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Court Information

In credit reporting, Court Information refers to publicly available court records, such as County Court Judgments or insolvencies.

How do I check my Court Information?

The UK Credit Reference Agencies receive Court Information primarily from the Registry Trust and the Insolvency Service. The only way to see the court information exactly as lenders will see it during a credit check is to check your Credit Report for yourself.

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How does Court Information affect my Credit Rating?

All forms of court records are considered severe negative markers that can damage your Credit Rating. This includes County Court Judgments (CCJs), High Court Judgments (HCJ), Decrees (in Scotland), and insolvencies such as bankruptcies and IVAs.

Not only will they make obtaining credit more difficult, but because they are publicly available, court records can hurt your chances of finding a job or a rental property too.

How long does Court Information stay on my Credit Report?

It depends on the specific type of information. Judgments last for six years from date of issue, regardless of whether payment is made or not.

Insolvencies, however, are removed once six years pass from start date, but must first be Discharged.

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