FTC changes your access to your credit report

According to the Federal Trade Commission, consumers will be able to request free copies of their credit reports very soon:

Soon you’ll be able to get your credit report for free. A recent amendment to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. The FCRA promotes the accuracy and privacy of information in the files of the nation’s consumer reporting companies. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, enforces the FCRA with respect to consumer reporting companies.

This will no doubt anger those companies who routinely made $25 for access to your latest credit report.

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