company reveals full fallout from data breach

    How much has it cost? Plus what else is credit reporting agency facing
    It’s been just over two months since Equifax disclosed that it had been the victim of a “cybersecurity incident” that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million U.S. consumers. Since then, the fallout from the data breach has been extensive, to say the least. But now, for the first time, the company is detailing the full fallout from the breach - and it's more than extensive.
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  • 38 states call on Experian and TransUnion to drop credit freeze fees in wake of Equifax breach

    Some states already prohibit credit reporting agencies from charging freeze fees
    Equifax may be offering one year of credit file monitoring and identity theft protection in the wake of the credit reporting agency’s massive data breach, which exposed the personal information of 145.5 million consumers, but more than 75% of the states want the rest of the major credit reporting agencies to do more to protect consumers.
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