Annual Credit Report
AnnualCreditReport.com is a centralized service for consumers to request free annual credit reports. It was created by the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies- Equifax, Experian and TransUnion.
AnnualCreditReport.com provides consumers with the secure means to request and obtain a free credit report once every 12 months from each of the three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies in accordance with the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT Act).
AnnualCreditReport.com offers consumers a fast and convenient way to request, view and print their credit reports in a secure Internet environment. We also provide options to request reports by telephone and by mail.
AnnualCreditReport.com is the only service authorized by Equifax, Experian and TransUnion for this purpose. The three nationwide consumer credit reporting companies have always encouraged consumers to regularly review their credit reports.
Please note that, as a security precaution,
§ Consumers should never provide their personal information to any other company or person for requesting free annual credit reports under the FACT Act.
§ AnnualCreditReport.com will not approach consumers via email, telemarketing or direct mail solicitations.
Equifax: Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) is a global leader in turning information into intelligence. For businesses, Equifax provides faster and easier ways to find, approve and market to the right customers. For consumers, Equifax offers easier instantaneous ways to buy products or services, and better insight into and management of their personal credit. Headquartered in Atlanta, Equifax reported annual revenue of over $1.2 billion in 2003, and employs over 4,500 employees in 12 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe. Equifax. Information That Empowers.
For more information, please visit www.equifax.com.
Experian: Experian is a global leader in providing information, analytical tools and marketing services to organizations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions.
We employ around 15,500 people in 36 countries, supporting clients in more than 65 countries. Annual sales are $3.8 billion (£1.9 billion/€2.8 billion).
Experian Group Limited is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Our corporate headquarters are in Dublin, Ireland and we have operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, California and Nottingham, UK.
For more information, please visit www.experian.com.
TransUnion: TransUnion is a leading global information solutions company that customers trust as a business intelligence partner and commerce facilitator. TransUnion offers a broad range of financial products and services that enable customers to manage risk and capitalize on market opportunities. The company uses leading-edge technology coupled with extensive analytical capabilities to combat fraud and facilitate credit transactions between businesses and consumers across multiple markets. Founded in 1968, Chicago-based TransUnion employs 4,100 associates that support clients in 29 countries.
For more information, please visit www.transunion.com.
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Improving Your Credit Score
Scores reflect credit payment patterns over time with more emphasis on recent information. In general, a score may improve, if you:
- Pay your bills on time. Delinquent payments and collections can have a major negative impact on a score.
- Keep balances low on credit cards and other "revolving credit." High outstanding debt can affect a score.
- Apply for and open new credit accounts only as needed. Don't open accounts just to have a better credit mix – it probably won't raise your score.
- Pay off debt rather than moving it around. Also, don't close unused cards as a short-term strategy to raise your score. Owing the same amount but having fewer open accounts may lower your score.
Review your Experian credit report regularly so you know what is being reported. It won't affect your score to request and check your own credit report.
Items that make scores better
Paying your bills on time is the best way to set your pattern for dependability
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