Accessing your credit report is an important part of managing your credit health. Get free weekly credit reports from all three national credit reporting agencies. Get your free report at annualcreditreport.com.
The three national credit reporting agencies—TransUnion, Experian and Equifax—are required by federal law to provide you with a free annual credit report. In fact, AnnualCreditReport.com was created by the credit reporting agencies as a one-stop-shop to provide you with your annual credit reports.
TransUnion is currently offering free weekly reports online. Get your free weekly credit reports from all three national credit reporting agencies at AnnualCreditReport.com. Reviewing your credit reports regularly helps you ensure the information reported is accurate. It also gives you an opportunity to monitor your account history to combat identity theft.
When you order your free TransUnion credit report, you’ll also have the option to order your free Equifax and Experian credit reports. The information in these reports can differ, so it’s good practice to review all three. For example, some lenders choose to report account data to only one or two credit reporting agencies, not all three. Or, when you apply for a loan, a lender may only pull your credit report from one credit reporting agency, which would result in a hard inquiry on your credit report from that agency only.
When reviewing your credit report, check that all the information listed is up-to-date and accurate. Here’s a brief breakdown on the kinds of things to verify within each credit report:
If you see something on your report that you believe is inaccurate, it may be a good idea to contact the business that reported the account, as they are the ones who can provide you more details. Your other option is to start a dispute with the credit reporting agency that issued the credit report.
To start a dispute with TransUnion, visit TransUnion Dispute Your Credit and we’ll start an investigation.