Main site > Forums > Household & Travel > Phones & TV > Mobiles > Credit check failed twice - but i dont have bad c... (Page 1)

IMPORTANT! This is MoneySavingExpert's open forum - anyone can post

Please exercise caution & report any spam, illegal, offensive, racist, libellous post to

  • Be nice to all MoneySavers
  • All the best tips go in the MoneySavingExpert weekly email

    Plus all the new guides, deals & loopholes

  • No spam/referral links
or Login with Facebook
Credit check failed twice - but i dont have bad credit!
Closed Thread
Views: 3,076
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
# 1
Old 11-03-2010, 7:18 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gloucester
Posts: 280
Default Credit check failed twice - but i dont have bad credit!

Wasnt sure where to poste this, anyway.

I tried to order a new phone on contract, O2 said i had to pay a 100 deposit, i rejected this and canceled the order. I then phoned vodafone who did a credit check over the phone for me and they said it had come back rejected, i really dont understand why. I've never had debt, never been in arrears, necever had a credit card or loans etc.... also i moved into my new apartment only 6 weeks ago and the letting agent did a credit check on me that came back fine! Anyone know why the mobile companies could be getting a bad credit score for me?

Only idea i have is:

1. Im not yet registered on the electoral register for this address.

2. i have another phone on contract and maybe they dont like you having two(?)

3. Someone in the past month had used my details and got loans etc in my name, (but surely i would heard something by now like the banks etc would of contacted my past addresses one being my parents.)

So yeah any ideas, it's driving me made, i started to 2 credit check with equifax earlier but there phone line close at 5 so i have to wait till tommorow to get it through.
Nicklt is offline
Report Post
# 2
Jon 01
Old 11-03-2010, 7:22 PM
Fantastically Fervent MoneySaving Super Fan
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bristol
Posts: 4,556

Only moved in for 6 weeks is a fail, not being on the electoral roll is a big fail.

Leave it a while the more fails you get the worse it'll get.

(when they did the credit check for the apartment it would have been at your last address).
Jon 01 is offline
Report Post
# 3
Old 11-03-2010, 7:29 PM
MoneySaving Stalwart
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Gloucester
Posts: 280

thanks Jon, yeah i posted the electoral register forms just now so hopefully that wont take long to sort out. Its a little confusing though because my Partner got a contract phone (today actually) and her credit check came back fine.
Nicklt is offline
Report Post
# 4
Old 11-03-2010, 8:10 PM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 1,277

Only being at your current address for 6 weeks and not being on the electoral register will count against you. Funnily enough, not having a credit card or loan either can count against you as there is no evidence of regular payments. One of the easiest ways to build up your credit rating is to get a credit card with a low limit, and each month buy something and then pay it off in full when the bill comes in. O2 asked my daughter for a 100 'deposit' for her phone contract last summer for exactly the same reasons. She paid it (well, I did anyway!), and they refunded it after 3 months as promised.
maxtweenie is offline
Report Post
# 5
Old 11-03-2010, 8:16 PM
Serious MoneySaving Fan
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 1,083

Iknow the exact problem, as I had this problem last year when doing an upgrade and new contract

Essentially, I took out a new contract, but the phone came in an unsealed box (thank you e2save), so I sent it back and cancelled.

I then tried to take out another new contract and it failed. After calling orange credit referrals and think it was, some cpw company several times over a week or so, we managed to get it manually approved.

Essentially the issue is that the system automatically rejects your application as it thinks you are attempting to take out several contracts in a week, anti-fraud thing.

Turns out, that over two weeks there had been 15+ credit checks onmy name (as we attempted to put the contract through several times).
daggy is offline
Report Post
Closed Thread


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 Forum Jump  

Contact Us - - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

All times are GMT. The time now is 5:15 AM.

 Forum Jump  

Free MoneySaving Email

Top deals: Week of 25 March 2015

Get all this & more in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email full of guides, vouchers and Deals

GET THIS FREE WEEKLY EMAIL Full of deals, guides & it's spam free

Latest News & Blogs

Martin's Twitter Feed


Cheap Travel Money

Find the best online rate for holiday cash with MSE's TravelMoneyMax.

Find the best online rate for your holiday cash with MoneySavingExpert's TravelMoneyMax.

MSE's Twitter Feed