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Credit search footprints left by comparison sites

If you’re one of the millions of people who use comparison websites to make sure you’re getting the most competitive insurance quotes, you might have noticed that every time you use a comparison site, you get an increased number of searches on your credit report.

Published on 16 Feb 2018 by Arron Dickens

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What doesn’t appear on your credit report?

People are often just as surprised at what isn’t reported on their credit file as what is. It can be a bit of a shock when they finally do come to check their report and find that a lot of their spending and earning has gone largely unheralded.

Published on 19 Jan 2018 by Tom Blandford

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How long it takes to update credit file information

Time is usually of the essence when applying for credit, so making sure your credit report is in good shape before the lender sees it can mean the difference between a quick and painless application and a lengthy, drawn-out process.

Published on 16 Jan 2018 by Jamie Mackenzie Smith

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Guide to Financial Associations

It's not uncommon for someone checking their credit report for the first time to notice information that’s out of date or simply inaccurate – but by far one of the most frequent offenders for this is the record of a financial association.

Published on 15 Jan 2018 by Sam Griffin

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Update your credit reports when you want

If you subscribe to our Multi Agency Credit Reports you can choose exactly when to update your credit report by using the update button which appears at the top of your browser window when you log into checkmyfile.

Published on 4 Jan 2018 by Barry Stamp

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8 occasions your Credit Report can help when moving house

For many people, the first time they pay close attention to their credit score is when applying for their first mortgage. As a result, some consumers find themselves being declined for the simple reason that they haven’t built and maintained a good credit history leading up to their mortgage application - something that could reduce the chances of getting accepted for any type of finance.

Published on 29 Dec 2017 by Jamie Mackenzie Smith

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Cleaning Up Your Credit Report – All about 'Credit Repair'

Terms such as ‘credit repair’ and ‘credit fix’ are often used by companies offering services to remove black marks from your credit report. So can they repair your credit score and leave your credit history blemish-free, or is it too good to be true?

Published on 7 Aug 2017 by Kelly Luff

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Will checking my credit report affect my credit score

Does checking your credit report affect your credit score? This is a question we are often asked, as more and more consumers regularly access their credit history to check for errors.

Published on 7 Apr 2017 by Kelly Luff

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Can my ex impact on my credit score

One of the most common queries we receive at checkmyfile come from customers who view their credit report and discover that they’re still financially associated with an ex-partner.

Published on 28 Mar 2017 by George Coburn

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Different payment markers on your credit report

There are many elements to a credit report and some can be a little confusing, such as the different markers used to represent different payment statuses on accounts.

Published on 20 Mar 2017 by Sophie Regester

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