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Equifax fined £500,000 for failing to protect customer data

Credit reference agency Equifax has been fined £500,000 following an investigation into a hack last year, which compromised more than 15 million UK customer records

20 September 2018

Got an Equifax letter saying you were hacked? The helpline's struggling - here's what to do

Almost 700,000 British victims of the Equifax hack are receiving letters offering free identity protection

1 November 2017

Millions of UK records hit by Equifax hack

More than 15 million British records were compromised by a hack earlier this year, Equifax has admitted

11 October 2017

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

Are you financially attractive?

Test whether your credit history is good enough to turn lenders on

2 March 2016

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

15 things you need to know about credit scoring

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

24 June 2015

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

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

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