What is Positive (Comprehensive) Credit Reporting? (CCR)
Also known as Comprehensive Credit Reporting (CCR), positive credit reporting is Australia’s new credit reporting system that makes it easier for lenders to make a comprehensive and balanced assessment of a borrower applicant’s credit history. The credit report now includes information about current accounts you hold, what accounts have been opened and closed, the date that you paid any default notices, and how well you meet your repayments.
What does it mean?
Comprehensive Credit Reporting means that a more complete picture of an individual’s credit profile can be held on their credit file.
People demonstrating good credit-based behaviour (such as repaying debt on time) will now see that reflected on their file and credit score. It will allow people to take greater control of how they can be perceived by potential lenders reviewing their credit file. It could allow people to recover more quickly from adverse situations or to establish a credit history more quickly.
As more credit providers opt in to Comprehensive Credit Reporting, it has never been more important to stay on top of your finances.
Tips to stay on top of the Comprehensive Credit Reporting are:
Consider setting up direct debits to help ensure bills are paid on time
Be careful about constantly switching credit card providers
Notify your credit providers of your new address when you move
Research thoroughly before applying for credit and only apply when you really need it
Protect yourself from fraud
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*This is general information and does not take into account your own personal financial circumstances, objectives or needs. You should consider this information in light of your own personal circumstances before making any investment decisions.