A good credit report is important for everything from business funding to mortgage lending. Could a bad credit report stop you from buying your first home?
Your credit score (Equifax Score) is a number between 0-1200 that summarises the information on your credit report.
Your credit score is calculated based on the information held on your credit report at a given point in time.
Generally, the higher your credit score, the better your credit profile. Banks and other lenders can use credit scores to as part of determining whether an applicant qualifies for a loan. Your credit score can also play a part in the terms of the loan including the borrowing limit and the interest rate.
My Credit File from Equifax does not include a credit score.
You can visit Equifax and choose from a range of products that include your credit report, credit score and additional features to help manage your credit profile and protect your identity.
Find out more about Credit Reports, Scores and Credit Alerts.
You can also get a copy of your Equifax credit report for free.
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Are you an Authorised Access Seeker, such as a broker, financial counsellor, debt management company or financial counsellor who has authorisation to access an Equifax credit report on behalf of an individual? If so, you can order an Equifax credit report on behalf of your client.
An individual has the right to obtain a free copy of their credit file from Equifax once every three months, or if their credit application was declined, (the request for a free credit file must be made within 90 days from the date your application was declined), or if the individual has lodged a correction request and is advised that their Equifax credit report has been corrected.
If an individual does not meet the criteria, a once-off Equifax credit report is available for the cost of $6.95 (currently available for free).
Help to navigate financially in a global pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought much uncertainty to our daily lives. It has changed the way we work, go to school and socialise. The health of our families and communities are a priority for Equifax, as well as helping consumers understand and manage their credit profiles during this time. For many people COVID-19 has meant a change to their employment, income or business and this has put pressure on the ability to make ends meet and repay financial commitments.