A credit report can be a very valuable tool to have in your financial toolbox. It can help you immensely, whether you are looking to find a new home, buy a new vehicle, or even apply for a new credit card. Having a good credit score can give you a good amount of leverage in many financial situations. That is why it’s important to keep a regular check on your credit reports, even if you’re not planning on making any large financial purchases in the near future.
By keeping a close eye on your credit reports, you will be able to spot any mistakes that could be in them early on, so they can be fixed before they can cause any real damage. Most of the time, there are minor errors that appear on credit reports, and while they may be small, they can cause you to be denied credit, or to pay higher rates. So what are some of the most common errors that are found on credit reports?
Wrong Social Security numbers
Wrong birth dates
Out of date addresses
Wrong information about spouse/partner.
The same loan or mortgage loan listed twice.
Accounts that were closed previously, being listed as “open”
Absence of any important loans, credit accounts, credit cards, mortgages, etc. that could show that your accounts are in good standing.