Leeds becomes first mortgage lender to use Netflix, Spotify and council tax payments to 'boost' home loan chances – here's how it works
Leeds Building Society has become the first in the UK to start using payment data recorded on Experian Boost when considering home loan applications.
16 May 2023
Klarna will NOW share your buy now, pay later borrowing data with Experian and TransUnion - here's what it means
From today, shoppers using Klarna's buy now, pay later (BNPL) services will have their repayment data shared with two of the UK's biggest credit reference agencies, so how you manage your repayments could affect your ability to get credit.
1 June 2022
Experian follows TransUnion's move to include buy now, pay later data in customer credit files - here's how it might impact your credit score
Experian has become the second credit reference agency (CRA) after TransUnion to include buy now, pay later (BNPL) data in customer credit files, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal.
4 March 2022
Paying your Netflix bill on time could boost your credit score under new scheme – but how good is it?
Consumers can now choose to have transactions such as Netflix subscriptions factored into their Experian credit scores, which it says could help more people access financial products
17 November 2020
CreditLadder introduces £8/mth fees for renters reporting payments to two credit reference agencies
Renters who use CreditLadder to build their credit rating by sending information about their rental payments to credit reference agencies will now need to pay a fee of up to £8/mth if they want their payments to be reported to both Experian and Equifax
16 September 2020
Credit score builder Loqbox hit by data breach
Some customers of credit history-building tool Loqbox have had personal and financial data compromised after the firm was hit by a "sophisticated and complex" cyber-attack
2 March 2020
Zopa launches new credit-scoring tool
Peer-to-peer lender Zopa has launched a new free credit-scoring tool
16 October 2019
Plusnet Mobile customers' credit files wrongly marked after billing error
Hundreds of Plusnet mobile customers were wrongly marked as being in arrears on their credit files as the result of a "system error" while the firm was switching direct debit provider, MoneySavingExpert.com can reveal
7 June 2019
Applied for an HSBC product on Wednesday? Check you weren't wrongly declined
Some applicants who applied for HSBC credit cards, mortgages or loans yesterday were wrongly rejected due to problems with credit checks - if you made an application, here's what you need to know
24 January 2019
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
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