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Report Details

Your credit report contains details about your financial life and credit history. It helps lenders understand how you manage credit.

What’s Included in a Credit Report?

Typically, a credit report will include:

  • Your name and any variations that might be associate with you, such as misspellings or a surname before marriage
  • Social Security number
  • Current and past addresses
  • Current and past employers
  • Names and addresses of current and past creditors
  • The payment status of your credit accounts
  • Public records such as tax liens, bankruptcies, or civil judgments

Updating an Account to Show “Paid in Full”

April 9, 2015

Dear Experian, I traded in a car and the dealership paid the remainder of the account balance. When will the account show on my credit report as paid in...

Credit Accounts May Not Appear on Credit Report

April 9, 2015

Dear Experian, Why does my good credit not show on my credit report? - WRB

What Does “Key Derogatory” Mean?

April 7, 2015

Dear Experian, What does “KD” mean, and how long does it stay on your record before being deleted? - BBN

Utility Payments and Your Credit Report

March 13, 2015

Dear Experian, Can I improve my scores by providing you with letters of credit from my utilities? – DPH Dear DPH, Experian cannot add accounts to a credit report...

What “Derogatory” Means in a Credit Report

November 30, 2014

Dear Experian, I have something showing on my credit report called derogatory. Can you please explain to me what that means? - ...

Accounts Reported without Social Security Number

November 9, 2014

Dear Experian, Can a credit agency post something on my credit report without my Social Security number? - KOK

Judgment will Appear on Credit Report Once Satisfied

November 1, 2014

Dear Experian, I had a judgment filed against me in June of 2010. When I found out, I contacted the bank and settled with them. Why does it still show...

Repossession and Voluntary Surrender on Credit Report

October 22, 2014

Dear Experian, How long does a derogatory closure of an account pertaining to an auto loan affect your credit scores? - ...

Payment Plans and Charge Offs on Your Credit Report

August 7, 2014

Dear Experian, I have a charge off from 2009. I am in a payment plan. Does this mean I started the clock over on when the charge off will be...

When Paid Accounts are Deleted from Your Credit Report

August 7, 2014

Dear Experian, How can an account I paid off and closed still be on my report? It has been there since 2008. - CBH

Will Voluntary Repossession Affect Your Credit

August 7, 2014

Dear Experian, I bought a car about 2 years ago at a “buy-here-pay-here” lot. I have never missed a payment and have been a good customer. Since buying the car...

Closed accounts will remain in credit history for up to 10 years

January 15, 2014

Dear Experian, How do I have old credit card accounts that are long ago closed or paid off removed from my credit report? I know that my score is negatively...

Collection Accounts for Repossessed Car in Credit Report

January 15, 2014

Dear Experian, If you have had a vehicle repossessed, will it stay on your credit if the creditor keeps selling the papers to different creditors? - JNB

Lender Might Repossess Car After Non-Payment

December 4, 2013

Dear Experian, I took out a loan for a van in 2008 and lost my job shortly afterwards. I only made two payments on it. The lender never came looking...

Recent Late Payments Hurt Credit Scores the Most

December 4, 2013

Dear Experian, Why has my credit score dropped 42 points? There is a late payment on one of my cards which has since been brought current, and four of my...

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