Paying water bills on time could help you get a credit card or mortgage, as Yorkshire Water accounts will be tracked
In the coming months, late rent payments could appear on your credit file, which lenders use to assess applications
Consumers can now get permanently free access to their credit report, which can indicate likely acceptance for credit
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Tom Ilube, from Callcredit, explains the importance of credit files and whether other firms will embrace free reports
The commitment lenders make to offer the best card and loan deals to at least 66% of accepted customers will fall to 51%
Consumers trying to view their credit file have complained of being unable to do so instantly, despite new access rules
Consumers can now get web access to their statutory report from all three agencies within minutes
The move, which other agencies are compelled to copy, follows government guidelines announced yesterday
Borrowers are missing out on the top deals and paying too much, consumer groups, including MSE, warned today
The card giant can now assess your chances of success before applying which can prevent damage to your credit record