WASHINGTON — About one in five consumers buying a credit score from a credit bureau receives a "meaningfully" different score than their lender would, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

The CFPB study, released Tuesday, analyzed credit scores from 200,000 files from TransUnion, Equifax and Experian to compare scores sold to consumers with scores sold to creditors.

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