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How often do creditors report to the credit bureaus?


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Answered 2005-05-23 16:51:48

Creditors may report any time there is activity on your account, if a credit report is pulled [for a credit application] or if payments are made late. Capital One may report every month whereas a smaller department store card may not report at all. It solely depends on the creditor on how often the credit report is updated.


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