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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, 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

Rent payments to go on your credit file

Missed rent payments could cost you a mortgage, loan, credit card, or indeed a new tenancy agreement

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