Published in July 28, 2021
Every three months, your Equifax and Experian credit reports will be updated on Tippla. We’ve put together a helpful guide to allow you to understand what might have changed.
From when you log into Tippla, your Equifax and Experian credit reports will be updated on a quarterly basis (every 90 days). You will receive an email letting you know when your credit reports have been updated.
What does it mean when your credit report gets updated? Generally, it can mean a couple of things – namely, your credit score might have increased or decreased since the last update. Whether your credit score goes up or down or remains the same, will depend on your credit activity.
Why is this important? We recently put together an informative article on why your credit score matters. To sum it up – your credit score could be the difference between you being accepted or rejected for a loan or other types of credit.
Furthermore, every time your credit report updates, it gives you the opportunity to check all of the information on your credit reports is accurate. This is important for several reasons, below we’ve listed just a few:
You’ve just received an email from Tippla that your credit report has been updated. But what changes should you be looking out for?
When your credit report is updated, new information might be added to your report, or older information might expire and be removed from your report. Because of this, your credit score can change when your report is updated.
When you get a notification from Tippla that your credit reports have been updated, log into your Tippla account, and check whether your credit score has changed. You can see your credit scores straight away when you log into your Tippla account.
Your credit score can either increase, decrease or stay the same. If you previously didn’t have a credit score, but you have since taken on some form of credit, then you might find that you now have a credit score.
If you log into your Tippla account and discover that your credit score has dropped, you might be wondering what went wrong. There are a number of things that can lower your credit score:
When your credit report is updated, your credit activity will also be updated, if applicable. If you have taken on a new line of credit, such as a credit card or personal loan, then this will appear in your credit activity.
If you have closed any accounts, such as you’ve repaid a loan, or you have cancelled your credit card, these accounts will still remain on your credit report for two years, however, the status of these accounts will be changed to ‘closed’. After two years, these closed accounts will be removed from your report.
Below, we have highlighted where you can find your credit activity on Tippla.
If you have made any new credit enquiries – ie. applied for a loan or credit card, as an example, then these will also appear on your credit report. Credit enquiries will appear on your report regardless of whether you were approved for the loan.
Negative entries are events on your credit report which will lower your credit score. “Negative entry” refers to any negative financial behaviour that indicates that you haven’t effectively managed your debt.
Examples of negative entries include:
When your credit report updates, if any of the above is applicable to you, say you were late with a loan repayment or you have entered into bankruptcy, then this will appear in your updated credit report.
When your credit report is updated, your personal information can also be changed. If you have moved to a new place, recently changed your name, or changed your employment, and you’ve let a lender or credit provider know, then your personal information could change.
It’s important to keep your personal information up to date and ensure it’s accurate. Having inaccurate personal information on your credit report can lead to multiple credit files in your name.
On Tippla, you can check for new credit accounts, enquiries, public records, court judgements and your personal information here:
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