Experian Credit Score top tip 5 of 5: Review your credit report regularly

tip 5 - 600x300Everyone has an Experian Credit Score. Looking after it, nurturing, growing and improving it can help you get a better rate on loans, credit card or mortgages.

Reviewing your credit report can help you look after your finances better. The data & information held there summarises your credit history, so it can be worth reviewing it on a regular basis, and making sure it provides an accurate and up-to-date picture of your credit histories.

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Lenders usually check your credit report when you apply for financial products, as it helps them decide whether to offer you the product and which terms to set, such as interest rates.

If you do find anything that needs correcting, contact the relevant lender and ask for an amendment – Experian can also raise a query on your behalf. Even small details like the way your name and address is recorded could have a significant impact. Also check your financial associations with other people.

Other people may check your credit history too. Prospective landlords and employers may see elements of your report, so it can also affect your chances of renting a home and getting a job.

Your report is also a helpful tool for you to use to keep track of your accounts in one place and watch out for fraudulent activity.

The Experian Credit Score is a guide to help you understand your credit report, and how the way you’ve managed the credit you’ve had in the past might affect applications you’re making now.

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