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:: Who Can Look at My Credit Report?

Not just used to grant credit anymore, your credit file is used more and more as a measure of your character. Yes, prospective credit grantors will still review at least one of your credit reports before granting you credit. But, it is increasingly common for insurance companies to review your credit before extending auto or health insurance. And many employers now check your credit before they consider you for a position. If you rent, you have probably already been through a credit check to determine your worthiness as a renter. Basically, anyone who can prove a valid business purpose (and has your permission) can view your credit file. The Fair Credit Reporting Act has specific details.

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