The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a bulletin yesterday to nationwide specialty consumer reporting agencies reminding them of “their obligation under the law to provide a streamlined process for consumers to request a free annual consumer report,” according to a press release from the bureau. In addition, the CFPB also issued warning letters to agencies that may be violating the law by failing to provide an easy way for consumers to get free access to these annual reports, the release said. Consumers not only have a right to a free annual report from the largest three credit bureaus, but also from nationwide specialty consumer reporting agencies, which “primarily collect and provide specific types of information on a consumer’s history,” such as medical payments, employment, tenancy, check-writing or insurance claims, the release said. For more, read the press release and the bulletin.