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Adjudication

In a credit context, an Adjudication usually refers to the ruling of a judge to bankrupt or issue a judgment against a debtor. If a judge rules that you are to be made bankrupt or have a judgment issued against you, the specific entry will appear on your Credit Report as a harmful marker.

Upon Adjudication resulting in a CCJ, the information will be reported via Registry Trust to the Credit Reference Agencies, ensuring that it is displayed on your Credit Report.

How can I check my court records?

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How will an Adjudication impact my Credit Rating?

The Adjudication itself won’t appear on your Credit Report, so it won’t affect your Credit Rating. That said, any subsequent bankruptcy or court judgment will appear on your Credit Report, causing significant damage to your creditworthiness.

Bankruptcies will remain on your Credit Report for six years, from the start date, and will only be removed once this time has passed if it has been marked as ‘Discharged’.

County Court Judgments will be removed from your Credit Report automatically after six years, regardless of whether the balance is subsequently satisfied or not.

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