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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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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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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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What are remedies if a collection agency won't remove a false item from the credit report?

Through my ex-wife's shenanigans I've had an entry on my credit report for around $400 for about a year. I think she wrote a check on an account that we've once had together, but was closed in 2007. ...
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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 impact does employment have on credit score?

I'm in college, so I'm not exactly employed, ignoring occasional jobs here and there. I'd like to apply for a few new credit cards, and I noticed I don't have employment on my credit report. My ...
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Can you have negative credit utilization? How would it appear on your report and affect your score?

I know from this answer that having 1% utilization is better than 0%, but what about -1%? Is this even possible? Every time I make a charge with my credit card, I pull up my bank's app and pay 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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How do I fix my credit score when I have bad things in my credit history?

I am trying to improve my credit score and have been looking for companies to take charge of this effort. But I found them to all be shady at best so I have taken the task upon myself. I have not yet ...
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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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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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Credit freezes aren't available in Canada. What options are available to protect against identity theft?

It looks like credit freezes aren't possible in Canada. Despite this, there is some evidence that identity theft is a bona fide problem in Canada: RCMP states that in 2009 there were 11,095 identity ...
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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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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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Unauthorized credit checks run by used car dealers. Can they do this, and what can I do?

I've been shopping for used cars and it seems that the used car dealers have been running credit checks without my permission. After about a month I noticed them on my credit report. What is the ...
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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 - Not able to establish identity

I have tried following things with no success: Request credit report online at www.annualcreditreport.com (3 times with 2 months gap) Request credit report via mail ( 2 times with 6 months gap) ...
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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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Can signing up at optoutprescreen.com improve my credit score?

I recently discovered optoutprescreen.com, the "official Credit Reporting Industry website" for consumers to opt-out of credit offers. A lot of people recommend signing up there, simply to reduce ...
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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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Do credit card companies report older payment history to credit bureaus

I have recently got a new SSN. But I already own a student credit card from the past one year, issued by a financial institution without a credit check. As I didn't have an SSN when I applied for this ...
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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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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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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 much will my credit improve if I pay off all the negatives and there's nothing else on it?

My TransUnion is 497, and Equifax is 469. I couldn't remember the information they needed to verify my identity online for the third credit agency. The only things on the reports are 5 things on ...
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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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How can I find a good credit score monitoring service that includes alerts when the credit score changes? [closed]

I recently found the below image in my notes, though I don't know the source so it is outdated. How can I find a good credit monitoring service at a reasonable cost? I need a feature that will send ...
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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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Soft Inquiry vs Hard Inquiry

For the following scenarios, I was informed that there'll be a soft inquiry involved Opening a Checking account at a credit union Requesting a Credit limit increase on a Credit card Signing up for ...
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How can I inform the collector that I have paid the landlord in full, to update my credit report? Will it help my credit score?

Unbeknownst to me, some apartment debt I paid had already been sold to a collections agency before I actually paid it. Now the collections agency still thinks I owe, (according to my TransUnion report)...
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Disputing Items to Improve Credit Report

After declaring Chapter 13 bankruptcy about 14 months ago, I find myself in a position where my best option for finding a home is to purchase one (rather then rent an apartment, which is simply not an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Is my credit score affected by making payments in parts?

On a bank's website, I read that part payments affect credit score. Avoid part payments. It doesn’t really help and affects your score. There are times when amount due on my card is 20k, and I pay ...
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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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Is keeping old credit cards and opening new credit cards with high limits and never using an ideal way to boost credit scores?

I was always under the impression to never close a credit card as it can hurt credit. Especially, if you have had it for a long time. I've also heard that never going over 10-20% of a credit card is ...
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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 $...
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How to add missing items to credit report

I recently paid off 100% of my debt. It was in default for more than 7 years. My credit report showed these accounts in default, then the accounts were eventually removed from the credit report ...
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Should I pay an erroneous bill in collections if it is a tiny amount?

I have a very small bill amounting to $43. I was billed this amount when a medical services company sent me a product that I did not order. (It was probably ordered on my behalf by a doctor I visited....
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If bank can give less home loan than PAL offered based on my credibility

I have applied PAL (Pre approved home loan ) for a bank. Bank have approved the amount what I needed. When I confirmed with them, they assured they have check my cibil and credibility before approving ...
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Is a bank obligated to report information on your credit report?

Is a bank obligated or required to report information on your credit report? I was reading this question and I thought that banks did not have to report information about a loan to the credit ...