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Learn more about your credit score, steps on how to improve your credit, dealing with credit report errors, overcoming financial hardships and more.

Reporting requirements & credit report errors

Financial institutions are required to report complete and accurate credit history, and that’s why we’re not able to honor requests for goodwill adjustments .

If you’ve reviewed your credit report and believe it has errors, you have the option to dispute your information with the 3 credit bureaus.

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Understand your credit

It’s important to understand your credit score and how it's calculated to set yourself up for financial success.

You are able to request to view your annual credit report layer every 12 months. Bank of America card clients can view their FICO score for free.

Take steps to improve your credit

The best way to address negative credit history is to rebuild your credit by establishing a solid history of on-time payments. Find the tools you need, no matter where you are in your journey with Life Plan.

If you’re struggling to pay down your debts, there may be a way to adjust your rate or payment plan. Here’s what you need to know to start negotiating with creditors.

Credit bureaus and free credit reports

Under federal law you are entitled to a copy of your credit report annually from all three credit reporting agencies - Experian®, Equifax® and TransUnion® - once every 12 months. They also make it easy to accomplish many credit-related tasks layer right from your computer.

Credit bureauSend your dispute letter to:Or call (make sure you have a copy
of your report with you):
Experian layerPO Box 2104, Allen, TX 75013888.397.3742
Equifax layerPO Box 740241, Atlanta, GA 30374800.465.7166
TransUnion layerPO Box 2000, Chester, PA 19022800.916.8800

goodwill adjustments

A goodwill credit adjustment is a request to remove valid delinquencies or otherwise negative payment history from a credit report