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Water bills to be added to credit reports

Paying water bills on time could help you get a credit card or mortgage, as Yorkshire Water accounts will be tracked

Missed rent payments could cost you a loan or mortgage

In the coming months, late rent payments could appear on your credit file, which lenders use to assess applications

Noddle to offer free credit reports

Consumers can now get permanently free access to their credit report, which can indicate likely acceptance for credit

Guest Comment: Why should we pay for OUR credit reports?

Tom Ilube, from Callcredit, explains the importance of credit files and whether other firms will embrace free reports

Consumers to get free credit reports from Callcredit

The service will allow consumers to view a report when they like, but Callcredit is the smallest of the three agencies

Millions won't get advertised rates as EU weakens protection

The commitment lenders make to offer the best card and loan deals to at least 66% of accepted customers will fall to 51%

Experian admits online credit report delays

Consumers trying to view their credit file have complained of being unable to do so instantly, despite new access rules

Credit report snapshot now available online

Consumers can now get web access to their statutory report from all three agencies within minutes

Equifax unveils online statutory credit reports

The move, which other agencies are compelled to copy, follows government guidelines announced yesterday

Credit application system is flawed, MPs told

Borrowers are missing out on the top deals and paying too much, consumer groups, including MSE, warned today

Barclaycard pre-application check to prevent credit woe

The card giant can now assess your chances of success before applying which can prevent damage to your credit record