Your credit report is all that companies and lenders have to know about you. They do not get to see who you are or know what is happening in your life. All they know is what your credit report has to say about you. If you haven’t taken the time to figure out what is on your report, do so, and do so quickly.
You will want to look at several things on your credit report. First, you will notice there is a credit score. This number is a direct reflection of your credit worthiness. The higher this number is the better your credit rating will be. In most cases, this is the number that they need to know in order to decide on your credit worthiness. This number ranges though through the various credit reporting agencies.
But, what makes those numbers higher and lower is the very important information you need to check out on your credit report. Any time that you take a loan out or open a line of credit, these companies will report to the credit agencies what you have borrowed, how much you owe and if you make your payments on time. You should always make sure this information is correct.
It is also important to insure that you do not have any mistakes on your credit report. You should monitor it for flaws in loans that you do or do not have as well as your payment history.
In the United States, the credit report is becoming free for you to view and monitor your credit at least once a year. This is necessary in order to protect your credit score as well as to insure that your identity has not been used wrongly. The credit report provides information about you to the rest of the world. Make sure it's right!
Ken Austin is the webmaster at http://www.creditreliefonline.com/ and http://www.myfinanceconnection.com/