credit bureau

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credit bureau

n.
An organization to which business firms apply for credit information on prospective customers.
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Noun1.credit bureau - a private firm that maintains consumer credit data files and provides credit information to authorized users for a fee
agency - a business that serves other businesses
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Prior to joining INSUREtrust, Frymark worked at Equifax Inc., a global consumer credit reporting agency aggregating information on more than 800 million individual consumers and more than 88 million businesses worldwide.
The regulation also provides the DFS Superintendent with the authority to deny, suspend and potentially revoke a consumer credit reporting agency's authorization to do business with New York's regulated financial institutions and consumers if the agency is found to be out of compliance with certain prohibited practices.
In September 2017, consumer credit reporting agency Equifax claimed that there was a security breach that exposed the personal information of 147 million people, forcing the company to reach a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

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