Date: Mon, 07/28/2008 18:30
Chexsystems verifies your checking activity and functions as a consumer credit reporting agency. Most banks and credit unions use it when opening a new deposit account. Because Chexsystems is a CRA, it is your right to dispute with chexsystems.
Just as you can ask for one free credit report every year, you can also ask for a Free chexsystems report once a year. As a consumer, you can question any information in Chexsystems, and you can also dispute entries and the evidence that supports the reported activity.
Is Chexsystems a fair system? Many have objected to its reporting practices, stating that the system does not report fairly, and unlike credit bureaus, which have both positive and negative information on your credit report. Many say that chexsystems only contains negative information. They claim that this in turn jeopardizes your reputation as a consumer, when those consumers would otherwise be qualified to open checking accounts.
Another growing problem I am seeing is Early Warning Services (EWS). More and more people are being denied accounts because of EWS. Banks that never used and still do not use Chexsystems are now using EWS. Almost anyone that has been reported to Chexsystems is also reported to EWS.
For a FREE copy of your chexsystems report go to www.chexhelp.com