Credit Information Reports (CIRs) play a large role in the loan application process, so a lower score can adversely affect your approval chances. While poor credit behavior is a major contributor to low credit scores, inaccurate data or errors on CIBIL reports are also common causes.
In this article, we will explain the types of errors you can spot on your CIBIL report, and give you a step-by-step breakdown to change your date of birth in the report.
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There are several types of errors that can occur in your CIBIL report.
A CIBIL report consists of your personal information such as name, date of birth, contact details, employment history, credit account details, and the inquiries you have made.
At times, your personal information gets misprinted and this simple change can cause mix up of credit reports,
Repaying the loan in equated monthly installments is important. Additionally, checking your CIBIL report for regular updates on the repayments is equally important. The CIBIL report might contain incorrect information if the lender fails to report your repayments to the CIBIL bureau.
It is not uncommon to find an unfamiliar account on your CIBIL report. It can be due to an error on the CIBIL bureau’s part or you have fallen victim to identity theft. If you come across accounts on the CIBIL report that don’t belong to you, raise a dispute with CIBIL to correct it.
You have paid your dues and successfully closed your loan. However, the CIBIL report still portrays the closed account as active. This happens when the lender misreports your account information to CIBIL.
Contact your lender and place a request to update your account. Once the lender reports accurate information to CIBIL, your CIBIL report will reflect the same.
Every so often you might find a duplicate account of your own credit account on the report. This increases the outstanding loan amount and decreases the CIBIL score. Contact CIBIL and resolve this issue immediately as it will lower your chances of loan approval.
Your CIBIL report gives a detailed overview of all loans you have taken. It is these components in your CIBIL report that determine your creditworthiness and your loan approval chances. At times, your report might consist of errors that negatively impact your score.
As a borrower, you must identify the errors and resolve them as soon as possible. It is crucial to do this in order to maintain your good CIBIL score, which can increase your chances of getting a loan or a credit card in the future.
CIBIL contacts the relevant institution to rectify the error in your report. It can take up to 30 days to resolve the error and update the information on your report.
To correct your birth date in your report, raise a dispute with CIBIL under “Disputing Data Inaccuracies”, enter the correct date, and submit the dispute form.
Inaccurate information in the CIBIL report can lead to mix-ups with the lenders, poor credit scores, and eventually reduced chances of loan approvals.
You can approach the lender to report the right amount to the credit bureaus, or you can directly notify the bureaus about the error and get it resolved.
Yes. depending on the type of dispute you have raised, the accurate information can increase or decrease your CIBIL score.
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