Do you check your credit files?MoneySaving Poll Results

Poll started 10 July 2007.

Credit reference agencies know a huge amount about us; and the info held informs almost every financial product application we make. One small error can cause havoc.

There are three reference agencies Callcredit, Equifax and Experian. So how often do you check? Which is the nearest to your situation?

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A. All'n'Often. I check the 3 agencies annually.143 votes (3 %)
B. Often but not all. I check one agency a year 312 votes (6 %)
C. Occasionally. I've checked all 3 over the last few years218 votes (4 %)
D. Rarely. I've only ever checked once or twice 1,311 votes (27 %)
E. Never. I've never checked my files2,887 votes (59 %)

                   4,871 votes received.

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