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Massive Equifax data breach - what you need to know

Credit report heavyweight Equifax has warned that millions may have had personal details stolen as part of a breach

12 September 2017

New totally free way to get your Experian Credit Report

It's your financial CV. You need to see what it says about you. If wrong it can kill cheap mortgages, mobiles & more

22 February 2017

Do you rent? Here's a new trick to boost your credit rating

Millions of private tenants can boost their credit rating by opting in to a scheme that records if they pay rent on time

11 April 2016

Barclaycard and Tesco Bank customers given free access to credit scores

Barclaycard customers can access their credit scores for free via Experian, while Tesco Bank's teamed up with Noddle

20 November 2015

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

Erudio customer? Here's what you need to know about paying off your loan

Worried former graduates with Erudio loans have raised questions about when it's wiped and the impact on credit files

21 October 2015

First-time buyer mortgage need-to-knows - from low rates to Help to Buy ISAs

Now's a stonking time to get a mortgage. Rates are close to rock-bottom but you should look at your finances first

7 October 2015

Halifax glitch leaves some bank accounts off credit files

If you've upgraded your Halifax Current Account, your credit file may not be updated due to an IT bug

21 October 2014

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

17 October 2014

Shopping online at Next? It could hurt your credit rating

If you're buying online from Next for the first time, beware a threat to your chances of getting a loan or mortgage

2 May 2014

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