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How long does a fraud alert on your credit report last?

How long does a fraud alert on your credit report last?

If you’re worried about being a victim of identity theft, you can place a free fraud alert on your credit report. TransUnion offers three types of fraud alerts, and you can choose the option [...]

3 Questions with TransUnion’s Blake Woods

3 Questions with TransUnion’s Blake Woods

CUInsight Publisher & CEO Lauren Culp is joined by Blake Woods, Senior Advisor, Credit Unions at TransUnion for a quick interview with just 3 questions... Three questions: (0:30) How are credit unions expanding the [...]

TransUnion’s Q1 2022 US Consumer Pulse Study released

TransUnion’s Q1 2022 US Consumer Pulse Study released

We’ve just released the latest TransUnion Consumer Pulse Study — a quarterly survey exploring how consumers’ personal finances have changed and what changes they expect in the future. Here are the key takeaways: Inflation weighs [...]

Your common credit questions answered

Your common credit questions answered

On the path to building healthy credit, you may find yourself with questions. TransUnion is here with answers to help you build confidence about credit scores and credit reports as you work toward your goals. [...]

How many credit cards should you have?

How many credit cards should you have?

Credit cards can help you build a healthy credit history if you manage them properly. You may also benefit from rewards like cash back or points to be used for travel or other things you [...]

Private student loans and your credit

Private student loans and your credit

Taking out any student loan is a big financial decision. If you’ve exhausted the amount of federal student loans you’re eligible for, you may be considering additional, private loans to bridge the gap. [...]

The art of cybercrime

The art of cybercrime

The excitement around NFTs, rich digital experiences and internet connected devices, highlights the craftmanship of digital professionals. This streak of creativity, however, extends to cyber-criminals who are developing highly imaginative, sophisticated and cutting-edge approaches to [...]

Building credit as an immigrant

Building credit as an immigrant

If you’re new to the United States, you’ve probably got a lot on your mind. There’s plenty to do to get settled, including getting your finances in order. Establishing and building credit [...]

My credit score dropped, but there were no changes on my report

My credit score dropped, but there were no changes on my report

Your credit score is calculated based off the information in your credit report. To create your score, the information is broken down into different categories or factors. These factors may be weighed differently based on [...]

How marketers can engage in the omnichannel consumer journey

How marketers can engage in the omnichannel consumer journey

The growing number of owned devices, platforms and channels has created a complex labyrinth where connecting disparate data points to make sound, data-driven targeting decisions is increasingly difficult. At the same time, consumer expectations around [...]

How to prepare your credit to buy a house

How to prepare your credit to buy a house

For many, a home is the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Knowing your credit health can help ease the stress of such a major financial decision. If you’re worried about qualifying for a [...]

Three perspectives on the credit union market

Three perspectives on the credit union market

Summary of Industry Metrics Throughout the summer, lenders experienced significant YoY origination growth across numerous products, including card, auto and personal loan. Card originations soared with 124% YoY growth, while personal loan experienced ~70% origination [...]