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When you check your credit report, you might find some unfamiliar acronyms among your accounts. You might say, "But, I don't have an account with Amex DSNB!" It takes reading the fine print to discover that's just the abbreviated version of your account with Macy's in partnership with American Express, for example. When you have multiple accounts like these listed, it can take a bit of acronym decoding to clarify that all the accounts are rightfully yours.

Consult our quick-reference guide for some of the most common acronyms you might see on your credit report. The next time you check your credit, you'll save time by understanding — at first glance — exactly what's listed.

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