You can check your credit file for free here with Noddle.
Checking your credit file will NOT affect your score
Many people avoid checking their credit report because they have been lead to believe it will have an impact on their overall score. In fact, you can check your own credit report as often as you like without it having an impact on your score. Although every check of your report will create a footprint on your file, only searches made by financial lenders will leave a mark on your file that other lenders will see.
Why do we check your credit score?
As responsible mortgage brokers, it’s our job at Clever Mortgages to recommend the right products to you. Having access to your credit file means we can carefully consider your lending options and discuss other options with you if they are more appropriate.
We want to make sure that we place you with the right mortgage product and with the right lender for your situation. We also have options available for people with a poor credit history.
What does your credit score mean?
Your credit score shows lenders how trustworthy you have previously been at repaying your debts. This helps lenders make an informed decision about whether or not they should lend to you now. Be aware though of the differences between no credit and bad credit.
Checking your credit score can be daunting, especially if you’ve never checked it before. The advisers at Clever Mortgages will be more than happy to help you better understand your credit score and what type of loans you might be eligible for.
Refused a mortgage with a good credit score?
Every lender has their own lending criteria which will usually take into consideration more than just your credit score. Other factors such as borrowing against the property value, length of time in your current job or at your current address.
If you know your credit score is low, then there are things you can do to improve your credit score before applying for a mortgage.