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Errors on someone's credit report can damage their ability to be accepted for financial products in future, such as a mobile phone contract or a mortgage, or mean they only have access to higher interest rates, which increases the cost of credit.
Credit reports summarize your payment history with creditors and are automatically generated by the three major credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
We have produced over 17 million credit reports and obtained around five million consumers in our database, which represents more than 50 per cent of the Kingdom's adult population.
The newly launched mobile application makes it easy for individuals to access to credit reports and credit scores digitally without having to visit the bureau's offices.
A plaintiff who said he contacted Dish merely to comparison shop for TV plans sufficiently alleged a consumer-protection claim against the company, arising from an inquiry that appeared on his credit report that the company failed to have removed.
This week we're going to look at what you can do if you don't like the information that appears in your credit report once you have seen it, and how you can change the content of your report to make it easier for your mortgage application to be accepted.
The most common errors found in the credit reports are: identity errors including demographic misinformation and activity suspicious of identity theft; account balance errors with closed accounts labeled as open or balances incorrectly labeled as delinquent or late; data management errors with accounts reported several times from different creditors or incorrect data appears after it was resolved; and, balance errors with an incorrect credit limit or current balance.
This requirement is intended to give the person an opportunity to notify the employer if the credit report is inaccurate.
When you, say, want a new credit card or a home loan, the bank has to first verify whether you have paid your bills on time in the past, and so it asks those agencies for a Credit Report about you (with your permission, of course).
I believe it's worth mentioning as well here that far too few Americans are taking advantage of the fact that they can check their credit reports from all three reporting credit bureaus (Experian, TransUnion, Equifax) for free once annually.
DESPITE credit reports being vital for life events such as securing a mortgage or a loan, consumer group Which?
Credit Data Solutions said that the acquisition of this credit reseller offering mortgage, business and consumer credit reports, tenant screening, and employment background screening will help aid the current growth of the company.
According to a recent report by Consumer Union, about one in five, or an estimated 40 million consumers, had an error on one of their credit reports. The report indicates that "credit report mistakes can have dire consequences for consumers," including higher interest rates on mortgage loans due to a lower credit-rating category, higher auto insurance payments, not qualifying for loans, the loss of a potential new job, and even the inability to perform simple online identity verifications.
The UAE's Al Etihad Credit Bureau provides credit reports for individuals and companies, which, ultimately can make it easier for SMEs to access credit, if they have a good track record as a debtor.