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Questions tagged [credit-report]

A credit report gives out the credit history, credit score. Often used interchangably with Credit Score. This tag is to be used for questions related to credit report. Related tags are credit-history, credit-rating and credit-score.

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Is there a way to authorize release of credit check for a landlord, without revealing actual social security number?

I'm staring at an Apartment Owners Association of California form, for a rental application. I'm perfectly willing to have my credit checked, regarding a rental property. But I'm nervous about giving ...
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Auto loan finance for building credit

I recently moved to the USA and I have no credit history. I want to buy a car that costs $18,300. My down payment will be $12,000 and I will finance the balance at 15.4% (extremely high!) over 36 ...
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Does paying off my credit balance before the due date for a lower utilization rate hurt my score?

Last month I opened a cash rewards credit card with Bank of America. I am worried about my credit score, as my first closing date was the end of September. I paid off the balance that I used a ...
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Can you hurt a nonexistent credit score?

I am a student, I just started my sophomore year. I have always been very financially responsible. Now, I want to start building my credit, so I did my research and applied for a student credit card. ...
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Settle credit card debt now or wait

Several years ago, I had 3 credit cards. After having financial issues (job loss and several other unfortunate events), I was not able to keep up with the monthly payments. I stopped payments on all ...
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Get a credit card for my immigrant wife, or keep her off the books?

My wife is a recent, legal immigrant to the US. I am considering getting her a credit card. I know this may be difficult because she has no credit, but I might be able to work something out with my ...
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What is the most efficient way to dispute an invalid collection on a credit report?

I had a surgery and a ton of medical issues. All but one thing went through insurance. The healthcare provider for that one thing went straight to collections. I contacted them, and my insurance ...
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Can U.S. car dealerships pull your entire credit report or just your FICO score?

In the U.S. can car dealerships pull your entire credit report, or just your score if you go into them to apply for a loan? Of all the research I've done, it sounds like its just your FICO score that ...
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Is it possible to tell if someone is a U.S citizen or not just by looking at their credit report? [duplicate]

I am not sure if this question fits this stack exchange, but I could not any other that seemed more appropriate. Here it goes. Say person A is a U.S citizen with 3 years of credit history. Person B ...
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Free Credit Report — Checking for identity theft

I'm about to request my free annual credit report. I've never requested one before, but I noticed something suspicious with my FICO score lately in my Discover Card app and want to look into my credit ...
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How does this credit scoring work?

I live in the UK, where credit referencing agencies are seen by many (myself included) as the devil. They hold a lot of life-critical information about me but they don't want to share that info, not ...
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How will having two active credit accounts with different balances affect my monthly credit scores?

I heard that with the new FICO model, they want you to spend ten percent or less of your credit limit to keep your scores from dropping. I recently applied for a second credit card, one with four ...
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Bank's Reporting Responsibilities on Closing Accounts

Is a bank required under law to report the bank's closing of your account to ChexSystems or any credit reporting agency
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Collections account on one credit report yet CreditKarma reports my scores are almost the same. Why?

I've been fighting with the credit reporting agencies to get an incorrect collections account removed from my report. Two of the three have complied, but TransUnion is being very stubborn. It's been ...
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How do credit checks work?

How do credit checks work? I am considering a loan to a person who doesn't have credit and isn't eligible to get a loan from a bank. How does the logic of credit checks work? At least, I hope to ...
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How much can owning part of a liquidated company affects my credit score?

As part of my employee compensation when I started working for a small startup, I got 5% of the shares. The company didn't make it and the founder wrote me to tell me that he's going to liquidate it, ...
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Old collection keeps resurfacing on my credit

[This question is very similar to Credit Report debt expiration limit: original creditor vs. Collection, but I'm solely concerned with the 7-year FCRA rule and my ability / legal right, or lack ...
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What are the risks of paying rent through CreditLadder or a similar company?

In the UK, paying rent is not normally reported to credit agencies. Landlords who own more than 100 properties can report this to Experian, but the vast majority of landlords have less properties. ...
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Should I pay credit card balance to ZERO, or just the balance due?

I have a credit card set to pay the balance due in full on the due date automatically, so I don't pay interest. By the time the due date hits, my actual balance is of course, almost double the ...
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If you put a freeze on your credit, will your credit score stop changing?

I have placed credit freezes at all three agencies in the US. I have existing debt that I am paying on time, will the credit freeze stop that activity from being recorded and helping my credit score?
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Credit Report debt expiration limit: original creditor vs. Collection

I am confused about how the statute of limitations with regards to debt applies to what is reported on an actual credit report from the 3 credit reporting agencies in the United States. Researching ...
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Is it ok to have multiple life time free credit cards?

I am currently having two life time free credit cards. These cards do not charge any annual fees. And another bank is offering me such credit card. I was thinking if I should go for it as its rare ...
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How to remove a late payment from my credit report?

My boyfriend had horrible credit, so we bought a living room set with my credit, but when we broke up he decided to stop paying on it (even though he kept the couches) and I didn't realize till 90 ...
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Should my credit record show addresses where I never lived?

I have an address on my credit report, where I have never lived, but my ex has. Now I understand it is fine to have a link to her on the report, but her addresses should presumably feature on her ...
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What is the potential downside to freezing additional credit reporting agencies?

