I only have a credit card and a default If you feel that the debt and default is due to an abusive relationship, I suggest you go to your city council to ask for their help to see if the debt could be amortized and if the default could be corrected. Every time you apply for a loan, a “search” is marked by the lender on your credit information. Searches remain in your file for different periods of time, depending on the credit bureau used. Experian and Equifax maintain search entries for 12 months and TransUnion for up to 24 months. I have 2 old defaults that will be cancelled next year (against which I have now filed a complaint for unaffordable loans). And 2 of 2018 that I want to install. I also have a credit facility with Indigo Michael, who has been on a payment agreement for the last 2-3 years and will be released this week. You do not have a legal obligation to inform yourself before adding a defect to your creditworthiness. And in fact, you should have made a formal complaint about the bad service at the time, not just stop paying. It`s worth a try – what do you have to lose? But I am not optimistic.
If you have evidence of lack of service, it can help. If you “clean” your credit information, there is always a risk that an unpaid default could lead to further legal action by the lender or collection company. If you know that the default will remain in your credit information for a period of six years anyway, you might think, “What`s the meaning of the payment?” It is important to remember that while a delay remains unpaid, the creditor can take legal action to recover the funds. A County of Judgment (CCJ) has even more serious consequences on your creditworthiness than a failure. I may need to get a loan in the next few months. With your consent, credit bureaus provide factual information so that a company can decide if it lends you money. They don`t have a “blacklist” of people who shouldn`t be credited. My house is on a ready-to-let, and the re-mortgage would also be a buy-to-let – I live with her with my wife, mine is considered our retirement. Overall, the full repayment to the buyout library would be significantly lower than the combined repayments from my credit accounts and would still be affordable even if I returned to my previous position. @sara can you comment in more detail on the credit limit criteria? From what I see, Experian does not take into account the credit limit.