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Subject:  Chex Systems and OLBs Date:  5/9/2002  5:12 PM
Author:  SeattleNative Number:  16967 of 24357

A few folks have reported being refused accounts with OLBs because of derogatory information from Chex Systems. Apparently Chex Systems won't disclose exactly WHAT negative information they have on a prospective customer - they won't disclose it to the bank, and it's not clear they disclose it to the individual.

My understanding is that several major megabanks recently were pressured by a Rainbow Coalition-like group to not totally refuse new accounts based on ChexSystems "derogatory information", since it was pointed out that the ChexSystems reporting had a disproportionately negative impact on people of color. But branchless OLBs haven't faced this kind of community accountability - after all, it's hard to set up informational pickets outside of a branchless Internet bank.

Any information on what measures a customer could take if they face blacklisting by Chex Systems?
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