A credit report including information from
all 3 national credit bureaus - Equifax, Experian, and
Derogatory information, also called
Adverse, Negative or "Bad" information:
Items of information that are negative in
your credit history like bankruptcies, suits and judgments,
tax liens, accounts placed for collection or charged off
to profit and loss, repossessions, and late payments history.
Public Records , examples that may
appear on your credit report:
A numerical assessment or calculation of
the future risk associated with your credit history. Credit
scores have historically been tools lenders use to help
them determine whether to grant credit and at what terms.
Note that while credit reports show your
credit history and payment habits, credit scores are used
to predict the the probability that you may default on
future credit obligations. Credit reports are based on
past history. Credit scores are statistical tools to predict
Events where the credit bureau has furnished
your credit report as permitted under the Fair Credit Reporting
Act. Credit bureaus keep inquiries on your credit file
for 2 years. Credit bureaus keep track of the "end
user" who receives your credit report. Credit bureaus
also keep track of the "permitted purpose" for
which the credit report was ordered.
"Hard" inquiries are normally
situations where your credit report has been ordered for
the extension of new credit, e.g. home loan, auto loan,
open a new credit card account, or open a credit account. "Hard" inquiries
are prompted by your own actions.
"Soft" inquiries are normally
situations where your credit report has been ordered without
an extension of new credit. Examples are ordering your
own report, employment reports, and inquiries by creditors
reviewing an existing credit account.
In the case of Identity Theft or Identity
Fraud, consumers and/or credit bureaus will add a statement
to the consumer's credit report indicating the consumer
suspects or is a victim of Identity Theft or Identity Fraud.
In the case where a consumer disputes an
item on their credit report which is not resolved by re-investigation
by the credit bureau, the consumer may file a brief statement
setting forth the nature of the dispute. Such a consumer
statement will appear in subsequent copies of the consumer
report. See specific requirements in the Fair
Credit Reporting Act.
credit report and scores
information from all three national credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion)