How often do creditors make an update in our credit? What is the credit report update protocol?
Most credit bureaus update their files every 90 days, or approximately quarterly. This does not necessarily mean that what you are seeking will show up in the next reporting cycle, as there are frequent delays in reporting.
Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, all creditor can report trade line activity to each of the credit reporting agencies (commonly called credit bureaus). However, the credit reporting agencies must update and keep accurate data in their credit files. If there is erroneous information, you must notify them (typically through a certified letter) and then wait one reporting cycle (90 days) for the errors to be removed.
Three major credit bureaus offer credit reports. If there is something that you want added or removed, you should contact them directly:
To get a hold of your credit report, contact one of these three bureaus. Each bureau interprets your credit information differently, so you might want to get a report from all three.
If you would like more information, please visit our credit resource page.
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