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Experian shakes up how it calculates credit scores: what it means

Experian has shaken up the way it calculates people's credit scores meaning many suddenly dropped or increased

11 ways to check if you're due £1,000s

Sentinel reclaim letters are being sent out, but it's not the only scandal: PPI, energy credit, bank charges and more

15 things you need to know about credit scoring

Boost your credit score for mortgages, cards, energy bills, mobiles and more

Campaign victory as Experian pays out for unfairly sold insurance… are you due £200+ back?

Some Experian customers have been told this week that they'll be refunded £200+ for unfairly sold ID fraud insurance

Beware split tariff mobile contracts if you're about to apply for credit

If you're planning to buy a latest model phone from O2, be aware that you'll actually be taking out a loan

Rent payments on credit files 'should help tenants'

A new scheme to put rent payments on credit files will start next year, MoneySavingExpert.com understands

Missed credit card and loan payments on the rise

One in five Britons have deliberately skipped a loan repayment in recent years because they cannot afford it

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

Financial education plan for selected disadvantaged schools

20 primary schools in some of the country's most deprived areas will get help to teach financial education

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

A payday loan could cost you a mortgage

Lender GE Money will not approve a home loan application from a borrower who took out a payday loan in the past 3 months

U-turn means flatmates' poor credit won't harm you

Tenants won't be rejected for a mortgage or loan because their flatmate has a poor credit score, following MSE pressure