Stopping Credit Bureaus from selling your information
Macatawa Bank will never sell customer information. However, we've received customer queries about solicitations they've received after applying for a loan.
Please know while we don't sell your data, the credit bureaus we pull reports from can and do. Credit bureaus can sell your info to companies that offer "pre-approved" or "firm" credit (they're prohibited from selling for direct marketing use). It's a widespread practice, it's legal, and unfortunately, we can't stop it from happening. Nevertheless, the fact that they can sell it for any use is annoying.
The good news is you can opt out of this practice at www.optoutprescreen.com and by getting on the do not call list at 1-888-382-1222 or donotcall.gov.