credit bureau
credit bu·reau n: a private business that compiles information on consumers' creditworthiness and provides this information to lenders

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

credit bureau
Category: Bankruptcy, Foreclosure & Debt → Debt & Collection Agencies

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


credit bureau
A privately owned, profit-making establishment that—as a regular business— collects and compiles data regarding the solvency, character, responsibility, and reputation of a particular individual or business in order to furnish such information to subscribers, in the form of a report allowing them to evaluate the financial stability of the subject of the report.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


credit bureau
A privately owned, profit-making establishment that—as a regular business— collects and compiles data regarding the solvency, character, responsibility, and reputation of a particular individual or business in order to furnish such information to subscribers, in the form of a report allowing them to evaluate the financial stability of the subject of the report.

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