Webinar: Understanding Credit Reports and Scores [library resources]— consumerfinance.gov

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This webinar provides a quick overview of how lenders use credit scores to assess creditworthiness, how to obtain credit reports and how to build a strong credit history. The Library Resources webinar series is designed to familiarize library staff with information and resources they can use to help patrons who have questions about credit reports, credit scores and other financial topics. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) supports librarians by providing free publications, access to online financial education tools, program ideas, outreach materials, a partnership guidebook, and training webinars, like this one, so they can guide patrons to unbiased informational resources. You do not need to be a financial expert in order to share recommendations on trusted resources or provide handouts and other printed materials in your library. For more information, please visit: https://www.consumerfinance.gov/practitioner-resources/library-resources/ _____________ Additional Resources Introduced in this Webinar | Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) | – Credit reports and scores page: https://go.usa.gov/x7qj3 – Bulk order materials: https://go.usa.gov/xGybR – Your Money, Your Goals toolkit: https://go.usa.gov/xGyTZ – Your Money, Your goals companion guides: https://go.usa.gov/x7qbK – Booklets to help talk about money: https://go.usa.gov/x7qbk | Federal Reserve | – Educational materials: www.federalreserveeducation.org – Regional community development programs: https://go.usa.gov/x7qjc | Federal Trade Commission (FTC) | – Credit and Loans page: https://go.usa.gov/x7qja – Report identity theft: https://www.identitytheft.gov – Bulk order materials: https://www.bulkorder.ftc.gov | General Service Administration (GSA) | – Articles and links on credit and debt topics: https://www.usa.gov/credit-and-debt | Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) | – Lesson plans, videos, and resource guides on financial topics: https://go.usa.gov/x7qjr | Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) | – Financial planning tools, lesson plans, publications, and articles on responsible financial management: https://www.investor.gov _____________ The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), is a U.S. government agency that makes sure banks, lenders, and other financial companies treat you fairly. Learn how the CFPB can help you at https://www.consumerfinance.gov/about-us/ Connect with CFPB https://www.consumerfinance.gov/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/CFPB Facebook: https://facebook.com/CFPB