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Update Information

In some situations, you can update information on your credit report yourself. In other cases, companies that report to credit bureaus, or the credit bureaus themselves, must update information in your credit profile.

How Others Update Information on Your Credit Report

Most organizations and companies that report information to credit bureaus do so on a monthly basis. However, creditors are not required to report information, so it’s possible that you could have a mortgage, auto loan, or other debt not included on your credit report at all.

How You Can Update Information on Your Credit Report

If you find incorrect information on your credit report, you can dispute the information with the credit bureau that issued the report. The fastest way to resolve errors on your Experian credit report is by reporting the dispute online.

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