What is a credit report?
Why are credit reports important?
What does a credit report look like?
In this blog post, we’ll provide answers to some of the most common questions we get about credit reports. Understanding the ins and outs of credit reports empowers you to manage your finances more effectively so you can get favorable terms for loans, credit cards, mortgages, and other financial endeavors.
How Credit Reporting Works
There are three nationwide credit bureaus: TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax. These credit reporting agencies collect data about your credit cards, loans, bankruptcies, and any other relevant information about your financial standing.
So, what is a credit report? It’s simply an overview of all of your accounts and their current standing. It also includes a corresponding credit score ranging from poor to excellent.
Why are credit reports important? Creditors and lenders view your credit report and score to determine your borrowing eligibility and/or loan terms. Better scores mean better rates.
What Information Does Your Credit Report Show?
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What does a credit report look like, and how do you view yours? It’s easy to find this information online. Federal law allows you to obtain a free credit report once every year from each of the three credit bureaus. Some credit card companies and third-party services also offer regular updates to your credit report and score.