When I signed up for a new mobile phone contract last year I had a nasty shock – my credit score was so low they wouldn’t let me take out the contract!
My credit score had always been really good up until then, so I was mortified. It turned out that as I hadn’t applied for any credit in my married name and the credit checking companies hadn’t linked my maiden and married names together into one credit history. So in the end there was no need to panic. Although it did make me realise how important it is to keep a good credit score.
If you’d like to improve your credit score or hang on to good one you’ve already got, you can pick up some tips in this useful little video.
This is just one of the videos from Capital One’s Credit Made Clearer campaign. You can check out the rest of the series on the Credit Made Clearer YouTube channel and website.