I have had a credit freeze on the big 3 credit reporting agencies for many years, and now I'm hearing about a 4th, Innovis (since the latest Equifax breach). Is there a down-side to freezing Innovis ...
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Can I prevent Equifax from collecting my personal information?

Given the recent news about Equifax leaking information about millions of U.S. consumer (and some from U.K. and Canada), Is there any way for me to prevent Equifax from retaining my information? ...
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Getting updates when my credit report is accessed

I have a subscription to one of those ID protection services. Not because I paid for it, but because someone lost my personal information and sprung for it for a couple of years. I've read somewhere ...
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Freezing my credit report: worth it?

My information has been leaked several times, including in the recent Equifax fiasco. I'm considering freezing my credit report. The downsides of this seem to be the annoyance of paying a fee (to ...
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Do I need multiple credit monitoring services?

I currently have credit monitoring through Experian and I pay extra for it to monitor all three credit bureaus. In light of the recent Equifax breach and Equifax offering credit monitoring for those ...
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Credit freeze and affect on perception as credit risk

In light of the Equifax hack I keep reading that people should apply a credit freeze on themselves at the 3 main bureaus. However, someone told me that their mortgage consultant said that placing a ...
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Disputed bill awaiting response sent to collection agency

I have a family member who disputed a medical bill she received in April. Essentially, the provider billed for a code that indicated it was a 30-minute visit, instead of 5. Upon receiving the bill, ...
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How to go from Good to Excellent Credit for Free?

I looked up my Fico score for the first time in March of this year--it was 766. At that point, I had two credit cards, one that I used for almost everything and a store card that I hardly ever used. ...
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Do lenders have a practical obligation for prompt/accurate credit reporting?

Joe had a high-balance loan from Acme Bank and paid it off. Acme reported to the credit bureaus about every 30 days during the loan, up until the day after the scheduled payoff. On that last day, ...
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After successfully disputing a derogatory item on my credit report, can it reappear?

I have been fighting off an erroneous derogatory comment (collections) on my credit reports for the past few months. Two of the agencies have removed the item and I expect the third to follow suit ...
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Does freezing one's credit report freeze both the report and the score or just the score?

If I place a security freeze on my credit report, does that prevent a lender from accessing the report and my credit score or does it just prevent accessing the credit score?
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Car dealer saying that they cannot see any credit information for my co-applicant. Could this be a scam?

A couple of days ago, I went to a Chrysler dealer here in Florida to look for a new car. Being that my credit score is currently somewhat low (about 680), me and my wife thought that we could have ...
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Credit report in Italy

I am Italian, looking to move back to Italy. I'd like to know if Italy has some sort of credit-score or credit history and this is actually checked on mortgage application? Is credit score report ...
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Is the £2 Statutory Credit Report Suitable For Renting

We are currently viewing flats for rental. Generally going through agencies at the moment. In order to apply for a rental property the agency obviously needs to run a credit check. They charge ...
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$7300 medical billing error reported to credit agencies

I opened up a Credit Karma account and noticed a collection in the amount of $7368. It was originated from Eisenhower Medical center. So I called Eisenhower to inquire and after 45 minutes on the ...
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Confused: Should I be opening more no annual fee credit cards to improve my score with the intention to not use them?

I was told that having more cards and more open accounts was more of a risk factor since you have more credit to abuse. However, this seems to say otherwise that credit trackers actually encourage you ...
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Is using multiple sites to get your “free credit score” a bad idea — do all credit review sites pull from the same data?

My bank has a free credit score review option. There are several sites that offer it. Does it matter which one you pull from? Do they all pull from the same sources so the data is all the same or does ...
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Do I not have a credit score?

Today I tried to access my credit report for the first time from the three major agencies using annualcreditreport.com. When accessed through Experian, it gave me a generic error that my report wasn'...
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Excessive Credit Check from Comcast

I used to be a customer of Comcast, but left them a long time ago for another ISP. When I started doing business with Comcast, they performed a credit check on me. At that time, I had no issue with it ...
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Can I check US credit score from abroad?

I permanently left the US a few years ago and I am no longer permanent resident. Is there a way to check my own credit score for personal verification purposes (the major credit agencies require a ...
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Removed late payment, score went down

I'm in the process of securing a mortgage. My mortgage lender pulled my credit score approximately a month ago and it came back at 695 which was lower than it has been in the past. We assumed it was ...
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Best way to deal with a $2700 Collection for unpaid apartment expenses

I am looking to rent a townhome and I have a credit score of 762. Over a month ago I got a notice about a new account on my credit report, so I look into it. $2800 collections notice from an ...
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Do all collections accounts show up on a credit report?

When running credit reports for potential tenants, I sometimes see accounts which are closed and charged off as a "profit and loss write-off". I also sometimes see collection accounts. That being ...
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Payment plan with bank or negotiate with collection agency?

If I have a credit card bill that's months over due, I assume my credit is already shot because of the bill being overdue. The bank sent a notice that if I don't respond within a certain amount of ...
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How do I remove a charge-off from my credit score?

I currently have a credit score of 667. The only negative note I have is from a credit card where I owed $4,100 but failed to make any payments for 22 months. That debt was eventually charged-off. ...
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What should I know before applying for a student loan? Should I pay off all or as much of my CC debit first?

Before taking out a student loan, would it be best to pay off as much of my Credit Card as possible to help get the best APR%? I have 1 CC with a $5000 limit unused. I have another with $7500 on a $...