Bulletin 2021-03: Consumer Reporting of Rental Information

Title: Bulletin 2021-03: Consumer Reporting of Rental Information
Subject: Consumer reporting
Agency: CFPB
Status:
Enforcement compliance bulletin and policy guidance
Summary:

The Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (Bureau) is issuing this Enforcement compliance bulletin and policy guidance (Bulletin) regarding consumer reporting of rental information in light of upcoming heightened risks to renters associated with inaccurate consumer reporting information. As pandemic-related government interventions aimed at protecting renters begin to expire over the coming months, the Bureau will be paying particular attention to consumer reporting agencies’ (CRAs’) and furnishers’ compliance with their accuracy and dispute obligations under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Regulation V with respect to rental information. The Bureau will hold CRAs and furnishers accountable for failing to comply with the FCRA and Regulation V. The economic recovery of renters and their ability to secure new rental housing should not be impeded by noncompliance with the law.

FR Doc: 2021-14459
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Comments due date: Applicable on July 7, 2021
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