How can I find out information about my credit history?

There are three major credit reporting companies: Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union. Obtaining your credit report is as easy as calling and requesting one. Once you receive the report, it's important to verify its accuracy. Double check the 'high credit limit', 'total loan', and 'past due' columns. It's a good idea to get copies from all three companies to assure there are no mistakes, since any of the three could be providing a report to your lender. Fees, ranging from $5 - $20, are usually charged to issue credit reports but some states permit citizens to acquire a free one. Contact the reporting companies at the numbers listed for more information.


Experian 1-888-524-3666
Equifax 1-800-685-1111
Trans Union 1-800-916-8800