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    • craobhan
    • By craobhan 6th Jul 17, 2:45 PM
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    MSE Credit Club
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    • 6th Jul 17, 2:45 PM
    MSE Credit Club 6th Jul 17 at 2:45 PM
    Help!
    I am trying to join this and once I get to the Experian bit, I am asked to say who provides one of my credit cards.
    My credit card provider (a well known building society with banking facilities and a penchant for poetic adverts) is not listed, no matter how many times I refresh the page to get a different selection. I discovered this by accident. Some selctions are repeated over and over.
    If I don't choose one then I can't proceed to the next page, even though I have given two different bank accounts in answer to the next two questions.
    If I pick any one just to proceed to the next page then that's false information which is pointless.
    Why is this application so difficult??
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    • RG2015
    • By RG2015 6th Jul 17, 4:54 PM
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    • 6th Jul 17, 4:54 PM
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    • 6th Jul 17, 4:54 PM
    If the card is more than 10 years old Experian may not see it. My main bank account dates from 1974 but none of the credit agencies can see this.

    I put this in the application as my main account and it said the account was not recognised. I then put in a newer account from 2015 and this was fine even though it was not my main account.

    Your example is interesting since it thinks you have a credit card but not from Nationwide. I assume that you do not have a credit card from someone else that you may have forgotten about.
    • MSE Chris
    • By MSE Chris 7th Jul 17, 9:17 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 9:17 AM
    • #3
    • 7th Jul 17, 9:17 AM
    Help!
    I am trying to join this and once I get to the Experian bit, I am asked to say who provides one of my credit cards.
    My credit card provider (a well known building society with banking facilities and a penchant for poetic adverts) is not listed, no matter how many times I refresh the page to get a different selection. I discovered this by accident. Some selctions are repeated over and over.
    If I don't choose one then I can't proceed to the next page, even though I have given two different bank accounts in answer to the next two questions.
    If I pick any one just to proceed to the next page then that's false information which is pointless.
    Why is this application so difficult??
    Originally posted by craobhan
    Hi Craobhan,

    The Credit Club verification questions are required by Experian to confirm your identity and are taken based on information in your credit report based on the information you provided (your name, date of birth, and address). For fraud protection reasons, Experian doesn’t share any detail about individual accounts with us.

    As the previous post also mentioned, if you've had your credit card since before 1998, it won't appear on your credit report as the lender won't have your permission to share your data with the Credit Referencing Agencies as part of the Data Protection Act.

    If it’s providing you with a list of companies that you don’t recognise, this may also be because some companies operate under different names (for example, Debenhams’ credit card is operated by ‘New Day’).

    If you’re certain that these companies aren’t linked to your credit history in any way, then it might be worth obtaining a copy of your statutory credit report to see what cards Experian has on your report and do double-check there aren’t any errors on your file.

    More info on how to get your Experian Statutory Report can be found here:
    http://www.experian.co.uk/consumer/statutory-report.html

    Hopefully you're then able to answer these questions correctly and get access to Credit Club.
    Last edited by MSE Chris; 07-07-2017 at 9:39 AM.
    • craobhan
    • By craobhan 7th Jul 17, 10:45 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 10:45 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 10:45 AM
    Thank you. I have had a credit card in the past from Capital One but the account was closed. I will try to get a separate Experian report and see what it says.
    • craobhan
    • By craobhan 7th Jul 17, 11:07 AM
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    • #5
    • 7th Jul 17, 11:07 AM
    • #5
    • 7th Jul 17, 11:07 AM
    Aha!! I got a quickie from Clearscore. Seems my M&S store card counts as a credit card. Off to redo the Credit Club.
    • craobhan
    • By craobhan 7th Jul 17, 11:22 AM
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    • #6
    • 7th Jul 17, 11:22 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 11:22 AM
    Now this is getting annoying. I got back to the Experian part but was instantly logged back out and told to come back next month and check my report.
    I tried again and this time was asked to verify my details. Everything on the first page was still correct so I clicked "next" to get to the credit card part only to get told that I had failed the checks and was logged out again.
    Third attempt by choosing the option to alter/update my info but yet again I couldn't get past the first page and got the failed message and was forcibly logged out.
    What is going on?
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