Senate Dems Demand Answers from Equifax re Inaccurate Credit Scores
In a letter today to Equifax’s CEO, Sens. Warren (D-MA), Warner (D-VA), and Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) demanded answers about erroneous credit scores, asking why the company failed to notify affected borrowers and waited several weeks to notify lenders. The Senators claim that Equifax’s response in an environment of rising interest rates forced some borrowers to pay higher rates or rejection and ask Equifax to explain the cause and scope of the error, compensation plans, and whether all affected parties or any relevant regulatory authorities have been notified.
Brown Targets Life-Insurance Systemic Risk
Senate Banking Chairman Brown (D-OH) today announced that he plans a hearing questioning the role of private-equity companies in the life-insurance sector. In letters to FIO and the NAIC, he cites Federal Reserve statements regarding insurance-industry leverage (see Client Report SYSTEMIC93), indicating that he believes this poses systemic challenges akin to those in the banking sector before 2008. FIO is asked to target analysis of offshore reinsurance sector risk-taking across the life-insurance sector; NAIC is asked to work with the FIO on issues raised in its prior letter to the chairman.