n. a private firm that maintains consumer credit data files and provides credit information to authorized users for a fee
A credit bureau is a company that collects information from various sources and provides consumer credit information on individual consumers for a variety of uses. It is also called a consumer reporting agency in the United States, a credit reference agency in the United Kingdom, a credit reporting body in Australia, and a credit information company (CIC) in India. It is not the same as a credit rating agency.
Usage examples of "credit bureau".
Worked as a code cruncher for a credit bureau during the day, hacked at night.
Two-thirds of them were black and many looked like fugitives from the Credit Bureau's garnishee file.
Fisher could not get a job because of the bad reports the local credit bureau gave to any prospective employer.
I stayed in and thought about my house and brother-in-law and the Gudsell Medical Credit Bureau and after a while I began to shake too.
The credit bureau in Reno hasn't come through with a report on him yet, but Dad's friend expects it tomorrow.
Among other items was a card that marked him as a representative of the Alliance Credit Bureau.
I typed up a report for Nikki and put in another call to the local credit bureau just to double-check.
Charles was impressed with the job he was doing there, and he had the credit bureau in Austin run a check on him.
I put in a call to my cousin Bunnie at the credit bureau, and drew another blank.
I was thinking we could add a credit bureau to run credit checks and histories and.
While I was down-town, I hoofed it over to the credit bureau and had a discreet chat with a friend of mine who works as a key-punch operator.
I called my pal at the credit bureau, but she was out until Monday.