Who can request a credit report
You can request your credit report at any time free of charge (subject to fair usage).
No other person such as your spouse/partner, friend, relative, employer, financial advisor or landlord can obtain your credit report without your consent. Such a person is called a third party.
If you wish to give your consent to a third party, or if you are acting as a third party, read our third party factsheet before submitting a request for a credit report.
Credit Information Providers, or lenders, can request your credit report when:
- You have made an application for a new loan
- You have applied to have your existing loan restructured
- You have arrears on your existing loan or you have breached the limit of a credit card or overdraft.