Dealing With Credit Reporting Agencies - Video

 

Summary: Credit bureaus can be a pain, but knowing how to deal with them is important. The way to stay on top is to persist in correcting and controlling the information they maintain about you, as this video explains.

The following is the transcript of the video:

Money and credit matters can be confusing, especially if you're new to the subject and don't really know what you're doing. What is credit and what are credit-reporting agencies? Here are a few thoughts that may help.

Credit is, first of all, your financial reputation, or the credibility and reliability you have as a consumer.

There are three primary credit reporting agencies in the United States: Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union. These agencies track activities you take that have an affect upon your finances. The information they track ends up in what is called a credit file.

Your credit file can be accessed by employers, lenders, or any other qualified person so they can make decisions regarding your financial reputation and reliability.

The key to dealing with credit-reporting agencies is to stay aware of the information they have and keep them updated on what you're doing.

If you discover some of the information in your credit file is incorrect, it's up to you to correct it. Make the necessary calls and remedy your report so it's accurate.

Dealing with credit reporting agencies may be a hassle with some long phone calls and time on hold, but the way to prevail is to stay proactive and aware of what's going on with your credit report.

For a longer tip related to this subject, see Dealing With Credit Reporting Agencies

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