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Liens and Judgments Data: Not Gone for Good

Mortgage lenders rely on liens and judgments records to assess a borrower’s creditworthiness and capacity for repayment. For decades, they obtained this information in credit reports during the application process. But as of July 1 2017, the Nationwide Credit Reporting Agencies— Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion—began removing a large segment of the data from their reporting.

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Chronos Offers Data Recently Excluded from Credit Reports

Chronos Solutions, a Coppell, Texas-based real estate financial services provider, announced a new offering Thursday aimed at providing lenders information that was recently removed from credit reports. Starting in July, national credit reporting agencies were no longer permitted to include liens and civil judgment data in their credit reports. The change came as the result of a civil action suit that claimed inclusion of lien and judgment data can wrongfully lower a consumer’s credit score by up to 100 points. The company set out to fill the void in lender information by offering a lien and judgment addendum to its Funding Suite Report.

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U.S. Sen. Brown Calls for Action Against ‘Zombie Debts’ on Credit Reports

Many Americans are still having difficulty obtaining mortgage loans due to the adverse impact of the crisis on their credit scores even seven years after the crisis. In mid-July, Brown proposed a bill known as the Consumer Reporting Fairness Act, which would require banks or creditors to notify credit reporting agencies when a bankruptcy extinguishes a consumer's debt.

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