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CFPB Orders TransUnion and Equifax to Pay $23.1 Million for Deceptive Practices

WASINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) this week took action against Equifax and TransUnion, ordering the two credit reporting agencies and their subsidiaries to pay more than $17.6 million in restitution for deceiving consumers about the usefulness and actual cost of credit scores they sold to consumers. The two firms were also ... Read More »

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Auto Loan and Lease Balances Top $1 Trillion, Equifax Reports

ATLANTA — Equifax reported this week that the total amount of outstanding balances on automotive loans and leases has crossed the $1 trillion mark, with finance companies leading the way. As of June 2015, total outstanding balances on auto loans and leases reached $1.021 trillion, a year-over-year increase of 10.5%. Additionally, the number of outstanding ... Read More »

Severe Delinquencies Fall to 10-Year Low, Equifax Reports

ATLANTA — According Equifax’s latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, new auto loan originations have reached record highs, while severe delinquency rates fell to their lowest level in nearly a decade, reports F&I and Showroom. At the same time, auto leasing has surged as consumer demand for new vehicles remains strong. The severe delinquency rate ... Read More »

Equifax Refutes ‘Subprime Bubble’ in New Report

ATLANTA — Equifax Inc. has released its latest economic trends commentary, “Subprime Auto Loans: A Second Chance at Economic Opportunity,” which examines two groups of consumers with deep subprime credit scores over a three-year period: those who originated a subprime auto loan and those who did not. Equifax found that over the three-year time period, ... Read More »

‘Great Deleveraging’ Has Ended, Equifax Reports

ATLANTA — Based on consumer credit data collect by Equifax through November, the five-year run of debt deleveraging might be over. The credit reporting agency reported this week that nonmortgage credit balances reached their highest level since the Great Recession in November, totaling $3.1 trilling. Showing the biggest increase were credit balances for auto loans. ... Read More »

No Subprime Bubble in Sight, Equifax Says

ATLANTA — While year-to-date auto loan growth rates have slowed compared to last year, totals for new credit and the number of new loans originated for auto purchases are at all-time highs, according to Equifax’s latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report. Through June, the total number of new loans originated was 12.5 million, an increase ... Read More »

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