Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A new credit report to check?

Today in the RedFlagDeals.com forums, I found a link to the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada website. This site has a number of useful interactive tools, including quizzes on credit reports and scores, credit cards and mortgages. There is also a mortgage calculator, and a "Cost Of Banking Guide" to help select the bank account that's right for you.

One interesting piece of information I found here is a link to a Canadian credit reporting agency that I didn't even know existed. Apparently the three credit agencies in Canada are Equifax, TransUnion, and Northern Credit Bureaus. As with Equifax and TransUnion, Northern Credit Bureaus provides a free copy of your credit report delivered by mail. The FCAC recommends obtaining a credit report from all three agencies at least once a year.

I've updated the "Free credit report" post linked in the sidebar to reflect this new information.

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