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5 ways paying household bills could help get you better credit

Millions of people could now benefit from a credit score boost, as information about some regular household bills is now being included in their credit reports.

Since 2009, millions more records have been added to Experian credit reports from providers of gas, electricity, water and fixed communications services.

These utilities agreements now make up more than 1 in 8 credit accounts on Experian reports, as a result of Experian’s on-going programme to help widen people’s access to credit and other essential services, by helping bill payers present themselves in the best possible light. It also underlines the value of paying regular bills on time.

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