Lenders that have been withholding some of their customer data from credit bureaus are facing the prospect of retaliation from the bureaus and intervention by banking regulators.

Two of the big three credit information companies, Equifax Inc. and Trans Union Corp., are putting policies into effect over the next two days to curtail what they view as a detriment to thorough loan evaluations by its customers. In some cases, they will not sell screened lists of potential customers to lenders that do not supply their own customer data.

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