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The first company in Australia to provide consumers with online access to credit reports.




  
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How It Works

First, we use your legal rights to get your Credit Report. Then the good stuff starts.

We believe that Australians should have the ability to access their Credit Reports online for free, and instantly, as happens in the UK and in the USA. Unfortunately, under Australian law, the agencies charge consumers dearly for 'quick access', and even then, the service is far from instant. If you opt for the free route, Australian credit reference agencies can take up to 10 business days to send this to you, and when you get it, despite their best efforts, it's not an easy read, there are no helpful graphics and no Credit Scores or Credit Ratings.

We've used our experience of providing over two million consumers Worldwide with online Credit Reports to work within the Australian legal framework to provide a service that helps consumers to get their Credit Reports, to understand them and to store them securely online.

Free 30-day credit report trial

1. You sign up for the free 30-day trial

It's a really easy online process, but remember, it's even easier to cancel. You agree to our terms, and authorise us to obtain your Credit Report from Equifax.

10 working days to get your credit report

2. We order your Credit Report on your behalf

We use the legal rights route, which means that Equifax has 10 business days to send your Credit Report to you, and because you have a right to FREE access, this keeps the cost of our service down significantly.

There's no point in getting your Credit Report any quicker, as the credit reference agencies don't keep information in real time.

3. You get your Credit Report sent to you

You have the opportunity to see a statutory Credit Report for yourself. Don't worry if it seems complex or confusing – it's our job to make it easier for you to understand. We'll email you to make sure you've got it on time, and if not, we'll chase Equifax on your behalf.

4. You send it in to us for analysis

You can post it to us, free, or fax it to us, or email it. We don't mind. Whatever suits you best. Either fax it to us on 03 8648 5964, scan and email it to us at customer.care@checkmyfile.com.au or send it by post to us at Checkmyfile, PO Box 161, Erskineville, NSW 2043.

5. We reformat the report

We reformat your paper Credit Report into an online one that is much easier to read and which will now benefit from interactive help and explanations. We've got over a decade of experience of doing this.

We only serve consumers, never credit providers or other businesses, so we have a good appreciation of how to help you to understand your Credit Report.

Your Credit Score from 0 to 1000

6. We calculate your Credit Score and Credit Rating

Checkmyfile was the first company in the World to provide consumers with access to their Credit Scores. Until then, credit scoring was in a black box, shrouded in mystery. The scorecard we use is a very powerful one.

It's range of 0 to 1000, where the higher the Credit Score, the better, has now been copied by other credit reporting agencies. We use the information in your Credit Report to work out your Credit Score, and then use that Credit Score to highlight to you those lenders who are likely to say yes to your future applications.

7. We put your Credit Report online

It's important to keep your Credit Report securely and by putting it online, it is as secure as it can get - much more secure than in paper format, in a forgotten drawer or attic. We use a tried and tested format which makes it easier for you to see what matters, to check for errors, to look for possible signs of identity fraud.

And if you have any query, you can contact our professionally qualified Credit Analysts for advice – we usually get back to you within one business day.

We usually take 1 day to analyse and upload your credit report

8. We invite you to view your Credit Report online

We'll email you to let you know once we've done all this.

Usually it takes us one business day to put your Credit Report online once we've got it.

We'll re-order your credit report every 3 months automatically

9. We repeat the process every three months

You don't have to do a thing, it's all done automatically.

All you need to do is to send your Credit Report to us when it reaches you.

Check Your Credit Report Free

Or if you prefer, purchase a one-off Credit Report

10. You can cancel at any time you like

Just email us or log in and send us a Secure Message and we'll write back to confirm that we have cancelled your subscription. We won't try to 'save' your subscription, we know that you'll have your reasons, and we'll hope that when you're next in need of professional help with your Credit Report, you'll think of checkmyfile first.

Customer Reviews
Customer Reviews

See what lenders see when they check you out – and a lot more besides. The scope for Credit Report errors increases as more and more information is added to your Credit Report, but the onus for checking what's right lies with you.
It's not a one-time thing either. Once you know it's right, our Credit Monitoring Service will help keep it right.

It takes only minutes to sign up - and a lot less time to cancel, which you can do at any time.

It's really easy to buy from us

We take the absolute minimum of personal details that we need to order your Credit Report. We don't ask you for your telephone number, or mother's maiden name.

You can pay from the widest choice of payment mechanisms available. Our prices are clear and upfront - and where you have a choice of payment frequency, the default is always the cheapest option.

To make sure that we only provide your Credit Report details to you, before we can give you instant online access we try to authenticate you by asking you a series of questions that only you should know the answers to. Should you fail, we send a special code to you by First Class Mail so you can access your Credit Report the next business day.

Once you've seen your Credit Report, any questions you have will be welcomed by our professionally qualified Credit Analysts - you can contact us on our Freephone number, by email or using our Secure Message system, as you prefer.

No music, no waiting on the phone, no foreign call centres.

Accepted Payment Methods: VISA and MasterCard

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