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Five things you need to know about Comprehensive Credit Reporting (and how it may affect you)

Comprehensive Credit Reporting is a regime that helps lenders judge how well you can manage your borrowing commitments and make repayments. Let’s take a closer look at what the system is, how it works and the potential impact on credit scores. 1. Changes happened in 2014 Comprehensive Credit Reporting was introduced in 2014. It allowed banks and lenders the opportunity to provide more information to credit bureaus about the accounts you hold with them. 2. Your score may change The…

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What is a personal loan?

A personal loan is a monetary loan you can get from a credit provider such as a bank, credit union or online lender – usually for a specific life purpose like renovating your home, paying for a holiday or consolidating several smaller loans. Lenders approve personal loans by evaluating your creditworthiness. When you enter into a contract for a personal loan, you typically receive money in a lump sum and agree to repay the lender back the money in regular…

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What exactly is in your credit file?

Australians are making credit card purchases now more than ever. In 2017, there were over 16 million credit cards in Australia, and Australians spent a total of $315.6 billion using credit cards. Needless to say, credit is a popular topic. However, it’s also something many Australians stress about regularly. Understanding what information is in a credit file can answer many questions related to credit woes, and Credit Simple is here to help. The good That’s right—there can be positive information…

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Why did my score decrease?

Have you noticed a dip in your credit score? This could mean many different things. The amount of credit you have, the age of your credit or any altered credit limits could all make your score go down. Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR) changes in Australia made earlier this year could impact your credit score as well. While there are many possible reasons why your report changed, let’s look at these common factors. Comprehensive Credit Reporting changes As of July 2018,…

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Comprehensive Credit Reporting – what’s changing (and how it may affect you)

You might’ve heard talk about Comprehensive Credit Reporting being a ‘thing’ in Australia. It sounds complicated (and let’s face it, probably a bit boring). So what is it, and how could  it affect you? And how can you get the most out of it so that you may be able to keep more money in your own pocket? Comprehensive Credit Reporting  –  what it is and how it works Credit reporting used to be about people doing ‘bad’ things (such…

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