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
20 November 2015
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
18 February 2013
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
7 January 2013
Noddle to offer free credit reports
Consumers can now get permanently free access to their credit report, which can indicate likely acceptance for credit
15 December 2011
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
22 July 2011
Millions won't get advertised rates as EU weakens protection
13 January 2011
Experian admits online credit report delays
14 July 2010
Credit report snapshot now available online
12 July 2010
Equifax unveils online statutory credit reports
16 March 2010
Credit application system is flawed, MPs told
27 October 2009
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Mortgage prisoner review launched amid concerns even MORE homeowners could be trapped on expensive rates26 July 2021More homeowners than previously thought could be trapped on expensive mortgage rates and unable to switch, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has admitted.
Plans for bailiffs to be self-regulated revealed but Martin Lewis warns compulsory regulation that all firms must follow is needed26 July 2021Plans for bailiffs in England and Wales to be self-regulated have been put forward by the Centre for Social Justice in a bid to better protect people in debt. But Martin Lewis, founder of MoneySavingExpert.com, warns that the industry-funded body doesn't go far enough, saying that every bailiff firm needs to be "tightly and independently" regulated.
26 July 2021Tesco Bank has announced it will close all existing current accounts on 30 November, with around 213,000 customers affected.
Energy price cap could be extended beyond 2023 and households given personalised switching advice under new Government plans23 July 2021The energy price cap, which limits how much suppliers can charge households on poor value standard variable tariffs (SVTs), could be extended beyond 2023, while households on those tariffs will be given personalised switching advice, under new plans announced by the Government today.
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Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
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