There has been a 145% increase in people using the first month free service to access their Equifax Credit Report and a huge 237% increase in consumers checking their credit rating. says Neil Munroe, External Affairs Director, Equifax.
Equifax was the first credit reference agency to offer instant online access to consumer credit files and we believe this has been an important factor in increasing consumer awareness of the role of credit information as a whole.
As the tough economic climate continues, more consumers are recognising the importance of the credit report to gain an overview of their financial status and help them get the best deals.
The Equifax Credit Report offers individuals a clear picture of their financial situation, helping people see exactly what the lender sees. This makes it easier to understand how lenders make a credit decision, allowing consumers to manage their finances to improve their chances of gaining access to credit.
Munroe concludes, Equifax continues to focus on empowering consumers by giving them easy access to their credit information and helping them understand how lenders use that information. It is encouraging to see that more people are using their credit data, as this will put them in the strongest possible position to manage their finances and get the best deals for their situation.