Author Archives: Julie Murray

Journalist takes on Trans Union and “error-riddled credit files”

In the Washington Post this weekend, a journalist describes his experience correcting information that Trans Union provided about him to a prospective landlord. Trans Union erroneously reported that the journalist had several criminal offenses, including felony firearm convictions. It turns out the credit reporting agency was relying on court records for a different person by […]

NY Times reports on “onerous terms” used by state student loan program

by Julie Murray On Saturday the New York Times had this article about New Jersey’s student loan program, which has an outstanding loan portfolio of about $2 billion. Here’s an excerpt: The loans . . . carry higher interest rates than similar federal programs. Most significant, New Jersey’s loans come with a cudgel that even […]