Fixing a mistake on your credit report

Did you know?

What percentage of Canadians have found errors on their credit report?
  • 5%
  • 12%
  • 18%

You order your credit report for the first time. It shows a late payment. But you’re sure you made that payment on time! It also lists an account you’ve never seen before. Mistakes like these are surprisingly common — and they can hurt your ability to borrow money, find work, or buy a home or car. Here are some steps you can take to fix errors on your credit report.

What you should know

Work out the problem 

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  • This information applies to British Columbia, Canada
  • Reviewed for legal accuracy in February 2020
  • Time to read: 11 minutes

Reviewed for legal accuracy by

Casey Harris, Barrister & Solicitor; Wendy Andersen, Digby Leigh & Co. ; and Robert Rogers, Hamilton Duncan

Casey Harris
Wendy Andersen
Robert Rogers

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