This seminar is designed for attorneys, vice presidents, branch managers, loan officers, mortgage brokers, loan department personnel, credit analysts and accountants.
This seminar includes how to read a credit report accurately, what the law regulating credit reports require from creditors, and credit bureaus to appear in a credit report, what the borrowers rights are, and how to avoid violation of those rights. Remedies for violations or damage to consumer rights, and how to put a value on credit damage.
For financial services, loan processors, loan underwriters, loan officers, loan brokers, and loan agents, CPAs for pre-finance application preparation: you will have a clearer understanding of credit report coded information to improve the quality of your loan application preparation and improved underwriting skills which is valuable for identity theft detection and pre-finance document preparation.
For lawyers, you will obtain a better understanding of credit consumer protection and recovery procedure and remedies against intentional and violations of state and federal consumer credit protection laws. It is valuable for obtaining fairest damage compensation regarding fraud cases, negligence cases, wrongful termination cases, bad faith insurance cases, personal injury cases and divorce cases.
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
I. Overview Of Credit Reporting
A. Importance Of Accurate Credit Reports
1. Third Party Services
2. Efficiency And Lower Costs
B. Reported Item Types
1. Bureau Codes
C. Legal Aspects Of Credit Reporting Accuracy
D. Client Protection Monitoring And Correcting Inaccurate Items
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
II. Credit Bureaus And Credit Reports
A. America’s Credit Dependency
1. Credit Opportunities
a. Standard Of Living
b. Goods And Services
2. Derogatory Credit Report Items
B. Purpose Of Credit Bureaus
1. Impartial 3rd Party Information
2. Centralized Information Retrieval
3. Cost Factor
C. Information Sources
1. Private Companies
2. Public Records
D. Recording Credit Report Information
2. Legal Aspects
a. Fair Credit Reporting Act
10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
III. Credit Reporting And The Law
A. Fair Credit Reporting Act
1. Public Demand For Protection
2. Right To Dispute And Remove Reporting Inaccuracies
3. Consumer Right To Access Their Own Files
4. Reporting Guidelines And Guaranteed Consumer Rights
B. Credit Bureaus And Consumer Protection Laws
1. Credit Bureau Responsibilities
2. Private v. Governmental
a. Punitive Power
3. Credit Bureaus And Public Record Laws
a. Consumer Access
b. Maintaining Records
C. Government Agencies And Credit Reports
D. Four Fundamentals Of Credit Report Protection
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
IV. Credit Reporting System
A. Credit Ratings
1. Three Magic Categories
B. Creditor Reported Information
1. Positive Credit Ratings
2. Negative Credit Ratings
3. Neutral Credit Ratings
C. Public Records
2. Items Included And Definitions
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
V. Types Of Credit Reports
A. Credit Report Sources
1. Reporting Styles And Cycles
B. Consumer Disclosure Reports
1. Availability And Authorization
1. Sources, Reasons, Categories
2. Modifying The Factual Report
D. Which Report(s) To Use And When
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
VI. How To Read Credit Reports
A. Section 1 – Overview
2. What Is Included In Credit Report?
3. Credit Reports: General Explanations
4. Major Credit Bureaus And How They Work
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.
VII. Credit Reports And Creditworthiness
A. Credit Scoring
B. Credit Reputation Value
C. Credit Damage Measurement
D. Credit Reports And Consumer Protection Compliance
E. Credit Reports And Creditor Rights Protection
3:20 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VIII. Dealing With Credit Reports
A. Proper Language On Forms And Form Letters
B. Consumer Protection Documentation
C. Creditors Rights Advocates
D. Debtors Rights Advocates
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IX. Dealing With Credit Report Realities
A. Common Violations
B. Preventing Or Correcting Common Violations
C. Pending Legislative Reform