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Glad to have our own little corner here now!

 

I'll add my disorganized set of links. I've also got a contact name and direct fax for the NS ombudsman's office at work so I'll bring that home and add it here.

 

 

 

CanLaw Link about Credit Scores

http://www.canlaw.com/credit/ficoscore.htm

 

 

Better Business Bureau

http://www.bbb.org./canada/find-a-bbb/

 

United Nations Guidelines for Consumer Protection

http://www.consumerscouncil.com/site/Consu...sumption_en.pdf

 

Links to the Laws and Rules in each Province for Collection Agencies:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/h_ca02149.html

 

How to resolve errors on credit report:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/ca02181.html

 

Links to Consumer Groups:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/ca02389.html This page also has an extensive list of Consumer Groups specific to Quebec

 

Consumers' Association of Canada

http://www.consumer.ca/

 

Understanding your Credit Score and the Rules, Laws and Agreements surrounding the Credit Bureaus:

http://www.fcac.gc.ca/eng/publications/Cre...coreTOC-eng.asp

 

Comprehensive list of prohibited collection practices:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/ca01786.html

 

Collection rules, laws, etc links

http://consumerinformation.ca/app/oca/ccig...amp;Search.y=15

 

Equifax Consumer Information Centre:

http://www.equifax.com/EFX_Canada/consumer...wnreport_e.html

 

The section of Equifax's FAQ's that notes how long items stay on credit files with their institution:

http://www.equifax.com/EFX_Canada/consumer...s_e.html#ques11

 

Canadian Consumer Information Gateway

http://www.consumerinformation.ca/

 

 

 

 

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada

 

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada works to protect and educate consumers in the area of financial services, providing consumer information and overseeing financial institutions to ensure that they comply with federal consumer protection measures, including legislation.

 

6th Floor, 427 Laurier Avenue West

Ottawa Ontario K1R 1B9

Telephone: 613-996-5454

Toll-free: 1-866-461-3222

TTY: 613-947-7771

Toll-free: 1-866-914-6097

Fax: 613-941-1436

Toll-free: 1-866-814-2224

Website: www.fcac-acfc.gc.ca

 

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions

 

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions is the primary regulator of federal financial institutions (mostly banks) and pension plans. Its mission is to safeguard policyholders, depositors and pension plan members from undue loss.

 

255 Albert Street

Ottawa Ontario K1A 0H2

Telephone: 613-943-3950

Toll-free: 1-800-385-8647

TTY: 613-943-3980

Fax: 613-990-5591

Website: www.osfi-bsif.gc.ca/osfi/index_e.aspx?ArticleID=3

 

 

Canada's Office of Consumer Affairs:

http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/oca-bc.nsf/eng/ca02396.html

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