Consumer Credit Reporting Agency Registration

The Department has issued a regulation requiring all consumer credit reporting agencies that reported on 1,000 or more New York consumers in any twelve month period between June 1, 2018 and September 1, 2018 to register with the Department on or before September 15, 2018.

The Department has developed an online registration form that is available via the Department’s secure portal. Entities will first be required to establish a portal account, and must then request access to the registration form via the “Ask for Apps” section of the portal. Once the Department has approved the request for access, entities can return to the portal homepage to access and complete the registration form.

The form will require consumer credit reporting agencies to provide information such as the companies’ name, address, executive officers, and certificate of incorporation or similar document, and require companies to disclose information concerning their past conduct. Additional instructions will be provided as part of the online registration process.

Registration Renewals

Consumer credit reporting agencies will be required to renew their registrations annually beginning in February 2019.