What kind of errors can occur in the Credit Information Report?
Your Credit Information Report CIBIL Report is an important factor in the loan application process. Once, mistakes on your CIR can result in reduced chances of a loan approval. It is very important for every credit active individual to understand the various types of common mistakes that can occur and what it means on their CIBIL Report.
When you have purchased your CIBIL Report, you may notice that Current Balance or Amount Overdue may not be updated for your most recent payment. This will usually be the case it you have purchased your CIBIL Report within 5 days of making a payment. Lenders report information to the credit bureau on a monthly basis. Which would mean that the latest payment may not reflect on your CIBIL Report until the data is submitted by that lender. However, it the “Date Reported” Which is the date the data was reported to the CIBIL associated with that account is older than 2 months. You can write to the CIBIL to help update this information.
An inaccurate Current Balance [especially on the high side] implies that you have more debt than you do while an “Amount Overdue” ‘indicates that you are unable to service your existing loan obligations. Both are viewed negatively by lenders and may affect the chances of your loan approval.
Incorrect Personal Details
Credit information is submitted to the CIBIL by various lenders. Each lender submits your credit account along with your personal information such as name, address, date of birth, PAN Card Number and so on. The bureau than uses the personal information to collate these details into a single CIBIL Report which provides your complete credit profile
Ensure that you have provided accurate and updated details to your lender at the time of your loan application. In addition, every time your personal details change or are updated, you should inform your lender so that it is possible for him to make the necessary changes to its database.
If you believe that either some of the personal details or one or more accounts on your CIBIL Report do not belong to you, you should write to the credit bureau. The credit bureau will look into the matter and help you update the information if required.