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A credit report provides detailed information about your credit score and credit history. Our credit report is free, takes just a few minutes to get and you can access it whenever you need it.

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We started giffgaff money with the aim of helping our members get a little more financially fit.

And we believe that understanding your credit report can be the foundation for building healthy finances.

Who are the main credit score providers?

There are 3 credit reference agencies in the UK: CallCredit, Equifax and Experian. Each credit reference agency can provide you with a standard credit report. Some are free of charge but may offer limited information, others charge £2 for the full credit report. They may also charge monthly fees for extra services, such as fraud alerts.

Check out what each credit reference agency provides:

Experian

  • 30-day trial
  • Unlimited access to credit report and score
  • £14.99 per month after initial free trial
  • UK based call centre
  • Credit score tips

Equifax

  • Unlimited access to credit report and score
  • £14.95 per month after initial free trial
  • Regular alerts

Call credit

  • Noddle, which is part of Callcredit, offers a free credit report
  • Credit compass – Unlimited access to credit report and score
  • £14.95 per month
  • Daily updates
  • Identity theft data

What is a credit report?

A credit report provides detailed information about your credit score and credit history.

Your credit history lists your lending past, regular payments, and your ability to manage your previous finances. This information is then used to calculate your credit score, with points allocated to each part of your history. The higher your score, the more likely you are to be approved for a loan or credit card.

Credit lenders carry out these checks when you enquire about a product, but with giffgaff money you can access your free credit report whenever you need it. It takes just a few minutes to apply for your report.

Our free credit reports are soft checks into your finances. That means if gives you a quick snapshot of how things look, and it won’t affect your credit score or history.

Learn more about how lenders decide to give you credit >


Why do I need my credit report?

If you’ve never accessed your credit report before, you may be wondering why they’re important. Whether you’re looking to purchase a home or simply applying for your first credit card, knowing your financial health can give you the confidence you need to take the next step.

  • Your report highlights your borrowing history so you can find everything you need for future applications.
  • It can help you to identify fraud or other issues that could be hurting your financial profile.
  • You can find out which financial products and loans you could apply for by staying on top of your credit report.
  • All of your regular payments are shown in one place, so it’s easy see all your bills and accounts at once.
  • Understanding your credit report helps you take action to start improving your score.

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