New Bill, Report Inflame Credit Score Debate

NU Online News Service, Feb.13, 4:26 p.m. EST?The controversy over insurers' use of credit scores to rate customers has flared again with a new report examining the impact of that process on low-income and minority populations sectors.[@@]

The latest to weigh in on the issue is the Maryland Insurance Administration, which critiqued a controversial Missouri study finding that the poor and minorities were impacted unfairly by credit scoring. Two weeks ago, Missouri's governor called for a credit scoring ban, citing his department's report. Insurers called that report flawed.

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