UA-Led Study to Check Accuracy of Credit Bureaus

Researchers from the UA Norton School and two other institutions will conduct a year-long study to assess how well three huge credit agencies portray the creditworthiness of individuals. The Take Charge America Institute, the financial education outreach program at the University of Arizona, has begun collaborating on a $1.13 million study on credit report accuracy for the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

The institute, part of the UA Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, is working in partnership with the Center for Business and Industrial Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Fair Isaac Corp.

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Released date: 
Oct 28 2010