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David Scognamiglio

What exactly is in your credit file?

Australians are making credit card purchases now more than ever. In 2017, there were over 16 million credit cards in Australia, and Australians spent a total of $315.6 billion using credit cards. Needless to say, credit is a popular topic. However, it’s also something many Australians stress about regularly. Understanding what information is in a credit file can answer many questions related to credit woes, and Credit Simple is here to help. The good That’s right—there can be positive information…

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What affects your credit score (and why it matters)

Your credit score is a number between 1 and 1,000 that indicates how financially healthy and responsible you are, and how likely you are to pay your debts. Understanding how this score is calculated is crucial to improving your score, so you can get better deals from your bank, telco, insurance company and more. Here’s what affects your credit score: Defaulting on a payment, even if you eventually pay it. This sits on your record for five years. But having…

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