How to Report to Credit Bureaus

How to Report to Credit Bureaus

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Credit reporting agencies, also called credit bureaus or consumer reporting agencies, are organizations that collect and maintain financial records about individuals. These records may include information about an individual’s creditworthiness, as well as their credit history.

Credit bureaus use this information to generate credit reports, which are then provided to lenders and other interested parties to help them make decisions about extending credit or loaning money.

Individuals can request copies of their own credit reports from the three major credit bureaus — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — in order to check for accuracy and identify any potential errors. Additionally, consumers can report information to the credit bureaus that they believe may be inaccurate or incomplete.

There are a few different ways that you can report information to the credit bureaus. The method you choose will likely depend on the type of information you’re trying to report, as well as your personal preference.

Some common methods for reporting information to the credit bureaus include:

-Calling the customer service number for the specific bureau you want to report to
-Visiting the website for the specific bureau you want to report to
-Mailing a letter or forms provided by the bureau

How to Report to Credit Bureaus


There are three major credit bureaus in the United States: Experian, TransUnion and Equifax. You can report your rent payments to any or all of these credit bureaus.

The easiest way to report your rent payments is online. Experian and TransUnion both have online portals where you can sign up for free and begin reporting your payments. Equifax does not have an online portal, but you can mail in your rent payment information.

RentReporters is a third-party service that will report your rent payments to all three credit bureaus for a monthly fee. This can be a good option if you don’t want to sign up for separate accounts with each bureau.

By Phone

If you want to report something by phone, you will need to know the name and address of the business, as well as the date of the incident and a brief description. You will also be asked for your name and contact information so that the credit bureau can verify your identity.

The credit bureau will then investigate the matter and take appropriate action, which may include removing the listings from your report or contacting the business to get more information.

By Mail

You can report credits by mail. You should include your name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, and a daytime phone number. Include copies (NOT originals) of documents that support your position. In general, credit reports will investigate and correct errors within 30 days.

You can also request an investigation online or by phone.


The best way to report to credit bureaus is to do so directly, either online or by mail. Be sure to include all relevant information, such as your name, address, and account numbers. In most cases, you will also need to provide documentation supporting your claims.

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