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Bureau Credit Report - Key Tips

Oct 12, 2007
A Bureau Credit Report is your own statement on your financial position. It's derived from recording your financial history, and is mainly used for possible future creditors to ascertain your loan repayment effectiveness.

There are three main places of where you can obtain your very own Credit Report. They are Experian (formally TRW), then Equifax, and Trans Union.

A Report will provide you with information about your own Credit History. This will typically includes the following:

All past and present loans, such as House and Car loans. The Report will also have detailed information on any of your credit credit debts. Lastly they will have information on any other smaller loans.

It's important to understand what your report is exactly made up of. Here is a list of the following ingredients:

Payment History 35%
Amount Owed 30%
Length of Credit History 15%
New Credit 10%
Types of Credit Used 10%

Remember: If you don't ask for you Credit Score you can obtain these Credit Reports for Free.

Details on the main Bureaus
I've outline what the main Bureaus are now lets take a detailed look at them.

Experian (formally TRW)

Experian offers your own Report is quite large and employs over 15,500 people in 36 counties. They come to the US from the UK in 1986. Formally they were called TRW Credit and have acquired several of US companies - like Direct Tech and the Metromail Corporation. They have a good knowledge-about website with a Financial center to ask specific information.

Customer Reviews are very good - they have a 5 star rating on Consumer Intelligence website ciao.com where you can find further information. One point to note is that they have created each customer with a password to limit internet fraud on your account.

Equifax offers your own Report is slightly smaller then Experian in revenue and employers but not much, They started in 1899 and note that technological innovation has provided powerful solutions to their customers. On the Shopping Review website - epioions.com they have a 2 and a half rating out of five. Customer service is only two out of five. It has been detailed on this site that On-line reports and disputes, concise and easy to read mailed reports are their strong points and Printed on-line reports are incomplete, and they have many FCRA violations.

Trans Union offers your own Report is the other remaining Bureau. They originated in 1968 and have headquarters in Chicago. They maintain Credit Reports for over 500 Million consumers. They note that Honesty, they experience and they customer relationships are their hallmarks. One the shopping review site eopinions.com they are rated five out of five. There benefit include a Simple to order website and their information's easy to view and understand.

I hope this document provides you with a few tips and gives you information that will make you and expert on your own BReport for a strong finical future.
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