Credit Bureaus: The Record Keepers (Page One Economics, Focus on Finance)

Credit bureaus have evolved into big businesses. The December 2017 issue of Page One Economics: Focus on Finance addresses the growth of credit bureaus and how the credit reports they maintain affect both creditors and borrowers.

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Education Level: 9-12 6-8 College Non-educators
Subjects: Personal Finance Current Events Career and Technical Education
Concepts: Credit
Resource Types: Lesson Publication
Languages: English