Understand Your Credit Score And Report

What is a Credit Score and a Credit Information Report (CIR)?
A Credit Score or the CIBIL Score is a three-digit numeric summary of your credit history. The score is derived using the credit history found in the CIR. A CIR is an individual’s credit payment history across loan types and credit institutions over a period of time. A CIR does not contain details of your savings, investments or fixed deposits.

 

How do I check details of my account number and member name mentioned in my CIR?
To check account number or member details you can purchase your CIBIL Score and CIR. This report will contain complete details of your credit history across various lenders and products, enabling you to check all the aforesaid information.

 

How do I read my CIR?
A CIR has detailed information on the credit you have availed, such as home loan, automobile loan, credit card, personal loan, overdraft facilities. You can download the Understand Your CIR document here for your ready reference. You can also watch a tutorial which will explain the various details of CIR. Below are the key sections of the CIR.

  • CIBIL Score

    Your current credit score, calculated based on your credit behavior as reflected in the ‘Accounts’ and ‘Enquiries’ section of your CIR, ranges between 300-900. A score above 750 is generally considered good.

    Cibil Score
  • Personal information

    Contains your name, date of birth, gender and identification numbers such as PAN, passport number, voter’s number

    Personal Information
  • Contact Information

    Address and telephone numbers are provided in this section, up to 4 addresses are present

    Contact Information
  • Employment Information

    Monthly or annual income details as reported by the Members (Banks and Financial institutions).

    Employment Information
  • Account information

    This section contains the details of your credit facilities including name of lenders, type of credit facilities (home, auto, personal, overdraft, etc.), account numbers, ownership details, date opened, date of last payment, loan amount, current balance and a month on month record (of up to 3 years) of your payments.

    Account Information
  • Enquiry Information

    Every time you apply for a loan or credit card, the respective Bank or financial institution accesses your CIR. The system makes a note of this in your credit history and the same is referred as “Enquiries”

 

What do the various terms used in the Credit Information Report (CIR) mean?
Go through the glossary to understand your CIR better.

 

I have an add-on credit card. Why are the details reflecting on my account when I am not liable to pay?
It is important to note that even if primary card holder is responsible for payments for charges incurred on both the primary and add-on credit card. Any default made in payments shall reflect in CIR of both the primary and add-on card holder.

 

Why are the loans for which I am a guarantor showing up on my report?
Banks and Financial institutions ask for a guarantor for certain loans as a means of security for the loan amount they provide. A guarantor on any form of loan is equally responsible to ensure the repayment of the loan. Hence, the guarantor provides a guarantee to the lender that he will honor the obligation in case the principal applicant is unable to do so. Any default on the payment of the loan by the principal applicant, will affect your Credit Score as well.

 

I don’t recognize the loan accounts mentioned against my name in the report. Can I get more details?
You can identify the Accounts in the report given by the bank by clicking here.

 

I have closed all my accounts on time with the bank and have NOC. Why is it still showing as outstanding on my report?
The reason it may be still reflecting in your credit report is because the same information has not been provided to CIBIL by the concerned Credit Institution (CI). You can raise a dispute with CIBIL and we will update you with the response from the CI. As per the Credit Information Companies (Regulation) Act of 2005, we cannot modify any information in the database without confirmation from the concerned Credit Institution.

If you have received a confirmation from the Credit Institution about the submission of revised data to CIBIL, you can check its updated status by clicking here.