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Removal of public records has little effect on consumers’ credit scores

The National Consumer Assistance Plan (NCAP) was launched in March 2015 by the three nationwide credit reporting companies in response to a multi-state settlement. In this report, we explore how the removal of public records resulting from the NCAP affected consumers' credit records and their credit scores.

Complaints show military families and non-military families have different experiences in the financial marketplace

This month's 50-state report shows that servicemembers are more likely to submit complaints about some financial products compared to non-servicemembers, such as debt collection, but are less likely than non-servicemembers to submit complaints about other products, such as mortgages. Overall the report shows that servicemembers may face different problems in the financial marketplace than non-servicemembers.