Correcting an error on your credit report may not be as simple as it sounds. You can’t just call someone, report the inaccuracy, and expect it to be erased promptly. Not that it is an exceptionally long process, but, there are a set of crucial details you need to be familiar with in order to present your case.
First thing to consider, is thoroughly reading through your credit report in detail and be sure that any inaccuracies you find are in fact, inaccuracies. Next you need to contact the credit bureau with your concerns, and then they will connect you to the companyÂ you need to speak to.
Once you contact the company, they will investigate the matter and if there is a mistake, you must have them submit a written confirmation to the credit bureau. When enough time has passed for the credit bureau to receive the notice, contact them and make sure the error is officially off your record.
Your credit report is the basis for your financial standing. No matter how slick or smart you may be, no bank will touch anyone with a low credit score. It's their money, why would they want to take a bigger risk than they need to?
If you don't know where your credit report score is at, now's the time to take a peek. Don't get surprised with a low credit score when you go in to review your report with a potential lender or even an employer, find out for yourself within minutes.