Credit Card Glossary: Terms and Definitions
Fair Credit Reporting Act
The Fair Credit Reporting Act was enacted to govern how credit bureaus maintain, share and correct information in credit reports. It sets out, for example, a method by which consumers can force inaccurate information to be removed from credit files. A 2003 amendment to the act granted consumers the right to get a free copy of their credit reports yearly from each of the three major credit bureaus. See “Fair Credit Reporting Act: a guide to your rights” for more details.