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What Do You Look For?

When you get your credit report, go through it carefully and note any mistakes or misinformation. The items on a credit report that are considered the most serious and have the greatest effect on your credit score are in descending order:

  1. Bankruptcies

  2. Foreclosures

  3. Repossessions of automobiles or other goods

  4. Defaults on loans

  5. Court judgments

  6. Collection actions

  7. Past due payments

  8. Late payments

  9. Credit rejections

  10. Credit inquiries


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